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Soo, how old is YOUR microwave (Part 1)

I'm curious how old your microwave is. I might get a new one this weekend because it's only $60 and is decades newer than my...

1984 Sharp Microwave

So, can anyone beat this date? It was manufactured in June 1984.

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July 1977.

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mine is 17 years old (original to the house) but still in a decent shape. I've been looking at new ones recently.
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99 or 2000 Panasonic... before that I had a super old one.
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how presumptuous that there would be a second part needed to this thread.
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11 years old.

Came with the house when me and my ex wife purchased it two years ago.

I refinanced the microwave after the divorce and got the house to boot!
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Deftones, Esq ----> PartyOtterPooper

RyoHazuki,

Oh my. Sir, I am honored to be in your presence. I think.

Cool Kitten,

Home Depot has one for $60 and it looks really nice. It has a brushed stainless steel finish. 900W. My Sharp is 1000W so I wonder if this new one handles the power more efficiently (i.e., I can actually buy microwaveable popcorn and eat it).

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Less than a month.

Previous one lasted about 6 weeks Just long enough to be out of return period...so I bought an identical one, and returned old one with the new receipt.
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mine is three years old, I got it when I moved
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Originally posted by DVD Polizei
Cool Kitten,

Home Depot has one for $60 and it looks really nice. It has a brushed stainless steel finish. 900W. My Sharp is 1000W so I wonder if this new one handles the power more efficiently (i.e., I can actually buy microwaveable popcorn and eat it).
mine is built-in and really big. This is what i'm thinking about- to match all my GE Profile appliances :
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CK...a new one running 900 should be better than a much older one putting out 1000 watts.

In my experience microwaves weaken with age.
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One is a 2 month old built-in Maytag. The other is a 6 year old Sharp.
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CK, nice.

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Originally posted by FiveO
CK...a new one running 900 should be better than a much older one putting out 1000 watts.

In my experience microwaves weaken with age.
the one i want is a new model GE Profile. I'll probably be able to get it for under $500. My old one is cerviceable enough, but it's outdated and not very powerful (i guess it did weaken with age).
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I don't know how old mine is - it was handed down to me by my parents. I think it's a family heirloom or something. My wife is paranoid that it sends microwaves out into the kitchen, so every time we use it she makes our kids move out from in front of it and to the side. My protestations that microwaves go in all directions, and not just in straight lines towards the front of the machine, go unheeded.

My kids are probably well done by now.
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We had one that was about twelve years old. It was sold at a garage sale last year for five bucks.

We just bought one at Target. It's brushed steel and really powerful. Unlike the thing we used all last year, this one actually works.
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Growing up, we had one of the first ones available. It weighed approximately 900 pounds. Of course, we also had a TV from the early '80s well into my high school years (late '90s), no cable, and the most advanced video game console was an NES (and before that, an Atari 800), so...

Anyway, my microwave is about a year old.
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We had this one all of my cognizant life, so I'd estimate it's from around 1985 or 1986:

...until about six months ago when I gave it away to a neighbor during a community-wide garage sale.

Now we have a Panasonic Inverter.
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Originally posted by WhoGirl

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Originally posted by WhoGirl
We had this one all of my cognizant life, so I'd estimate it's from around 1985 or 1986:

...until about six months ago when I gave it away to a neighbor during a community-wide garage sale.

Now we have a Panasonic Inverter.
Did you buy that from C-Man?





mine is about 9 years old, still works fine.
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I got a big'ol Toshiba from 1987. Still works fine.
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I can't believe I made it into Part 1 of this!!!1

February 1998 Whirlpool built-in that came with the apartment
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We replaced our microwave a few months ago. It came with the house in 1983.


When it was turned on, it would completely scramble the satellite TV at the other end of the house.


Probably wasn't a good thing to be growing up around.
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Originally posted by muggins
We replaced our microwave a few months ago. It came with the house in 1983.


When it was turned on, it would completely scramble the satellite TV at the other end of the house.


Probably wasn't a good thing to be growing up around.

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