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  • Premier Icon joat
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    Does anyone have one, use one, and are they any better than just a microwave? I hope this the saddest question I ever ask on here.

    Premier Icon cakefacesmallblock
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    I have one !
    Apparently it’s a very good one.
    Following Mrs CFSB ‘s departure a year ago, though , it hasn’t been used to do anything other than nuke the odd lazy ‘ pinger’ meal.
    So, as a Luddite, ( read dim wit ) ,of the highest order as far as grill and oven functions are concerned, it’s the traditional oven, or , the George Formby grill for me .

    Yup, as a microwave it is no better or worse than a normal microwave. Its sometimes handy to have a second oven, or just to use it for small things as its more efficient than our main oven. Can’t see any reason not to get one

    Markie
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    My wife thinks ours is great and uses its range of modes to make tasty things. I nuke things in it. Both of us are pleased.

    allthepies
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    I’ve got a Panasonic and rate them.

    I’ve not used it as a full-on oven but have used the grill function to brown crumbles etc 🙂

    Mine has a Jacket Potato mode which microwaves the spud + puts the heater element on to brown the skin at the same time.

    “Which is nice….”

    I have one and its a very useful addition to the kitchen. It occasionally gets used purely as a microwave but more often it’s used as a smaller oven or a grill. It does the best non open fire jacket potatoes that I’ve eaten, inside is soft and fluffy outside is crunchy.

    andyl
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    yup, we used to have a huge Sharp one in the 80’s, must have cost a fortune. Good when you needed more oven space, like at Christmas.

    We just have a microwave + grill now but I always forget there is a grill mode and use the one in the oven.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    My oven/cooker blew the element 4 odd years ago (along with the grill element) so as i didn’t have a microwave i bought a cheap/small combination fan oven/grill/microwave from aldi. I think it’s brilliant, for me having an oven so small means less electricity used but i guess if there’s two or more of you in a household then you may need a larger oven.

    I’m down to 3 rings on the cooker as well but that’s not an issue, i only use one at a time so when they all go pop I’ll take the cooker to the dump, it’s lasted 22 years so i can’t complain.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    We have a Panasonic one and its BRILLIANT.
    Find it really good for chilled/frozen pizza, but especially useful for part baked bread.
    They can pay for themselves as they are cheaper to heat than a big oven, so for a couple of people they are ideal.
    I would happily recommend Panasonic.

    Premier Icon joat
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    So glad I didn’t title this #combimicrowavetrackworld, thank all for your help rather than ridicule.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    My oven/cooker blew the element 4 odd years ago (along with the grill element) so as i didn’t have a microwave i bought a cheap/small combination fan oven/grill/microwave

    Same here. The microwave is the same as any other (well, it’s actually better cos I got a high powered one, but that’s nothing to do with the combo side of things).

    The oven is, well, a small oven. The only real issue I had with it is cleaning, uncovered microwaved food can splatter up onto / behind the element and it’s a sod to clean behind. Make sure anything explody is covered and you’ll probably be fine.

    Since replacing the cooker for one with a working oven I don’t think I’ve used it as anything other than a microwave since. In fact, until this thread I’d forgotten all about the oven feature. Might be an idea to run it in combo mode next time I do jacket spuds, see how they come out.

    Premier Icon CheesybeanZ
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    We’ve had one for 10yrs or so , great for quick crispy backed spuds .

    Premier Icon joat
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    CheesybeanZ – Member
    We’ve had one for 10yrs or so , great for quick crispy backed spuds .

    I think I can guess your favourite filling 😛

    Premier Icon CheesybeanZ
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    Correct 🙂

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