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LG Neochef MS4296OSS 42L Inverter Microwave (S/Steel) $199.20 (Plus Delivery) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Very popular Microwave with the OzBargain community, back again at a great price…

Overview

42L Smart Inverter Microwave Oven with Sensor Cook and Touch Control

Key Features

42L Capacity

Smart Inverter with Touch Control

Stainless Steel with Black Glass

Side Swing with Hidden Handle

Easy Clean Coating

1200W Power Output

Child Lock

Quick Start


Update: Click and collect no longer available

Related Stores

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  • +6 votes

    Shit that's cheap!

    I love the ringtone alarm on it it's so corny 😂

    • +1 vote

      I have an LG washing machine and the tune it plays REALLY annoys me. What annoys me even more is that for reasons that I will never understand, the washing machine plays the "finished tune" and displays "end" but doesn't unlock the door for another minute or two. Why the hell doesn't it just play the tune/show "end" when the door unlocks? It makes no sense at all.

  • +1 vote

    *hums the tune

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    Damn it! I'm after the black version!

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      Black is on sale for a similar price way more often than the silver.

      I recently bought the silver one and its gorgeous.

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    can this use as oven to bake cakes?

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    Great price.

    I have this exact same model and it is the best microwave I have ever used.

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    Hot price

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    Damn. Moving in 2 weeks, need microwave then, not now.
    I can't see an indication of how long this price will go for - any idea if they're usually 1 week, 1 day?

    • +2 votes

      No indication, I’d recommended buying it now if you need it. Could be another few months when you see this price again.

    • +2 votes

      Buy it as click and collect
      When you get notification to collect call up and ask to hold
      Not sure if it would work but can't hurt to ask

    • +4 votes

      Only 2 weeks? Why not buy and just store in the corner of room?

    • +2 votes

      Just ask them to hold as you are not available to pick it up until two weeks time. They will do it!

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    Korean stuff is good, why do they have to go and steal the sharp design?

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    Not a bad price.

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    Took 3rd go to get a non faulty version of this microwave. First one stopped heating within a week of buying. 2nd one, the interior light would not come on when the door was open (but funnily was fine when cooking). 3rd one doing well.

    Quality control must be poor.

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    Aside from colour, what's the difference between this and the MS4266OBS that would make it $50 more at RRP?

    Then from that question what's the difference between both of those and MS4296OMBS that would make it $10 more RRP?

    Comparison link: https://www.lg.com/au/lgcompf4/compare/compare.lg?category=/...

    • +1 vote

      They are all the same microwave. The diffence is the more expensive models use stainless steel for the front housing/door which makes it more durable and more rust resistant.

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        Thanks! I was wondering why this and the cheaper model had the same warranty etc. And the one just below this model had a different warranty, cooking modes and easy clean coating.

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      MS4266OBS has both Touch & Dial controls and this one is Touch only

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        Yes I get this. So why is the 2 touch dials prices drastically different but the touch screen is similar price?

  • +2 votes

    Have this microwave.
    Great unit, no trouble, quiet and much more even heating than any other microwaves I've had.

    Additionally, easy to clean and the LED light is better than old incandecent types.

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    My Neochef doesn't seem to have a countdown timer.

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    My current microwave interferes with my WiFi - if I cook anything longer than a minute or usually cuts out the streaming TV I am watching until about 20 seconds after the cooking ends. Does anyone know if this microwave would have the same problem?

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      Microwaves shouldn't leak radiation, but they can. It isn't enough to be harmful, but it is at the same frequency as 2.4 GHz wifi signal which interferes with it. If you can, place the router as far away as possible from the microwave and when possible use 5.0 GHz (if your router has this). I would say this microwave should be shielded better than a cheap microwave and therefore minimise disturbances.

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      It's a pretty common problem and it's not really related to particular brands or models, as Kiwi131313 above already stated, microwave radiation is in the same part of the electromagnetic spectrum as WiFi signals, along with cordless home phones and a lot of cellular frequencies.

      Dual-band routers that use both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz can alleviate this somewhat but 5Ghz signals are much, much shorter-range than 2.4Ghz signals and have even greater trouble passing through walls and obstructions. They also require 5Ghz compatible NICs in whatever clients are connected to your WLAN.

      Definitely get as much distance as possible between the microwave and the router and ideally position the media player that's doing the streaming or the TV itself so that it has a direct or indirect line-of-sight to the router without the microwave intersecting that axis.

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      I have the same problem with wifi cutting out! Thought I was the only one. Mine is a Samsung ME6124ST

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    Bummer, I just bought the 25L (MS2596OS) one for nearly the same price.

    The black model of this one looks good value too at $143.3 - LG MS25960W 25L Smart Inverter Microwave -
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/home-appliances/microwaves/lg/lg-m...

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    Is an inverter type microwave better than other types?

    • +2 votes

      Conventional microwaves blast full power at intermittent bursts - so the microwave is either on (100% power) or off (0% power). Achieving 'less' power is just a case of having more time with the microwave turned off - simple example is that if you set 50% power setting then the microwave only produces 100% power for 50% of the time.

      Inverter microwaves produce 50% of the power for 100% of the time, and doesn't pulse 100% power. The result is less power consumption, more even cooking, and less issues with defrosting.

      I've got a black neochef and its been really good. The tune is a bit different which is a welcome change, and the completely flat front makes it easy to clean. Yes, the settings are 'inside' the door, but I just set the microwave with the door open, then hit close and press start.

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        how would you compare LG to Samsung MS40J5133BT 40L 1000W one?

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          I haven't used a Samsung Microwave so cant comment. I had a Sharp before this which lasted ~10 years. Have had the Neochef for maybe a couple of years so far and have no reason not to recommend it.

  • +1 vote

    Seems to be all sold out for Victoria stores and delivery is an extra $30 :\

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    No stock in WA.

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    No click and collect in Sydney. Delivery is $59

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      Try purchasing in store at JB Westfield Sydney. I recall seeing quite a few of these when I was there couple weeks back

  • +1 vote

    Had it in my cart last night for click and collect. Hesitated and went to buy it this morning. Now they want $40 delivery.
    Nope. Keep your microwave JB.

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    Yep, all of a sudden no Click & Collect - Keep your microwave JB.

  • +1 vote

    Would love to buy one just to listen to the music. But the one we curently have is still going strong after 10+ years.

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    bought one last time when it was on offer for around $170ish from GG. Still in box waiting for the current one to die.

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    I got mine practically new for $100 from Gumtree and it's the best microwave I've ever owned, I highly recommend it! Never had any trouble with it. It is super quiet and sometimes I forget I have something in it until it plays the little finishing tune. (Some people will find it super annoying but it just cracks me up every time I hear it, it kind of sounds like microwave is super proud that it's just heated your food)

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    usual good guys delivery charge introduced

  • +3 votes

    Everyone kepps talking about the alarm so I had a quick search…

    https://youtu.be/ZkF621GVTDI

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    I just price matched at AO with free delivery.

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    Priced match with HN and $20 for product replacement warranty for 2 extra years

  • +10 votes

    Lots of people say this microwave heats up evenly. It did seem that way to me too, but I had a bit of spare time today so I decided to do a simple test on the NeoChef 42L compared to a Sharp R-330Y. Just take it as a bit of fun rather than a proper comparison.

    I made some paste with flour and water and spread it over a flat plate, then zapped it for 30 seconds with a stack height of 3cm and 7cm in both ovens with new paste each time. From the results, at a stack height of 7cm the LG is far more even than the Sharp, where you can see distinct hot and cold areas. The Δ is lower on the Sharp (12.4°C vs 20.8°C) , but the LG is more even. The outer ring is always hotter as it's always the closest point to the magnetron as it rotates.

    At 3cm the LG looks like it's quite uneven with the hot and cold areas, but I actually didn't lock the span so it looks a lot worse than it is. The Δ between the outer ring and the center is under 7° on the LG but 18.2° on the Sharp. Food would definitely be more evenly heated in the LG, at least on that plane.

    Last year I measured a friend's Panasonic flatbed microwave (i.e. no turntable). Instead, it uses an RF stirrer to bounce the RF around. The paste wasn't a good consistency so I didn't include it in the comp above as it wouldn't be a fair comparison, but it does look rather uneven.

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