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    Bosch 500 Series HMV5052U Microwave oven

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    500 Series HMV5052U
    This standard 30" wide Bosch 2.1 cubic-foot 1100-watt microwave oven has the following:
    • a sensor
    • auto-defrost
    • touchpad controls.
    • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
    Description
    This standard 30" wide Bosch 2.1 cubic-foot 1100-watt microwave oven has the following:
    • a sensor
    • auto-defrost
    • touchpad controls.
    • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Heating evenness

    Heating evenness

    This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

     /  5
    Defrosting evenness

    Defrosting evenness

    This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

     /  5
    Speed of heating

    Speed of heating

    This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.

     /  5
    Microwaving noise

    Microwaving noise

    This score is based on how quiet the oven is while microwaving on high.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    This includes how easy it is to set the microwave without referring to the instructions.

     /  5
    Venting (air flow)

    Venting (air flow)

    This score is based on the volume of air drawn in by the OTR's internal fan on the highest setting.

     /  5
    Claimed capacity

    Claimed capacity

    Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.

     /  5
    Usable capacity

    Usable capacity

    Measured capacity is the usable space based on our measurements, and excludes the corner spaces for models with rotating turntables. Note that most Over-The-Range models allow you to turn the rotation off to fit large dishes (a few countertop models offer this feature, as well.) With the rotation off, measured capacity approximates claimed. However, food may require extra tending and stirring.

     /  5

    About

    The Bosch 500 Series HMV5052U is part of the Microwave ovens test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Over-the-range microwave ovens models like the 500 Series HMV5052U are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Heating evenness This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

    Defrosting evenness 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.

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