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Old 11-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #11
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I can't recommend the Breville microwave enough. It isn't cheap, but worth every penny.

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Old 11-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #12
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the last couple of microwave I bought I considered two things: Price and Size. They had to fit in certain space. They are no name brands, one from Sears, one from Home Depot. Both been working just fine. I do not use for cooking, but do use a lot for warming up food. Working just fine for me, especially considering that I bought both on sale I have no complains.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #13
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the last couple of microwave I bought I considered two things: Price and Size. They had to fit in certain space. They are no name brands, one from Sears, one from Home Depot. Both been working just fine. I do not use for cooking, but do use a lot for warming up food. Working just fine for me, especially considering that I bought both on sale I have no complains.
This is mostly us too. We had to buy a new one when we moved back to the States. We have always had a built in over the range microwave, but our current kitchen simply won't let that work. We bought an LG - it has the largest capacity of any we've ever owned. It resides in a corner counter under the cupboards, in a spot that wouldn't be much use for anything else but maybe canisters anyway.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #14
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This is my microwave with the dead display. It fits the narrow piece of countertop because it's only 18" wide and full sized (13" turntable) and full powered (1100 watts). It fits because the controls are across the top rather than down one side.

I CANNOT FIND A REPLACEMENT ANYWHERE!!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #15
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I don't think I've ever used my microwave other than just to warm up stuff.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:18 AM   #16
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Some people are very creative with microwave cooking. There are all kind of recipes for it.


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Old 11-21-2014, 09:41 AM   #17
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With such a tiny kitchen, adding an over the range microwave was the best thing that we could have done with limited space. Ours is a Samsung and it's the best I've ever used, powerful, doesn't burn popcorn and softens butter without melting it.

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Old 11-21-2014, 06:19 PM   #18
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I have an Amana Radar Range downstairs in storage that still works fine.

I upgraded to a GE Advantium when one became available to me.

I'll go back to the Radar Range if the Advantium craps out.

I haven't used the halogen features much. The learning curve is more then I want to deal with and my regular oven serves my needs just fine.

I use the microwave to reheat java, defrost things, and cook frozen veggies.

Unless you use it as a primary instrument to cook I'd go with the cheapest model I could find that fit's the size requirements needed.

They are cheap and getting cheaper so consider them as another throw away appliance of the 21st century.
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