Ok oven, useless microwave, rubbish manual.
Profoundly disappointed with this product. We have two. Both are useless as a microwave. The clocks drift by 2+ minutes a month - which in a row of 4 AEG products upsets my Wife’s sense of order.
The good: As a small fan oven it is ok. Heats up relatively quickly and cooks relatively evenly. As we have a steam oven and a pyro oven we didn’t get it for that purpose though it came in useful at Christmas.
- The manual (like most AEG manuals) is poor e.g. should you put a spoon in liquids while microwaving or not?
- The controls are not backlit and have no tactile indicators so making hot chocolate by candlelight is out - you simply can’t see where the controls are. Nor would they be usable for many visually impaired.
- The alarm timer overshoots every time it is set. This should be easily fixable in software - set 10 mins, mins, seconds (for short times) but probably not for existing products.
- The Program finished alarm beeps for a full minute unless you open the door or touch the controls - not always convenient if you have dirty hands. There isn’t a way to change this setting that I have found yet.
As a microwave it is useless. As there is no turntable it has hotspots. Even on low power the hotspots are there. Food burns. Baked beans explode. You have to stir food every 15 to 20 seconds esp. on higher powers. Almost certainly we are going to have to buy a freestanding microwave (with a turntable).
Bottom line. Looks nice, almost unusable as a microwave.