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LG LMV1680[ST]
 
Approximate retail price:
$250
Summary: This LG 1.6 cubic-foot 1000-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
  • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
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About - LG LMV1680[ST]

The LG LMV1680[ST] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the LMV1680[ST] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
About This Brand

LG recently introduced a model with a door that swings upward and is introducing a model with a keep-warm feature--new to the market--and bottom controls. It was LG that introduced the glide tray, which moves from side to side instead of in a circle--good for rectangular dishes--and also hidden vents. LG also introduced the blue interior cavity in its products. The microwaves are available for $300 to $800 at Home Depot, Sears, and large regional and independent dealers.

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Features & Specs - LG LMV1680[ST]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.6
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - LG LMV1680[ST]
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1.0
Worst Microwave LG Product ever
6/10/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Most Unstable
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this replacing the GE one which was working fine for 9 years without any trouble. I totally regret buying this product from LG and I will never ever buy yet another LG. This microwave broke within 6 months and technician need to replace all the parts. It broke again within a year for short circuit. It melted some parts because of that and technician replaced it again. Now after 3 months it broke again and the technician said it can't be repaired and proclaimed the unit as dead. I called LG customer support and they said they can't replace the unit even though it has been giving issues right from the date it was purchased. I hope there is a way to file a charge against LG for selling such a bad unit. I hope I had used consumer report and the reviews for this before I bought this unit since I see lots of people stating the same issue I had. No more LG for me. Thanks.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Door Cracked and Handle Broken... Again.
6/2/2013
Pros
Cons
Door design
Handle Breaks
Poor sensor cooking
Small Capacity
Best Uses
Defrosting
Quick Meals
Comment:
We replaced a GE model. The install took quite a bit longer than expected because unlike the other manufacturers, LG has it's own unique install method and all new holes had to be drilled for the unit. After a year the handle on the front broke off. We've replaced it less than a year ago and its broken again. The door is cracked at the top and bottom where the handle attaches. The features I had on the old GE were much more convenient. I'll never buy another LG microwave again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Another 2-year max
3/16/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Noisy
Best Uses
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Looks like other comments that 2 years is the max for this unit. Heating capacity went out ra]ight at 2 years. Told it could be a diode or fuse but who wants to spend more on something that already appears to be on the down hill side. Luckly, We still have our old Sharp carousel coumtertop MW at the office to bring home.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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