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LG LMV1813[SW] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$398.00
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About - LG LMV1813[SW]

The LG LMV1813[SW] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the LMV1813[SW] 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 LMV1813[SW]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.8
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - LG LMV1813[SW]
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1.0
Died after 21 months
8/18/2015
Pros
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
This microwave never worked to use it on defrost or less than full power. It would short out on either of these options and we would flip the breaker back. Finally it shorted out but didn't trip the breaker, the outlet still has power but the microwave is completely dead. LG said to call a repair man in my area but that will cost half as much as a new one, if he can fix it. Should have stuck with Samsung which we had in our old house for many years and loved it!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
worked great until it didn't
6/9/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
This unit worked very well (4-5 stars) for about 21 months, of which my wife and I were gone 8 months. Then it quit. One second it worked the next it didn't. The magnetron is warrantied for 10 years. I contacted LG on line to find out the service call would be between $150 and $200 plus any parts. I bought a new LG washer and dryer (combined order over $1800) at the same time. Hope they do better. I replaced the microwave with a GE. Absolutely disgusted with LG
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Steer Clear!
3/25/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Cons
Lasted 13 Months Then Fai
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
My last over the range microwave/ vent hood, gave us (family of 4) 23yrs of trouble free service before failing. Now its only the wife and I at home, so the new oven got 1/2 the usage and it failed after only 13 months. My first and last LG product!
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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