Secondhand microwaves I've had work better than this.
Sometimes it works great then other times it takes me 6 minutes to reheat my pasta.
I'm disappointed that I wasted my money on this.
Purchased in March 2020 at Big W Online Store for $90.
Excellent microwave with some significant caveats
- Cooks fast and evenly
- Not loud
- Good ventilation; internal cavity dry after 15 minutes steaming vegetables
- Controls are easy to use; rotary dial can quickly dial in any time between 0 to 95 minutes in less than 2 seconds
- Good visibility inside cavity while cooking
- Nice styling; looks better at home than in photos or store lighting
- 24 hour clock with good legibility
Cons:...- Radiation level a bit disappointing; peaks of 6 microwatts/cm2 at 4 meters according to a Tenmars TM-190. I must leave the kitchen while cooking, which I didn't have to do with previous micro - Clock gains 40 seconds per week; must reset clock every 3-4 weeks. Another reviewer also reports the clock does not keep time, so I don't believe this is a fault - Electronics beneath front panel have a slight audible buzz in standby - Possible quality control issues; first unit's rotary dial was rubbing against fascia and chassis made a super annoying rattling noise when closing the door Other: - As there is no numeric pad, you cannot dial in a time to a precision of 1 second. Instead, the options you have are: 0-1min in 5sec intervals; 1-5min in 10s intervals; 5-10m in 30s; 10-30min in 1min; 30-95min in 5min. I do not consider this a con as I cannot think of a practical scenario where this would be insufficient. Also the fact that the rotary knob allows you to select a time faster than with a numeric pad makes it superior in my view
Purchased in March 2020 at Big W for $99.
I brought the 48 dollar contempo microwave and while cooking something it exploded burning my wife microwave now blows power to house if i try to use it my wife now has a third degree burn and are now talking to as solicitors and will be suing as my wife's burn is terrible
Very happy with my new Microwave.
Purchased my Contempo Microwave from Big W two weeks ago. It's easy and straight forward to use and is easy to clean. I had checked out on-line different sized and priced microwaves and decided on this one. It looks very smart in polished stainless steel in my kitchen. This microwave is ideal for my small family of 2 adults & 3 children. Very Happy.
Not bad for the price
We bought our microwave at big W just over one year ago. It is easy to use and looks good in our kitchen. My only complaint is that the light blew at 6 months old. Still works great just doesnt have a light in it. Still a good product and would recommend it to anyone on a budget.
this microwave is a cheap one and it shows, i wouldnt buy it or this brand again, it does do the job but not like a good brand one, you need to sort of slam the door shut which is noisy you can hear the machine working which is annoying
good value for money
spur of the moment purchase since it's so cheap! (old one was still functional but thought it's time for an update) - functions well, defrosting doesnt take long, good value esp since its one of the cheaper ones around! buttons easy to configure doesnt need you to read the manual to find a mode.
Good for the money
We wanted a cheap yet physically attractive microwave for our kitchen. This was well priced at Big W and is metal so fits in with our other appliances. Plenty of different modes provide easy selection for your usage. The clock doesn't keep time very well but we rarely use it for this purpose. Overall very happy with it.
Brought at big w on special and haven't been disappointed. The microwave is very stylish and fits perfectly into the built in slot in my kitchen. It is extremely easy to use, sturdy and very quit. It is also a breeze to clean. So far we have had no issues and it does its job very well.
OK but not amazing
Microwave is good cooks well and stuff like that my only problem with it is the fact that you can not manually punch in a time to cook the food it just goes in thirty second increments which is a little frustrating when you don’t want to have to do so.
Excellent for the price
Needed a new microwave quickly and only had access to big w and bought this brand without expecting too much. It is great, hasn't missed a beat. Much better than previous expensive microwave. Would highly recommend this if you're on a budget. Easy to use and clean, good handle on door rather than a button to open.
Very Good and reliable
Reliable and Not noisy
for only 100 from Big W
Very good and easy to clean
Good size and very good after sale service with a clear manual
Stylish with a clear clock to monitor the time
Pull handle big enough , Defrost is easy to use and I really like it
Cheap but reliable
Bought this microwave 3.5 years ago for under $50 at Big W. It is an 18L. Small glass plate but it has suited our needs well so far.
I havent been able to work out any of the defrost/cooking settings so i just press the 30 second increments button to set the cooking times. Eg. 4 presses of the 30 second button for 2 minutes. I also use this method for defrosting too.
I use this microwave at least once per day for heating wheat bags am i satisfied with the time it takes and heating results.
Good thing about this microwave is that you can see your food/heat bag through the front window, which some new fancy microwaves do not offer.
Does the job
Happy with this microwave. Have used it for more than a year now. Use it every day for warming up food etc. Have done some cooking food in it and has performed well. Strong and so far no problems , if used for very long time does automatically switch off to avoid over heating and burn out of microwave. Good for everyday use especially warming up food and liquids.
easy and reliable
I bought this about 3 months ago after previous other brand microwave oven was broken. I will admit that at first I was skeptical about the knob thing on the control panel, but after using it, I soon decided it was a clever, simple, and versatile control which works remarkably well. There are a lot of things to hate about the controls on modern microwaves, and this one has none of them. It is quick to learn, and the design is stylish and sleek. A worthwhile and affordable kitchen addition.
Questions & Answers
Bought my microwave from BigW after 3mins cooking it shuts itself off gets hot on the right side top and after a cpl mins turns itself on is this suppose to be happening for any teason
I bought the Contempo Medium Digital Microwave AM925EBY but the light inside doesn’t work we had a power outage and now the light doesn’t work anymore can someone please help me?
Interested ... How do we change the bulb haha
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