The Electrolux EI30BM60MS 1.8-Cubic Feet Over the Range Microwave has a very interesting design. Its glossy finish and modern controls make it very appealing. Nevertheless, while the design is important, it’s the efficiency that really matters when it comes to appliances. This oven usually costs $799.00, but at the moment, it can be found on sale, costing only $629.99. The price is average for an over the range microwave and given the fact that we are talking about a leading appliance brand, we expect this microwave to be very efficient.
As we already mentioned, the stylish design is one of the main advantages of this microwave oven. The stainless steel finish, combined with the futuristic controls give it a very modern look. Nevertheless, the control panel seems to be the biggest disadvantage of this microwave. For starters, the display lights are very weak and it can be very difficult to read the display during the day. Moreover, the heat activated controls are very tricky to use. Last but not least, some customers reported faulty control panels and had a hard time getting replacements. Other than that, the oven is quite spacious. It weights 69.5 pounds and has the following dimensions: 17 x 29 x 17 inches. The sides of the oven are finished, so you don’t have to integrate it in the kitchen cabinetry if you don’t want to do so. We also like that the interior is very easy to clean, as it is coated with a non-stick material.
For those of you unfamiliar with this type of microwave, convection ovens allow you to cook in a traditional manner, with the added advantage of the microwave speed. In the Electrolux EI30BM60MS oven, you can heat, defrost, bake or roast. As far as heating goes, this oven performs very well. The diamond-shaped rear wall combined with the turntable and the stirring fan distribute heat evenly, heating the food in an efficient manner. The very spacious interior of this oven can fit any type of dishes. This oven has a 1000 Watts microwave power and a 1500 Watts at 120 Volts convection power rating. This makes it quite powerful. The most powerful microwave ovens on the market have as much as 1200 Watts power, but 1000 Watts is a decent power which will allow the oven to deliver fast results and distribute heat evenly.
In order to deliver delicious dishes, the Electrolux EI30BM60MS uses a lot of innovative technologies. For starters, it uses a quartz grill in order to deliver a baked finish similar to that delivered by a traditional oven. This unit also features auto cook functions, adjusted in order to handle the most popular microwave dishes. It also features a sensor and can make cooking time adjustments. One of the things that we most like about this microwave oven is the fact that it is programmable. It can be programmed to defrost, cook and keep a dish warm for a certain amount of time. It features 6 shortcut options and four fan speeds. Having a 400 cu. ft. capacity, the integrated exhaust system of this microwave is quite powerful and unless you cook several types of dishes at the same time, this oven will be able to substitute a classic range hood. We also like the fact that the fan starts automatically when heat rises from the stove. In order to obtain the best results, we advise you to download the Electrolux cook book from their official website. The cookbook will familiarize you with the microwave, convection and grille functions.
If you experience any problems with the oven, you can contact the manufacturers on their official website. We like the fact that this oven comes with an extended warranty which covers 1 year of labor, three years on all parts and 10 years on the major components.