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Daewoo KOC1B5K 34 litre 1000 watt "5 in 1" Combination Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Daewoo KOC1B5K 34 litre 1000 watt "5 in 1" Combination Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 18 Dec 2009
This microwave does pretty much everything, but I miss the lack of programmability, e.g. no way to say "delay 17 mins, full 3 mins, simmer 10 mins". It has the ability to remember a favourite 1 step programme though, e.g. "Top Grill + Micro 50% for 5 mins". It has a convenient button that immediately starts microwaving at 100% for 30 secs - each additional press increases the time by 30secs, etc. Many of the combined cooking options don't permit tweaking the microwave power, but have it at a fixed 50%.

It has a metal tray rather than a glass dish (microwaves injected from right hand side). Defrosting stand and grill stand are also included.

The rear of the unit projects out a fair way given the circulation/cooling fan mechanism (ideal for facing out from a corner). Beware that the rear metal cover is pretty flimsy, e.g. it's easy to shove the unit back against a plug in a socket and dent the rear cover (the fan then makes a racket).

The microwave is certainly 1000w, so all the timings in prepared meal instructions for 750-800w ovens have to be adjusted down slightly.

If you want a large combo oven at a small price then this is very good value. It looks plenty posh enough with an almost mirror finish smoked glass door (can still just about see through to lit interior). The controls are fine. The door opens at all times (no need to press a release button).


The King of Elfland's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
The King of Elfland's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
by Lord Dunsany
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Paragon of Fantasy, 12 April 2001
If there is a single book that truly defines the heart of the fantasy genre, this is it.
It has echoes not only of the story of the classic ballad of Thomas the Rhymer, but also of its gravity of place in the vast history of storytelling.
It tells a poignant, but concise story concerning mankind's paradoxical love of faerie yet inability to have it without corrupting it (thus losing it). A sort of Heisenberg dilemma, i.e. you can know about faerie but not have it, or have it and not know it...


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