Magic Chef Over the Range Microwave. 1.6 cu. ft. in Black MCO165UB

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Shop for Appliances at The Home Depot. Prepare a wide variety of foods in the Magic Chef 1.6 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Black. Quickly boil, re-heat and defrost food with the 1,000 watts of cooking power and 10 cooking levels. Six pre-programmed auto-cook menus help you cook favorite foods quickly, while the auto defrost sets the correct power level automatically. The 1.6 cu. ft. capacity provides ample space for dinner plates and small casserole dishes, and the 12 in. recessed, glass turntable helps ensure foods are cooked evenly. Color: Black.
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Product Title Magic Chef Over the Range Microwave. 1.6 cu. ft. in Black MCO165UB
Manufacturer Magic Chef
Lowest Price $169.00 from HomeDepot.com
Power Score 2.7 | 68 Reviews
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Pleasantly surprised
4 Star Review   By anonymous - Jul 25, 2013   

After reading the negative reviews on this forum, I was somewhat skittish and discouraged from purchasing one of these microwave ovens. However, realizing that happy customers rarely post positive reviews and and as a result negative ones are more prominent I decided to buy and pledged that I would provide a positive review if the results were positive. The $ 98 price tag of this microwave oven at Home Depot compared to almost three times that for a comparable unit from another name brand competitor was the deciding factor that convinced me to give it a try. Results to date? (1) It installed easily and with no problems, (2) It looks great! (3) It's cooking time is considerably less than the oven it replaced which claimed identical power ratings. (4) It's fan is somewhat noisier than the unit it replaced but it's also FAR more powerful and moves air extremely well. (5) It doesn't have all the whistles and bells that my former unit boasted but it does have all the features that we need orr use. (6) Overall I'm very pleased with both the purchase decision and the operating results to date.

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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
1 Star Review   By Catcando75 on Home Depot - Jun 2, 2013   

YOU CAN'T USE TIMER WHILE COOKING, NO 30 SEC.OR QUICK COOK BUTTONS. THE GLASS PLATE TOO SENSITIVE, ALWAYS COMING OFF TRACK WHEN REMOVING ITEMS. MINE WOULD JUST SHUT OFF ON IT'S OWN OR NOT TURN ON, NO BREAKER OR OUTLET PROBLEMS FOUND BY ELECTRICIAN. IF YOU JUST WANT PRETTY & CHEAP THEN GO AHEAD & BUY IT. MINE WAS RETURNED & I WOULD NOT BUY ANOTHER.

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Not worth the money
1 Star Review   By JABG on Home Depot - May 31, 2013   

We bought this in March and it has working in May. Do not waste your money.

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RIP 3/11 to 5/13
2 Star Review   By Paulo on Home Depot - May 30, 2013   

Hard to clean the front window when food splatters it goes between the screen and glass and you have to remove the door to TRY to get it clean because the screen doesn't come off. Made it for two years than quit heating. Guess it made it longer than some of the post I've seen on here. Inexpensive but do you really want to replace your microwave every two years? I dont. Wouldn't recommend purchasing.

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Piece of junk - DON'T BUY THIS MICROWAVE!!!
1 Star Review   By April on Home Depot - May 29, 2013   

It is cheap for a reason, it is a throw away appliance after a year. Our number pad no longer works, the thing has always been noisy, and it's not even been used that often! I am not someone who normally takes the time to write a review but I wanted to make sure other people were informed on how terrible this appliance really is - PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

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failed
1 Star Review   By dbouder on Home Depot - May 22, 2013   

item failed just after a year, worked fine one minute , then just quit heating any thing.

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Features are fine for our use.
3 Star Review   By Judy on Home Depot - May 7, 2013   

Product looks good after installation, but installing was difficult because screw holes in top of micro wave were not inline where they were supposed to be. It was a factory fault and installer had to bend and shove to get screws to line up. Door seems a little flimsy, but overall it's fine for our needs.

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Horrible product... DO NOT BUY!!
1 Star Review   By Red314 on Home Depot - Apr 18, 2013   

I've had this same microwave 5 times because it goes out after a couple months of use. I would not reccommend this product to my worst enemy. This microwave has given me the blues!

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Nice looking
3 Star Review   By Mrssmith on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2013   

Nice looking product for the money, but in the short time we have had it and used it the door is loose. I have afeeling I should have spent a bit more

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Good enough for the price
4 Star Review   By Debra on Home Depot - Apr 1, 2013   

Had it for almost 2 years and no problems with the function, just that it is noisy with the fan on. So far so good!

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Shop for Appliances at The Home Depot. Prepare a wide variety of foods in the Magic Chef 1.6 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Black. Quickly boil, re-heat and defrost food with the 1,000 watts of cooking power and 10 cooking levels. Six pre-programmed auto-cook menus help you cook favorite foods quickly, while the auto defrost sets the correct power level automatically. The 1.6 cu. ft. capacity provides ample space for dinner plates and small casserole dishes, and the 12 in. recessed, glass turntable helps ensure foods are cooked evenly. Color: Black.
Summary
Product Title Magic Chef Over the Range Microwave. 1.6 cu. ft. in Black MCO165UB
Manufacturer Magic Chef
Lowest Price $169.00 from HomeDepot.com
Power Score 2.7 | 68 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Oven Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
Microwave Location Type: microhood/over-the-range, over the range
food size: large
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User Reviews
Pleasantly surprised
4 Star Review   By anonymous - Jul 25, 2013   

After reading the negative reviews on this forum, I was somewhat skittish and discouraged from purchasing one of these microwave ovens. However, realizing that happy customers rarely post positive reviews and and as a result negative ones are more prominent I decided to buy and pledged that I would provide a positive review if the results were positive. The $ 98 price tag of this microwave oven at Home Depot compared to almost three times that for a comparable unit from another name brand competitor was the deciding factor that convinced me to give it a try. Results to date? (1) It installed easily and with no problems, (2) It looks great! (3) It's cooking time is considerably less than the oven it replaced which claimed identical power ratings. (4) It's fan is somewhat noisier than the unit it replaced but it's also FAR more powerful and moves air extremely well. (5) It doesn't have all the whistles and bells that my former unit boasted but it does have all the features that we need orr use. (6) Overall I'm very pleased with both the purchase decision and the operating results to date.

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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
1 Star Review   By Catcando75 on Home Depot - Jun 2, 2013   

YOU CAN'T USE TIMER WHILE COOKING, NO 30 SEC.OR QUICK COOK BUTTONS. THE GLASS PLATE TOO SENSITIVE, ALWAYS COMING OFF TRACK WHEN REMOVING ITEMS. MINE WOULD JUST SHUT OFF ON IT'S OWN OR NOT TURN ON, NO BREAKER OR OUTLET PROBLEMS FOUND BY ELECTRICIAN. IF YOU JUST WANT PRETTY & CHEAP THEN GO AHEAD & BUY IT. MINE WAS RETURNED & I WOULD NOT BUY ANOTHER.

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Not worth the money
1 Star Review   By JABG on Home Depot - May 31, 2013   

We bought this in March and it has working in May. Do not waste your money.

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RIP 3/11 to 5/13
2 Star Review   By Paulo on Home Depot - May 30, 2013   

Hard to clean the front window when food splatters it goes between the screen and glass and you have to remove the door to TRY to get it clean because the screen doesn't come off. Made it for two years than quit heating. Guess it made it longer than some of the post I've seen on here. Inexpensive but do you really want to replace your microwave every two years? I dont. Wouldn't recommend purchasing.

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Piece of junk - DON'T BUY THIS MICROWAVE!!!
1 Star Review   By April on Home Depot - May 29, 2013   

It is cheap for a reason, it is a throw away appliance after a year. Our number pad no longer works, the thing has always been noisy, and it's not even been used that often! I am not someone who normally takes the time to write a review but I wanted to make sure other people were informed on how terrible this appliance really is - PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

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failed
1 Star Review   By dbouder on Home Depot - May 22, 2013   

item failed just after a year, worked fine one minute , then just quit heating any thing.

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Features are fine for our use.
3 Star Review   By Judy on Home Depot - May 7, 2013   

Product looks good after installation, but installing was difficult because screw holes in top of micro wave were not inline where they were supposed to be. It was a factory fault and installer had to bend and shove to get screws to line up. Door seems a little flimsy, but overall it's fine for our needs.

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Horrible product... DO NOT BUY!!
1 Star Review   By Red314 on Home Depot - Apr 18, 2013   

I've had this same microwave 5 times because it goes out after a couple months of use. I would not reccommend this product to my worst enemy. This microwave has given me the blues!

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Nice looking
3 Star Review   By Mrssmith on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2013   

Nice looking product for the money, but in the short time we have had it and used it the door is loose. I have afeeling I should have spent a bit more

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Good enough for the price
4 Star Review   By Debra on Home Depot - Apr 1, 2013   

Had it for almost 2 years and no problems with the function, just that it is noisy with the fan on. So far so good!

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works great when it works
3 Star Review   By tyjan on Home Depot - Jan 25, 2013   

We got this microwave because it was a good price and it had the features we wanted without spending 300-400 dollars. After about 3 months it started shutting completely down mid-cycle for no reason. No power to the clock or anything-dead. After about 15 minutes the clock would illuminate (wrong time of course) and the microwave would work again. It did this from time to time for the next 3 months until I finally decided to address the issue with Home Depot where I purchased it. Home Depot was great. They agreed to swap it out for a new one (exact same model) even though it was 4 months beyond their 90 day policy for doing so. Today I installed the replacement unit but this time around I opted for Home Depot's additional 2 year warranty for a small price of $25.00 (3 years total including the 1 year Magic Chef warranty). The unit works great, and I am hoping there won't be any drama with my replacement. Moral of the story is BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY for this particular model! Normally I do not opt for extra cost warranties but in this case it is money well spent. Overall, I will recommend this microwave if there are no problems with part deux. Say tuned for updates in the event there is more drama!!

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A bit noisy, but we're happy
4 Star Review   By TCbob on Home Depot - Jan 15, 2013   

We bought this on a pre-black Friday sale in store and the price was too good to pass up. It was easy to install. The only complaint I have is the the fan is noisy when it runs, and the vent fan is REALLY loud on high - not so bad on low. It bothered me a little at first, but I got used to it. Another small complaint is that you cannot run the timer and cook at the same time. I have read reviews about the unit breaking down after a short time, but we have had it for at least a few months and all is well. At the normal price, I'd probably spend a little more to get a quieter unit, but on the sale we got, I am happy with the purchase. It has all the features you need in a microwave.

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A Waste of Time and Money
1 Star Review   By matt on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2013   

If i could have had the option to give in a "0" star rating i would have. I purchased this item on black friday from HD for $98.00 excited about the price and excited to get rid of my old on the counter microwave to free up the space. After discovering i needed to replace the cabinets when i was starting to install it ( a whole other story) i got the new cabinets up and the mounting bracket installed we discovered the top mounting bolts were either broken or installed at an angle so we had to pull it up and down 3 times to finally get the bolt in. Ready to go plug it in and nothing happened. No lights No sound. No action. 1 hour project turned into 2 days for nothing. All i have to say is HD better not give me a hard time about returning it and i will be going with another brand.

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Good value in stock unit.
4 Star Review   By john8145 on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2013   

Great unit in stock for same day pickup.Install took too long.

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Great value and great price!
5 Star Review   By Shell on Home Depot - Dec 11, 2012   

Excellent way to go, order online and pick up at the store of your choice, no hassle not lines, awesome! Thank you!

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Easy to use; well worth the price.
5 Star Review   By LesC on Home Depot - Nov 26, 2012   

I just purchased my 2nd Magic Chef microwave. Why? Because the 1st Magic Chef, (same model), lasted 0ver 5 years with our family using it all the time, without any problem whatsoever! But the 1st unit just gave out last week, so we decided to replace it with the same model, since we had such good luck with the 1st unit. We couldn't be happier with this model, and I would also mention that a major brand that came with our condo lasted only 3 years. I'm somewhat surprised at the negative reviews on this model, since we have had nothing but good luck with ours, but I would definitely recommend this make and model to anyone looking for a very reasonably priced microwave that will perform quite well.

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so far, so good.
5 Star Review   By Crystallovesme on Home Depot - Nov 24, 2012   

We just got this microwave, despite the reviews since it was only $98.00. Works great so far. I'll post an update if that changes. Wanted to advise that it states under specifications that there is no timer. There is a timer on this unit.

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Garbage Do Not Buy
1 Star Review   By Cranky on Home Depot - Nov 18, 2012   

Deserves no stars. This unit didn't even last a day. Biggest waste of money and time ever.

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Unit fails to heat. Door won't fully open.
1 Star Review   By jig85 on Home Depot - Oct 21, 2012   

The unit was used less than 3 months and stopped heating. Also, the door opens to the left and it was installed next to a wall on the left side. The units design is flawed because the door won't fully open all the way next to the wall. The price was low and I thought it was a bargain but based on the number of failures that I am reading about here...I do not recommend that you buy one of these microwave ovens.

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Test it before installation
1 Star Review   By Majestic on Home Depot - Sep 18, 2012   

I bought this microwave on 8/19/12 and had to return it on 9/17/12 because half of the numbers on the keypad stopped working. I bought it because it was nice looking and had a top vent but I upgraded to the GE model. It was a little hard to install as the screw holes were stripped where it mounts to the top cabinet. I wish I would have plugged it in and tried it before installing it. After reading the reviews I didn't want another one. I have always had good luck with GE brand.

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1 yr tops!
1 Star Review   By Tony on Home Depot - Sep 12, 2012   

This microwave seemed to be working fine, until we noticed the fan running too long. Since it is internal and automatic, you cannot shut it off. One day it just died! No lights, no nothing! We only had it for 18 months and only used it several months. We were rennovating our kitchen and bought all new appliances, and did not want to spend a lot of money. We will not buy this brand again and we will spend $50.00 for a 3 yr warranty. Our next microwave will have a fan button. I've also learned to read the reviews! Helpful. Good Luck!

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great buy!
4 Star Review   By cobalt on Home Depot - Aug 2, 2012   

has all the features that you need. have used for 1 month.........so far so good.

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For the money, can't be do better!
4 Star Review   By markmc440 on Home Depot - Jul 26, 2012   

I bought this model from HD in 2007 for about $135. Just this morning, after almost five years of daily use - it finally quit. I plan to buy another one of these tomorrow for a modest increase in price - and am pleased it is still available. Hopefully this one will live up to it's predecessor. Overall, this is not a high dollar unit but in terms of performance, looks ad durablity, it is a winner for less than $200.

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Noisy
3 Star Review   By lschieck on Home Depot - Jul 17, 2012   

Easy to install with template provided however the fan is very noisy when it runs. Also there was a tiny piece of foam packaging struck between the pieces of glass on the door that we couldn't access in order to remove.

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Broke just before 2 years...
1 Star Review   By alphathegreat on Home Depot - Jul 6, 2012   

As others have stated, this is a piece of garbage if you want it any longer than 1 year. I liked the microwave overall (design, look etc.) but it just died right when it was hitting the two year mark. I bought the extended warranty so they are refunding my money back instead of replacing, so I guess I got 2 years of microwave for free, so I can't complain!

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Don't waste your cash!
1 Star Review   By Jess on Home Depot - Jun 28, 2012   

I bought this microwave thinking that it was a gem and three years later it completed failed. Spend more up front so you aren't rebuying! I'll never go with Magic Chef again - the products just don't last.

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Great Features
5 Star Review   By Landow on Home Depot - Jun 21, 2012   

I have owned a lot of microwaves in my life and this one has been my favorite. It has operated flawlessly and I love the following two unusual features: If I start to burn something on the stove, the fan automatically comes on. If I leave the light on over night, it automatically shuts off at day light. The fan is not any louder than any vent a hood I have seen in numerous houses over the years. It actually is much more powerful than others meaning that if I make a boo boo, none of the smoke backs up into my house, period. Can't say that for others I've used. I like this microwave and doubt it will break down on me. I am a responsible user so I suspect those with mechanical problems might have other issues going on like home electrical problems or maybe teenage boys smacking the oven around. I've been totally satisfied. As long as Home Depot honors the warranty, I can't complain.

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The touch panel wears terribly in a short amount of time.
2 Star Review   By DWPL on Home Depot - Apr 10, 2012   

I bought this oven about 2 years ago. At the time I was very happy with the price and didn't mind the very shiny cheap looking control panel. Within 6 months, the control panel started bubbling up where you touch it. (We never used anything but a damp cloth to clean it). The panel is now an eyesore. The unit had worked well, but now the rotating unit is starting to squeak. I would never buy this product again or recommend it to others.

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MC has perfected the 1 year microwave
1 Star Review   By ldhawks on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2012   

I would have rated everything in the 4 to 5 level until my microwave failed the first week of April. Since then I have read other reviews and find that my situation is similar to most others who review this product. Perfect operation for a year and then gone. I have a back ground in military and commercial microwave maintenance. The magnetron in my unit has failed. And I would guess that is the problem that most have had. The unit turns on and everything lights and runs, but the items in the unit do not heat. In fairness the magnetron has a 8 year warranty, now we will see if they will sent it to me for replacement or tell me I have to pay a "qualified" service center to do it.

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it is very very loud! great price and does the job, but the fan is very loud!!
4 Star Review   By jenna on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012   

very loud! excellent customer service and ordering

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Very nice microwave.
5 Star Review   By Mommom on Home Depot - Mar 30, 2012   

Have had product for 6 years. Has been used everyday and for long periods of time to cook and reheat some foods. Cannot complaint at all about service of microwave. Only part that was replaced was a fuse. I purchased my second microwave this week. Almost same as the first one. Mounted right up in same area without changing any thing.

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Good product at low price
5 Star Review   By Jimmy on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2012   

I believe the item was at excellent price and fine quality.

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worked for a year then stopped heating
1 Star Review   By MacGyver on Home Depot - Mar 7, 2012   

Microwave worked great for the first year until the warranty was over. Everything works except for HEAT. Magnetron is still covered under warranty for the part only, labor is not (if that is the problem). Not worth the money to have repaired. Going to another brand.

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Dead in under two years.
2 Star Review   By Bruce on Home Depot - Mar 6, 2012   

Bought this Magic Chef over-the-range microwave from #3022 on 2/18/10 and it died 3/6/12. That means it just quit. I checked the circuit at the panel, outlet, ground fault switch. All good. Tried another outlet. Outlet was fine. No obstructions at the door. One year warranty (of course.) Maybe an in-line fuse because of everything going out at once. But it would cost me more for in-home service than what I paid for it ($143.10 plus tax.) Up to this time, this Magic Chef worked fine. Cooked, heated, defrosted with the ease and efficiency one would expect from 1000W. Now it's dead too soon and I'm very disappointed.

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Low price low quality
2 Star Review   By jpsford on Home Depot - Feb 7, 2012   

Fan has made some weird noises, cover on key pad pulling up.

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Love it...
3 Star Review   By Grammyj on Home Depot - Jan 31, 2012   

Good Quality for the price... it works fantastic....

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The product was a good value for the price.
5 Star Review   By BO58 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012   

This product has many excellent features that my old one didn't have. It cooks very fast.

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all the features we wanted
5 Star Review   By russ on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012   

this is absolutely the best possible product that you can get for the price

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Great price; perfect fit!
4 Star Review   By purdin4500 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012   

This was a gift for my daughter who had a gaping hole above her stove. Looks and works well!

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Short lived
2 Star Review   By coolonu on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2012   

For about a year it worked fine, but suddenly it stopped heating. I am assuming its the magnetron, but to have someone repair it for $129.00 is not very economical. I'm going to cut my losses and switch brands. Lesson learned.

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Easy to use, easy to clean and nice price
4 Star Review   By NiceTry1 on Home Depot - Jan 17, 2012   

My test for microwaves is if it can pop popcorn without burning it than it is good for me.

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Good for a basic microwave
4 Star Review   By paoutdoorkitchen on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2012   

We installed this a couple of months ago. The installation went pretty well, but we were going through a tile wall and the holes for the toggle bolts needed to be MUCH bigger than the specs called for so the hinges could fit through. The template had multiple drilling sites so we could find one that matched up with the stud in the wall. There are only three toggle bolts and stud bolts, which was odd since the directions clearly indicated four spots for each. Overall, though, installation went smoothly. The oven is loud, louder than our previous countertop version, but not unbearable. My minor nitpic with it is that after only two months the touchpad is delaminating.

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not worth the time to install
2 Star Review   By jononelson on Home Depot - Dec 21, 2011   

It works but the door is not very close tolerances. Install was the same as any other brand but I regret buying such a poorly made item. Spend the extra for something better.

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One flaw.
2 Star Review   By Patti on Home Depot - Dec 20, 2011   

After we struggled to install, and operated the microwave we noticed a piece of what looks like a cube of black styrafoam (1m) between the glass of the door. It isn't noticeable until the light within is on. Too much hassle to take the microwave out and return. We didn't do a very good inspection before installing, would recommend that to others, product works fine.

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Concerned that it is faulty
2 Star Review   By Richard on Home Depot - Dec 20, 2011   

Twice the exhaust fan turned on by itself and could not be turned off. It went off on its own after several minutes. Other than the troubling issue of the fan with a mind of its own, it is certainly adequate in its operating design. The microwave has few extra features, which is fine with me. It does what I ask it to do.

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Best $100 microwave I've ever bought
5 Star Review   By tazzy on Home Depot - Dec 17, 2011   

Has one or two features missing that I would like, but I don't miss them.

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Low quality poor functioning
1 Star Review   By tdebb8594 on Home Depot - Dec 16, 2011   

Over heats after a few minutes cooking. It shuts down completely until it cools off. Then turns back on. It won't keep time. The control pad is peeling and it's only 2 months old.

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Can't beat it for the money
4 Star Review   By Joey on Home Depot - Dec 7, 2011   

good lower end above the stove microwave for the money. Easy to install, came with all hardware and pretty good instructions. Looks good and is working fine

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Junk
1 Star Review   By Melanie on Home Depot - Dec 1, 2011   

We are now on our 2nd one in 9 months. The first one lasted 6 months, the 2nd one lasted 6 weeks. Pathetic. I am now forced to spend 250.00 to get a different brand. If I would have known this is what I was instore for I would have kept my old GE & reinstalled it during the kitchen remodel.

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The product looks good, and so far is great.
5 Star Review   By Minnie on Home Depot - Nov 29, 2011   

The microwave was a great price, looks good, and seems to work wonderful. The service was great when we bought it and the installed before Thanksgiving. Win Win!

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so far - so good
4 Star Review   By WISCONSIN on Home Depot - Nov 22, 2011   

read some poor reviews on this item but, for the money we spent, we are extremely happy with the value!

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Looks great, but very loud
3 Star Review   By tammy1971 on Home Depot - Nov 19, 2011   

I wanted a black microwave to replace my old white one so that all of my appliances would finally match. I couldn't justify spending a lot when this was mostly a vanity purchase. We only used our previous microwave to reheat an occasion beverage or dinner plate, so I didn't focus too much on quality. PRO: Looks great, amazingly low price, very powerful. Has decent features and cooks extremely fast. CON: UNBELIEVABLY, SHOCKINGLY loud. Please don't underestimate this statement as I did when reading previous reviews. I don't own whisper quiet appliances and I expect an appliance to make some noise, so I thought that previous noise complaints were probably overblown. THEY ARE NOT. I would compare the decibel level of this unit to that of a low-end vacuum cleaner. When I turn this on I'm always reminded of a jet firing its turbine engines. Would I recommend this unit? Depends. If you are on a tight budget and only microwave for a few seconds at a time, this would probably fit the bill. If you actually cook in your microwave, you should probably find a quieter model.

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Poor Design
1 Star Review   By John on Home Depot - Nov 17, 2011   

Top screw holes end up outside of cabinet. In other words, they are too far forward. Also, power cord is too close to top mounting screws. Plan on making modifications and custom brackets unless you have a really large cabinet above this microwave.

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Louder than my shop vac!
3 Star Review   By NovaGrad70 on Home Depot - Nov 3, 2011   

Purchased unit a week ago for $169. Seems to work fine and at 1000W, the power is acceptable. Installed it myself in a little over an hour with little difficulty. Another set of hands, however, would have been a welcomed luxury. Just used a cardboard box to support the unit once it was on the hanger while I lined up the two bolts from above. The major con for me is the noise level - should be in the Guinness Book of Records under "Loudest kitchen appliance ever made!" You get what you pay for.

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Piece of junk!!
1 Star Review   By Disgusted on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2011   

This is by far the biggest waste of money I've ever seen! If you plan to have a microwave for a year or more, don't buy this one. Now I understand why they don't proudly display their name on the door like every other appliance manufacturer. I will never buy this brand again.

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NOT LONG LASTING
1 Star Review   Home Depot   

product lasted little over a year, warranty out. Runs but does not heat anything. cannot microwave and run timer at same time, so not multifunctional. very dissapointed, puchased counter microwaves that lasted years that cost less.

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Got what we paid for
4 Star Review   By Beachers on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2011   

For the price, it is a good buy. It was pretty easy to install. We did it ourselves, but there was an existing microwave over the oven. We did not have to cut a hole or wire anything. It looks nice, but the door seems quite flimsy. The closing is 'rough'. We haven't used it to cook anything but some potatoes, yet, but it does seem to have some pretty good features like keeping food warm for half an hour,

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fan quit
1 Star Review   By mattap on Home Depot - Feb 15, 2011   

The low fan quit working after less than 6 months. You have to turn on the high fan otherwise the microwave will shut down for 15 minutes. It makes good popcorn though.

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Above the range mw oven
3 Star Review   By zerk on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2011   

This oven was easy to install. It probably needs two people to install but I was able to do it myself. It works fine and has several automated settings. I don't know why Magic Chef does not show their brand name on it but they don't.

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Decent microwave when it's working
1 Star Review   By Rob1212 on Home Depot - Dec 30, 2010   

I picked this up on black friday. Installation was pretty easy, and it worked well initially, but only a few weeks after I installed it it started shutting off randomly and would only turn back on after I left it unplugged for ~15 minutes or so then plugged it back in. Fortunately this problem popped up during the 3 month home depot return period so back to the store it goes.

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Disappointing
2 Star Review   By IrishLynn on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2010   

This microwave only lasted 2 years and completely died. The warranty is only for a year. The microwave was loud and the auto defrost feature never really worked well. The light for over the stove was dim. I will not purchase this product again.

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good microwave for the price
4 Star Review   By mikey65 on Home Depot - Dec 24, 2010   

I bought this microwave for $98 at thanksgiving. It was easy enough to install myself, with a little ingenuity. It runs a little loud, but so far I have had no complaints. Cooks evenly, the buttons are easy to work, the light could be a little brighter under it, but it is functional. Nice overall product for the price. Finally have matching appliances YAY!

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Over-the-Range Microwave
3 Star Review   By CAMOY on Home Depot - Sep 23, 2010   

Easy to operate, but does not always have enough power and items take longer to cook.

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DON'T BUY
1 Star Review   By Jack23 on Home Depot - Aug 1, 2010   

Had this microwave for ony 2years and it has a mind of its own,it comes on whenever for 1:30 and the buttons don't work! DON'Y BUY!

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Dawg Squeeze
1 Star Review   By Icygator on Home Depot - Jul 6, 2010   

I bought this because of the value. Installed it myself...and in a little more than a year it's dead in the water. Did not take a lightening strike or surge...installed on a seprate circuit. You get what you pay for and in this case it was about...a little more than a year. Pay alittle more and to avoid the life expectancy issues.

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Awesome Value!
5 Star Review   By phorever on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2010   

This is a great little microwave for the price! Looks great, easy to install! Works well...I cannot see spending any more, this does everything a microwave should do! I read the other person's review about it being loud...I disagree...it's no louder then any other microwave I've owned. I think it's an awesome deal!

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LOUDEST MICROWAVE EVER MADE!
1 Star Review   By outdoors92 on Home Depot - Mar 18, 2010   

This is the loudest microwave i have ever heard. If you purchase this microwave you should go straight to an electronic store and purchase a good surround sound system. You will need it! The only thing good about this microwave is it looks great. I purchased it yesterday and will spend several hours today taking it down and trying to repackage it to return it and spend the extra money on a good name brand. REMEMBER YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

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Shuts down completely
1 Star Review   By MagicChef75 on Home Depot - Dec 2, 2009   

I just purchased this microwave during the black friday weekend sale and, at first, thought it was an excellent deal! Last night my wife was heating something for about 2 minutes and it completely shut down like it had been unplugged. I checked for power at the outlet (the microwave is on its own circuit) and it was good. I unplugged the unit, gave it a few minutes, plugged it back in and it was fine. I decided to check elsewhere on the internet for reviews since there were none yet on homedepot.com and was surprised to find out that many others are experiencing the exact same problem!!! Several people have exchanged their unit for another, only to have the same problems right out of the box! I am wondering now if the best course of action is to return this unit and spend the extra money on a better one? I haven't checked with Magic Chef yet, but with all the problems, there should be a recall soon!!!!

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