|Product||Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD997S||GE Profile Series Countertop Microwave Oven (Stainless Steel)||Sharp Convection Grill Microwave R-820JS||Whirlpool Microwave WMC50522AS||Amana Microwave AMC2166AS|
|Price||$229.95 to $250.35||$298.45 to $359.00||$249.99 to $289.99||$242.10||MSRP: $219.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
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If you're interested in the inverter tech angle, you may be disappointed. But if you don't expect to get artisanal omelets from a microwave, it's still a solid choice for a large, midprice countertop model.
We've seen other high-power, high-capacity cookers that cost a lot less. Reheating almost anything at the touch of a button is a tempting feature, but unless you think you'd use it often, you'll probably want something less expensive.
For $289.99, we expect all presets to function well and as only half of them do, the Sharp isn't a good value.
The Whirlpool WCM50522AS is a fine microwave, but not worth the asking price.
This Amana is a perfectly fine appliance, but at this price, we expect a little more than just "fine."
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