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LG Neochef MS4236DB 42L Microwave $179 C&C/+ Delivery @ Harvey Norman

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LG Neochef MS4236DB 42L Microwave $179 C&C/+ Delivery @ Harvey Norman

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should be able to price match at JB

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        iirc it's "shopping".

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          thanks but didnt work

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          The code is shopper

  • +1 vote

    I just got a no from JB to pricematch due to it being on clearance at HN

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      I am lucky to get price match at JBHiFi

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      Just pricematched with no problem + 5% JB discount + 10% JB GC discount from Classified - SCORE

      Try another store or another staff.

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    Got this last time. Great power, heats up really quick but I still miss actual tactile buttons

  • +6 votes

    Good deal, but go JB instead of HN. I'd do anything to avoid giving greedy harvey a cent of my money after his rorting the job keeper scheme and the Australian public to the tune of $22 million and lets not forget the extra 10% we all have to pay on offshore purchases now thanks to you know who.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/26/harve...

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      so it is not greedy by buying offshore to avoid GST?

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        Hi Gerry

  • +1 vote

    About to move into first house. Wondering if I should pick this up ?

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      yes it is decent, we have a similar model at work the past 2 years and has been fine,

      I just picked up one at HN just before they closed today,

  • +3 votes

    I would get the version of this microwave with a knob (4266). Tried in store before I bought my 4266 last year to compare the two models (touch vs knob). The 4266's knob is much more tactile to use for setting the time. In typical reheating usage (10 sec to 2 minutes), you can use the start buttons to quickly set time 30 sec increments, and use the knob to increase or decrease in 10 sec increments. The knob also recedes flat into the microwave for cleaning or for a smooth look.

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    I know this might be a dumb question, but I thought all microwaves were pretty much the same. Why would someone buy this one instead of, say, this $85 one from kmart?

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      Sensor cook.
      1200W - More power so it cooks faster.
      Even cooking (something LG seems to have done right).

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        How does sensor cook work? What is it sensing, there is no temperature probe so I'm assuming ambient temperature or humidity?

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          Microwave Sensor cooking measures vapor (moisture and humidity) emitted from food as it heats.

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      900w not enough

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    Damn. Bought a few weeks for $219 now it drops at this price. 😷

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    I have this, works great except the musical tunes are annoying, I’ve found a way to mute it, but has to be done after every time there’s a power outage.

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      When I was looking online, wire cutters were a common permanent solution

  • -2 votes

    Pretty cheap for an Xbox series x

  • +3 votes

    With all the talk about wifi interference I thought I'd test the two microwaves I have immediate access to, a Sharp R-330Y and an LG NeoChef MS4296OSS.

    I put a mug of water in the ovens and tested them from 1.5 meters away. The LG is definitely more leaky than the Sharp.

    The Sharp has higher emissions at the higher end of the wifi band (~ch 9-13) while the LG splatters out broadband noise from ~ch 4-13.

    So based on this sample size of 1, I would get less wifi interference if I set my router to use channel 1 if I had an LG, or either channel 1 or 6 if I had that Sharp.

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      Thanks for the effort and confirming for us quantitatively!

      Could I please ask if you place foil around the right side of the LG (assuming that's where the radiation is coming from), does it minimise the interference? I always wanted to try that myself but seems like you have all the right gear for quantitative measurements.

      My microwave's interference have a range of around 3 metres.

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        Hmm, I'll have a look when I get back. Is there an opening on the right side? If it's sheet steel I wouldn't expect foil to do much.

  • +1 vote

    I bought one of these and after 3 months the clips to close the door broke and it refuses to start (safety mechanism for microwaves). Jb tried sending off to fix without success. After 2 months without microwave I just asked for my money back.

    Quality is average and no difference in a standard microwave.

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    Have been thinking about buying LG neochef oven for some time given it has some rave reviews but thanks a lot all for comments, they are very enlightening and helpful in making a decision. Especially around WiFi and timer

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    Great microwave. I have the one with the knob, only thing I dislike about it is you can only adjust the time by increments of 10. For this reason I’d recommend going with the other full touch one (if it has the option of adjusting in increments by seconds haha)

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      Interesting comment. I use a different model LG with a knob and love that I can just turn the knob slow or quickly to add 10 sec blocks to the time.
      Much faster than having to press a non-tactile keypad.

      Why does <10sec matter when microwaving? You can always stop it a few seconds early.

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        Sometimes heating something for 10s isn’t enough but 20s is too much and I don’t like watching the timer to stop it short when I have other stuff to prepare, it’s a little time wasting.

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          Life's tough ain't it? Such a harsh world we live in.

          /s

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    Long story short, if I'm buying a new microwave I absolutely should get an inverter model yeah?

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      If you reheat foods that splatter a lot (eg high oil or fat content) or anything that is better heated gently (eg seafood) then yes, being able to reduce the power via the inverter is very useful.

      Compare this to my non inverter microwave, which had ability to reduce power but in practice it was like on 100% for 30 secs then off for 10 secs, rather than truly reducing power. Food would still splatter and have some hot spots.

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    Thanks , got one from jb price matched to 179

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    We have the MS4266OBS and really like it but it seems that it takes quite a while to heat foods, are there default power settings that need to be bumped up somewhere?

    I think we experimented with the power level that you set ad hoc and it didn't seem to do much

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      Interestingly, I had the same feeling that it didn't heat as much compared to another Panasonic microwave (non-turn table version) when I first bought the MS4266. After a while, I realised that while the old microwave seemed hotter (i.e. the top of the soup is hot but bottom may still be cool), the Neochef distributed the heat better (heat is moderate from top to bottom).

      I've yet to experiment, but to really know if the LG is less powerful, you need to heat up the same volume of water in both microwaves for the same time, then mixed the water in the cup thoroughly and measure the temperature of the water.

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        interesting, thanks that makes sense - yeah we haven't had any real issues with food being heated unevenly it just takes some time to do so.. fair tradeoff I guess

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    What a deal. I bought this for $300+ last month from good guys. I had a gift card, so didn't look at prices in other sellers. But, it seems to be a great price.

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    I have a SMEG microwave that's 17 years old. Contemplating a change. Smeggy was about $500 back then….

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    I own one of these microwave. Has the worst clock ever, the only way to change the clock ( daylight saving etc) is to disconnect the power.