Summary: I had this microwave for 6 years and the only reason I got rid of it was because I moved into a place with a cabinet-mounted microwave. It sounds like maybe the ones that have been produced more recently don't hold up as well as the older versions of this model, though.
Summary: I've had my microwave for about 2 years, maybe more. I didn't buy from amazon, but after I googled "emerson microwave overheating" I realized this Is a big deal and very common. Many different pages with reviews all stated that Emerson claims they haven't had any complaints yet. I call BS.
Summary: We've owned this microwave for about 2 1/2 years and while for the most part, the microwave worked alright, there are some concerns you should be made aware of. The first is it's propensity to shut down if it gets too hot inside. While this would be a good safety feature in most cases, it could also be a pita. This was especially prevalent when heating items with a high moisture content which would cause the internal air to get hot quickly when heating it up.
Summary: It's never been a great microwave, but I could live with that. But today I started hearing random beeps coming from the kitchen. All morning, irregularly spaced beeping, like an electronic whose battery is dying. But then the house filled with smoke that smelled like melting electronics. Frightening, to say the least. I tossed that sucker out of my house immediately.
Summary: This has got to be the WORST appliance in history! It's a microwave that shuts itself off (we are talking - like it loses power somehow) anytime you try to cook something for more than 4 min. Ours is LESS than 3 weeks old, I have an extended warrenty but really dont want another one - who has time to be returning microwave after microwave???
Summary: I didn't buy this microwave from Amazon, but I wanted to voice my disappointment anyways. Within a year of purchasing this microwave it had actually started to rust thru the bottom. That never seemed to affect how it worked or how well it cooked things, but it only got worse as time went on. I will be replacing it soon for fear that as the glass plate inside continues to go around and around it will soon fall thru.
Summary: i have used this microwave nightly for years and have never had an issue with it. i like its large capacity and the presets. don't want to discount other reviewers because their issues are consistent enough to pose a concern -- but i never had any problem with this oven. i'd buy it again.