Summary: Stainless steel had cosmetic defects on door. Amana would not repair because it was outside the 30 day window. (I ordered it 36 days ago, but received it 28 days ago.) It also makes funny sounds when powering on for the first three seconds. I ordered this because my original microwave was an Amana and the size fit perfectly. I should have known not to buy it, because I have replaced one from 2006, 2011, and now again in 2013. Never again will I buy an Amana microwave!!
Summary: I've had the microwave since December of 2011. This morning (Aug. 5, 2013), my son placed an English muffin on a paper plate inside and set it for 6 seconds. He hit start and it shot out sparks from behind the control pad, made the most horrendous sounds and began smoking until I killed the power!!!
Summary: According to the Amana website, the MSRP for this microwave is $259. I know that this space is reserved for product reviews, but this gouging needs to be brought to peoples attention. Dynamic Deals should be ashamed of themselves for asking $355.
Summary: Our old over-the-oven microwave started burning something on the inside everytime we used it... so we figured it was time for a new one. I got this with my Discover points so it didn't even feel like I was getting a new microwave - which isn't something I get excited about buying. We chose this microwave because of the price and the dimensions. It seemed like there were relatively few that would fit in the space between our cabinets.
Summary: Originally I was going to give this oven a 5 star rating, but then I tried to wipe down the surface with water and a paper towel. That did not get rid of the finger prints so I used a magic eraser which caused the finish to be destroyed making it matte and filled with swirls. Some other caveats: even in new condition the finish is not entirely black but more of a dark grey.
Summary: One appliance that at least I never gave much thought about was our microwave. In our previous houses, we bought whatever was on sale and matched the rest of our appliances. We never did research or even thought about what we wanted from a microwave. Last year though I got the chance to check out an Amana refridgerator and ever since the Amana brand has been something in the back of my mind. A few months ago our microwave blew in our current house.