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Very nice looking microwave works very well heats things better than my old one. Would recommend this to others looking for a good quality and value microwave. Thanks bellini for such a great product.
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Good value for money, but an exhaust fan bug.
I chose this microwave because it was well priced, and a good size. When you need to cook something simple quickly, you just need to press START for a 30 secs hit. In the middle of cooking, you think it needs longer, press START again and it will add 30 secs. But, there is a problem of exhaust fan. Specifically, when you cook, the water vapor in it is difficult to be exhausted.
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Fantastic Microwave Oven
I moved to a new house with a very low budget for appliances. Therefore, I picked the super cheap microwave oven from Kmart. As a result of being cheap myself, I nearly burnt down my kitchen. I decided to pay a bit more and pick this brand. Nearly 10 months of using this oven, I have been happy with the easy of use, convenient to clean, simplistic dashboard, and safer! I loved the duo functionality. This can be usual microwave oven to reheat my meal. Another fantastic function was a grilling feature. I could make a grilled cheese toast with this oven. Nothing to complain at all. The price was not way too high still affordable for any family. Functionality was great!
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Flatbed has significantly larger usable cooking area.
We've had this unit for about 10 months and given it a pretty good workout in that time. We've even cooked a several chooks over this time and it's done them well.
We live in the SA outback, during summer it gets very hot here and we don't like further heating up our kitchen with a conventional oven when we don't have to thus a microwave oven is great. For example we use it nightly to warm up our pets food (mince from the fridge) and the most recent heavy job was a 2.5kg chook we cooked in it. The chook was cooked in a microwave proof casserol...e dish (rule of thumb is 25 minutes /kg in a 900W microwave) and it was cooked beautifully. It's all metal, aesthetically pleasing and mostly the all metal case, mirror finish means easy clean /wipe clean. To do a big cook like this chook (in use cooking-time was almost an hour), the microwave does get very warm-hot though compared with our previous plastic cased microwave ovens. Bearing this in mind It was still nothing compared to the heat of our traditional oven though and our air conditioning wasn't competing against the oven to cool our kitchen. The following 2 points deal with the major points for us in choosing to buy this and we think it was a good decision after weighing up the pro's & con's. Firstly it had a flatbed which makes for a significantly larger usable cooking area (I'd estimate about 40% bigger compared to a glass plate & turntable). The more usable space is nice but the lack of a glass plate is great!!! Seriously, break those plates and you might as well just buy an entirely new microwave oven because of the cost/difficulty in replacing it. So it gets big ticks for usability and for durability. Often it was in the washing up those plates were broken too, this is much easier to clean because it is flatbed and wipe clean. Secondly it is also a griller. You might think this to be gimmicky but I assure you it isn't and gets used often for a quick luck etc. The griller is not centrally located in in the cook chamber though but sited to the rear. It isn't as big as the conventional oven's griller either, it's ideally sized for 2 slices of grilled ham & cheese toast. Anything from under this griller eg a plate will come out very hot, essentially the grill part is completely conventional. That's another tick but not a big one, basically it's nice being able to grill but if you're wanting to grill anything bigger than a couple of slides of bread you must reposition the cook in the process for evenness. One thing about the griller though is that if what one is cooking/heating up in the microwave is going to spit the food should be covered, the alternative means that muck will spit up, stick to the cook chamber's ceiling and cause a smoky mess when the grill is used.
Easy silver target Bellini microwave
Like the flatbed
Easy to clean
But looks cheap the control panel
But doing the job only owned a few mths
Strong clock light
Heats food will
Grill used once for garlic bread was ok
Just need to play with time required
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This microwave is great. It heats food evenly and doesn't burn it. Easy to use and has some preprogrammed functions to save time. I like the weight defrost function and use it often.
Performed like a Piece of junk HOWEVER Target are ALWAYS excellent with returns & refunds.
This was the last one in the store the demo. I got a good discount however it did not prove to be worth it. It was only purchased to heat up drinks and snacks. Used it lightly for 3 months now it has frozen up and won't start. Buttons kind of Work but no functionality. It won't reset and cannot clear the timer clock symbol off the display. I returned it and got a full refund so I am always very confident in purchasing from Target.
Also no option to change the light bulb. Why make them so I have to call a technician to change a light bulb. Not practical at all. I would not buy one like it again.
As for cleaning around the flat bed section - it is not very good either.
Good for the price
I find this microwave hard to use, however it’s manageable. The buttons just seem to be all really confusing and there’s a certain way to get them to work which I still don’t understand so I just use the quick start instead of selecting my time I would normally use. Works well to heat up though which is my main use for it. The quality of the heat I find really good, it seems to heat very evenly, regardless of what I have put in. Pretty good value for money. And quite a good design. My only complaint would be the film over the buttons does lift and bubble quite easily. I have had mine for 6 months and it looks older because of the bubbling on the buttons.
good mid-level microwave
I bought this microwave since it was a "balance," being more expensive than the basic store-brand cheapest microwaves like at Big W, but cheaper than the well-known name brand models like from LG, Samsung etc. The unique feature is that it's a "flatbed" so it doesn't have a rotating turntable, which supposedly gives it better capacity to fit things that would otherwise not rotate (i.e. would get stuck). The surface that replaces the turntable does get hotter than a standard glass turntable - like a disposable plastic deli container that I've u...sed in a prior microwave softened and deformed in this microwave when it did not in the previous one. The only other downside is that it doesn't have a timer. But overall these are minor things and I'm satisfied with it.
Questions & Answers
With the 34L Microwave/grill oven does anyone know where i can find the timer setting on this?
Ant reply would be greatly appreciated.
have purchased a Bellini Compact Flatbed Microwave Oven but has no manual. Does anyone know where I can get a copy. Have tried google but no luck.
Hi Rita, I'm popping in a link that you may find useful if you have an Android phone etc. If you have an iPhone etc I'm sure there are similar, it's a library of instruction manuals etc. I had a quick look and it does have a different Bellini microwave listed and they probably work the same. Hopefully one of these instructions manuals apps will be able to help. Also you can ask specific questions of me on here and I'll try to help, I may be able to answer them or track down our manual.
My quick start button and stop/cancel button have stopped working and a little timer icon has presented itself in the bottom right corner of the top display window - just wondering if you can help me to remove this icon so the microwave functions mentioned above can be activated again. Thank you!
Hi Kirstie, I don't think I'm going to be of a lot of help but I'll try.
With lots of electronic stuff turning off at the PowerPoint, waiting 60 seconds and then powering back up resets them. So my suggesting is to first try that.
After that comes the really unhelpful question of is it still under warranty. If yes, then contact the supplier.
If no, then I can suggest this as something to try but its pretty much a "Hail Mary" move. If where you've located the microwave has caused a build-up of steam then try 1)powering off overnight + 2) putting either an open box of bicarb soda or a cup of rice near the cooling vents (top and left side). Both are moisture absorbers. See if it works in the morning.
I know it's a nuisance and I really wish I could be more helpful.
Best wishes & good luck
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