Currys Essentials CMB21 review
Test scoreShow Context
- Solo Microwave
The Currys Essentials CMB21 is a compact, no-frills solo microwave, controlled by a couple of rotary dials. We found this microwave very easy to use, but can it defrost and heat up food quickly and evenly? Find out by reading our full microwave review based on in-depth tests.What's included:
- Pros and cons
- What is it?
- How well does it warm up food?
- How well does it defrost food?
- How easy is it to use and clean?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
First reviewed by Which?
Compare retailersPrices updated daily
Prices are ordered from lowest to highest, irrespective of retailer rating or stock, and exclude any potential delivery costs. We are not able to show every possible retailer and cheaper prices may be available. When you click on a retailer link on our site, we may earn affiliate commission. This supports our not-for-profit mission to empower consumers and in no way affects our recommendations. Find out more.
- 47%Lowest score
- 67%Average score
- 85%Highest score
How to buy the best microwave
Looking to buy a new microwave? Our Which? expert guide explains the top features to look out for and how much to spend to get the best microwave for you. We compare standard microwaves with combi microwaves and grill microwaves.
Top microwave brands for 2022
We reveal the best and most reliable microwave brands. See how brands such as Panasonic, Samsung, Argos, Daewoo, Russell Hobbs, Morphy Richards and DeLonghi compare for cooking performance, ease of use and reliability.
How we test microwaves
Find out how we test microwaves to find the best models. In this guide we explain our testing secrets, from how we assess cooking, defrosting and reheating, to which microwaves are easiest to use.