Current microwave is about 7 years old, cost WELL under $100, but is showing signs of "age". The little ring-thingie that turns the glass plate on turn table... starting to wear away at paint on bottom?? It's a GE with 2450 MHz... whatever the HECK that means??
One we have at school was brought in by another teacher... from a yard sale for something like $10. Haven't explored how many hecto-smackers it has but it heats things up HOT & FAST. Something that takes about 2.5 minutes to heat up at home (say soup or chili) is HOT in less than 2 minutes.
Will probably keep what I have for a while, or until it does anything "funny". When it needs to be replaced, will NOT be with a "Cadillac"... no budget for that.
Any recommendation... especially in the area of power?!?