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Silver Swan Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 01:00 PM
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16. About twenty years
The display is no longer readable unless it is dark in the kitchen, but it still cooks okay.

Spouse thinks we should get a new one, but I can't find one the same size as the old one, and I also fear a new one would go kaput in a couple of years.
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  -How old is your microwave oven? pokerfan  Feb-04-10 08:15 AM   #0 
  - Bought it in 1985 or thereabouts. I hadn't heard what you've said, but it may be right.  raccoon   Feb-04-10 08:20 AM   #1 
  - Over 20  hobbit709   Feb-04-10 08:21 AM   #2 
  - My parents' Sharp Carousel lasted from 1976-2008 - it still worked when they replaced it.  mikeytherat   Feb-04-10 09:32 AM   #3 
  - maybe 15?  KittyWampus   Feb-04-10 09:36 AM   #4 
  - I have a 21 or 22 year old Sharp Carousel II.  MilesColtrane   Feb-04-10 09:46 AM   #5 
  - This one's only about 9 years old. The previous one exploded.  HopeHoops   Feb-04-10 10:01 AM   #6 
  - I bought mine about 1998, I think  supernova   Feb-04-10 10:04 AM   #7 
  - The old microwaves were designed by engineers who made aircraft radar and such.  hunter   Feb-04-10 10:22 AM   #8 
  - Our first MW was an Amana Radar Range  supernova   Feb-04-10 10:30 AM   #9 
  - That's a good point  pokerfan   Feb-04-10 11:17 AM   #12 
  - Nice one we got when we first married in 1992, Magnavox I think  JCMach1   Feb-04-10 10:46 AM   #10 
  - I think ours is around 8 to 10. I remember we replaced the old one  old mark   Feb-04-10 10:51 AM   #11 
  - None Of Your Fucking Business  Beetwasher   Feb-04-10 11:17 AM   #13 
  - a little over 20 yrs old n/t  barb162   Feb-04-10 11:25 AM   #14 
  - A couple of years. We're on our 3rd one in six or so years. The  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-04-10 12:36 PM   #15 
  - About twenty years  Silver Swan   Feb-04-10 01:00 PM   #16 
  - Know that this one predates 1990...  Rhiannon12866   Feb-04-10 01:22 PM   #17 
  - I didn't used to have one because I didn't like microwave dinners and I typically  applegrove   Feb-05-10 09:16 PM   #18 
  - About a week old.  texanwitch   Feb-05-10 09:18 PM   #19 
  - my microwave has outlasted all of my relationships  HipChick   Feb-05-10 09:34 PM   #20 
  - Just bought a new one a year ago. The previous one was  SeattleGirl   Feb-05-10 09:39 PM   #21 
  - I just had to replace a 2 year old Panasonic which died.  mnhtnbb   Feb-05-10 10:28 PM   #22 
  - 11 years old. n/t  trackfan   Feb-06-10 12:11 AM   #23 
  - Can we talk manual can openers? What is up with this shit?  riderinthestorm   Feb-06-10 12:19 AM   #24 
  - That reminds me  pokerfan   Feb-06-10 01:29 AM   #25 
     - Had a cheese cutter like yours, Broke on second or third use.  Paper Roses   Feb-06-10 06:06 AM   #27 
  - Um......2 maybe 3 years old tops, bought it when we moved in here, hubby's old one...  bridgit   Feb-06-10 02:59 AM   #26 

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