Summary: It has turned out to be an OK Microwave. The power is good. But I think countertop microwaves are not make as well as wall mounted one. It moves around when you open and close the door. The door does not open or close easily. You need to push it in with some force to close it and hold the oven in place when you press the door release to open it. I would not have bought it had I known this.
Summary: Mine died after about 1 year of use. I'm handy with a soldering iron, so I opened it up and had a look. Two terminals melted on thermal fuses, but the fuses themselves are still operational. That meant two other components at least would need to be tested and probably replaced. My estimate was about ~$70 in parts to repair it myself; not worth it for the cost of the machine.
Summary: I bought this microwave to replace my longstanding GE of the same size that just stopped heating one day. I stayed with GE because I liked the efficiency and flexibility of the Quick Cook feature. I could cook/defrost/reheat in just 3 buttons: Press 1 through 6 for the number of minutes, press Power Level, then press 1 through 9. And I use this a LOT. DAILY. Inexplicably, on the new microwave, you can only get full power with the Quick Cook buttons.
Summary: Work great and looks nice. I replaced it with the same brand I had for many years. I use it in my bedroom with a small fridge as well (big house) The old one still worked fine but the paint was coming off on the inside.
wasted hours on the phone and e-mail and lost work ...
29 January 2015
Summary: I bought this to replace an older version of the exact same product. It lasted 2 months. GE sent A&E repair out twice before they decided to send me a refund. I have now been two weeks without a working microwave, wasted hours on the phone and e-mail and lost work time waiting for the repairman.