Haier Microwave MWM12001SCG Review
The Haier MWM12001SCG rolls a microwave, convection oven, and grill into one appliance. Some users like the space-saving convenience and overall performance, but many grumble about design flaws and say the oven is weak.
For consumers who lack counter space but like countertop appliances, the Haier MWM12001SCG -- a combination microwave, convection oven, and grill -- strives to be the answer. And for a fair number of users who post Haier MWM12001SCG reviews, this model eliminates clutter and reduces reliance on heat-generating, energy-guzzling full-sized ovens and provides decent microwave action. For the most part, users posting Haier MWM12001SCG reviews seem satisfied with its microwave performance, a conjecture based on few posts actually commenting on the microwave function. In Haier MWM12001SCG reviews on Amazon, for example, users vaguely refer to even heating and fast results that are comparable to other models. On Buzzillions, several Haier MWM12001SCG reviews offer similar assessments, although one takes a contrary position, reporting that the Haier unit failed the pot pie test: cold spots after more than seven minutes vs fully cooked in six minutes by another brand with the same wattage.
The vast majority of the critical Haier MWM12001SCG reviews focuson the convection oven, with many saying you shouldn't think about locking shut your regular oven just yet. Despite comments here and there about successfully baking muffins or small casseroles, many more Haier MWM12001SCG reviews gripe that the unit doesn't heat up properly; i.e., preheating is lengthy and the oven heat never reaches the desired hot temperatures but instead languishes in the mid-300-degree range. Consumers also say foods take longer to bake than in a full-sized oven and generally conclude that the convection function isn't very useful. The grill function takes similar hits. In addition, some users complain about doors that don't close properly, missing or malfunctioning parts, and an instruction manual that's hard to understand.
With1.2 cubic feet and 1000 watts, this mid-sized microwave has a relatively small footprint (20.5"Wx16"Dx12.5"H) but requires lots of empty space around it for venting. It features several one-touch menu buttons and a 30-second button, delay start, and sensor cooking; defrosting can be controlled for weight and time. There's a handle on the door, and a baking rack and dial for time settings when in convection oven mode. The units are finished in stainless steel inside and out.
The Haier MWM12001SCG is a good concept at a low price, but for many consumers, it promises more than it delivers.