Thanks @meltam. I previously more-or-less used your method to look for pull down door (i.e. manually perused the spreadsheet) but the listings don’t appear to be correct so I gave up. At least the SAMSUNG MC455THRCBB is stated to be pull down, but in fact it quite clearly is a side-opening door.
I was looking particularly for the current Whirlpool pull-down, and the LG NeoChef 39L (and also whistfully hoping there might be some coverage of the Aldi convection microwave). Of course I take the point that Choice doesn’t have unlimited funds but contend that surveying less than half the market is misleading, doesn’t help consumers, and disadvantages some manufacturers. Given Choice’s affiliation with much larger overseas consumer organisations you might expect their combined resources sufficient to test most current models. Alternatively Choice could move to a different model, where they solicit free supply from manufacturers but via some sort of voucher system, so that Choice chooses the particular shop and device they purchase to avoid special product preparation and selection. At least by that means, a manufacturer can ensure they are included rather than leaving it to chance selection by Choice.
I get the feeling that all under-article comments have disappeared, but maybe that is just chance of the articles I’ve looked at. An announcement one way or the other would help.