Getting to be a pattern
Wednesday September 23rd 2020, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Life

I just spent over two hours researching microwaves. My Panasonic started heating slower and slower at 14 months and after two weeks of that, today it’s cold hot chocolate for you. It’s done.

I want a smaller footprint than 20″, as long as it’s 1100 watts. Can’t have it. I want easy to clean. You can have that. I want it not to die while it still feels new, I was very careful to keep it spotless to prolong its life but no go, and for ~10% of every single brand across Consumer Reports, expensive or cheap, it will die early–take your chances.

I want to like how it looks. Well then.

So, Costco has at a very good price the same machine that’s died on me twice now, so at least the next time I break the glass turntable I’ll have a backup one. (Again.) So I can drop it. (Again.)

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OMGosh!!! I’ve never had a microwave malfunction or die, and I’ve had some old ones. Is there something weird about your electrical? That just blows me away! Hope this one works better for you.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 09.24.20 @ 5:48 am

How about you break the pattern instead of the turntable? Just a thought… hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 09.24.20 @ 7:39 am

We have broken several microwaves over the years. I’ve learned not to be picky! I started a whopper of a fire in one though: I was making popcorn in a paper bag (fine) except the bag was leftover from Chinese take out and still had a staple in it (not fine.) Whew, that was a really stinky fire! I put it out on my own, but needless to say, we needed a new microwave…

Comment by Joanne Seiff 09.24.20 @ 8:01 am

I feel your pain, Alison! I think I have the same microwave that you do, the Panasonic purchased at Costco. This is the second one, and it’s starting to act squirrelly. So I did the research, and discovered the same thing. When I think back to the first microwave I had, that lasted over twenty years… Grrr!

Comment by Nancy G 09.24.20 @ 12:19 pm

I hesitate to tell you how old mine is. Panasonic, monster size, convection, a million buttons and settings. Absolute top of the line when it was purchased (because my hex chose it and that’s how he rolls). The convection no longer works but that’s ok. I have cooked a full-size Christmas turkey in it (just had to brown in the regular oven).
I know it’s WAY past time to replace it but I can’t find what I want.
Ah well. The search continues.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 09.24.20 @ 2:19 pm

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