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LG Neochef MS4236DB 42L Microwave $184.30 Pickup or + Delivery @ The Good Guys eBay

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Seems to be the favorite microwave on OzBargain. My microwave stopped working couple of days ago, it's been a struggle waiting for Black Friday sales!

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  • +14 votes

    have this from last year deal ,was about the same price and is a good cook
    Do note that its a 2.5G wifi killer , it did tamper with devices that were more than 6 metres away

    • +1 vote

      Our wifi router is setup next to the microwave.. Will this interrupt our internet every time it's in use?

      • +6 votes

        Very likely it will.

      • +1 vote

        Not if you put 2.4 on channel number 5 or under.

        You're welcome.

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          Thanks! pulled the trigger on the microwave

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            @Jono991: The biggest problem these days is being in a location where there are many 2.4 signals in your vicinity (throughput and connectivity issues, but this can also be resolved with beacon and RTS changes)…Channel switching helps, but only so much. I don't have any trouble at my place in the burbs on stock WiFi signal settings.

            Channels 1 2 3 4 5 (on 2.4ghz) will not be affected by microwave energy affecting 2400-2499mhz

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              @Bamboozle: Yeah that's why I run ethernet cables in my apartment. Cbf dealing with 2.4ghz wifi, it's just a mess with so many surrounding signals and interference everywhere. 5ghz is generally fine though due to it not really going through walls as well and the short distance. So you don't have issues with apartments nearby.

              As you said the suburbs is generally a non issue with this sorta stuff.

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                @bert-lifts: I don’t think many IOT devices use 5HZ so you’ll definitely see issues there.

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              @Bamboozle: Thanks for the tip! We haven't noticed any wifi issues since following your advice.

              To everyone else.. wow what a difference a decent microwave makes. I've been using the "hit 30 seconds start!" method for 30 years. I now enjoy heating food up correctly. Say goodbye to 'explosions/it's still cold in the middle' moments.

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      Do you think some microwaves are better shielded?

      • +1 vote

        Beer talk- The old microwaves did invest in shields ,the new ones sell the idea that its not required and scientific evidence will take decades .
        Switch to 5G router for now.

      • +4 votes

        My old one was certainly better shielded than my Neochef. I never had a pair of Bluetooth headphones cut out before I got this one.

    • +1 vote

      I have the knob one, indeed is a wifi killer but doesn't effect your 5ghz channels.

    • +1 vote

      Yup, this thing screws with my wireless headset when both are in use and I'm in the kitchen

      • +4 votes

        Can you wrap it with tin foil? ;)

        • +7 votes

          Instructions unclear; started electrical fire in the microwave

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            @Jonzay: LMAO. I meant outside of the oven or even the enclosure. Like a faraday cage?

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              @Naigrabzo: Wouldn't recommend that, as you'd block the airflow/fan.

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      Same. Damn annoying a little weird.

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      I got the conventional oven one and it cuts off my PS4 bluetooth headset! Lmao

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      Only when you're cooking with the microwave though?

  • +4 votes

    Good price but read soo many people complain about WiFi issues so not sure :(

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      It's not that big a deal.

      How often is your microwave on?

      Is it close to a device which is streaming at times when you use your microwave?

      • +1 vote

        TBH Lots of people watch TV while cooking, so I can understand the annoyance.

      • +1 vote

        also get your downloads cut
        also get logged out of games

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      It plays a 'your food is ready' jingle every ten seconds on a continuous loop until you open the door, to help forget about the wifi issues. It's very effective.

      • +1 vote

        This alone puts me off. That and if a microwave does not have a quick start 30-second option.

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    This or wait for the 4296 version?

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      Check out JB. I just paired with 15% off for the best price I have seen on the matt black model in a while.

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        is there a matte black model on jb? I can't find it can you share a link or model number please.

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        15% off how?

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          With the Coles TEEN/KIDS $30 gift cards. The higher value ones were sold out everywhere I went to look, otherwise I would have bought a dishwasher yesterday too.

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            @Joshm12: Where to buy these? In store?

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              @3zzy: Check the deal thread on 'The Card Network'

    • +2 votes

      Whats the difference? Is 4296 better?

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    Does wifi issue only happen when its heating things up?

    • +1 vote

      Yep.

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        Cant that be avoided by switching devices to 5Ghz

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          *can
          or change wifi channel

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      I own, not this model exactly, but a similar one and can confirm it does interfere with wifi 2.5 as well as Bluetooth (if we are playing music on the jbl)… we notice when watching something and then it starts chopping, then realise the microwave is on.
      To be honest it isn't a huge bother or pain, just wait a couple minutes and its done.
      We are very happy with it.
      Yes issue only present when heating something up.

    • +1 vote

      as opposed to chilling them? Lolllllll sorry

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    amazing price!

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    Wanna get this but no space to keep it

    Airfryer already on lounge table lol

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    I’m in the market for a microwave. Had a Panasonic one which lasted a while. Been doing some research, seems like this LG is an Ozbargain favorite.
    The 2.4GHz WiFi issue is a concern tho.

    Although we use a fair bit of 5GHz devices, most IoT devices still run on 2.4GHz. Which kind of rules this out.
    Anyone have any advice for an alternative good model to this LG?
    Probably will stick back to Panasonic.

    • +2 votes

      The Panasonic 32L microwave is also on sales for $217.5 after code. It seems many swear by Panasonic, but it costs $35 more.

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        Thanks. Will go take a look 👍🏻

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          Urgh. No stock for click &collect near me.
          Bummer. The delivery fee kills it.

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            @syngen: In case someone else wants to get a Panasonic NN-ST665BQPQ (32L-1100W).
            JB Hifi has it for $229
            Buy $230 worth of HIM/TEEN (The Card Network) cards from Coles (with the 15% off), works out to $195.50

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        I've had occassional problems with Sony, LG, Pioneer, Philips and Marantz gear in the past, but have never had anything from Panasonic give me less than a minimum of ten years solid service…

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        It's also 10l smaller

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        I've had x3 Panasonics in as many years. Loved the features whilst it worked.

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      most IoT devices still run on 2.4GHz. Which kind of rules this out.

      IoT devices shouldn't suffer too badly. Theory is that while this might generate some 2.4 ghz interference while running, more IoTs don't require a continuous data stream that would be impacted by intermittent interference. I'm thinking about your general IoT such as lights, locks, etc.

      Happy to be proved wrong on any of the above.

  • +2 votes

    I've got one of these, unsure of exact model number.
    Great microwave, heating food takes very little time (compared to the old Sanyo microwaves I've used over the last decade) and food is heated very evenly.
    But, as others mentioned above, it does interfere with the 2.4ghz channel on my router (only while heating up food, comes back good as soon as it finishes heating).
    But I guess I can live without wifi for 1-2 minutes a day 😁

    • +1 vote

      Chances are you will be staring at the microwave instead of on your laptop while you are waiting for it to cook.

      • +1 vote

        In other words it’s a perfect mircowave for singles 😛

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        What if you're downloading something?

        • +1 vote

          Ethernet isn't affected ;)

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    thanks… a bit too big though.

    I had a 25L version but it died within 5 month.

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      I've got the 25L because I thought you had to leave a little bit of air space around a microwave to prevent overheating while in operation. Would love the 42L but it's a tight fit onto my shelf.

      Anyone got any advice on this?

      • +1 vote

        Most information booklets I've read say 5cm minimum around all sides of microwave.

        Samsung is one company that designates 10cm.

        You can void warranty if there is not an acceptable amount of space.

      • +1 vote

        My previous sharp died last week due to overheat. It was put in a shelf with 3cm on sides, 20cm top and 15cm rear, but there was no airflow in the rear. So probably better put microwave on the kitchen counter, and use that microwave shelf for something else. The 25L is a tard too small.

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    If you buy and click and collect can u take it back if it keeps killing your wifi?

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    Can someone tell me what makes this microwave so good?

    • +4 votes

      Looks good

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        +1

        My office used to have 1, it does look good in a cleanly organized kitchen, and also cook better than the other 2 from Sharp and Panasonic (but probably because those look like 10+ years old).

        Honestly though, I just want a decent brand + size under $200 and this LG happens to fit the bill.

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    :( paid 280 .. didnt have a choice our panasonic died after 15 years of service daily.. oh well

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      Well at least it didn't kill you first. unlike the Neochef perhaps

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        we keep it happy.. fingers crossed we will be safe.. hahaha

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    I got the MS4266OBS from GG a while ago. Retail was around $300 but paid $209 and it's been great. No wifi issues. I have ubiquity wifi and it hasn't been affected.
    Not sure what difference there is between mine and this model, looks very similar.

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    damn thats cheap. Great microwave bought one from the jb hifi sales for $224.

  • +1 vote

    My mom has a Sanyo microwave that's been going strong for 35 years now. I bought another Sanyo for my own house few years ago, just to see how long will mine last compared to her vintage one :)

  • +1 vote

    If you care about a timer on the microwave (without it actually heating anything at the same time), just be warned the NeoChefs don't have one, the Bluetooth/ 2.4g interference concerns me (not concerned with the radiation escaping as the most it could do is heat up your skin a bit)

    Now my crappy RusselHobbs grill/oven/microwave's light has died and its making a disconcerting buzzing noise (not surprising since the ventilation in that thing sucks, always very steamy in the cavity when running, and apain to clean the elements on top), I'm highly inclined to go flatbed like

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Panasonic-NN-SF574SQPQ-Microwave-S...

    It's a little bit more pricey (id love to see one of those discounted to around the $200 mark), but i'm sick of dealing with turntables.

    • +1 vote

      There are lots of reviews on the flatbed say that it doesn't heat up as well/evenly as the turntable one. I bought 1 for my friend a year ago (around $170) and I think that's true, it always take twice as long to heat food compare to my old sharp. It's very nice for putting multiple bowls though since the whole floor is useable.

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        Thanks i always forget to check productreviews.com.au (though maybe they shoudl rename it productregrets.com.au since 95% of reviews always seem to be negative since many people don't get driven to review products they like), the few reviews on amazon seemed ok but PR makes me think twice.

        I hate MW shopping they all tend to suck at something, it shouldn't be that hard to make a decent product (like if i got the NeoChef i'd have to buy a standalone kitchen timer as well because the morons didn't include that feature, and risk potential wifi disturbance it seems).

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    damn.. i really want the 23L or 25L due to limited bench space. The 23L is on their site but it's only $15 less than this absolute unit.

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    These are great microwaves but I went with silver one as this particular model is prone to shattering.

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    I have the MJ3966ABS which has the convection and crisp functions. I have the crisp tray, steamer and wire racks if anyone wants these. Open to reasonable offers.

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    Thanks Op. Picked one up

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    The website says $194 instead of $184, Still a good price though.

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      Yeah TGG website and ebay listing price is $194, you'll need to apply PTGG5 when buying from their ebay store. Oh and don't forget cashback (not sure if it works with code though)

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    annnnd bought the 25L two weeks ago for this price :(

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    Does this model have auto cook settings (eg fresh/frozen veggies etc)?

  • +2 votes

    Seems to cause issues for my wifi when in use sometimes, I had to move it to the garage and bought a cheapie to replace.

  • +1 vote

    Another option is the Aldi special from Wednesday. A friend of mine said her store was sold out but there were about 10 units in mine this morning when I went.
    Samsung 3-in-1 Convection Microwave with Grill $179
    https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-wed-25-...

    I cant work out what size it is though from the product page

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      Was just about to post this. Nice that Aldi offers a proper brand for a change, and with grill and oven function as well.

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      May I ask which one your local Aldi is? I was looking for one of these yesterday but no dice.

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        It was Carnegie, Melbourne

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    I have the 25L Neochef, our wifi router is in the garage so no problem, but from the microwave 2-3 meters behind the window is the aircon unit. If we turn the aircon on the microwave just buzzes the whole time, some radio frequency or what they said on the phone, seems a little suspicious to use them at the same time.

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    ordered one but unsure if there is an actual difference between this and MS4296OBC apart form the touch panel

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      The MS4296 and MS4266 has the sensor cook thing which detect temperature and humidity etc. they usually cost more, and I have always manually adjust timing so just buy whatever is cheapest.

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    FWIW I have my router hanging on the wall above my Neochef (around 50cm above) and I've never experienced a wifi dropout.

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    I have just pickup my unit from local store and did a quick test with my bluetooth headset. It does cause interference within 2m, but not complete dropout. My 2.4 Ghz wifi printer 5m away can still print while the microwave is running. So all in all wifi is non issue for me personally.I love the finishing chime, and it's huuuuge.

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    Been doing the Corona work from home jig in the kitchen / living room, sitting about 1 m close to the microwave, and I haven't noticed any wifi or Bluetooth dropouts.

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    Thanks OP. Got one. No brainer.

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    We were in the market for a new microwave and bought this - thanks. Our previous was an LG and had it for over 10 years. It was actually given to us from someone else and who knows how long they had it. I have no issues with LG. But like most things, regardless of the fact they are Korean, they are still made in China.

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    Ordered around 10am - ready for pickup at 12:26pm. Not bad TGG!

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    Very late to this deal but if you don't like the chime sound at the end of heating up your food, hold down 'Keep Warm' and 'Stop' for a few seconds until the display flashes "OFF". Can also vouch for it killing 2.4GHz wifi and bluetooth but switching to channel <5 or to 5GHz fixes this.

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    Managed to grab one at 171 with Suncorp discount.