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Magic Chef MCM990ST

Magic Chef MCM990ST
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24 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
14 Months Old
73
Running Costs
£420 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and excellently reviewed freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and low running costs. Purchasers report that it's really easy to use and quiet, and a good size.
900W
25.4L
CAPACITY
11
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS
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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Magic Chef MCM990ST number 3 across all microwaves.

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Features
83
Value for Money
86
Age
73
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

several reviews mentioned that it has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this microwave to others.
At over a year old this microwave is slightly out of date, and newer microwaves with more up to date technology are available.
This microwave has running costs of £420 over 10 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,000+ microwaves that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some great features:
Big interior capacity
11 power levels
Has a convection cooking
Features - easy to-use electronic controls with digital display
Rotating glass turntable for even heat distribution
6 preprogrammed cooking modes
Convenient auto defrost modes by weight or time
Express cooking function for instant start up

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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (24 reviews)

71%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Magic Chef MCM990ST?

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9 Out of 10 People Thought This Microwave Was Fairly Priced
  • ... range model. I looked online at new ones from Walmart and found this Magic Chef for a great price and the dimensions were exactly the same as the Daewoo ...
    PopsB - Walmart.com 14 Sep 2017
  • ... a very glossy keypad. Overall, a great little microwave with just about every feature that you will need at a great price...
    Tracuser - Walmart.com 22 Jan 2016
  • This little countertop microwave is packed with features at a great price! I paid $65.00. It has a sharp-looking black exterior with a keypad filled with ...
    Tracuser - Walmart.com 22 Jan 2016
  • I only paid $59.99 for this microwave, which I consider to be a great value. It's small, but powerful, yet quiet too. Cooks my food evenly. Has a glass ...
    Jadeybug - Walmart.com 26 May 2014
  • Some People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Two people thought that the Magic Chef MCM990ST was a good size.

  • ... found this Magic Chef for a great price and the dimensions were exactly the same as the Daewoo that was in my trailer. This was important because it had ...
    PopsB - Walmart.com 14 Sep 2017
  • Really good product for the size and price. Works better than the larger, more expensive one being replaced...
    J9ismom - Walmart.com 18 Dec 2016
  • Two People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed
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    Five People Thought the Magic Chef MCM990ST Was Easy to Use

    Four people thought that the Magic Chef MCM990ST was very easy to use.

  • Bought to replace an older microwave of the same size/lower wattage. Easy to use. Reheating food faster. More even defrosting. Old one had a "minute plus" ...
    Whalen6 - Walmart.com 21 Jan 2016
  • ... process of learning how to operate a new model. It is compact, attractive, easy to use and durable. I do most of my daily cooking in microwave and love ...
    Dognana - Bestbuy.com 25 Mar 2016
  • ... actually works after a year or two. The microwave is very quiet and is exceptionally easy to use. My only complaint is that when you open the door the ...
    Bartlettdudette - Walmart.com 28 Jul 2014
  • ... dinner plate, potatoes, pizza and frozen vegetables. These settings are all very intuitive to learn and use. An 11 inch dinner plate easily will fit inside, ...
    Tracuser - Walmart.com 22 Jan 2016
  • Some People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Magic Chef MCM990ST had good features.

  • Great lil microwave. Has great features...
    Sailed - Walmart.com 22 Mar 2014
  • This little countertop microwave is packed with features at a great price! I paid $65.00. It has a sharp-looking black exterior with a keypad filled with ...
    Tracuser - Walmart.com 22 Jan 2016
  • Three People Thought the Magic Chef MCM990ST Had an OK Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Magic Chef MCM990ST was really quiet.

  • ... will a full bag of popcorn. It heats well and is so quiet when it is running that you can hardly hear it. It beeps 5 times when done. The only time it ...
    Tracuser - Walmart.com 22 Jan 2016
  • ... Noisy. We have a Magic Chef Microwave in our office. It is efficient and super quiet. So I had the idea of buying the same brand for my room, well... to ...
    Chris2011 - Walmart.com 7 Apr 2014
  • ... review until I see how it actually works after a year or two. The microwave is very quiet and is exceptionally easy to use. My only complaint is that when ...
    Bartlettdudette - Walmart.com 28 Jul 2014
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big interior capacity
    11 power levels
    Has a convection cooking

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it was a good size
    Five people thought the Magic Chef MCM990ST was easy to use
    Some people thought it had good technical features
    Three people thought the Magic Chef MCM990ST had an OK noise level
    Big Interior Capacity
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    The Magic Chef MCM990ST's interior capacity of 25.4L is bigger than 71% of all microwaves when sorted by this feature. Across all the microwaves the interior capacities range from 1.5L to 62L, and the average interior capacity is 25L.

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    11 Power Levels
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    The MCM990ST is an 11 power level microwave. Most of the other microwaves have between 1 and 18 power levels.

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    Has a Convection Cooking
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    The MCM990ST has a convection cooking, which is unusual. 81% of microwaves do not have a convection cooking.

    What is a convection cooking? Less Edit
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    9 out of 10 people thought this microwave was fairly priced
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    Magic Chef MCM990ST Release Date

    March 2018

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    Running Costs

    Magic Chef MCM990ST Running Costs

    The MCM990ST is pretty average compared to the other 1,000+ microwaves that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the MCM990ST is £420.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $343
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    1.9T
    Running this microwave over 10 years will generate 1.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 50 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Magic Chef MCM990ST Specification

    Key Features
    Case Design
    Microwave Power
    Interior Capacity
    Colour
    Features
    Turntable Material
    Timer
    Integrated Clock
    Built-in Display
    Turntable
    Door Hinge
    Door Open Type
    Power Level
    Control Type
    Interior Light
    Cooking Functions & Programs
    Defrost Function
    Reheat Function
    Cooking Program
    Convection Cooking
    Power
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Connected Load
    Weight & Dimensions
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    magic chef mcm990st, magic chef 900watt, magic chef mcm990w, magic chef mcm990b

    Barcodes

     00252100500497,  00634972446360,  00665679003150,  00665679003174,  00665679003341

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