More suited for a one-person environment
We bought this microwave in May 2018, after our Whirlpool VT266 gave up its ghost.
So far so good... size and power is what we need, overall good finish, and works as designed.
This microwave seems more suited for a single person environment, less suitable for a family. Many preselect menu items are for a single something; e.g. 1 slice of pizza. What if you want to do 2 slices or 4 or 6? Basically all reheat menu items are for small (and fixed) portions... basically these become useless options when your amount is different to what is offer...ed. Despite good research prior to buying, the manual did not reveal the limitations we encountered in practice. A good thing is the adjustable energy output for re-heat; .e.g 70%. One nuisance we've discovered: every time we use the “more” button to extend the time, the microwave will loose the time (on the clock) and the time setting for the 'favourite' button, with a beep after the extended time has lapsed. Thus, both, the clock and favourite time need to be set again.
Add excellent functionality to an everyday device.
Bought one from Myer, high $400 range, dont remember exactly.
Its a regular microwave, with a direct heat element in the roof. This means you can use radiated heat to brown or crisp food otherwise impossible with a regular microwave, but its not meant to cook a roast chicken etc.
Instead of a number keypad, there are a few buttons with pre-determined food type options based on weight for cooking time and type. Dials handle time and power levels, including a series of one touch common operation types eg softening butter located behind the ...door on the handle side. But where are my numbers??? This is a terrible idea !! I always boil my noodles for however so many minutes !!! In under a minute you will adjust to losing your precious number pad. You'll see that time and power is easy to adjust, like before, so there is no loss of functionality. I consider its much much better, far superior.... lets face it, how many people have the know-how to dial in individual second level cooking times on food stuffs....? There is a Little More button that adds 30 seconds.... a no brainer.
Have compared with other microwave brands and finally choose breville as my favourite. And it was the top rated microwave by Choice magazine. It is powerful and with a lot functions where you can use with various purpose. It also comes with cooking manual where you can prepare your cooking with their instruction, highly recommended!
A big powerful microwave
I've observed it to be anything but difficult to utilize, simple to clean and it's certainly a change on our old microwave since it appear to warm nourishment all the more equitably.
I like how the brisk press choices are covered up by the entryway as opposed to (loading with chaotic heaps of things) or over entangling the primary board. In spite of the fact that the awful thing/disservice to this is I frequently neglect to utilize them.
I have never had a Breville microwave until the point that this one however I should state I'm awed with the capacity and nature of it at the cost. It's most likely the best microwave I've needed to date, looks great and all the more critically works as it should.
This microwave has awesome features, it has great functionality for what you need. With a variety of different functionalities it's pretty straight forward and easy to use. I would recommend this. I particularly like the defrosting option. The defrost function defrosts pretty well and pretty evenly too, so i'm happy with that.
I bought this Breville microwave oven about 3 months ago and I'm happy with it. Being a smaller unit, the power is not the maximum available in the market so it takes a bit longer to heat food. I don't use the unit for cooking but just for reheating food from the fridge or freezer. It has many more extra features than my older microwaves, like softening butter, time and power selection for different types of food. This makes selecting the correct settings quick and easy. Very reliable and I like the design too. Happy to recommend this unit.
Its Black like our fridge
This microwave is so easy to use with so many functions , its a dream to have in your kitchen and does a great job on all functions incl defrosting . So simple to navigate and not too large either. Great in small kitchens and colour co-ordinates with our black and white kitchen scheme. We have owned it for 2 years now and very happy
Easy to use, great features
I normally only ever use the quick 30s/1m button on any microwave but this is the first one that brings extra functionality that is not only easy to use, but actually works.
Food is heated evenly and pastry is the crispiest I've ever had from a microwave, though not quite good enough to replace my oven/airfryer.
At 900W the power is a bit weaker than I'm used to, but it's easy to adjust cooking times slightly.
Really well thought through product.
March 2018 update: 8 months on, the microwave is making strange 'howling' noises and is taking a lot longer to heat up food. Hoping Breville Support can help...
Good features, let down by the low power rating
Just bought this microwave last month. It has a good design and the stainless steel looks very nice, however the glaring problem with this appliance is its low 900W power rating. As a microwave whose primary purpose is to heat up food quickly, this is a bit disappointing. Food just takes way too long to heat up!
Great interface with good power.
Replaced old Whirlpool Crisping Micro with this. Really like the menus and interface in general, especially the 'bit more' button. Does a good job with frozen pastries and the inverter seems to heat a lot more evenly than our old micro. Only complaint is the door is a bit flimsy but is apparently supposed to be like that & the turntable needs a better locking system to drive the plate when microwaving large chickens. The free scales/thermometer was a bonus.
Useful options, saves using big oven
I was reluctant to buy Breville as we have had several small appliances which have failed just after the very short warranty period has expired. In this case it was the only microwave with a crisper option that fitted into the available space. So far after 4 months it is working well, cooking consistently with numerous options for standard microwave use, grilling and crisping. It is used multiple times every day and saves using a large traditional oven for smaller amounts of food ( roasting vegetables in particular). It is very user frie...ndly with numerous optional pre programmed settings. Saves lots of time. With it's variability and efficiency I am using it even more than I did the Whirlpool Crisper microwave which I had previously for many years. It grills and crisps very well but I have not really used it for baking .
Really love it!
We were hesitant to purchase this because of the price but I'm so glad we did. So far we've cooked porridge, roasted vegetables, reheated pizza, drinks and other preprepared meals, mini pies/sausage rolls and veg. Nothing has come out soggy and it's been well heated through. I don't have a problem with the glass screen on mine as I can see through it fine. So easy to use and my 8 yr old makes his own porridge in the morning using it. Doesnt make too much noise and is easy to clean. The only thing I don't like is it feels like the door is a litt...le loose but it was on the same on every single model I saw of them straight from the box. Also, it would be amazing if it somehow had inbuilt scales so you knew the weight of the item you were cooking/defrosting to select the right time.
Questions & Answers
had the microwave not quite a week now and heated some milk in a mug for a few seconds to warm it before pouring coffee in with it and surprisingly (well it never happened to me before!) it didn't bubble over, it popper and splatted (1/4 of a cup) around the microwave
we cleaned as thoroughly as we could but were cautious about the ceiling area because of whatever the grill elements are there.
sure enough the next time we heated something a couple more drops of milk came down from the top.
its two days now and I tried to do a grilled pie but one minute into a 10 min cycle a burning smell emanated through the house. I used my phone to get photos and there are scorch marks on the white rod/bars that I presume are the grill but its behind metal mesh.
this is burnt on milk? how would that be cleaned ?
I've searched through all the manuals for this model and related models with grill function and its all "wipe generally with damp cloth) or the old " microwave a bowl of water mixed with lemon juice) - nothing that would clean this area
any information would be gold, too worried to use the device for anything involving grill right now
I use a microfiber cloth or paper towel dipped in hot water to wipe clean the inside.
I've tried the heating up water with lemon juice method before, and it doesn't work as they say, however, Rubbing clean with hot water works better from my experience.
For removing burnt milk, apply Cerapol, bam over cleaner, or Jif on the affected area to dislodge the stain and then clean it thoroughly by wiping it down with hot water. Make sure to clean it properly as these are a bit toxic.
I'd like to know whether you'll replace a $450 BMO700 that has stopped working after 13 months. Bing Lee couldn't care less. I wonder whether Breville does?
I was told by Breville customer service to remove the reflective cardboard piece on the interior right Panay of the oven. Then told that it would not work without it. The piece tore when I removed it so I couldn’t put it back in place. They are sending me a replacement but the replacement model #BMO734XL does not have the crisper feature. Does anyone know where I might find this part? Breville said they no longer have parts for the BMO700
There is a Breville repair shop at Oxley Brisbane telephone 07 3379 5332 . it is a very old shop and he has hundreds of spare parts he may be able to help you . Mr Sparky Appliance Repairs . hope this helps .
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|Features||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function and Inverter|
|Dimensions||306 x 513 x 443 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||315 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 3063 and BMO700BSS
- GTIN13: 9312432023320
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