First off, this is not a \"white\" microwave -- it is an ugly yellow-ish white.....I'd call it ivory.....does not match my white kitchen appliances. The finish makes it look very aged and old.\n\nSecond, it worked for only 30 seconds -- literally. I placed a bowl of water on the turntable and turned it on 2 minutes. 30 seconds in, the lights flickered in my home and the microwave shut completely down. I plugged it into a different outlet, and the clock light wouldn't even turn on. The box did not appear to have damage, but the FedEx guy did just throw it on my porch, so not sure if that had anything to do with it not working.\n\nAwful experience. This is very heavy and I will have to lug it in to my local Walmart and try to make an exchange. I won't be ordering a microwave online again unless they ship UPS or USPS......FedEx is awful in my area.\n\nOh, this does not have an internal light, so you can't see how \"done\" your food is without pulling it out of the oven. Had I realized that, I wouldn't have ordered it in the first place.
The RCA 1.1 cu ft microwave excels at providing value. Nothing else anywhere near the price has the interior size or power. A true bargain. Indeed it has all the basics one expects -- or I should say \"expected\" from a microwave about ten years ago. Basic controls, a rotating tray, a few simple one step buttons for commonly microwaved foods, and flexible power levels that really use one power but that cycle the magnetron on and off.\n\nThe fancier stuff like computer sensors and true flexible power it does without.\n\nLooks-wise it is pretty decent in basic black. Again nothing fance, but not chintzy looking either. Nice and functional would be my description.\n\nI wish my purchase from Walmart.com had been as straightforward as the unit itself. Alas it was not. The first unit sent me was not in its original packaging and did not work. The unit was simply put into a corrugated shipping box surrounded by odds and ends of foam. (I suspect it had been returned and simply sent out again.) That is not what I expected from Walmart. And although Walmart picked up the return shipping cost the nuisance of having to pack it and return it was considerable.\n\nStill \"all's well that ends well\" and I am very happy with this microwave -- especially for the bargain ($59) price.
I bought this to replace a Sunbeam which only lasted 4 months. I was disappointed to see that this RCA was EXACTLY identical to the one going to the landfill. Same door, same case, same instructions, same annoying beeps if you don't remove your food immediately. The only difference is the layout of the touch pad controls. My research revealed that both RCA and Sunbeam are brands owned by Curtis, International. The microwaves are manufactured by Galanz in Guangdong, China. Though I didn't happen to see as many reviews of poor reliability for the RCA as for the Sunbeam, I suspect that the chances of this one lasting through the warrantee period are no greater than if I had bought another Sunbeam. However, \"Sunbeam's\" warrantee procedure is not as difficult as \"RCA's\". If this one dies in a few months, I have to ship the whole thing to Canada to get my money back. Maybe I be luckier this time.
BE AWARE microwave does not come in a regular mailing package. Runied a Christmas present for my mother as she babysits at my house. Microwave came in the actual box. Somehow I didn't read that (Walmart did NOT have that orginally listed). Great job Walmart...