While it’s unfortunately had to play budget second fiddle to its parent company, the more ‘premium’ Breville, Kambrook still has a strong history of innovation and quality products that can’t be ignored. Among the products it currently produces is the microwave, of which it manufactures a wide variety to meet all consumer needs.
A brief history of the company
Kambrook was started in 1964 by Frank Bannigan, an Australian inventor who desired to create products that were high-quality but affordable.
Kambrook was responsible for the invention of an essential everyday item used by millions if not billions – the electric powerboard. The product was initially developed out of necessity, but soon became a widely successful international product. Kambrook also invented the plug-in electric timer, and the plastic kettle.
What our survey respondents say…
Earlier in 2015 Canstar Blue surveyed just over 1,000 people who had bought a new microwave in the last 3 years. These are some of the comments, among others, made by survey respondents who had purchased a Kambrook microwave.
|Kambrook is a traditional brand that does not cost as much as some of the bigger name brands whilst doing the same job.||Not many other functions microwave buttons wear off quickly,|
|Its affordable, easy to clean, can buy at any store.||The opening button can sometimes get stuck.|
|I like the colour and ease of operation – I don’t use my microwave much so it’s basically a one button operation for me.||Took a while to work out how to use it efficiently.|
|Easy to use functions, great power .||Too many stickers on front .|
|Good value for money.||The door opening mechanism is push button and the button sticks all the time.|
Source: Canstar Blue microwave survey – 2015
Other microwave brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a microwave – in this case, 1,010 people.
The other microwave brands in this year’s survey are:
You can view microwave survey results here.