When do you buy a new microwave oven

@sharon6345 (147109)
United States
July 25, 2016 2:10pm CST
I am cleaning out my microwave with a magic eraser. I boiled water with vinegar already. It's clean as it's going to get at this point. The problem is the paint is chipping and rusting. It's about time for me to find another microwave. I was just wondering when do you feel the need to replace your microwave.. it's still heating up very good so I was thinking to see about keeping it a little longer. I am going to check on pricing in the mean time. I want to save a little money if I can. Thanks for your input on this.
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@much2say (40818)
• United States
25 Jul 16
Oh gosh, we have had our microwave for over a decade now! Personally I'd like to get rid of it for good and never buy another one . . . I just don't know about "nuking" our food anymore and would like to heat things up the old fashioned way as it's healthier. I wouldn't worry so much about the outside, but if damage is happening to the inside, then perhaps it'd be a good time to look.
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@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
It could be the way I clean it that is causing that to happen as well.
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@akalinus (22837)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I don't have a working stove, so the microwave is on duty all the time.
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@jstory07 (72208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jul 16
I wait until the microwave totally quits working until I buy a new one. I wash mine out every time it is used.
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@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
Ok that is good to know. Thanks.
@vandana7 (68972)
• India
25 Jul 16
Ah....and how many have you changed so far Judy?
@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 16
I keep my microwave as long as it works. That's years. Mine last a long time.
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
26 Jul 16
That is what I am learning here today. good for you..
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@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 16
@sharon6345 I am more thrifty than most people, but if it works why spend your money?
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
26 Jul 16
@RubyHawk That is what I am asking myself but the sight of the worn out part I can't stand to see.
@ricki_911 (20073)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Jul 16
For me if it was still working then I'd keep using it.
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
I knew I would hear that eve if it were just once. I know I won't be keeping it though. When somethig is broken in ny way to me it's trash. I will hold off for a month or two.
@norcal (3212)
• Nevada City, California
25 Jul 16
I bought a new one not long ago, but that's because my old one quit working. It still looked fine. If you have one that looks old but still works, maybe you should buy another of that same brand again. Apparently it lasts a long time.
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
That is a good idea for me to check into. The microwave looks good until i take the plate out the bottom. Some peeling is happening.
@OKennedy (1143)
• United States
25 Jul 16
I know what you mean I have had a few microwaves with the same problem. I do the same thing when I start to see them peeling I start pricing and saving for a new one. I think until you can find one that you can afford just cover the food with a plate cover.
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
I think that is fine to do. Thanks.
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@egdcltd (7193)
25 Jul 16
I'm still using my first microwave. It's pretty old now.
@sharon6345 (147109)
• United States
25 Jul 16
That could be a good thing I guess
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