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Emerson, A Name You Can Trust And A Microwave That Works!
Apr 7, 2004 (Updated Apr 8, 2004)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Price and compact size, last for several years!
The Bottom Line: Highly recommend this microwave for the price, durability, ease of use and neat appearance.
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The Emerson Microwave, Model #MW8625W came into our household about five years ago. Our old microwave blew up just a few months before Christmas so I hesitated to replace it at the very moment. I didn't want to take away from the Christmas fund! But knowing how much we use a microwave in a family of 5 with 3 teenagers I decided that I better look for a bargin. So off I went shopping for an inexpensive model to replace an appliance that I really didn't want to do without.
Shopping For a New Microwave
My first stop was the local Walmart store. There wasn't a huge variety of models to choose from but the Emerson Model MW8625W was exactly what I was looking for priced at only $59.95. It was small and wouldn't take up half the counter space and also under $100.00.
Great Size for your Countertop!
The Emerson MW8625W Microwave is a mid-size unit and fits nicely on your countertop. It measures approximately 24 inches long by 16 inches in width. It has an the interior turntable that keeps your food microwaving at even temperature. The size is nice, you can cook a whole chicken in it or you can just re-heat a plate of food if someone was late for dinner. I found this size to be just right for my family. The kids are always coming in from school and hitting the refrigerator for left-overs and I knew they wouldn't survive without the microwave for long.
Easy to Use, Easy to Understand Settings
The Emerson MW8625W Microwave is very easy to use also. The kids have no problem operating this microwave. It has the following settings: Low, Reheat, Defrost, Medium, Roast. The timer goes up to 35 minutes which I find is about right for what I serve and cook (except for poultry).
Clean-Up Is a Breeze
Cleanup is a breeze on the Emerson MW8625W Microwave. All you have to do is wipe the inside out with a damp cloth about once a week or whenever a spill occurs. We have a cover for all dishes that are put in for re-heating but you know how that goes with kids. I find that routine maintenance and cleaning will keep this microwave looking good.
The Price is Right!
Now for the price. Remember I told you I was looking for something not very expensive? The Emerson MW8625W microwave sold for $59.99 at Walmart. I also recognized the name Emerson as a name-brand product and this finalized my choice. I didn't hesitate to go ahead and pick this one up for that price. When I got home I searched the previous Sunday's paper for sales and could not match the price. Other units that compared to this one were $89-$99. I was very pleased with the price of the Emerson MW8625W Microwave unit.
The Emerson MW8625W Microwave operates on 120V, 60 HZ, 0.92 KW and 2,450 MHZ.
I'm overall very pleased with this microwave. It is now going on it's fourth year and I can't complain at all with the amount of use this microwave gets. It has been well worth the money spent and is still going! This is a great microwave at a super low price!
I recommend the Emerson MW8625 Microwave for singles and families alike. It is a compact size, very durable and the price is right!
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