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Microwave Oven Recommendations

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Hi everyone,
I'm moving into my first apartment and need to purchase a microwave oven. However, I'm not sure what to look for, and haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of consumer reports in order to get ratings on microwaves.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a microwave oven that is $100 or less? I don't need anything fancy. Mainly I just use the microwave to defrost/cook a few vegetarian items that I eat on a regular basis, and that take too long to make in the oven. I don't need to be able to roast a turkey, I don't need to be able to bake a cake, and I certainly don't need a special popcorn setting (as usually this setting tends to burn the popcorn anyway).

Thanks in advance!

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  1. We have a very old Amana nuker that must be at least 25 years old. It works very well, and the only thing that ever had to be replaced was the light bulb.

    I don't know who owns Amana now, but our old faithful is great.

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    1. re: ChiliDude

      Thanks! I'll definitely look for an Amana on my hunt since it sounds like you've had great luck.