17 pre-set cooking functions
Auto clean feature
Awesome Microwave & Grill
Our 13 year old Panasonic 1100W Inverter would not close properly anymore and so would not start (at least we knew the safety function worked). After extensive research we settled on purchasing this model (Ariston MWA25B) from Harvey Norman for $330. In summary, this is great value for the price you pay and has excellent features that most other microwaves do not have.
- 800W microwave works really well at heating things evenly. Far better and more even that our previous Panasonic and with a lower consumption of power.
- The grill is absol...
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $330.00.
Finally a microwave that cooks the food evenly
The Ariston MWA25B Microwave & Grill is packed with heaps of features like, Dual Crisp System ensuring perfectly crisp results from top to bottom, Chef menu with 17 pre-set programmes, Electronic programmer, Auto Clean and Stylish black glass finish design. Who would have thought you could ever get crispy bacon and pizza bases in a microwave oven buts it’s true using the included dynamic crispy plate, in fact you can cook a whole restaurant quality big breakfast using the crispy plate. This is the first microwave we have purchased that evenly c...ooks through the food right through. The basic functions are pretty easy and once you practise and master all the other functions you will be cooking like a professional chef in no time impressing your friends and family. Highly, recommend also purchasing the optional accessories of the dynamic crispy cake tin and a couple of microwave steamers.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman Online for $369.95.
Noisy, table vibrates, won't shut up!
Yes it is a working microwave. I think the crisping functions are less useful for some people but could work for those interested. It looks modern. But the table vibrates even after reseating several times. And the worst feature, which will likely cause me to replace this model, is that it won't shut up! After the cycle ends it keeps beeping, and turning, and beeping, and turning, and beeping, and turning, and beeping, and turning, and beeping, and turning, and beeping, and turning. Yes that was annoying to read wasn't it? Imagine having to listen to it, worse than a nagging partner. Please, someone tell me how to turn it off!
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for $499.00.
The Versatile Microwave
We were looking for a replacement for our Crisp'n'Grill microwave with basically a change of colour to match kitchen makeover. We still wanted the crisp'n'grill functions as it provides so much versatility to your microwave.Luckily we were shopping at Harvey Norman, Loganholme Qld and found the Ariston, MWA25B.
It uses the crisp'n'grill technology from our previous microwave but with added features with the touch pad to give added flexibility with its use. Now we can use programs for defrosting including bread,reheating and dynamic crisping.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman.
Microwave with a difference
The MWA25B offers more functions than most standard microwaves. I have successfully used the dynamic crisp option to make toasted sandwiches, potato wedges and home made pizzas. The wattage (800 watts) is a bit less than my previous microwave but it heats food evenly so it is worth the extra wait time.
Purchased in April 2020 for $399.00.
MWA25b fantastic - recommended A++
The MWA25b dynamic crisp is easy to use and the design suits any kitchen. The microwave being 800 watt makes cooking quicker and easier than my previous microwave, food is evenly heated and tastes great with many options including grill, combo grill and auto clean, recommended A++
Purchased in February 2020 at Harvey Norman for $399.00.
The dynamic crisp actually works.
The dynamic crisp actually works and the programing is easy to use. It is a little slower but the results are worth the wait the food is heated evenly and tastes a lot better than the food done in the old microwave I had, frozen pizza comes out like it had been done in a conventional oven.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $369.00.
Excellent product! Works a treat!
The MWA25b is an excellent appliance and has worked wonders in our household. The 800W Microwave option heats foods evenly, without burning or overcooking. The Grill Function makes perfect grilled cheese sandwiches. The Dynamic Crisp is a FANTASTIC addition, cooking pizzas and delicious lasagnes, by browning cheese evenly. The product is very versatile and has fantastic cooking options within the Chef Menu setting.The crisp plate and grill rack are fantastic additions and of great value. The product is practical for our 'small-living' lifestyle, and allows us more room in the kitchen with both the microwave and grill option. The design is stylish and elegant and we are overall satisfied with our product.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for $320.00.
Can't live without Crisp function!
I love my new Ariston Chef Plus MWA25B. Although I found it a little bit noisier than my previous Whirlpool Crisp and Grill, this one cooks food a lot faster. The Dynamic Crisp function is suberb. I would buy this product again just to have this function.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Great new addition to our kitchen appliances
We had the opportunity to replace our old microwave oven when it gave up the ghost after many years service late into 2019. Upon research and asking our friends with microwave ovens, we chose the Ariston MWA25B for our new kitchen friend. Once we got our head around how different and more efficient our new microwave is compared to the older model, we are finding it so much more versatile than we were expecting.
It has now become a well used and versatile addition to our kitchen.
Purchased in December 2019.
We've had this microwave for a few weeks now and are really happy with it - the dynamic crisp function is fantastic to keep things crispy. The lady at Harvey Norman was also a big fan of the microwave and gave us a few ideas to try with regard to recipes. It looks pretty slick also and is a good, compact size.
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman.
The microwave is fantastic so far! I love that you can crisp food up in there. It is the best when it is only one person and there is no need to use the big oven. It is a sleek design and surprisingly quite nice with my new kitchen! Still getting used to some features but so far so good.
Quality with a wide range of features.
We have been using this Ariston microwave for just a few weeks. As it has much more than a basic microwave the design and construction is the best we have seen. With upper AND lower magnetrons the heating comes from two sources for a superior cooking process.
Further to this it has a quartz element grill for sizzling those tasty snacks or even a whole chicken. Then a specially designed microwave hot plate and stand to elevate items closer to the grill element for toasting things like ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches.
All this does take a littl...
Purchased in December 2019 for $340.00.
I am still learning about my Ariston MWA25B but love the dynamic crisp and grill functions which you don't get in most microwaves. No more soggy pastry or pizza crust and cooking bacon under the grill keeps all of the grease splatter inside which is easy to clean.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for $315.00.
Great microwave with some fabulous features. We are still getting used to all the bells and whistles but love the crisping plate function. Overall it is very easy to use.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Questions & Answers
Is this microwave brand discontinued?
Not sure - refer to this Australian link for Ariston. I note below that a Ariston rep often answers a lot of questions & may be able to assist as well - https://ariston.com.au/kitchen/
These Ariston microwaves have been discontinued, but there still may be some around in stores. If you are after a freestanding microwave-grill, Whirlpool has a range of microwaves that are very similar to the Ariston ones. https://whirlpool.com.au/product-category/microwaves/
Where can I buy this please? Unable to find it. Harvey Norman does 23B
This model is discontinued so it may be difficult to find in stores. However, Whirlpool has a range of counter-top microwaves that you may want to consider. https://whirlpool.com.au/product-category/microwaves/
Where is this microwave manufactured?
This microwave is manufactured in China.
That is a deal-breaker just in itself. China is our enemy, as it has made painfully clear.
Get an answer from our members and Ariston representatives
- 17 pre-set cooking functions - for ease of use and saving time
- Additional accessories, such as a cake tin, crisp plate and microwave steamer can be purchased for a wider variety of meal options/cooking options
- Auto clean feature uses steam to remove food residue, which cuts down time spent in the kitchen
- Comes with a complimentary cook book to provide meal ideas
Points of praise for the Ariston MWA25B:
- Reviewers were impressed by the versatility of the Ariston MWA25B, with consumers using the microwave to cook anything from a whole chicken to a lasagne - This microwave was often compared to an oven - food came out crisp but took less time to cook and didn’t heat up the house
- Many reviewers appreciated the convenience of the microwave’s pre-set cooking functions, as it only took the simple push of a button to get the cooking started
- It’s common for microwaves to burn food in some sections and leave other bits cold, but reviewers who used the Arison MWA25B didn’t experience this issue. This microwave cooked food thoroughly and efficiently.
The Ariston MWA25B achieved high ratings for easy cleaning and maintenance, and great value for money. Winner of the 2021 ProductReview Award for the Microwave category, it’s clear that this quality product was a hit with reviewers.
|Dimensions||310 x 520 x 458 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Pull Handle|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black Gloss|
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