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Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD

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Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD
 
4.2

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the Emerson Microwave.

My husband bought me the Emerson Microwave for Mother's Day, and I don't know what we did before we had the Emerson Microwave.  It's so easy to use. The numbers are...Read complete review

My husband bought me the Emerson Microwave for Mother's Day, and I don't know what we did before we had the Emerson Microwave.  It's so easy to use. The numbers are large so that it is easier to read.  My teenagers use the Emerson microwave at least twice a day.  The Emerson microwave has easy to use features and really heats your food through.  It doesn't leave the cold middle like most microwaves. The pre-settings are great.  They are set to help you with what you would use microwaves for, like popcorn, tea/coffee, potatoes, pizza slices, etc.  I also like the feature on the Emerson microwave that can add thirty seconds with the push of a button.  We hardly use our oven anymore. I would recommend the Emerson microwave to anyone who loves to use the microwave or who is just moving into a dorm.  The Emerson microwave fits any kitchen and comes in great colors.  I love my red Emerson Microwave. 

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

functional but could be better, no timer

I received this microwave as a wedding present two and a half years ago.  Most of my appliances are the metallic red like this microwave.  I love the color, but not...Read complete review

I received this microwave as a wedding present two and a half years ago.  Most of my appliances are the metallic red like this microwave.  I love the color, but not much else.  Don't get me wrong, I haven't had any serious problems with the microwave; no fires or anything dramatic.  It does work, but I've had microwaves in the past that had more user-friendly functionality.  Here is what drives me nuts about this microwave:  It is a pain to "time cook," so if I want to put something in for an increment less than 30 seconds at a time, you can't do it quickly.  This becomes a problem when you want to, say, heat up a chocolate chip cookie or a dinner roll.  I find that the "programmed" settings are off; for instance, there is a "weight defrost" option that is way off.  The beverage and potato settings seem OK, however.  What I personally find most annoying is that there is NO TIMER.  Come on, am I the only one who often uses a microwave timer?  Why the heck is there no timer?

Ok, so the microwave functions, I suppose.  I don't have to eat cold leftover pizza.  But if I were doing it again, I'd check out the features a little more stringently, and go for a microwave with a darn TIMER.  

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5.0

Great bang for your buck

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from Grand Rapids, MI

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Install
  • Heats Evenly
  • Powerful
  • Simple Controls
  • Simple Display

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    Best Uses

    • Defrosting
    • Frozen Food
    • Leftovers
    • Popcorn
    • Quick Meals

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    I use a microwave for a lot of things so when it came time to get a new one after our other one blew up I shopped around for awhile. I didn't want to spend tons of money but I wanted quality. This microwave was just that. I seem to find I like my microwave a lot better than other ones I use. This little baby is powerful. Once I figured out the right settings, the right power level, things turned out a lot better. I really like the design of this microwave, it is small and convent to put on the countertop. It is very easy to clean, both inside and out. I like that the turn table is removeable. Trying to clean one that doesn't remove is a pain. Hot soapy water does the trick. The settings on this microwave are really nice. I use the speed defrost often. The popcorn setting usually works great with no burning. Sometimes I think it depends on what brand of popcorn. One thing that I don't like about this microwave is on the start button there is a plus one minute button too. If you push start twice it takes whatever number you put in and adds a minute. No good, be careful on how hard you push the start button. Overall I enjoy this microwave and would recommend this microwave to others.

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    5.0

    This microwave is fast and efficient

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    from USA

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    Cooks food fast, in less time than other microwaves I've owned. It is also very easy to use and has quick start options for both one minute and 30 seconds which have been really helpful! The color is different and goes better in my kitchen than a simple white or black and adds a pop that I did not expect. Would recommend this product!

    Performance
    Great performance. Much faster cooking time than I expected which cuts my wait time in half! It used to take my other 900 watt microwave at least a minute to heat up a cup of tea, with this one, the time is cut by 15 seconds which is huge when considering items that take longer to heat up!

    Ease of Cleaning
    Very easy to clean. Just take the plate off!

    Ease of Use
    The buttons are easy to press and straight-forward.

    Durability
    The microwave felt a little flimsy when I took it out of the box, much lighter than other microwaves, but it is durable enough. Don't need much to just sit on the counter.

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    4.0

    The Emerson Microwave was good while it lasted

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    from Fort Worth, Texas

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    I received this Emerson Microwave in red for my house warming gift from my Aunt. I was so excited to get it since I had researched microwaves and this one was the one I picked to put on my registry. I really liked this microwave until about 8 months after having it it started going off in the middle of microwaving something. Until finally it just went out all together. I was very disappointed when it just stopped working. I was surprised to because it had worked so well before. It just seemed to have a short life span. I've never had a microwave go out after just 8 months of usage. I had to go out and purchase another microwave and i didn't want the same brand, so I purchased something else.

    Performance
    This Emerson Microwave performed great when it was working. It cooked or warmed food thoroughly. I was satisfied with the way my food came out.

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    This microwave was really easy to work and set up.

    Ease of Cleaning
    I never had trouble cleaning this microwave. It cleaned really easy.

    Durability
    This microwave was not very durable. It only lasted me 8 months and then it pooped out and stopped working.

    Design
    I loved the red design of this microwave. It was the main reason I picked it.

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    4.0

    well mine lasted three years

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    from Shallowater, TX

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    Like most people I bought it because of it's size and the color. I always had bigger microwaves with more wattage so I had to learn to adjust a bit. The controls are a bit tricky to figure out but reading the manual will always help. It's a bit on the loud side compared to my previous microwaves. It's super simple to clean. The pros for this microwave are. 1. It's compact size makes it not a counter top hog like some microwaves. 2. It's a nicely designed product. 3. I would give it a decent mark on its power. Did what a 900 watt microwave will do. I make candies in my microwave and had to adjust cooking time but was still able to make it work at the lower wattage. The cons are 1. Kind of on the loud side. 2. Confusing controls until you figure them out. 3. My door quit latching so I had to replace it because of that. I really figured it would have lasted longer than it did. When I went to buy a new one I had to step away and buy another brand because of the reasons I listed in the cons.

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    Had to replace because of the door latch not working.

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    4.0

    reliable microwave

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    from St. Paul, MN

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    I bought this microwave years ago because I completely fell in love with the color. My kitchen had a red theme, and now it's a red wine theme which this actually goes with very well. It also perfectly matches my red toaster! So, of course I think the design is fabulous. As for function, I've never had an issue with it. It has multiple settings, its super easy to set the time after the power goes out, the screen is very easy to read, even in the dark. The inside spins to help cook things more evenly, if you stop it and start it up again then it spins the opposite direction which is a nice touch. It also works very well for defrosting. I use it to defrost meat, shrimp, fish, chicken all the time.

    Ease of Cleaning
    It's really easy to clean. Fortunately, the bottom glass spinner easily lifts out of the microwave so you can throw it in the dishwasher or just hand wash it in the sink. As for the rest of the microwave, I just spot clean it when needed with a Clorox wipe or by using a paper towel with a proper cleaner.

    Durability
    It's made it through multiple moves as well as being in a house with multiple rowdy boys and it is still in wonderful condition.

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    1.0

    Snap, crackle, BROKE

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    from Staten Island, NY

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    We bought this microwave when we first got married and moved into our apartment.  It worked fine.  It was okay looking and we spent a resonable amount of money on it, (meaning it wasn't expensive but I wouldn't say it was cheap).  One night, not even a year after purchasing this microwave (Emerson), I was heating something up while feeding my baby when we heard an explosion and smelled a terrible burning smell.  I was scared and I called my husband into the room.  He is not one to panic but he got that microwae out of our apartment VERY fast.  It was scary.  A microwave should not do that, specially after less than a year. We cleaned it properly and used it properly.  There was nothing we did to provoke the incident.  I've also read similar reviews on other websites.  If you want a safe microwave that;'s going to last, I recommend that you really investigate the emerson microwave before purchasing it!

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    3.0

    emerson's budget oven

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    from Apple Valley, CA

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    The Emerson 900 watt red microwave oven is a cheap buy for those looking to replace their old oven but don't have the budget to spend much money on the oven. Instead of pushing a button to open the door, you must manually open the door for this oven. The timing for items is a bit complicated at first, for cooking food items under 1 minute you must first press the power button then the time. The turntable is also a bit wobbly. The red color is a little too bright and somewhat unfortunate color choice, but if your like me and have a cinnamon Kitchen Aid mixer, it can work. Overall the microwave does its job well, with a few drawbacks but its a nice price for consumers on the budget.

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    4.0

    Ideal microwave for a big kitchen!

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    from Orange County, Ca

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    Perfect if you have a big kitchen! My kitchen is on the smaller side and this Emerson microwave takes up a lot of counter space! I received the Emerson microwave as a gift, so I can't return it. I absolutely love the red door and handle, the sides are black. One issue I have is fingerprint residue on the door. The timer is easy to read with a large print. Easy on the eyes. The "stop" and "start" buttons are easy to find. The "start" button has 30 second timer, which I use often for my toddler's mini meals. I probably might not have purchased the microwave if it weren't a gift. It is too big!!

    Performance
    The microwave heats well, never had an issue with overheating.

    Settings/Features
    I love the 30 second timer! There is a clock feature that you can use, I don't use it.

    Ease of Cleaning
    I use a mild dish detergent and a washcloth to clean the microwave. The interior is a cream color, which is standard for microwaves. It is easy to clean since it is a large microwave.

    Design
    Cute retro design

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    4.0

    Nice little microwave for the price

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    from USA

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    Overall this microwave is a good deal for the price. I am currently on my second one. The first one didn't quite last a year, however Emerson has great customer service and all I had to do was call them and let them know it stopped heating. They had me cut the power cord off it and mail it in to them and they immediately shipped me a brand new one. I have had this one for a little over a year and had no issues with it whatsoever. Always heats great and quickly. Just the right size for a small counter top or to sit on a bakers rack.

    Performance
    Performance is good unless like my first one it goes out quickly. The one I'm using now so far has been great at performance. Heats well and quickly.

    Settings/Features
    The settings and the features on this microwave are compatible with a larger more expensive microwave. It has a kitchen timer on it as well as defrost and different power settings.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Cleaning it is a breeze. I just put in a bowl of water and heat it 5 minutes and then just wipe it out and it is clean as new. No problem with this at all.

    Ease of Use
    Very easy to use, not complicated to figure out like some of the larger more expensive microwaves are. Just the right amount of features to be handy and not overly complicated.

    Durability
    Durability is good, it takes a lot of abuse with door slamming and opening from my teenage boys and has held up remarkably.

    Design
    I love the design, it is perfect for small places and limited counterspace and also I love the color option of red! Fits my kitchen decor perfectly!!

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    5.0

    Great product especially for the price

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    from USA

    Comments about Emerson 900 Watt Microwave Oven MW8992RD:

    I've had this microwave for about 1 year, I originally bought it because I needed a low cost microwave that would fit on my small kitchen counter top. I particularly liked the red design because it catches the eye. It's durable, I use and abuse it every day. It's easy to wipe down and it's easy to use.

    Performance
    It performs without issue, I've never had a problem with it.

    Settings/Features
    The settings are a little confusing at the beginning but once you tinker with it, it has a good deal of features. The preset heating settings are accurate they don't overheat.

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    Simple wipe with a cleaning solution and voila, easy.

    Ease of Use
    Fairly straight forward especially if you use the preset heating settings.

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    Takes a beating.

    Design
    Cute red design, compact for any space needed.

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