I recently tried out the Daewoo KOG867T9 1000 watt 0.9 cubic foot microwave oven with 2 slot toaster for a period of two weeks. I did this so that I could provide an in-depth review to consumers considering purchasing this model. I put my usual microwave oven into storage for the duration of the review period so I could see how this unit performs with normal daily usage. Here is my review.
This Daewoo microwave oven will cost you about $100 including the shipping. That is fairly inexpensive as far as microwave ovens are concerned and expectations should be formed accordingly. I removed my new appliance from the box and inspected it. It has a modern, boxy shape accentuated by the stainless steel and black finish. The unit is smaller than I am accustomed to, it is under one cubic foot (0.9.) This is a good size for a home with only one or two people. This microwave oven comes with an interesting space-saving feature; there is a two slot toaster that pulls out from the front all the way on the right side of the unit. The controls are digital. This model takes up about the same amount of counter space as my usual microwave oven yet offers the added convenience of a toaster.
I love multi-taskers in the kitchen so I decided to start my review period by making toast. The results were good. The bread was evenly toasted and not too dry throughout. I noticed a slight chemical smell during the first use; I assume this was from some type of residue that was left on at the factory. I never noticed it again on subsequent uses, so it seems whatever it was “burned off.” I also used the attached toaster to make toaster strudels and frozen waffles. Those items cooked up perfectly. PG Slot
This model has more than enough power, especially for its smaller size. It boasts 1000 watts of power. It has a turntable that spins your food while it cooks. Between the adequate power and the turntable, this unit offers very quick and even cooking. I did not notice any “hot spots” in my food. I find this unit to be quite capable for everything you expect a microwave oven to do. I made popcorn, steamed vegetables, “baked” potatoes and warmed leftovers during the review period. These tasks were well handled by this Daewoo microwave oven. Overall, I think this is a good appliance and I love the versatility provided by the built-in toaster slot. Visit Microwave Oven Reviews
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