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  • Using Mom's old microwave became a stressful experience
  • For now, I like my GE microwave oven just fine

    • by carallelworld

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      Microwaves are the most replaced kitchen appliance I’ve ever had in my house. Having moved into two different residences within an eight year period, I’ve gotten a double dose of choosing new appliances for the home. The plethora of sizes, styles, functions and audio signals on a microwave oven can be overwhelming.

      Throughout the two moves, I’ve gained some good and bad experiences. Because of budgetary concerns, one can find oneself in the treacherous position of buying cheap appliances. Worse than that, one could be the recipient of a cast off microwave recycled from one’s mother-in-law.

      Using Mom’s old microwave became a stressful experience. I began to regard it as the microwave from hell. Here’s why:

      If any food needed stirring,

      it had to take less than eleven seconds, or the beeper would go off broadcasting a series of obnoxious, door-open signals in close repetition. If one were on the verge of a nervous breakdown, this experience could drive it all over the edge.

      The add-a-minute feature provided the most direct start up point. Push three times and that gets you three minutes, and etc. Otherwise, extra start up entries were required to begin the microwave process .

      In order to nuke frozen food, the poundage was required to be entered on the keypad. Meat package labels are often illegible, making it necessary to have a scale handy, in order to enter the required information.

      My current microwave is a dream.

      • An impressively knowledgeable salesperson led me to the state of the art features in my new GE microwave.

        Here are my favorite features:

        A choice of three volumes or no beep at all

        The GE details a 30 second auto touch pad. Surprisingly, this comes in handy quite frequently.

        Five express buttons let you get it right now. No setting temps or times. No pushing the minute pad three or five times. The express feature starts the heating process immediately.

        Reheating takes one touch, including specific options for hot beverages.

        A removable rack is available for adding extra plates in the microwave.

        Defrosting food can be done with or without entering the weight.

        Delay start lets a warm meal be ready for a latch

        key kid, or hungry husband

        The auto night light feature softly illuminates the kitchen for anyone who wanders into the kitchen during the wee hours. With a few finger strokes, the light can be programmed to come on at a daily preset time.

        Memorizing the keypad functions isn’t necessary. Explanations are available on the back of the door, or can be accessed through the menu key which displays the how-to information on the lighted digital display.

        Until such a time that we have Star Trekian, robotic food dispensers, I’m thinking the GE microwave is beyond reproach

        Well, um, wait a minute. The vent fan is too loud. No Star Trek scenario here. For now, I like my GE microwave oven just fine.

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