Summary: I've had this one a month and LOVE it. I did a lot of research and LG had the best reviews by far. I paid more than I could really afford but when the previous 2 only lasted 6 months and the other 1 year I wanted a better product. I hate shopping. It is quiet, cooks evenly & in good time. A few things I would change. I agree the panel is very hard to read, also the mirror front is hard to clean, and a white interior would make it lighter inside to see better.
Pros: Performance, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: I haven't use this microwave to it's full potential yet, and I'm still learning, as I refer to the booklet, but so far so good. I really appreciate the booklet enclosed with this product and don't have to look on the computer for instructions, like a lot of products purchased these days. The ease of cleaning is slick.
Summary: I think we made a wise selection with this model. It has worked well so far and does look good in our kitchen. I like how the inside is easier to clean than our old model. We have only owned it for a few months, so I can't comment on its longevity, but we're pretty happy with this purchase, as microwaves go...
The front panel is impossible to see the numbers !
Brenda22, LG Electronics Ratings and Reviews
20 October 2014
Summary: I always try to choose LG products but I hate this microwave!! It is impossible to see the numbers on the panel to select my cooking option!! I should have returned it immediately but I didn't want to pay the restocking fee-now I wish I had!! It frustrates me everyday! I will know from now on to read the reviews and then I would have made a different choice. LG is usually so dependable. I use my microwave alot so everyday is a trial with this microwave!!
Summary: I purchased this microwave oven to replace the earlier model of same design which lasted way beyond my expectations. This oven is just as easy to use, easy to clean and sleek of design. The display panel is plenty bright for me (and I'm blind in one eye), and is quite intuitive for setting. I've not yet used the timer feature but daily utilize the ez cook 30 second button and love it.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: The control panel is almost impossible to see. Not only is the font size too small, but there is not enough contrast to see well. So, to operate we have to get very close to see the panel functions and a lot of light.
Summary: Overall, I recommend this microwave. Looks nice, easy to use, easy to clean, has everything I want (and as with almost all microwaves, far more than I really care about). The first unit had a defective "thermistor" (or something) that caused it to either beep and go into error mode, or to spontaneously turn on the child lock. LG support was easy to reach and helpful; the process is to buy another microwave and submit the original receipt/labels for reimbursement.