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What size microwave is best for a family of 6?

I had a 2 cubic feet microwave for the last seven years. It was very large inside (plus) and very large outside (minus). I need to buy a new microwave and the prices have went up considerably since i purchased that one 7 years ago. Is a 1 cubic foot oven too small? I mostly use it for baked potatoes and popcorn. But occasionally I would like to be able to fit a small casserole in the microwave. Can anybody recommend a nice one that doesn't cost too much?

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Asked by aziza4 at 12:33 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Shopping

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  • I have to have one to warm up tall baby bottles, big glass bowls for yogurt making, pre warming meat for the bbq~space is a good thing with a microwave in my world. the one I am eyeing has a door like an oven~not sure I would like that...but it matches all my other pieces (the 5 year upgrade).

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:37 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We use one that is 2 cubic feet, but it is installed above the stove and doesn't take-up too much space.

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:38 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Sanyo makes a 1.4 cu. ft. microwave that runs around $100-120

    Answer by neebug3766 at 12:38 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We spent $80 on a microwave at Kmart and it has never worked right. It goes out after you use it for more than like 7 minutes then you have to let it cool down before it comes back on. Its a pain. So keep the box and receipt! lol

    Answer by amy_rebecca at 3:02 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Here are some tips in looking for a microwave according to the requirements for your household.  Once you find out what those are then the shopping begins on the best for your bucks.  GL


    Answer by musicmom08 at 5:56 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

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