The Oster OGG61403 is part of the microwave oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven
models like the OGG61403 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.
Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
Features & Specs - Oster OGG61403
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Watts This is the manufacturer's figure of the microwave power output. In general, the more watts an oven offers, the greater its cooking power-and the faster your food will be cooked. That said, differences in claimed wattage of 100 watts or less are unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
Convection mode A few microwaves include a convection oven feature, which has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat. In convection mode, you can set the oven temperature as you would in a traditional oven to bake or roast items.
Sensor Controls the cooking and reheating time automatically. It shuts off an oven when it determines (usually by sensing steam) that food is hot enough.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless-steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Worked ok for a few months then started shutting down. Read reviews by others that they had same problem. Called customer service. They kept asking about my outlets and if there had been any power outages. We did have one during some heavy wind. That voids the warranty. Never mind others who have had the same problems did not have power outages. This applies to all<br />Oster products.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Adirondacks, NY
Good Microwave-Wattage less than 1200
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
I use this microwave mostly for reheating food. This 1200 watt unit replaces a much more expensive 2 year old 1200 watt unit that stopped working. The no-frills Oster is very easy to clean, attractive and controls are straighforward. My major complaint is that I highly doubt this is 1200 watts. My last 1200 watt microwave would boil 1 cup of water in 1.25 minutes. The Oster takes nearly three, similar to the 700 watt microwave at work. My minor complaint is that the beeper is obnoxiously loud and annoying, so much so that I can hear it outside the house in winter. Despite these two deficiencies, I do think this Oster microwave is a good value for the price and I would recommend it.