What kind of microwave do you have and would you recommend it?

Nvidia / Eng sexytime!
May 4, 2018 16 Comments

Completely miscellaneous question as I'm looking for a new microwave. Bought a Panasonic genius inverter bullcrap back in February, now it's May and went kaput. Crappy Panasonic customer service wants me to take it up to a repair center up in Belmont from Sunnyvale (40mins away?) and who knows when I would get it back? Would that even be worth the trouble?!

Thankful to Amazon's customer service who let me return it to them even though beyond 30 days. (Shoot, if I bought it in-store at Macy's or BBB, I could just go return it in person no problem. Very appreciative of Amazon's customer service in this case. Thank you, Neha)

Now I'm looking at Samsung, LG or some of the other brands but Panasonic still seems to have the most positive reviews and patents on various technologies.

Anyways, thank you for letting me rant.

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  • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
    Inverter is one of the hardest thing to design for durability. Most variable speed motor die because of inverter failure.
    May 4, 2018 4
    • Nvidia / Eng sexytime!
      OP
      So don't get inverter then? Just fancy marketing?
      May 4, 2018
    • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
      It is delicate, not fancy marketing but just not rugged and simple indestructible like the others.

      US power line quality is not the best. It might work perfectly in Japan but not here.
      May 4, 2018
    • Nvidia / Eng sexytime!
      OP
      Thank you. So what would you say is rugged and simple indestructible? I don't need the bells and whistles, just looking for something that works and will last more than only 2 or 3 years.
      May 4, 2018
    • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
      Something simple, I had good luck with Whirlpool. IKEA is made by whirlpool and has 5 years warranty if I remember right.
      May 5, 2018
  • Go buy from costco. Get a Costco gift card if you don’t have membership!
    May 4, 2018 1
    • Nvidia / Eng sexytime!
      OP
      That's true! Forgot about Costco for that. Thanks for the reminder.
      May 4, 2018
  • Apple / Eng vxwh42
    Probably gas stove is better. I would prefer using two stones to light fire to wooden blocks and using it to heat stuff. Will also keep you warm during winters. Use amazon dude.
    May 4, 2018 1
    • Nvidia / Eng sexytime!
      OP
      All the reviews still point back to Panasonic. And I wonder if the top, most picked products get skewed that everyone goes with those choices and no others are taken into consideration.
      May 4, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    fangpi

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    The Costco one. And hell no. Put anything in for 2 minutes and it’s destroyed. Fuck this microwave.
    May 4, 2018 0
  • New baQn60
    I don’t like to have a microwave around. It encourages unhealthy eating
    May 5, 2018 5
    • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
      Why unhealthy?
      May 5, 2018
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

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      ixptl12more
      Same thing with plates and toilets.
      May 6, 2018
    • New baQn60
      There is nothing with microwaving food. It’s probably better than frying or grilling.
      The problem for me is that many things you buy that constitute “microwavable” food are processed. Not everything but the healthy things are more expensive.
      May 6, 2018
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

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      ixptl12more
      Reductio Ad Absurdum posits that you should also get rid of your car as it is a primary facilitator of your processed food purchases.

      Just a thot.
      May 7, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Faulty analogy. Consider risk vs benefit
      May 7, 2018

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