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Looking for a new Microwave. Impressed with the Samsung model ME18H704SFS. My old microwave was 14" deep, this Samsung lists at 17.5" deep. Seems like it would stick out from the cabinets alot. Thoughts and comments appreciated. Thanks


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IMHO, these things are so similar, with similar features, and use much the same parts inside, that it's hard to go wrong. Only 3 things to shop for, unless you are going for some really specialized features...

-price
-size/style/color
-power of microwaving.


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I look for a "convection oven microwave" whenever I have a need for a new one. Convection cooks fast, it still microwaves, and having a second oven is always good.

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Our 20+ year old Sharp Convection-Micro is still running! When it dies, will try to buy another, but last I checked they were quite expensive for a full size model.
Been a great oven!


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All I can say is from personal experience my newish LG counter top has been a piece of garbage. Great when it works but I have had to replace three parts in less than two years - a thermal sensor that burned up within six months of being new, the glass platter that broke in half while in the microwave in less than a year, and a door switch at less than two years. I troubleshoot and replaced parts myself as shipping back and forth to them was more than the value of the microwave.

I dearly miss our old Sharp microwave that lasted more than 15 years.


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Get one that does not have (or need) a platter that rotates. You will never look back.
 
 
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We recently upgraded our kitchen with top of the line LG products. We love them all except for the microwave. The control panel is hard to press and not intuitive.

Stay away from an LG microwave.


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To me microwave ovens are like cheap, Mr. Coffee coffee makers. Get one that will work/fit for you, use the hell out of it and when it breaks, just get another . They are cheap. Don't worry about ever trying to fix one.

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To me microwave ovens are like cheap, Mr. Coffee coffee makers. Get one that will work/fit for you, use the hell out of it and when it breaks, just got another way. They are cheap. Don't worry about ever trying to fix one.


I agree with this. Stay away from GE. Whirlpool microwaves seem to last the best, then Frigidaire.....
 
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We bought a panasonic from walmart for just a tad over $100 It has been a great little unit so far.




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Unless you're OCD about your microwave matching the rest of the kitchen décor, you don't need anything fancy, just one big enough to hold, for example, your largest dinner plate. Microwaves aren't good for real cooking. They do bake potatoes pretty well, and I also "poach" eggs with mine. Otherwise, they just heat stuff up, e.g., leftovers that have already been cooked once, lukewarm coffee, frozen vegetables, TV dinners, that sort of thing. Perhaps jimmy123x has had bad experience with GE-branded ones, but I have one that is 10 years old that I paid circa $59 for at the time. If it broke tomorrow I wouldn't be disappointed.



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In Over The Range micros, I like Whirlpool WMH53520CW. I believe it offers the best quality and value in the genre currently.

Countertop micros today are literally disposable. We have no listed parts for warranty repairs on them other than the glass turntable.


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Thanks for all the replies. I purchased the dishwasher Appliance Brad recommended and am VERY happy with it. So, this morning I ordered the Whirlpool Microwave you recommended Appliance Brad. Figured I can't go wrong with your recommendation. This is a great forum to get quality advice and suggestions. Thank you all for the info.


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