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5.9

LG LCRT2010ST Countertop Microwave Review

This LG cracks the code for frozen foods.

June 30, 2014
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Cooking Performance

The LG LCRT2010ST's popcorn setting was just shy of perfect—7 unpopped kernels shy, to be precise. That's right: Only 7 kernels remained behind out of a possible 300. That's the best result we have ever seen.

The LCRT2010ST's humidity sensor also proved more than up to the challenge. Our test potato was almost perfectly cooked. We only noticed one area that differed in temperature from the rest of the potato and only by 5°F.

Sound and Features

The LG LCRT2010ST is a little on the loud side. We measured sound levels as high as 51.8 dB from the microwave during normal operation.

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Heating and Defrosting

This is where the LG LCRT2010ST let itself down. We tested the microwave's default power settings by reheating a portion of macaroni and cheese. After the heating cycle ended, we measured a massive 20°F temperature variance between areas of the food.

The defrost setting fared better, but not by much. The setting was fast: it took only 5:50 to defrost a pound of ground beef. Unfortunately, once the cycle was complete a quarter of the food was still frozen, while the edges of the meat were overcooked. Provided you remove defrosted sections of the food as you go, this shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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