Just look at all the tasty, tasty things a good microwave can make! Make sure yours is in prime condition for treat making; use this guide to determine if your model is up to snuff, or if perhaps it’s time for an upgrade.
Do the gaskets on your microwave appear pitted, broken, or worn? Then run, don’t walk, to get a new one: this means there’s probably radiation leakage.
Over A Decade Old
Microwaves are designed to be replaced every 10-12 years. Even if yours appears OK, it may be on it’s last legs–and how sad would you be if it broke next time you had a late night popcorn craving? Or, you may have grown accustomed to the “quirks” of your device, in which case you may be very pleasantly surprised when you see what an improvement a new model makes.
If it seems like it takes FOREVER to heat up your favorite treats, it’s probably not that all the labels are wrong. Try nuking an eight ounce glass of water for two minutes–if it’s not producing steam, the magnetron is too worn out.
If the keys stick despite your best efforts to clean them, save yourself some frustration and get a new microwave. Replacing only the keypad is tricky, and in many cases as expensive as replacing the entire appliance.
Loud, aggressive sounds aren’t just distressing–they’re a sign your power diode isn’t doing so well. Get a new microwave, and save yourself from that unneeded stress.
Ready for a new microwave? Check out the latest models over at S&W Appliances!