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Microwaves Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of microwave would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.

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53 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (6)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (6)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (6)
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Vik

VikGreenslopes

  • 10 reviews
  • 2 likes

Does the job

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Stirling brand- Aldi comes cheap to do the job.
Good microwave and does the job. The cooking results with the microwave are OK. The cooking is well spread across the microwave.
The features are simple to understand.
Microwave is not loud.
We have used it for more than 2 years and it is still going on, so cant complain for the price we payed.
Would recommend it.

Date PurchasedNov 2014
lisha_gal

lisha_galSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 122 reviews

Excellent microwave

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We bought this to replace our expensive sharp microwave which died just out of warranty. One of the main things I really love about this microwave is the turn of the button then press to heat up, it is incredibly easy to use. My family visits often and are my grandparents have trouble using some microwaves but find this one really easy. I got it for a fantastic price of $79. Its easy to clean and heats evenely. It fits well in the micowave compartment in my kitchen. It is stylish and has all the features we need. If this was needing to be replaced I would buy this one again as we havd been really happy with it.

Date PurchasedJul 2016
Nat

NatAU

  • 4 reviews

Great microwave

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This was a great purchase for the price. It works really well and looks great in our kitchen. It looks much more expensive than it is. The only problem for us was the clock kept becoming around 10-15 minutes behind... but thats not too much of a concern. I guess the other negative is that if you haven't taken food out it keeps beeping at you after a minute, which is kind of annoying. Still well worth it for the price.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
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Bibsterina

BibsterinaSydney

  • 2 reviews

Very short life span

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Bought it in 2014. Overall it has done a good job but guess when the warranty is almost over so is the prodcuct. All of a sudden it doesn't heat up anymore - I have checked everything and everywhere and there is seems to be a problem at all. Very dissapointing. . Will never buy any electrical goods from ALDI again. Better stick back to my Panasonic!!!

Date PurchasedFeb 2014
catchiqui

catchiqui

  • 14 reviews

not great - returned

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I usually love Aldi's products but haven't had much luck with their appliances. My mother purchased this as it was lightweight and small size but the turntable seemed to stall intermittently while turning and unit got quite hot on top while in use. We returned to store and manager was really helpful and gave refund

Date PurchasedAug 2016

Short life

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This microwave oven all of a sudden stopped working (no power whatsover). We only bought this product 14 months ago from Aldi. We always love what we get from Aldi but this one was a little disappointing. It is possible that the one we got was a lemon in a batch

Date PurchasedOct 2015

Short working life

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Bought ours in 2012 lasted for 4 years with occasional use but last night at about midnight (wasn't in use) randomly tripped the safety switch. Now as soon as its Turned on at the wall it trips the breaker. Will be steering clear of Lumina equipment in the future. d

red

red

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

used for workshop

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Flat out workshop use over 5 years and not a hit of a problem what more is there to say ....... 5 people using it every working day 5 days a week. Would recommend this unit to any and everyone. The right price for the right performance and added features you have to love.

So Easy to Use

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This would have to be one of the best appliances I have bought this year...
Extremely good looking, with an excellent easy to grab handle...Which means I don't leave messy fingerprints all over the glass door...The instruction booklet is easy to follow, and all the functions work just as they should...Absolutely love the fan exhaust system which keeps the interior from getting all steamy...It was an opening special in our new Aldi store, a real bargain at only $99.00 I honestly cannot think of any negatives for this microwave....Love it.....

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brian

brian

  • 273 reviews
  • 10 likes

about average so far

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Our household bought a lumina microwave oven after the lumina convention oven wrecked up from aldi about 2 years ago and even put a new extension cord to run the microwave and it's still going / the only problem was that the lightbulb wrecked up / if someone is after a cheap good working microwave oven till they can afford to buy another microwave then lumina microwaves might be suitable for their household

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brian
brian

I just checked the back of it and it says made in China / oh well most items are manufactured in china these days

brian
brian

I think I might have reviewed the wrong lumina microwave as the lumina microwave our household has says at the back it was manufactured in 2013 and also it says 1500 watts

brian

brian

  • 273 reviews
  • 10 likes

just a bit below average

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Our household bought the lumina microwave from aldi supermarket in fairy meadow / got it home and plugged in and everything was going good as it was heating up well then soon enough it starting blowing up the light bulbs they have then after a few months it wouldn't heat up things as good then the lumina microwave oven even though the fan was still working good then the silly lumina microwave just stopped heating things up so I unplugged it and tried again using the microwave again and it still wouldn't work well then the door just broke and had to unplug it and just left it / I wouldn't recommend this lumina microwave fan forced microwave oven

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brian
brian

As it was making funny short circuit sounds and it kept tripping the safety switch outside / I think the microwave oven got water on it as well

Goombungin

GoombunginDarling Downs, QLD

  • 4 reviews

Very Happy

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Problems with control panel

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Worked ok for 18 months then touch panel started playing up and would only work on express mode. I was hoping it would have lasted longer. Won't buy Aldi microwave again. It looked nice. I usually don't have a problem with Aldi products. Maybe you get what you pay for.

Sparkey_22

Sparkey_22Melbourne

  • 2 reviews

Piece of JUNK - Lasted less than 1 week

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Hat_Driver

Hat_DriverBrisbane, Queensland

Stirling 30L Microwave Convection from Aldi - Oct 2013

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When I went to use item from the first time found that the Microwave function does not work. Called Tempo Help Desk and was told I would need to return it for replacement or refund (no repair option). Will need to return for refund for refund as none are in stock. Very disappointing experience as I expected better from Aldi. Both Tempo & Aldi were pleasant to deal with by phone.
Price
Did not work (Microwave function) when first used. Not repairable.

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Brizbird
Brizbird
Hat_Driver
Hat_Driver

I just turned up at the local Aldi store with boxed up microwave & receipt. Went thru checkout with it. Advised I was returning it as faulty. Filled out a little paperwork & received full refund via eftpos.

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Patricia Kay

Patricia KayWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Inside enamel peeling

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Just out of Warranty and the inside paint is bubbling and peeling, my friend also bought one at the same time as me and the same thing is happening to hers too, a Microwave should last more than 15 months my previous Sharp one I had for over 10 years. I complained to the store at Gympie they not interested

DavidC

DavidCPort Stephens

  • 3 reviews

Cheap and nasty

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Item blew up (loud bang and smoke). Aldi will not give any refund if the item is more than 60 days from purchase. Have to get in touch with some third party mob that have to authorize a refund even if the item is well within the 12 month warranty period. Definitely leaves a bad taste about both the microwave and especially the Aldi service response. Will be making a complaint to the ACCC to find out if their practices are totally legitimate. Went onto the Aldi website and the link to the detailed refund policy is broken. I will never purchase another warranted item from Aldi.

Absolutely no service and no interest in assisting. Poor people skills.

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Another guest
Another guest

Know your consumer rights. They have to repair/replace it, regardless of the 60 days.
http://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund

Trev85

Trev85gold coast

This Microwave is not user freindly

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The Microwave looks good, priced good but noisy, didnt know had cooling fan option as not on outside of box it came in.Box look like it had been opened and resealed but all intact when in i opened it. booklet doesnt have enough information on the use of the conviction oven. Had e02 come up,checked book and followed instructions only for it to happen again and again, attempted to bake cake on conviction oven on 180 after 5min cake burnt on top and semi cooked in the middle. also no recipe book to help you out. Taking it back not happy .Might go back to friendly user SHARP
Price and looked good
Noisy fan,not enough imformation on use of conviction oven and no recipe booklet with it

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Tammy
Tammy

please l'm looking for a manual for a 900 w N13275, l don't even know how to set the clock

dean.lovett.587
dean.lovett.587

me too did you find it

kein

keinParkville

  • 2 reviews

Well-built and does its job

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Been using it since 2008, still going strong. Does what it's supposed to do, no complaints on basic functionality. It's easy to clean, has never given me any problems.

The only quirk is the clock adjustment, which is not exactly easy to figure out.
*csf6701's review gives instructions on setting it up.
Reliable, cheap

OK

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once you know how to work the microwave it is ok, express button is probably the most used button, as it is a cheap simple microwave don't expect it to do the washing for you
cheap, compact
time setting is unconventional

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Lealiki F.

Lealiki F.asked

Stirling 25L Convection Microwave with Grill (Oct 2018)

How to operate it without a manual

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Dianne C.

Dianne C.asked

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Olive
Olive

Setting the time
When the microwave is switched on for the first time or when the power supply has
been interrupted, the display will show 1:00 and the time must be set.
1. Push the button with 2 clock faces.
“Hr12" will appear on the display .
2. Push this button again to select whether you want to set the time in 24-
hour (“Hr24") or12-hour (“Hr12") mode.
3. Set the current hour with the control dial.
4. Push the same button to confirm the entry.
5. Set the current time in minutes with the control dial.
6. Finally, push the same button again to complete the process.

valmai suhle

valmai suhleasked

Ambiano 25L Convection Microwave with Grill (Jun 2020)

I need the manual for this.It was not in the box when I got it so cant use it until I get it This is a urgent matter.val suhle p.0438195343

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