Do not buy a brand-new supermarket microwave if you can buy it for a little more. The Russell Hobbs “Solo” looks and cooks well.
The design draws ideas from more expensive microwaves. For example, the interior of a flatbed is used instead of a turntable, so you can use the 23-liter capacity more effectively. They can therefore fit in square plates and oversized casserole dishes.
The purpose of turntables is to move food so that cooking is smoother. However, theory suggests that the bumpy walls of Russell Hobbs-sorry, the structure of the diamond cavity-reflect microwaves in different directions, resulting in smoother cooking.
We found that it was cooked and thawed evenly enough – and fast, although it only provides 800 W of power. With a flatbed, cleaning is easier than with a turntable.
The exterior also has a beautiful, modern design with a black, mirrored door, large handle and discrete digital controls. Cleverly the display is behind the glass door, but shines through. When opening the door, a list of the eight integrated microwave programs is also displayed. Other features include kitchen timer and child safety.
There is no oven or grill, but that is to be expected at this price. Instead, you get an uncomplicated microwave that looks good in the industry.
Ideal Home Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
- The Russell Hobbs RHFM2363 microwave has a sleek and stylish contemporary design, boasting an attractive mirror door finish. As well as an appealing look, this appliance also includes impressive functionality, with 800 watts of microwave power providing quick and convenient cooking in your home.
- Featuring Flatbed technology, this removes the need for a turntable to offer a microwave with more useable space. Square plates and casserole dishes that would not fit in a conventional turntable microwave can now be reheated or defrosted.
- The diamond cavity structure provides improved microwave distribution by enhancing the reflection of the microwaves inside the cavity. This helps to cook your food more effectively, saving time and energy.
- Additional features include a handy digital clock and count-down timer, and for added peace of mind, this microwave comes with a child safety lock option. Once the child lock is on, it locks the button control so the microwave cannot be activated.
- 8 auto cook menus