We bought this microwave about 2 years ago. It has always made a buzzing noise when running, probably a loose panel, part or the fan vibrating when it's in use. The popcorn button always burns the popcorn--setting it on a timer would undercook the popcorn and leave numerous unpopped kernels. Within the past year the paint on the bottom of the microwave started bubbling, cracking and peeling under the tray, and it began rusting. I scrubbed some off with a steel wool pad to see how deep it went and fortunately it hasn't rusted all the way through. But even so. It's not like we abused it and scratched the inside of the microwave with harsh cleansers or cleaning utensils. The paint on the inside of the microwave should not be bubbling, cracking and/or peeling if it's a quality product. I could probably fix it by removing the rust down to bare metal and touching up the affected areas with appliance paint, but jesus who has the time for that??! The kicker: A couple days ago it started beeping in the middle of the night. We unplugged it for a few hours and tried to use it the following day. Now it runs, but it doesn't heat anything at all. Tried resetting it per manufacturer instructions to no avail. It's as useless doorstop. Wish I hadn't bought it. Now it's going in the trash. Goodbye Oster. You used to be a very reliable company, but after several different negative experiences with your product lines we will never buy Oster products again.
New England area