Summary: Buyer beware with this microwave and Magic Chef. Worked OK for a while but it started completely powering down when running for no apparent reason. Contacted Magic Chef for warranty repair and never heard back from them. You can get a much better unit for the price of this one. Amazon needs to drop Magic Chef products if they do not honor their warranties.
Summary: i thought this was a decent microwave for a few years. it was relatively large and worked ok. however, after 3 years the inside light died (and it's not a little bulb that you can just simply change out). the heating still worked without the light, which isn't the end of the world, but it helps to see your food while it's cooking. today, it died permanently. the carousel, heating and electric still work but it did not heat the food AT ALL for some reason.
We bought Model # HMM1611ST from HD and we LOVE IT!
AmericanWoman "longtimecookbookaddict", Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: First bought an LG, returned it a week later...burning smell. Went to HD and found the Magic Chef Model # HMM1611ST -- which appears to be different than any MC's sold at Amazon. Has PULL to open...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that. The design on the outside is very classy and shiny and smooth: stainless steel done right. It's a thing of beauty and both my husband and I are crazy about it...as compared to the LG.
Summary: I own 2 of these. One of them has died after only 3 months of use. I should have read the reviews more closely. Looks like a common problem after reading the reviews. Next time I'll read the reviews. My recommendation buy a different one.
Summary: Aren't appliances supposed to last a little longer. Everything about this appliance was great until it stopped working, I guess you get what you pay for. Always had Sharp microwaves, will have to replace this with one of those that never failed me.
Summary: I gave this item 4 stars because it is a microwave. It is not an artificial heart or a cold fusion processor. It works fine..no surprises. It is a bit louder than our previous model(s) and it seems to draw a lot of current when it first activates...and is loudest at this point too. It is attractive to look as far as a microwave can be attractive. It shipped quickly.