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Maytag MMV5208W[W] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$319.00
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User Reviews

 
5.0
It appears larger than it is outside
3/26/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
I saw this microwave at a local dealer, and fell in love, but from the measurements, I thought it was too big if I used a tall stock pot on my range. After 2 years of looking, and finding nothing I liked as well, I took cardboard and added it to current microwave to match measurements of this one, added stock pot and realized that it would work. Every one who has used it in our home has been amazed at how well it works with large pans, like left-over lasagna. I never used defrost before, but love it on this unit. The tray is easy to remove for cleaning, and the stainless sides are very easy to clean. However, we do cover all of our food in the oven. We have had it well over a year and haven't found a single problem. I like that the vent has high, medium1, medium2 & low. I don't use most of the auto functions, but my husband does. I do use the soften/melt button for butter, and the potato buttons. Since I am always slow in making dinner, I frequently put food in the microwave oven to get the cooking started and then put that food in the range or in soup/stew on the stove. It really expedites the cooking process. The only thing that I don't like, but it is probably necessary is that the oven & timer continue to beep until you go over and hit the stop button. No matter how many times I yell at it, it won't listen so I have to manually shut it off.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Poor quality and factory service
3/3/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Comment:
After 11-months this machine stopped working due to a blown control panel. It is now 3-months later and I am still waiting for Whirlpool to stand by their warranty and either fix or replace it. Will never purchase another Maytag or Whirlpool product again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Doesn't heat
11/22/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Noisy
Stopped Heating
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
After only 3 years this microwave no longer works. First it stopped popping popcorn and now it takes about 11 minutes to heat vegetables. Very disappointed in the Maytag name. Bought a whole package and disappointed with each appliance that all have issues.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Maytag MMV5208W[W] is part of the Microwave ovens test program at Consumer Reports. The Maytag MMV5208W[W] Microwave ovens features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Watts, Convection mode, Detailed prompts. In our lab tests, Microwave ovens models like the Maytag MMV5208W[W] are reviewed on Overall score, Ease of use, Heating evenness, Microwaving noise, Speed of heating, Usable capacity (cu. ft.), Defrosting evenness, Venting (air flow). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Maytag MMV5208W[W] based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Maytag MMV5208W[W] include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Maytag MMV5208W[W].
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