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Don't Bother - There Are Better Just As Cheap
on February 6, 2012
When I bought my Westinghouse Electric Microwave Oven several years ago, I was in school & was looking for something easily affordable. The biggest selling point at the time was that it also came with a George Foreman grill (barely big enough to grill a sandwich, but still.) Seemed like a great deal. Well, I got what I paid for. It was a bit smaller than I'd expected, but no smaller than I needed really. My biggest complaint is that it's never really worked quite right. I mean, it does okay for some things. But for example, if I use the Popcorn setting and let it run through the program, the popcorn would be burnt with a minute to spare. If I stop the microwave when the kernels stop popping, only half of them would be popped. The defrost setting tends to cook meat. The internal clock can't keep time. I kept resetting it but it would already be a few minutes off by the next week, so I stopped trying. It may as well not even have a clock. Inside, it's also extremely difficult to keep clean with all of its uneven surfaces and tendency to stain if anything pops or splashes onto the surface. Even when it's clean, it still looks disgusting.
On the other hand, it's lasted roughly 7 years and was quite affordable. In fact, it withstood an incident at my apartment which caused it to slide off of the counter. It did far more damage on impact than was done to it, and had no change in performance afterwards. But it's time to get something better - perhaps a name brand I trust more than Westinghouse - and this old beater is heading to the Salvation Army.