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This fully talking microwave oven with tactile buttons has been developed by RNIB to be very easy to use, so it’s perfect whether you’re defrosting sausages, heating soup or poaching an egg.

We’ve developed this microwave oven to be very easy to use. It is fully talking (with adjustable volume) and for simplicity there are only four controls. There are no complicated menus or features. You just select the cooking power, the minutes and the seconds and press Start to cook.

Set the time using the ‘minutes’ button (the letter M is printed next to it and the button has a single tactile dot for identification) and the ‘seconds’ button (found below the ‘minutes’ button, printed with an S and with two tactile dots).

Use the Power mode button (this is the only button without tactile dots and has the letter P printed next to it) to choose cooking power. There are five modes available:

  • Low mode – 90W
  • Defrost mode – 270W
  • Medium mode – 450W
  • Medium-high mode – 630W
  • High mode – 900W

Below these three buttons is a rotary dial to adjust the volume (choose from 15 levels, the microwave will announce the volume level as you rotate the dial). Press the dial to start cooking (press and hold the dial to reset the microwave). The dial has a V printed next to it and the words START, RESET raised on it.

As well as announcing power and time as you set them, the microwave will alert you to the cooking time remaining (every 10 seconds if the time is less than a minute; every 30 seconds if time remaining is more than a minute; and a countdown when only 10 seconds remain) and tell you when the time is completed. Time remaining is also displayed on an LCD display.

On opening the door, it will say “door open, beware hot contents”. The microwave will also tell you when the door is closed. 

You can pause any cooking or defrost cycle by pressing the START rotary dial. To restart the cycle, just press the START dial again.

  • Fully talking microwave oven.
  • All functions spoken in a clear male voice.
  • Easy to use – set power, time and press START.
  • Tactile controls.
  • Five power modes (including ‘defrost’).
  • Adjustable volume (15 levels).
  • LCD display shows time remaining.
  • Maximum cooking time: 30mins (to set press Minute button 30 times).
  • Interior light.
  • Non-slip feet.
  • Colour: Silver.
  • Interior colour: Grey.
  • Power rating: 900W.
  • Oven capacity: 25 litres.


  • Size (W × H × D): 51 × 32 × 37cm (20.8 × 12.6 × 14.57 inches).
  • Rotary turntable: 32cm.
  • Weight: 14.5kg.


  • 36-month warranty.


  • Requires 220-240V – not for use in the US.
  • The exterior of the microwave has a protective film covering to protect it whilst being transported. This film must be removed before it is plugged into the mains. Sighted assistance might be required to do this. Once this protective film has been removed, the microwave will not be returnable unless faulty.
  • For more details about this product, check the product instructions manual (in the User Guides tab) and watch the video (in the Videos tab)  to help you decide if this product is suitable for you.
  • If placed on a slippery worksurface, for example, high gloss laminate, the microwave may move when the door is opened and closed. We recommend using a non-slip material, like Dycem, under the microwave feet to stop slippage.
  • For hygiene reasons this product is non-returnable unless faulty, or it can be returned within 14 days if unsuitable, in an unopened and as new condition.

This item is eligible for VAT exemption.

Barcode: DK191RE

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