Emerson MW8991SB 900 Watts Microwave Oven Reviews

Emerson MW8991SB 900 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • Worst Product Ever?

    Aug 15, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The empty box was useful.
    Cons: Dangerous, horrible product, wasted money.

    Summary: I bought the Emerson MW8991SB 900 watt microwave at Walmart, thinking that it was pretty and that Emerson was a good company, so it would last (I am a mother of four and had to scramble to come up with the money for a new microwave unexpectedly when my ... read more

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  • What? Catch on fire and no metal in it?

    Jan 12, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I purchased it for the affordable cost.
    Cons: I put a paper plate with some food in it and a fire broke out.

    Summary: Please, take heed and do not purchase an Emerson microwave oven. Ours caught on fire last night. I unplugged it and will never use it again. Going to get another one today and you can bet, it will not be an ... read more

  • FIRE HAZARD DONT BUY NEEDS TO BE RECALLED

    Dec 12, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I HAVE NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT THIS MICROWAVE!
    Cons: FIRE HAZZARD DONT BUY IT

    Summary: This microwave is a fire hazzard and emerson refuse to recall it! I have had this about a yr and it is horrible you will see sparks going off like the forth of july in this thing not to mention it has burn mark in back where the spark shot out,The in ... read more

  • Be Warned--FIRE HAZARD--RECALL IT

    May 22, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Has nice chrome look.
    Cons: Don't be fooled..it is dangerous!

    Summary: We thought that we would give Emerson a shot after our GE died on us after 8 years. Well to my HORROR this EMERSON Started Sparking, Lighting up like a Fireworks display and SMOKING! Thank God I was home.If you have this make sure your Smoke ... read more

  • add me to the list of "don't buy"

    May 7, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good for a kitchen timer/clock
    Cons: unreliable, doesn't work

    Summary: Like a couple of others here, I had to scramble some money together to get a new microwave as I had just become separated.  We bought this microwave at right about six months ago for our new apartment.  At first it seemed like a good little ... read more

  • Hot and turns off; now smoking!

    Mar 5, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I like how it looks.
    Cons: dangerous!

    Summary: here should be a recall on this very dangerous microwave. We have struggled with it due to losing receipt. It becomes hot and turns off for ten minutes. Today, it began to smoke and flame. I threw it out in the yard to cool off. Good thing I was in ... read more

  • Do not buy Emerson Microwaves!

    Jan 20, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: looks nice
    Cons: fire hazard! Do not buy! Do your research BEFORE you buy.

    Summary: I bougth an Emerson microwave 1100 watts early this winter and after a couple weeks of very light use it starting making popping noises and sparked. I took it back the next day and they exchange for the same model. Now I've used that one -very light ... read more

  • buyer beware

    Nov 6, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Not too high priced
    Cons: Didn't last long,I had a GE lasted over 26 years!.

    Summary: I have had this microwave for 15 months,and it is kaput.The paint peeled on the bottom of the microwave interior,and when sued started ... read more

  • On the hater bandwagon

    Jul 14, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It worked well for a year.
    Cons: warning lights not in manual so it's like playing charades with a 1/4inch LED.

    Summary: Thank the lord I didn't experienced the pyrotechnic display that most others have. However, I have been researching this model which was given to me as a gift just over a year ago and it seems to be the Hitler of microwaves, I haven't come across a ... read more

  • It's hot hot hot...

    May 27, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: ...wait for it...wait for it....
    Cons: It's dangerous; serious fire hazard! Do not purchase, don't even take one for free!!!

    Summary: Beware...my Emerson 8991 was possessed.  I huge spark flew out of the back; everything died then when i thought it was safe it started turning back on then off...crazy!  Stay away from Emerson!This microwave needs to be recalled! ... read more

  • emerson mw8992sb microwave

    Feb 28, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Looked pretty
    Cons: VERY DANGEROUS!!!! DO NOT BUY !!!!!

    Summary: Tell everyone you know it can save a life!!!! I started to use and it shot sparks out of the right side panel inside. Could have burned down my ... read more

  • Buyer Beware! Crap in Disguise!

    Feb 10, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Stainless steele microwave seems to be working well.
    Cons: plastic not stainless steele toaster that doesn't fit normal sized pieces of bread. 

    Summary: I bought this microwave from Fred Meyer in Shoreline, Washington.  My complaint isn't with the microwave, it is with the "Bonus Stainless Steele Toaster" that it came with for $89.00 on sale.  The manufacturer must think that we as the consumer ... read more

  • Good but definitely not the best

    Oct 31, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Heating time, appearance, size and handle on the door was very nice, good price
    Cons: DIED sooner than I thought it should have

    Summary: I bought this microwave approximately 2 years ago and actually it worked GREAT until now.  It just now quit working.  I feel very lucky after reading so many other reviews about fires and sparking on this microwave that none of that happened to ... read more

  • MICROWAVE WAS BOUGHT A FEW WEEKS BACK AT WALMART,THINKING OF SMALL SPACE SAVING AND COST-NOT!

    Jun 9, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: THERE IS NO PRO'S ABOUT THIS PRODUCT,RECALL THIS NOW. UNSAFE
    Cons: Very Dangerous! RECALL THIS PRODUCT NOW! CAUGHT ON FIRE AND BURNED MY HAND. 2WEEKSOLD

    Summary: EMERSON MICROWAVE. NOT WORTH KILLING SIMPLE USE,CHEAP OUTLAY AND COST MORE IN THE LONG RUN,UNSAFE ,EMERSON PLEASE RECALL AND ... read more

  • Don't even think about it

    May 17, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap (not inexpensive - it's crap)
    Cons: Died within the first week.  Never again will I buy Emerson.

    Summary: Bought on sale at K-Mart.  Took it home and within 3 hours of setting it up the front panel locked up.  Unplugged and it worked for another week before completely failing.  Guess I was lucky it didn't last based on other reviews about the ... read more

  • emerson microwave mw8119sb

    Mar 6, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: no pros
    Cons: risk of fire

    Summary: Dangerous!!! I have burned my finger putting a dinner in my microwave It was not used since the day before. It was scolding hot to the touch. It melted the plastic on top it was so hot. I sent it back to emerson they then sent me a release of all ... read more

  • mine quit too

    Nov 24, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: none
    Cons: Cheap

    Summary: Mine went dead after 4 months of use.  unplugged for a day then came back to life next day.  Worked for a week now dead again.Mfg says to unplug it & cut power cord off.  Send it to them with rtm number & $15.00 for shipping ... read more

  • Do Not Buy

    Aug 4, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: JUNK
    Cons: Will prop the door open.

    Summary: We bought the Emerson MW8991SB microwave on July 4, 2008, it just quit a week later. Took it back to the store and they replaced it with the same model, which lasted another week before doing exactly the same thing. Made a humming noise, popped loudly, ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your Money!

    Feb 5, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Looks really nice.
    Cons: Obviously this model is defective!

    Summary: We got our microwave for Christmas. It was a present. Today, Feb 5 it quit suddenly while I was making breakfast. I wish that I read the reviews before I even opened the box but like I said it was a present. I did call Emerson and they are going to ... read more

  • Fire Hazard

    Nov 8, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice brushed aluminum outside...
    Cons: Not-so-nice burned on the inside...

    Summary: I bought my Emerson MW8992SB a year ago at a Target store. Last night while I was cooking a potato (which I had poked holes in), the element on the right side of the microwave burst into flame. I am glad I was in the kitchen at the time, or the fire ... read more

  • dangerous

    Oct 10, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: dangerous

    Summary: Flames were shooting inside mine. Side panel is charred. I called Emerson, and without a receipt they offered to pick it up via fed express for free and send me a new one. They must know there's a design flaw. I m worried I've been exposing my ... read more

  • WARNING - FIRE HAZARD

    Jul 8, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great for starting house fires a pyromaniacs dream
    Cons: Utter fire starter, dangerous. No recall offered. Should not be bought.

    Summary: My MW8991SB was also just a few short months old and nearly burned down my kitchen. A small foil-backed cardboard panel inside the unit seems to have failed and pulses of sparks and smoke immediately start when the unit is in operation. It is a complete ... read more

  • China once again steals your money

    Jul 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: looks nice
    Cons: lasted less than a year

    Summary: Lasted 8 months of light use. Last microwave lasted 7 years. On a cost-per-use basis this is probably the most expensive kitchen appliance I've owned. At around $80, it cost me $10 per month or $2.50 a week, or $.35 a day; That's somewhere between 5 ... read more

  • Another Bad one

    May 24, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks pretty, simple to use.
    Cons: Basically, don't buy. 3 months of low usage shouldn't just blow up!

    Summary: I bought this microwave a few months ago and about 2 weeks after the 90 day return ran out it blew up with a huge spark out the back. I now have to find a way of returning it for warranty replacement and hope I have better luck than previous users. ... read more

  • BAD PRODUCT

    Apr 10, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: LOOKS PRETTY -YOU CAN'T BURN ANYTHING IN IT- YOU MAY BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN THOUGH!
    Cons: USELESS PEICE OF STAINLESS STEEL BEING SOLD FOR PROFIT WITH NO CONCERN FOR CONSUMER.

    Summary: TARGET SOLD ME THIS MICROWAVE. IT STOPPED WORKING JUST AFTER 1 MONTH!!!! THE TURNTABLE TURNS SLOWLY BY ITSELF WHEN DOOR IS OPEN AND DOES NOT HEAT WHEN DOOR IS CLOSED AND MAKES STRANGE HUMMING NOISE. TARGET TELLS ME "TO BAD" "CALL MANUFACTURER" I AM ... read more

  • UNSAFE

    Nov 5, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: Extremely dangerous.

    Summary: After only six months of regular usage (4-5 times per week). This microwave started to blow flames out of the side panel inside. If actual microwaves are harmful, I am sure this Emerson microwave is! AVOID this model for the safety of your family. ... read more

  • Stopped working after 14 months

    Sep 12, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked well until it died.
    Cons: Life expectancy of 14 months.

    Summary: I have bought the oven 14 months ago at Target. Everything seems to working fine except... it does not heat anymore. I have not used it much since I bought it. Could it be a case of "if you don't use it, you loose it"? The warranty has expired, so i am ... read more

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