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[SOLVED] Dammit. Microwave died. Need Help! : (

LurkLurk Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So my microwave just died, stores are going to close soon (it's a sunday) and it's a holiday on monday (woo thanksgiving). I am short on researching time and I need to decide on a new microwave in the next 2 hours >_<

Anyone can recommend me a brand or build of microwaves?

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I haven't had any problems with my current GE microwave over the past three years. The old Sharp one was reliable as well (I had it about seven years), but this one was bigger and free so I gave the Sharp away.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    We've had an LG for a coule of years and it's been fine. For the price, if it makes it past three years I'll consider it a good purchase. Microwave is microwave, right? Just buy whatever is a good price and doesn't look like it will give you cancer just looking at it's picture in a catalogue.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah, you'd be pretty unlucky to get a "bad" microwave from any given retail chain, even if you pick the cheapest model. As long as you're not grabbing something secondhand you'll be fine.

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    Grid SystemGrid System Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The worst thing you could do is buy a microwave that's too small or underpowered. Don't go for anything less that 800 W and .9 cu. ft.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The worst thing you could do is buy a microwave that's too small or underpowered. Don't go for anything less that 800 W and .9 cu. ft.

    A lot of pre-packaged shit has times for 1100-1200 watt microwaves. I'd say that should be the baseline.

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    ink4n3ink4n3 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    In college I had the cheapo microwave from Walmart and that thing sucked. I don't remember the wattage, but it couldn't pop a bag of popcorn. Half the bag was left unpopped and the stuff that did pop ended up burnt. I recommend staying away from the cheapest one at Walmart.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    1. Go to Canadian Tire.
    2. Pick microwave in your price range.
    3. Buy microwave.

    Just get a 1100 watt one.

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    iglidanteiglidante Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Like others have said, even the crappiest microwave will last you a while. I had a really cheap one in college - just a time dial and no other settings. The thing was a piece, but it never actually died. It just didn't cook things very well because it was seriously underpowered.

    Anything over 1000 watts has served me well.

    ...I've got to ask, though, why the urgency? Can't you make things on the stove for a few days, if you want to shop around?

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    LurkLurk Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Got a new microwave, crisis averted. It was for my parents and we tend to have a lot of left overs that need to be reheated.

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