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Microwave ovens

LG LMV1813[SW]
 
Approximate retail price:
$295.23
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About - LG LMV1813[SW]

The LG LMV1813[SW] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the LMV1813[SW] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
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.
About This Brand

LG recently introduced a model with a door that swings upward and is introducing a model with a keep-warm feature--new to the market--and bottom controls. It was LG that introduced the glide tray, which moves from side to side instead of in a circle--good for rectangular dishes--and also hidden vents. LG also introduced the blue interior cavity in its products. The microwaves are available for $300 to $800 at Home Depot, Sears, and large regional and independent dealers.

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Features & Specs - LG LMV1813[SW]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.8
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - LG LMV1813[SW]
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2.0
Broke suddenly after 21 months
6/11/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this LG OTC microwave. It worked fine for 21 months then suddenly stopped working. Sounds like a fan comes on when the door is open. The magnetron does not come on. I called LG, it's $89 to diagnose, $150 minimum labor plus parts to fix. Original price was $350, I got it for $250 due to Best Buy points. Oh, and I have to remove it from the mounting and put it back. So it's not worth repairing. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed that I got 21 months usage out of this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Big Mistake !!!!!
2/18/2014
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I had to place three calls for service in this period. One for the door during one year and twice for Microwave not even heating water right after one year. I had purchased this product and shy of five days for its warranty to expire in one year. I am on the limb with extended warranty now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
venting problem with model lmv1813st
1/13/2014
Pros
Delete Steam Escapes
Cons
Steam Escapes From Top
Will Ruin Finish On Wood
Best Uses
Comment:
have used this microwave for one month,and I the stain on the cabinet is coming off. this model is sold as an over the range and under cabinet .the steam whitewashes the wood.this model should never be sold as an under the cabinet microwave. lg is telling me there is nothing wrong with this .installation was followed to as to lgs manual. what needs to be done by lg,correct this exchange this model, with one that vents out of front of unit.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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