Microwave ... caput !

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My wife was cleaning the microwave , then she noticed a modification had occured on it's ceiling... it was a dime size hole right smack in the middle of it's ceiling. It is a GE and over 8 years old, just getting broken in . What the ....? I guess we will be in a market for a new one. Anyone have a recomendation as to what is the most reliable and NOT made in China ( garanteed to malfunction just as you put it to use ) and affordable for retired folks on a fixed income ? :old
 

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My wife was cleaning the microwave , then she noticed a modification had occured on it's ceiling... it was a dime size hole right smack in the middle of it's ceiling. It is a GE and over 8 years old, just getting broken in . What the ....? I guess we will be in a market for a new one. Anyone have a recomendation as to what is the most reliable and NOT made in China ( garanteed to malfunction just as you put it to use ) and affordable for retired folks on a fixed income ? :old
8 years is great in today's appliances.
 

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My wife was cleaning the microwave , then she noticed a modification had occured on it's ceiling... it was a dime size hole right smack in the middle of it's ceiling. It is a GE and over 8 years old, just getting broken in . What the ....? I guess we will be in a market for a new one. Anyone have a recomendation as to what is the most reliable and NOT made in China ( garanteed to malfunction just as you put it to use ) and affordable for retired folks on a fixed income ? :old
It's all water problems here and I'm not just talking about having too visit a bathroom through the night :barnie

A leaking roof (that was not made in China) has forced me for more than a few years to have to buy dehumidifiers. I've had so many of them I'm starting too think of how I can join the company.

The first 2 held the odour of mold and had had to be replaced now to top it all a relatively new dehumidifier did a nasty litte number on me last night, yes, unlike my roof these have been made in China.

I now have three, one of these chinese beauty's has now saturated my hall floor with water, my rug and living room carpit is still soaking wet as I write. What scares me is it's been leaking right next to the electric cable. :ep

Thank God I didn't go to bed and leave it on all night
 
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We’ve had poor luck with microwaves too. The old one we had for 5 years before all the coating peeling off the inside. Now the new one is starting to show signs of peeling around the edges. It’s only 3 years old. Admittedly I think it was the cheapest 1100watt Walmart had at the time so I should probably just be grateful it hasn’t blown up or given us radiation poisoning lol.
 

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Where I'm staying, the microwave installed in 1990, went belly up last week. It has electricity, and the time counts down, but the magnetron doesn't work. I had to buy a tea kettle.
 

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I've never really like microwaves. Long before I got it into my uneducated brain about the radiation. It always seemed too kill the taste in any food even water seemed to change so I couldn't enjoy a cup of tea or coffee when the water was nuked.

However i have too admit that they do have their uses, they have warmed up heat pads for my chickens in the winter. There's no other way to heat those things up.

I always keep my old discoloured bulky thing because you never know when you are got to need it.

I just wish I could store it somewhere it isn't seen. 🤔
 

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It's all water problems here and I'm not just talking about having too visit a bathroom through the night :barnie

A leaking roof (that was not made in China) has forced me for more than a few years to have to buy dehumidifiers. I've had so many of them I'm starting too think of how I can join the company.

The first 2 held the odour of mold and had had to be replaced now to top it all a relatively new dehumidifier did a nasty litte number on me last night, yes, unlike my roof these have been made in China.

I now have three, one of these chinese beauty's has now saturated my hall floor with water, my rug and living room carpit is still soaking wet as I write. What scares me is it's been leaking right next to the electric cable. :ep

Thank God I didn't go to bed and leave it on all night
It took me from 9.30am until 1.30PM too get this all sorted. The place I got it from do not actually write what you have actually purchased. This morning was a ongoing nightmare. I had call the place I paid for it three times, my bank once and the company itself another three times. And it's covered for 3 years.

Finally I got a good answer, it's being changed on Monday. Oh the relief
 

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Finally I got a good answer, it's being changed on Monday. Oh the relief

great news! :) we use ours quite a bit. they usually last somewhere around 7-10yrs. there are some things i won't cook with a microwave, but for boiling water and making oatmeal i have it all figured out as to how long i need to set the time. for oatmeal i have a quick warm up on high for 1:40 and then i set it to power level 2 for 7:09. :)

i don't cook dry beans in the microwave, but i do cook shellies and steam fresh green beans in the microwave.

which reminds me we need a new pot for that since i broke my last one. a glass one. i miss it.
 

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