By Enda / 6 months ago

UK Review of the Tower T24001 Manual Microwave

The Tower T24001 Manual Microwave is a highly rated microwave oven that is currently available on the UK marketplace. Buyers have bought this one as their first choice. Overall they rate it highly as a 4.3 out of 5 star product, which we will discuss in more detail later.

The RRP of this microwave is £99.99, but if you search around, you should be able to find it as cheap as £59.99.  Please note that this is a manual microwave. It has an 800 watt oven, with a large 20 litre capacity, that will take standard sized dinner plates, and comes with a 3-year guarantee.

Tower T24001 Manual Microwave Review

How do Buyers Rate the T24001 Model?

It is always important to read reviews before buying anything. This microwave oven is something you will use every day. That makes it even more important, so as you can know you are buying the right one for your needs.

Buyer Review Summary

We have read a lot of reviews about this Tower microwave, and then summarised those below. Hopefully you will find that useful​. The first illustration shows the percentage of stars, given to the product, by actual real life buyers. They scored the product out of a maximum of 5 stars.

58 %
5 STARS
23 %
4 STARS
13 %
3 STARS
2 %
2 STARS
4 %
1 STARS

You can see from the above figures that just under 6 out of 10 buyers rate this Tower  microwave as a 5 star choice. That is a good rating rating, and should assure you these are good quality. 81% rate it as a 4 star or higher.

With 4% giving this only a single star, it is also a good sign that there are little or no major complaints about this particular model of microwave.

Pros & Cons of the Tower T24001

Below we have captured what buyers actually said. This includes all buyers as we like to keep our reviews balanced. Even though only 4 out of every 100 buyers rated this microwave as a 1 star product, we always like to find out why. 

PROS

  • This is a good basic microwave that gets the job done
  • Has a door that you can see through which buyers thought was an essential requirement
  • The price is at the lower end of the scale for microwaves
  • It is very easy to operate
  • Powerful and sturdy
  • Push button open door
  • Ideal for people who don't want a microwave with all the fancy and complicated programs

CONS

  • A little too basic for some buyers
  • Several buyers said that it was very loud when being used

There are not a lot of bad reviews, and the majority of buyers did state that it was a basic microwave. For many people that is all that they really want. The door is easy to open, the controls are easy to use, and it does have the defrost function (indicated by a snowflake image on the knob)

The majority though thought is did what is is supposed to, looked really well and was at a sensible price for what you were getting.

Tower T24001 reviewed

Tower T24001 Microwave Specification

Tower T24001 Manual Microwave with Timer Controls
  • 20 Litre capacity
  • Can defrost frozen food, reheat food
  • Uses 800 watts of power
  • Push button door
  • 6 different power levels
  • 30 minute manual timer
  • Glass turntable is 245 mm (9.64") and will hold a standard sized dinner plate (10.5")
  • Measures 33.5 x 45.2 x 26.2 cm
  • Weighs 11 Kg
  • 3-year guarantee

Like all microwaves, it is important that when you have finished using it, that you wipe down the inside of it with a damp cloth. The interior of this one is white. When cooking is finished there will always be moisture on the top of the inside of the oven.

If left there it will drip on to the bottom. Over time that can cause rust spots. A quick wipe with a cloth makes sure that does not happen.​

Controls

As you can see from the image above, the controls are manual and basic. The top knob picks out what you want to do such as defrost, reheat and cooking levels. The ​knob underneath is where you can set the cooking time (up to 30 minutes). Other than those, there is simply a push button that opens the door.

Our Verdict on the Tower T24001

The 4.3 out of 5 star buyer rating is about right for this one. It is a good basic microwave but does not have any advanced type of programs.  I believe because of the great looking style, does the basics really well and has a good brand name.

If you can get it closer to the price point of £60, then I think you have a good deal. Personally at the RRP I would not buy this one, but if I could find it cheaper, then yes.

The only thing that puts us off highly recommending a product, is if we find a number of legitimate poor ratings. There were only 4% of these, and that would not put me off. 

As a buyer you have to make that decision. Overall this one has an 81% satisfaction rating, which is very good. When you see 4.3 out of 5 stars from buyers, it is a very good sign that the quality is good.

If this is not the microwave for you, then check out our top 10 list of microwave ovens by clicking here.  This one does what it says on the tin, and at the lower price does represent good value for money.

(Last Updated On: April 15, 2017)
About the author

Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.