LG MJ3281BCS Combination Microwave & Convection Oven, Black / Stainless Steel

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Everything you might desire from a microwave is embodied in the LG MJ3281BCS microwave and convection oven, finished in black and stainless steel.

Use this oven’s convection heating to bake and cook food, or the microwave to heat, reheat and defrost, according to your fancy. More even browning for baking and faster roasting is a big advantage when using a convection microwave oven, and the Quad Convection heating system employs top and back plate heating for efficient convection. The inclusion of 2 shelves gives you plenty of room to cook as you please.

This chic appliance boasts a streamlined design, supported by the accolade of a 2010 iF Product Design Award. An oven-style pull-down door gives this microwave a unique touch, while sleek electronic controls make the MJ3281BCS easy to use.

Within this housing is a charcoal lighting heater, offering high power density and a fast response time to give you tasty, crispy food. The grill temperature control ensures even temperatures when cooking, while a child safety lock prevents accidents and ensures your food cooks without interruptions.

  • Awarded iF Product Design Award 2010
  • Charcoal lighting heater offers speedy cooking
  • Grill temperature control
  • Easy clean coating
  • Acclaimed and individual black design
  • Flexible variety of cooking, reheating and defrosting options
  • Child safety lock provides peace of mind
Auto Cook Information Cooking time automatically calculated by weighing the food
27 levels
Child lock
Cooking Power (IEC)
Auto-defrost - 4 levels
H32.2 x W53 x D53.3cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Grill Information Output of grill: the higher the output, the quicker the grilling
Heating Category Information A to E, with E taking the least time to heat food
Model name / number
Number of Shelves
Power Levels Information Choice of programmes for your cooking needs
Turntable Diameter Information The bigger the diameter, the more flexibility the oven has
Type Of Microwave
Microwave, grill and fan oven


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Rated 4 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Superb all rounder! Love the pull down door opening, the door has 4 metal catches to lock the door in place. The oven is quite large and heavy with plenty of room inside. An large glass plate and 2 grill racks are included(low and high heights), can cook pizza's easily although an pizza pre-set cooking option is missing which is a shame. This oven does not get as hot as other microwaves do, which is a good feature if you tend to place items on the top like paperwork which I do. The LG Lightwave is far more healthy than an normal microwave and the food tastes and smells fresher. It is stylish and smart to look at and can be shown off to your friends and family!. The recipe book is a disappointment as is thin and uses fancy ingredients likely to be left on your shelf and forgotten. This oven combi does the lot, steam,grill,oven, and lightwave your food, so buy one today! 19 January 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not so good MJ3281BCS LG Combi Microwave purchased Oct 2014. First I have to say that the retail experience at JL Cribbs Causeway fell far short of the mark. The oven supplied is NOT as illustrated on the JL website on the day I bought it. The model shown on the website had a blue LED type display. Mine has a back-lit grey LCD display and may be a newer model. The user is required to set or cancel a clock function when the oven is powered.- but the clock illumination switches off after about 5 minutes. The Start and Stop buttons at the bottom of the front panel but the small dark red and blue lettering on a black background for these main buttons is not ideal for clarity. The oven has a shiny piano-black door - I cannot see what is going on inside the oven when it is running in daylight. The door hinges down but not horizontal. You cannot pull a bowl of soup out onto the door to stir it as it would spill.Amazingly, there is no delay/stand feature - so cooking a ready meal which needs to rest halfway through cooking for a minute or so would have to be managed manually. This oven is at a premium price - so I expect all the 'bells and whistles' including a programmable cooking sequence. The user manual gives no worked examples of meals cooked in the combination modes - so owners are left in the dark about the features they have paid so much for. There is a recipe booklet supplied. It has 38 recipes - but not one recipe makes use of any of the combination features this Lightwave oven has to offer. Amazingly this booklet tells you to use the conventional convection oven for baked potatoes and ignores the Active Convection' No 6 mode for Baked Potatoes. Auto features exclude frozen vegetable cooking. Baked potatoes are poorly executed. Overall I am disappointed 2 stars.only. I wish now that I had got my Panasonic oven repaired instead. :-( Review heavily edited to fit word count. 09 November 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unreliable and innacurate I bought this product approximately 3 years ago. It has broken down twice, both times outside the warranty period. The microwave generator failed and took a transformer with it. Then, about 3 months ago, one of the grill elements failed. My repairman was unable to source a replacement LG part, but was able to fit a Panasonic part. I checked whether the part was available from LG who referred me to 4LG, their spares stockist, who were unable to quote for the part I use the convection oven facility a lot, but the temperature control is inaccurate. Set it to 180 degrees and it says it has reached temperature when, it reality, it is only at 150 degrees. When left heating, it reached over 200 degrees. If you buy this oven, buy a good oven thermometer at the same time!! 04 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for multi-tasking Good all-round combination oven; temperature indicator particularly useful when heating up the oven for convection cooking. Clear information panel lets you know what's going on and gives you total control over your cooking. 21 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by third time lucky Wanted this to replace my ten year old solardom which was excellent. First one was damaged,second one faulty but third one was perfect. As a full time worker plus a mum and horse owner this makes meals in minutes. I rarely use my main oven but cook most things in this using the multiple options. Food is cooked quickly but browned and crisp. A roast dinnerin 40 minutes for four people fits into my hectic life 29 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best ever present ! Bought this for my parents in October, apparently it is the best thing ever to enter the house lol, this from my 83 yr old father who uses it to supplement his conventional oven, he bakes roasts and heats etc in this oven, he finds it easy to read and easy to use. The oven has not failed to live up to his expectations and they are more than pleased with it. 28 December 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by The worse Microwave/oven I have ever had! The worse Microwave/oven I have ever had! Since day one once it reaches a temperature it stops working.. then it backs again.. if the oven can reach a temperature it should not be advertise or give the option to cook at that temperature. Really disappointed with this product never again. 24 December 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by not as good as our 10 year old Panasonic it is replaceing Bought through JL last December; has broken down twice in eight months, first time they replaced almost all the insides, second time we are still waiting for a resolution after nearly three weeks. Not as reliable as the 10 year old, fault free, Panasonic it was meant to replace. JL could have done more to help us, LG customer service non existent 24 September 2013
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