Electrolux EI30BM60MS Over-the-Range Microwave Review
A solid entry from Electrolux
One area where the EI30BM60MS did well was in its sensor cooking performance. Popcorn settings often fail, but we were pretty impressed with this one. We found no burnt kernels post-cooking and only a few (65 out of about 310) kernels remained unpopped. The baked potato setting was also fairly good. It heated the potato with little trouble, though it wasn't as evenly cooked as it could've been.
The convection cooking settings were pretty good for a microwave/convection oven combo. For instance, we baked some cookies and found little inconsistency from top to bottom. We did not notice any difference due to the quartz grill, however.
The EI30BM60MS is one of the quietest microwaves we have seen, with normal cooking operation at a gentle 46.1 dB. The extractor fan was also one of the quieter models we've tested, at 61.2 dB.
Heating and Defrosting
The EI30BM60MS impressed early in this category with some excellent water heating performance. The microwave took only 3 minutes to heat our cup of water to 211°F. Unfortunately the EI30BM60MS struggled to reheat food effectively. We noticed a wide variance in temperature when reheating some mac and cheese. Furthermore, the defrost setting left behind a number of frozen sections after a 10 minute defrost time.
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