The Magic Chef MCD1611ST is part of the microwave oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven
models like the MCD1611ST are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.
Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
Features & Specs - Magic Chef MCD1611ST
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Watts This is the manufacturer's figure of the microwave power output. In general, the more watts an oven offers, the greater its cooking power-and the faster your food will be cooked. That said, differences in claimed wattage of 100 watts or less are unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
Convection mode A few microwaves include a convection oven feature, which has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat. In convection mode, you can set the oven temperature as you would in a traditional oven to bake or roast items.
Sensor Controls the cooking and reheating time automatically. It shuts off an oven when it determines (usually by sensing steam) that food is hot enough.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless-steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Bought this brand-new 12/30/13, stopped working 3/16/14 ,Felt hot on the sides of the microwave <br />after it had died . Anyway I would not recommend this unit at all
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Twin Cities Area Minnesota
Owned for five years with no problems
Chime Is Annoying
Operation Is A Bit Loud
Great For Potatos And Yam
We needed an emergency, sort of, replacement for our old Sharp that had finally blown it's last fuse.<br />This unit is much larger than our old one but the price was right and I could carry it out of the store.<br />That was about five years ago. Never had a single problem. Replaced the light bulb once. Just keep the unit vents clean, clean the interior and I think this one would never die.<br />BTW, I never did take off the bluish protective film. Even that has remained intact despite the top of the microwave being used as a shelf.<br />I thought I would add to the reviews while I still have the unit. <br />It is on its way out only due to our lack of kitchen space. It is a larger unit and I need to go with something a bit smaller that can also fit over the range. Space is a premium in a small kitchen and my wife knows I have the itch to get a stand mixer.<br />Now, where did I place those mixer reviews...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Marion IL
lasted just over one year.
We bought this product on 3/27/12 and now it has quit for good...thought that it was just overheating when it took a long time to heat or cook something, but it just quit working even though the lights work, the turntable works, and it seems to do the job but when you go to get the item out it is still cold...dont know what happened but wont buy this one again...just bought this over a year ago...they say this is the disposable era but this is rediculous!!!