Our 20 year old Panasonic combi was looking a bit long in the tooth with a dodgy door hinge so I ordered an online replacement without a turntable Monday pm having failed to source the one I wanted locally at the Panasonic store (5 day wait) or John Lewis (there but just for display purposes).
As is all so common if you want something other than cheaper models you seem to have to order them in.
Anyhow, having missed the delivery knock on Monday as I was on the phone at the back of the house to a work colleague, I knocked on the neighbour’s door - declined help carrying the awkward box which was a bad move given the weight/shape but was trying to obey social distancing, or maybe it was just bravado!
Naturally hurt my back lugging it back to my house, have finally opened it today.
For a more expensive product weighting over 20kg it was not level, rocked and slid on my worktop when door opened so I’ve had to stick some foam underlay bits under the awful plastic feet - they sure don’t make them like they used to.
The minimalistic operating display is anything but intuitive, but there you go, and I managed to inadvertently lock the controls within a minute of plugging it in.
Now, is it just me getting older, but the whole complexity of this thing with tables showing you multiple modes and which accessories can/can’t be used in each is thoroughly confusing.
I now remember why we didn’t use the combi functions much on the old one, but without the turntable I’m hoping it may be easier.
Then the kicker, I realised it was maybe 10cm higher than the old one - fitted under cupboards at the same site but the hot air vent is right at the top at the back whereas the old one blew hot air out of the back much lower down.
I have 5cm gap where it advises 15cm above - drat.
Oh well, I’ve managed two tins of baked beans in a glass jug - at least it seems a little faster than the old one!
All very trivial I know, but a bit of moaning is one of the closest things to ‘normal’ right now