Picked this up at WalMart because it was time to get a new microwave--we'd put it off long enough. I must say, I find some of these negative reviews extremely strange, if not highly suspect, to be honest--especially the ones about paint peeling and arcing and so on. I feel quite certain that WalMart has sold far more of these than the 32 reviews featured here (including mine at this date), and I can only think that maybe some folks got a lemon--but that happens with every product mass produced, unfortunately. If any of that happens to us with this product then so be it, but in thirty-five years of owning a wide variety of microwaves--and thirty-five years ago they were much more crude than they are today--I have never encountered anything similar, nor have I heard about it. Bluntly, I'll believe it when I see it...;) At any rate, what attracted me to this model was the built in grill--it's not a "browner" by any description, it is a full blown grill--a mini-grill, no doubt, but still a grill. Calling it a "browner" is highly misleading. The grill has but three modes of operation: 100% grill (your grilling food revolves nicely on the carousel beneath the burner in all modes)--the microwave is off--and two "combo" modes of ~64% Microwave, ~36% grill; 64% grill & 36% microwave. Could be that in the combo mode of 64% mw, 36% grill, it might well "brown," but that is not its primary function. We're basically interested only in the 100% grill mode, but I'm sure that at some point we'll give the "combo" modes a shot. But for now, it's either operating as a 100% grill or else a 100% microwave. We had intended just to pick up a larger-than-our-present 700W, 7/10 cubic-foot Emerson carousel microwave (the smallest we had ever owned, but one which functioned flawlessly for three years and is still serving its new owner well, I hear) and then buy a second, separate grill--but this product gave us both in one package, and has produced some delicious hamburgers and other grilled foods so far! We feel it is an excellent product. We plan to continue making good use of the grill. The only other thing I can say is that of all the microwaves on display at or near or above the $89.00 price we paid, I didn't see a single one with a similar grill arrangement. If we do have any problems, however, I'll be sure to update this review--but I don't expect to have to. So far, an excellent product, great value.
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