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    Default Microwave Ovens??

    I was not sure where to put this. Hope it is o.k. in this spot.

    I do not have a microwave oven. I would like to get one. I need it to be inexpensive (under $100) but pretty good. It does not have to be big or gadgety. I will not be using it for cooking, just warming soup, ect. for my lunch. Any ideas or brand suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I personally don't have any advice, but I wanted to point you in the direction of these two free CR articles:

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/a...Term=microwave

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/a...Term=microwave

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    I don't know much about brands, etc....I kind of think now they are all about the same unless you want special features. I bought a nice one a few years ago at Walmart for about 70.00...don't remember the brand, dd has it now. I've seen them as low as 39.00.

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    Sorry- looks like that second link might be a paid link. It SAID it was free. Grrr- I have this problem with the CR website all the time- they say things are free, but when you get there, they aren't. I'd sure like to give THAM a rating!!!

    Hope the first link works for you.

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    Costco, Walmart, Canadian Tire if you live in Canada. All have good low prices and carry reasonable brands and will refund if it's defective within the year. You'd notice within a month or two if it was weird.

    They save a lot of electricity when used to reheat food as opposed to a toaster oven, the big oven or a frying pan.

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    You can pick a good one up for $80 or so. wait for the sale. but do you REALLY need one JUST to warm up soup? That sure is an expensive soup warmer.
    If I were tight on $$ I'd wait till they were practically giving it away. But I can tell you that you'll do better to pick up a secondhand one. People are always getting rid of them.. not because they don't work.. but rather they upgrade or move into a house that has one installed. Check out around Universities and Colleges in May.. students want to get rid of stuff then.

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    I just bought a new one at Walmart for $35. It has multiple power settings, a turntable, auto defrost and a bunch of things I don't use, like a baked potato button & a popcorn button. It also has a timer, and while the timer is running, you can nuke something and not mess up your timer.

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    Oh my goodness. You all are great.

    Kimberly, the consumer report was very helpful. It gives me information and a ballpark figure for micros "Price range: $40 to $250 (countertop models);" $35 at Walmart seems perfect

    Cheryl, it is an expensive soup warmer I am sure that I will find other uses for it. My girlfriend swears by hers. Also, I have a gift card that was a present when I retired last January (2005). I have been saving it, but I don't want to forget it or have it expire. So I am going to use it to help me buy at least one modern appliance

    I think I will start looking around this week. Hopefully Iwill find one between $35 and $50.

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    When we moved here 2 months ago we got one at Wal Mart it is an off brand. It was only 40.00 I thought I would have to replace it with a better one soon. So far it is the best microwave I have ever had. It warms food perfectly, defrosts perfectly and pops every grain of popcorn in the bag on the popcorn setting. Oh and it also bakes potatoes just right.

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    When our big one crapped out a couple of years ago, I went and got this one at Wal*Mart http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...90546%3A132950

    Works great for just 2 people, warming, baking potatoes, making popcorn etc.... and I'm sure I didn't pay that much, so hopefully it is less in the store than online.

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    It looks like Walmart is winning hands down I wasn't sure if there was a Walmart near me, but I saw one the other day.

    Dee I am going to check out the link you gave me. Maybe they will have a sale this week.

    Talking to you all is like having a pesonal consumer opinion poll.

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    LOL and we are all loving the details. The only thing more fun than planning your own frugal safari in the hunt of a bargain is looking over the shoulder of a friend on her safari!

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    Wish you lived close to me, we've got one we're selling in our next yard sale. It works great but my in-laws just gave us a brand new microwave (still not sure why!). Maybe during yard sale season you could find one?

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