Summary: This is my third microwave in 25 years my first was small with a turn dial had it 11 years used it daily my next one was bigger in a little more advanced had it for 13 years and used it daily. this was one was purchased 8/1/2012 and on 10/10/13 died. this was the most expensive microwave I have ever owned and it was only 69.99. I can't believe I got double digit years on the last two even cheaper than this junk and they were great.
Summary: I have had this microwave for a total of 6 years and it worked great every single time! Just last month the button to open it broke which made us damage it to get it opened and to never get to use it again. Bought it at walmart at the time. It heats up great and is a powerful microwave. It heated up foods very quickly and hotter at a shorter amount of time. We never had a problem before this happened. I don't understand how others try to "cook" in the microwave.
Summary: I think I'll pass up on buying this microwave. It may be cheap but it looks like it just won't last past 1 year. Thanks to the reviews I can save that $50.00 and put it towards a real microwave
Summary: This unit is a real risky purchase, do not buy from Emerson. it burnt my kitchen and blew up after 2 minutes of simple heating a frozen dinner. when I sent the unit to the company for safety inspection,they were so concerned about being found at fault they sent me inflammatory insults about howI was not keeping the unit clean, totally untrue, I am an immaculate house cleaner, and would never send the unit for service dirty. Very scarey..stay away.
Lived for 3 years then started turning on by itself
15 April 2013
Summary: Microwave was going fine for the past 3 years, then about a month ago it started randomly turning on by itself. I woke up at 2am and found the microwave with the light on, fan running, turntable spinning without anything inside. Now, whenever it is plugged in and the door is closed, the light, fan and turntable start going. Luckily I caught it, and it doesn't seem to heat while it turns itself on, or else it might have overheated and caused a fire.
Summary: honestly i expected more than 17 months out of a $65 microwave the thing heats nothing but liquids now and i tried looking up parts for it thinking it would be cheaper to fix it but no, parts are worth more than a new microwave. emerson used to have good stuff years ago but not now. what i should have done was look up other reviews on it then i would have seen countless reviews just like mine saying "doesn't last over 18 months". i hate this microwave.
Summary: I little bit noisy after finishing any cooking but it was ok while it lasted. After 3 years just stopped with a cup of milk inside, and is not possible to open the door. Checked the manual, do not mention anything similar or related.
Summary: I hoped it would last forever. It just stopped working, it was only used maybe 40 times a day in an office environment. We microwaved our CD's in there sometimes which generated really cool lightning bolts. At no time were we afraid that we'd be thrown across the room. Unfortunately we'll not be able to complete our glass melting experiment now. I give it a one star because it can still be used as a 15 pound timer.