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Attention LJ GooRoos: microwave ovens

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We burned out our Sharp Carousel microwave oven tonight, heating up potatoes.  It lasted twelve years so no real complaints; in fact I'd like to get another Sharp, but the new models don't seem to be well-loved.

Any recommendations?  Spending under $100 would be ideal.

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elktooth_chain
Jun. 23rd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Panasonic has always been fine for me; that's what I'd go for. The one I have now came with my condo.

Also, let me know if you're planning to wait a while to get a new one, so I will know not to bring microwaveable food when I come to hang out with Pinkerton next month. ;)
cluebyfour
Jun. 23rd, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Haha, no, I'm sure we couldn't go that long without a microwave; I'm looking to stop by Target on the way home tomorrow night.

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll take a look at 'em online.
perich
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
If you're looking for a mid-sized countertop model, Consumer Reports speaks highly of Kenmore. Particularly the 6633 and the 6325.
cluebyfour
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks.

It seems to me that CR could make a fair amount of money by selling one-time access to specific reports--like I'd be willing to pay, say, $1.99 for their microwave oven report, but a monthly subscription is less attractive because I don't need their advice that frequently.
perich
Jun. 23rd, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
They do sell one month of online access for $5.99 or some such.
deadpansev
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
I normally just have gone to the store and bought the one I liked the price for, in the size I was looking at. I have never really had any problems with any microwave.
flainn
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Aren't they all pretty much the same nowadays? It's a very mature technology and has become quite cheap, even for the huge install-in-the-cupboard models.

My folks still have a microwave that is older than me, and it's still going strong. I think it's a Toshiba.
graey42
Jun. 24th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
I've always had luck with the cheapo models ($50). Yes, I've had more than one, but it's from leaving them/giving them away, not them breaking. I do only/mostly use them to heat things up, not actually cook anything except popcorn, so YMMV.
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