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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have the 2005 version and it's held up very well for five years.
I don't remember paying 80.00 dollars for it though. It was probably cheaper back then.

Ok, the good?
It's small, fit perfectly under my cabinets.
It works.
Ummmm........it's a darn microwave, I'm not sure what other positives there are.

The bad?
It's loud, as in the buttons beep when you push them and mine has no volume control.
And the beeping can be heard all the way down my apt. hallway.
Not cool.
It doesn't keep the time as one other reviewer pointed out.
If you run it for more than ten minutes it will shut down by itself for a while.
It's only 700 watts so it's not really a cooking powerhouse.

Those minor complaints aside this nuker has served me well over the years.
I'll give it a thumbs up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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.
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on January 31, 2013
If I could give a rating lower than 1 star, I would. Even considering it is a low watt (700), small microwave (0.7) it has never really done the job it was supposed to do. In most microwaves if you try to melt butter for more than 15 seconds, you have liquid. This microwave will take up to 2 minutes to melt butter, and then it still isn't melted all the way. Popcorn takes a minimum of six minutes, and then most of the kernels won't pop. The kernels that do pop are just fine, but any more than six minutes then it burns. Who ever heard of having to nuke popcorn for six minutes?!?! The clock loses time at about two minutes per day. Don't waste time resetting it... it still loses time. Every other cycle it won't heat hardly at all. One time will heat (still using extraordinarily long heat times) and the next time doesn't. So, I have to set it, turn it on, then stop it, then set it, and start again every single time I want to heat something up. Granted... I risked it by buying at a second-hand store, but it looked great on the shelf, and the price was right... but it has been a real pain in the patootie! I thought it was just a "lemon" or just my bad luck, but when I got on Amazon to find a new microwave I read all the reviews of this Westinghouse model. I can see now that it never did work right. No wonder it was in a second-hand store. Learned my lesson... if a microwave works, you use it for years until it dies. So, you'll never find a microwave in a second-hand store that will work. Upgrading to bigger, more powerful, and hopefully more reliable brand microwave.
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on August 6, 2010
I bought this microwave on sale for a great price to use in a space I was hosting craft workshops in on a monthly basis. After our very old home microwave died, I brought this one home to use until it died. Or so I thought. It's still with me, after probably two years in my house and several years in the other space. We are not easy on it- teenagers in the house (especially the 17-year old boy) tend to abuse it and never clean up. It keeps cooking reliably after all this time. The only downside is that it is not that large. However, this is rarely a problem for us.

I would definitely recommend this one, even for a family, unless you think you will use a lot of the bells and whistles on more expensive models or need a really large interior.
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on October 24, 2013
This microwave was made in 2005 and wasnt expensive, and it worked ok for years. Now it seems to be showing its age and is in need of replacement. The microwave will start operating if I press the opening latch (yes, it starts and runs with the door open!)

Whenever this happens I shut the door immediately and clear the settings, but this is a very dangerous situation. I don't even feel good about donating this thing to the local Goodwill in its present condition. The warranty is probably long since expired but this is such an unsafe nightmare perhaps Westinghouse would be interested in repair/replacement? Yeah, I know - don't get your hopes up; just buy a new model and toss this one into the trash.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2009
I don't want to be too harsh on this product; I got it for Christmas in 2005 to replace a 20+ year old Sharp Carousel Microwave. My Westinghouse Microwave still works, and hasn't given me any problems. It was purchased extremely cheaply from JC Penny, and my Mom doubled a coupon and a credit card discount to get it for even less.

Even so, my two main complaints about this product are the small amount of rust that has developed inside the microwave in the corners and under the rotating glass tray, and the inability of the clock to correctly calculate time. I do use the timer almost daily for my oven, and it's accurate for a countdown of microwaving food. But the time will only stay correct for a few hours, and slowly and steadily start falling behind actual time by minutes and eventually hours. Also, after about six months of use, it started making a high pitched humming sound whenever used. I have seen this microwave sold at Rite-Aid so it obviously is a very cheap impulse buy microwave without any regard to long term quality of the unit.

All that said, I still use mine daily and it hasn't let me down after three years. I do like the defrost feature, and the fact that I can use it as a timer for my oven. I would recommend Sharp brand over Westinghouse for microwaves, they seem to last the longest and can stand the test of time.
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on February 6, 2015
It's fine; it's a microwave.
But it's so LOUD! On every button press a neighbor is awoken. Why this assault on our ears? I think it's a crime for appliances to lack volume control.
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