Summary: I bought this on sale at Target. We have limited space in our kitchen and wanted a small microwave, and this one seemed to fit the bill. Like many others, I constantly struggled with the interior glass turntable, since it doesn't stabilize and often time spinned off track. Having owned it for about 6 months, it all of a sudden stopped working this week. It still powers on, and all the buttons and settings seemed to work fine. But it does not heat up any liquid or food.
Summary: The turn table stopped turning, the glass in the door developed moisture that doesn't go away. It heats only in one spot. It takes forever to cook. It burns popcorn and know it burned a hole through the bottom. Now, I have to throw it out. I've only had it about 2 years. I think a microwave should last more than two years. I bought it cheap. This time I'll spend a little more.
Summary: I bought it in August. It worked poorly from the start- the glass plate would fall off the turntable repeatedly and heating was inconsistent- and then it promptly stopped working altogether. Time to replace it with something that isn't a sunbeam.
Summary: Bought 2 months ago for use in vacation home. However, after 10 uses is has stopped working. When plugged in the light and fan comes on and the tray spins. It will not turn off, nor heat anything. Seller has suggested contacting manufacturer. I will post how the manufacturer responds at a later date.
Summary: I have an old and large microwave in my basement that was bought in the 70s. It still works. It's too big for my current kitchen, but still a workhorse. My previous small microwave lasted almost 20 years before it rusted out and quit heating popcorn properly. I bought this one in January of 2010. It worked reasonably well, although the glass plate kept going off the tracks, as another reviewer noted.
Summary: I bought the SMO 701 A7E from Target because it was white, one of the cheapest and American owned. The glass turning plate is one of my favorite things about this machine. It is thick like the old French glassware. The ridges need to be lined up with the turning wheel. I actually prefer that it is a lower wattage as I think it makes for a mellower cooking. Just be able to reheat leftovers quickly has made me substantially more relaxed.
Summary: the glass broke after just a few months of regular usage. I understand its just a 700 watt power, but it can't even pop popcorn consistently: it's either burnt or under-cooked. This microwave interior is so small the bag can hardly spin, therefore it shouldn't advertise that it can pop microwave popcorn at all.
Summary: The interior glass plate can't be properly stabilized, so anything that weighs more than a few ounces (a mug of coffee water, for instance) bumps and slides and spills its contents as it rotates. Also, it gives off a strong Polyvinyl chloride smell when heating which hasn't "out-gassed" away even after a month of use.