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 bought this new. After a couple months it started getting louder and sounded like the turntable was grinding metal on metal. I could literally watch the turntable stop and jump. I exchanged it for a new one. Its been a couple months and this one is starting to do the same thing. Steer clear of this microwave!!
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.