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Old 03-06-2012, 10:09 AM
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Ours went out last night. Just died after nuking some potatoes. Any recommendations? Or are microwaves microwaves? Dont need convection. The one that died is a GE, have had for 10 years maybe. Can you tell its shitty outside when I am asking about microwaves on a boating forum?
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:14 AM
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check the GE Advantium---sweet machine
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:22 AM
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Now is the time to dump the microwave http://www.health-science.com/microwave_hazards.html
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Just bought a Whirlpool online and had it shipped. There are a lot of gimmicks out there to wade through. We paid $248 online w free shipping. Next best price locally for same model was $305 at a big box store.

http://www.appliancesconnection.com/...mh1163xvq.html

Works as good as the old one....
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Now is the time to dump the microwave http://www.health-science.com/microwave_hazards.html

I really didn't need to read all of that.

I have a little microwave I use to heat water in a coffee cup. I hope the microwave is not changing the chemical properties of H2O.

All cell phones are microwave ovens that are held up against the head. There is no std as to how much microwave radiation is safe. In the US, 1000 units per day is considered safe. In Japan, 3000 units a day is safe. In France, 1 unit per day is safe.

The outlawing of microwave ovens in Russia probably has more to do with what can be done with the oven besides cooking. Take out the magnetron, focus it's output through a horn, point it at someone you don't like, and plug it in. Literally, a microwave ray gun. Depending on the power of the ray gun and the distance from the target will determine how longe before the first symptoms, headaches. That is followed by eye cataracts and finally brain cancer. There is no way to see it or feel it. Your neighbor can be radiating you with a microwave ray gun, right now, and you wouldn't know it. Goes through the walls, windows, everything. Look for house plants that die without reason.
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Samsung convection, awesome machine
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:14 PM
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Installing GE Advantium next week.

It a speed oven that cooks with convection, micro and halogen lights.

Looks like a winner to me.
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Built-in or countertop? My GE is built-in, has 1.6 KW of power and was built in 2001. It's got a lot of fancy stuff that I never use. Warms stuff up real fast, acts well as a timer and a clock.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
I really didn't need to read all of that.

I have a little microwave I use to heat water in a coffee cup. I hope the microwave is not changing the chemical properties of H2O.

All cell phones are microwave ovens that are held up against the head. There is no std as to how much microwave radiation is safe. In the US, 1000 units per day is considered safe. In Japan, 3000 units a day is safe. In France, 1 unit per day is safe.

The outlawing of microwave ovens in Russia probably has more to do with what can be done with the oven besides cooking. Take out the magnetron, focus it's output through a horn, point it at someone you don't like, and plug it in. Literally, a microwave ray gun. Depending on the power of the ray gun and the distance from the target will determine how longe before the first symptoms, headaches. That is followed by eye cataracts and finally brain cancer. There is no way to see it or feel it. Your neighbor can be radiating you with a microwave ray gun, right now, and you wouldn't know it. Goes through the walls, windows, everything. Look for house plants that die without reason.
My wife convinced me over a period of years to get rid of the microwave. You can get used to not having it. We still have one at work, and on occasion I sneak a micro popcorn. Man I love that stuff.
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My wife and I lean toward a G.E. but these days most are good. Only two things left to resolve,...price and wattage...in reverse order. Hey, it's a microwave, it's supposed to cook stuff fast, so we always get the highest watts availible at the most reasonable price which means nothing considered under 1200 watts...


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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Built-in or countertop? My GE is built-in, has 1.6 KW of power and was built in 2001. It's got a lot of fancy stuff that I never use. Warms stuff up real fast, acts well as a timer and a clock.
Countertop. Thanks for all the replies.
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My wife convinced me over a period of years to get rid of the microwave. You can get used to not having it. We still have one at work, and on occasion I sneak a micro popcorn. Man I love that stuff.
Ours died about three years ago, and we haven't replaced it yet. At this point, it's a conversation piece. Once you get used to not having it, you really don't miss it. If all of your food comes out of a box, it might be a little harder to give up. the healthier your diet, the easier it is to go without a microwave.
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Samsung convection, awesome machine
I've had nothing but problems out of my Samsung appliances (less than 5 years old). Our microwave has a plastic handle that broke within 2 years after purchase. We had it fixed and it recently broke again.
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I've had nothing but problems out of my Samsung appliances (less than 5 years old). Our microwave has a plastic handle that broke within 2 years after purchase. We had it fixed and it recently broke again.
Huh I hate to hear that, we have had ours about a year and it has been great, I was just eyeing the samsung fridge?
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Our Sharp Carousel gets a workout and has held up. I would buy another in a heartbeat. My wife heats up heating bags with it constantly. We had a another brand that lasted 2 years before dying.The Sharp is about 5 years and still going.
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Huh I hate to hear that, we have had ours about a year and it has been great, I was just eyeing the samsung fridge?
We have the Samsung fridge with the french doors and the water dispenser. We had to have the control board replaced under warranty and the ice maker was replaced under warranty the first time. Now it is out of warranty and we can't pull it out because it is entombed in a block of ice. When it fills the trays, there is some overspray. The thing just keeps adding layers of ice internally, over and over... We are having that worked on next week (for the 3rd time).

The seal on the stove door hd to be replaced under warranty because it would not seal properly. It still doesn't seal properly causing the light to flicker on and off when the stove is in use (it's now out of warranty).

These appliances are only four years old.

Needless to say, I won't be buying another Samsung appliance...ever.

I am happy to report our 6 year old $25 Black and Decker toaster oven works great!
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My Dad just replaced everything with Samsung. Not impressed...
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Samsung appliances are crap.

Samsung as a company are thieves and cheats. I know. We did business with them for over 6 years and they cheated my company out of 1.4 million. The whole company is corrupt right down to the core.
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we just replaced our ge over the range that went out. had to get another ge to get the color to match. im not impressed with the quality seems cheaply made. hope it lasts until i redo the kitchen in a few years. we do use ours a lot not for cooking big meals but very convenient for reheating left overs
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