Microwaves: Compare features & prices Whirlpool Max 35/B review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/microwaves/whirlpool-max-35-b/review/
The Whirlpool Max 35/B is a freestanding solo microwave that also steams. It comes with four auto-steam programs and a three-piece steamer, and the quirky round design means it should take up less space on your worktop, while still fitting a traditional 28cm plate. We find out if this space-saver works as well as other solo microwaves and try out its steam function in our tests.
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2011-08-01 20:23:30.287 wrote:
Happy with microwave until yesterday when it emitted a large amount of smoke from behind the panel on the left side( inside the oven itself) and then caught fire. 17 months old so out of warranty.
An excellent compact Microwave
We bought this specifically to fit into a corner on our worktop, which it does extremely well.It looks very smart and works very well. The oven takes a full dinner plate, power is a bit lower than our old one but a slight adjustment to times gets round this very well.The touch controls work very well, love the one touch main button which starts the highest level for 30 secs, each additional touch adds a further 30 secs. We use this all the time.The defrost is very efficient far better than our old Panasonic.The steam function with the included steam basket works very well and easy to use. As the controls are below the oven, not on the side, you don't have the silly problem of hitting plates etc on the worktop as the door is higher. Finally the interior light is also far better, brighter than our previous.
Though the microwave seems to be as good as expected in cooking and defrosting the instructions are terrible. I sent the first one back because I couldn't set the clock no matter how I...or my partner...tried so thought it was faulty. When the same fault appeared in the replacement we realised it was our problem The touch controls activate extremely quickly, with a light touch, on some settings and are almost impossible to work on others, push as you may. A little more explanation in the instruction leaflet would solve most of these problems, I'm sure.
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