My microwave decided to die after many good years of service. I had a General Electric small size 0.7 cubic foot model because I only needed it basically for reheating. Since this company came under new ownership, I wasn’t sure about the same quality so I wanted to try a new manufacturer like LG or a Sharp microwave. Therefore, I thought maybe I would go for a larger LG model that was available locally for an in store pickup.
**Disclaimer: I purchased this product. This is my honest opinion.**
Unlike my old GE model, the LG microwave reheated food more uniformly. It also took up more counter space in my rather small kitchen. However, I could not seem to cook in this microwave regardless of how many times I tried to carefully read the booklet. In fact, I had my entire family reading through the pages just in case they understood what these directions were pointing too in comparison with the buttons on this microwave. As you can guess, the pictures and directions in my enclosed booklet did not appear like the actual front of my LQ microwave.
After many attempts, I decided to try to contact the company directly through their online form. They do offer a place to find help on their products. Ha! After I filled in all the details, the information went nowhere. There was also no phone number to contact.
Frustrated, I carefully checked my serial number, the box, my receipt and decided I will contact the store and explain my problem. When I was looking through the serial number and my box, I suddenly noticed something strange. The microwave direction book that I found inside my box was for a totally different LG microwave than the one in my possession. This was probably why how many times that I tried to cook in it, I couldn’t manage to do anything but reheat.
Well, the store was good about it. They allowed me to return this LG microwave, which was probably a repackaged return that was later sold as new or merely one that was broken. The experience soured me on microwaves that are more complicated than my old small one. Therefore, I went out and bought a small Sharp countertop microwave that was 0.7 cubic feet.
Believe it or not, I really liked this small Sharp microwave for easier operating, reheating evenly and giving me more room in my kitchen. I only paid $59 plus tax compared to more than double for the LG microwave.
If you’re looking for a nice small microwave, I do recommend the Sharp brand. I can’t tell you how long it will last, but it has directions that are easy to understand, a great price, and can save space. There are even numbers to contact unlike some other brands, which is plus and something to think about before purchasing. Take it from me, if you looking for an inexpensive microwave this Sharp microwave wins my approval as a great gift possibility!
Speaking of the microwave, my microwave chocolate cake recipe would also be perfect to include when you wrap this gift. No joke, this cake is feather light and so easy.