Have had this microwave for three years and the bracket ...
Carol Gajewski, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Have had this microwave for three years and the bracket on the bottom of the handle just broke. In reading other reviews it seems this is a problem for this model. Will see what customer service says when I call tomorrow.
Summary: I've had this microwave for 10 months, and already the handle broke (apparently like everyone else's). Dealing with the Bosch customer service group has been horrible...required like 8 phone calls to get a replacement part ordered under warranty, and then they wanted $99 for a tech to install it.
Summary: This microwave has been decent, until today. The plastic piece that holds that handle on is extremely thin. After a year or two or light/normal use, it breaks. If you read reviews, you will see others complaining about the same issue.
Summary: My father purchased this because it was advertised as "American Made". Arrived at his door step with the words "Made in China" on outside of the box. Works great just not happy about the false advertising.
... now (Sep '12 to present) and it has worked fine the whole time
J. Hawk, Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: We've had it and used it for over two years now (Sep '12 to present) and it has worked fine the whole time. We don't slam the door or pull down on it and it seems to be holding up fine. We use it two to three times a day. Like another reviewer said, you cannot cook while the timer is running.
Summary: I had the exact same thing happen that many others have reported. After using the Bosch microwave for about 15 months the door handle fell off and the plastic support at the bottom cracked. Terrible quality! Don't buy it. Unfortunately for us the builder installed it before we bought our house.
Summary: We've had for two years and suddenly the plastic that holds the handle in place cracked and the handle came off in my hand - we don't even you it that much. Kind of crappy for supposedly high end appliance.
Summary: This is built to break. I have a warranty from the dealer, which if fortunate because I am now on my third repair or replace process in 18 months. For me it has consistently been the essential part of the microwave-the magnetron-which makes it heat!
Summary: As many others mentioned the door handle falls off!!!! It seems like a design flaw!! Unfortunately not covered under warranty but I would advise to NEVER get microwave with door handle as I have heard this happens to other products too besides BOSCH! I am very disappointed in Bosch at this time!!!!