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Old 02-20-2007, 01:17 AM   #1
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Question Convection microwave?

Ok my am sick of my micro. I have one of those over the range micros. I have no problem with it other than the handle has broke twice in the past two years . You would think oh no problem just order a handle and it will be cheap right? OHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. They want $50 for part that probably cost them $.25 to make in a 3rd word country. There is no way im going to up for $50 for another handle. Well since over the range micros are on the pricy side and since i have ceramic tiled by backsplash all around the microwave (i would probably have to try to cut out the slate and not damage the drywall) i think im just going to leave the over the counter micro where its at and use it as a vent and get a new microwave to set on the counter.

This is why i started looking at convection micros. First of all i do not know anyone who has one of these. Ive heard they act like ovens is this true or are the basically a microwave with a fan? I have a convection toaster oven and i have to usually replace it every couple of years because i use it VERY Often so i will not have to heat up the kitchen and waist a lot of energy to fix small dishes that i usually fix. So if i got one of these convection micros and it actually works like an oven (which i do not know if it does) it would allow me to replace two appliances with one. So could anyone tell me if these things actually work like an oven? If they do how do you they work. I mean i can't imagine you set a temperature like you would set an oven because you would have a meltdown with the microwave :).

I was looking at this unit at walmart:
Daewoo 1.0 cu. ft Convection, Grill and Microwave Combo, Stainless Steel - Wal-Mart

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Old 02-20-2007, 01:57 AM   #2
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I found a site that seemed to have a lot of good information about these products at:

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Old 02-20-2007, 02:02 AM   #3
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well scratch that i think im going to go with this:
Sharp 0.9 cu. ft. Microwave/ Convection Oven, Black & Silver - Wal-Mart

seems like a lot better unit
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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Ncage1974

Good Morning,
Saw your post about micro-wave/convection combination...I have had one for many years...mine is a portable one, not built in type...I belive I purchased mine at Sears...I absoutely love it...I wanted the advantage of having two ovens...it works exactly like your regular oven , yet doesn't heat up the kitchen...during the holidays I use mine the most...I just convert any regular recipe by lowering the heat 25 degrees and the time by 20 minutes.
So as you can see my adventure with this product has been nothing but positive...Jan
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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well scratch that i think im going to go with this:
Sharp 0.9 cu. ft. Microwave/ Convection Oven, Black & Silver - Wal-Mart

seems like a lot better unit
I have one, but an earlier version "Sharp Carousel" great machine, it's about 12 years old now. Use as microwave or roast or combined
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:51 AM   #6
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I had a Samsung mirco-convection oven years ago.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:38 PM   #7
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thanks...

Thanks eveyone. Looks like im going to stop by wallmart after work today and give the sharp unit a hard look. I might just go home with one. For those of you that said you had a sharp unit are their any cleanup issues especially the inside or are they as easy to clean up as a regular micro? I just wish i would have looked at these sooner. I think when people think microwave/oven they never concieve that a micro could work anything like an oven so they don't even give it a look. Whats so great about walmart is their awesome return policy of course if i wouldn't like it and i don't have to mess with trying to ship it back to somewhere.

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Old 02-22-2007, 12:54 AM   #8
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Have you worked out the microwave/oven/grill thing yet? I am curious as to the dimensions of the oven and if it would require new bake ware.

I am sorry that you could not get a replacement handle for your microwave for a reasonable price. The only companies that I have found to honor their warranties and guarantees are the toy mfg. That has saved me major bucks.

The worst companies for dealing with in getting parts and/or accessories (sold separately) are the ones who advertise on infomercials. I had a box of microwave browning paper and the tray had been misplaced. They are no longer in business!
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:52 PM   #9
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Have you worked out the microwave/oven/grill thing yet? I am curious as to the dimensions of the oven and if it would require new bake ware.

I am sorry that you could not get a replacement handle for your microwave for a reasonable price. The only companies that I have found to honor their warranties and guarantees are the toy mfg. That has saved me major bucks.

The worst companies for dealing with in getting parts and/or accessories (sold separately) are the ones who advertise on infomercials. I had a box of microwave browning paper and the tray had been misplaced. They are no longer in business!
Sorry about waiting so long to reply but no i have not. I went to walmart and had my mind set that i was going to get a sharp convection they had on their website. When i went in the store it was tore apart and they said they were remodeling. Of course they didn't have the sharp unit and the only one they had was a GE unit that was in an open box.

Its probably a good thing they didn't have it because i have reconsidered. Im maybe thinking on just going full bore and getting a over the counter convection oven with the vent but they are quite expensive. In the neighboorhood of $600-800. It would be handy to have an extra oven though and they over the counter models are quite large. The cheapest was a GE profile unit and i think it was $638 if you install it by yourself.

Im just so mad at GE about my current micro....$50 for a stinkn pastic handle and within a year it BROKE again. The guy at lowes said parts for GE things are generally expensive.

Unfortunatly all this will have to wait until after next week. My water heat is failing in my house and needs to be replaced which will happen next week.
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You poor thing

You sure are having a rough time...I hate that for you...it should be a fun experience...we had to replace our dishwasher recently and two repair men told us..DON'T BY A GE ANYTHING ANYMORE...ITS THE MOST WORKED ON BRANDS WE HAVE ...SO we bought a dishwasher at our Lowes store...I won't even buy a $2.00 item now if its made by GE after their advise...hope things work out for you soon...Jan
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