Pick your favorite Chinaman and get his.
It would not shock me if they said there were only a couple of
factories cranking out all of them, only changing the label and slight
changes in the sheet metal can.
On 9/6/2018 6:54 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I did read that LG, Samsung, Sharp makes quite a few brands but yes,
only a few actual manufacturers
Pick what looks pretty and is reasonably priced. At work we had a
couple of cheap GE from WalMart and they held up for years.
My Whirlpool quit after only 8 years (magnetron). As it was a built-in,
I wanted to keep the really expensive bezel, which actually cost almost
as much as the oven itself. After researching, I really liked the
Panasonic because it uses an inverter to get lower powers, rather than
just cycling on and off like most of the ovens. But it required the
expensive Panasonic bezel. I bought the oven and am very happy with it.
You can even melt butter without explosions of water, like with
traditional oven. I found a company selling damaged box goods for the
bezel at really good prices, however they were out of stock at the time.
I used the oven sans bezel until they replenished the bezels ... just
a few months. The box for the bezel was damaged, but the bezel itself
was perfect and for less than half price. (How many times can you use
the word bezel in one post?)
Totally aside, I also mounted a 10" exhaust fan behind the microwave
oven (it's on an outside wall). It sucks air through the grills on the
microwave's bezel. The microwave is mounted above the wall oven. The
exhaust fan can be used for removing smoke from the wall oven below when
accidentally burning something or when the wall oven is in self clean.
Plus in the air conditioning season, it pull out the extra heat.
I've been quite disappointed with the Frigidaire Gallery over-the-range
unit I've had for several years.
It doesn't vent worth a flip, it has started making a clunking noise,
the turntable base that rotates the glass tray is needlessly uniquely
designed and overly expensive to replace, the timer-setting control
logic differs from that of the paired Frigidaire Gallery range it sits
over so I often hit the wrong touch pad buttons. And BTW, the range has
it's own set of performance issues...don't get me started.
When I sought help from Frigidaire Customer No-Service about these
problems back when the units were new, not only did they blow me off,
but did so impolitely!
About all I can say good about the microwave is it heats stuff up OK.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
- Thomas Paine
On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:48:13 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
Panasonic here, maybe 20 years old now, still works fine. Only problem
is the bulb went out a few years ago and I never got around to putting
a new one in. Seems you have to take the whole thing apart to get to it.
IDK if they are all like that or if you can even tell without looking
up what it takes to change the bulb.
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