Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

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Millennial Falcon
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Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

Post by Millennial Falcon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm

So, I’ve never even used this microwave... and it didn’t seem extremely securely installed. I’m not sure if it’s what came with the van or it has been replaced, but it is a Kenmore 721.

I removed it because there was an old mouse nest behind it I wanted/had to clean out. Now that it’s removed, it’s an old... used... dirty microwave (not to mention it was sitting on top of an old mouse nest). I’m considering instead of dousing it in Lysol... to just chuck the thing, and buying a new microwave IF AND WHEN I EVER DECIDE I NEED ONE.

Are these machines pretty easy to find to get a new clean one without someone else’s 20 years of popcorn butter residue? An initial Amazon/Google search shows it may still be available at like $200... so maybe I just clean this thing up.

But, if someone has a recommendation for a good ALTERNATE MODEL that will fit easily and be in the sub-$120 range... for sanitization sake i’d Love to hear what you guys have done!!

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Re: Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

Post by weekender » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:53 pm

I don't believe these were anything special. I've seen several units, don't think any of them had the same brand or even style. I would expect, Airstream installed what they could get for the space that was available, nothing more. I've not removed mine, but never use it for anything more than storage. If I had easy access to a piece of Oak that would make for a door, I would get rid if the microwave in a heartbeat-- just have not put any effort into it. There would be considerably more space for storage than just the inside of the microwave -- someday.... If your unit is dirty (mine still looks brand new) I'd just get rid of it, and worry about replacing it if ever the day came.

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Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

Post by Sub2RainEN » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:56 pm

Think mine is a 1000 watt Panasonic. Have only used it when plugged in. You could put anything that fits and maybe even get a lower wattage unit.


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Re: Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

Post by baggydew » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am

I just replaced my microwave in my 94. I put in a Fridgidaire model FFCM1155US. It's 1100 watt 1.1 cu ft. It fis perfectly.

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Re: Microwave Replacement, or keep&clean this junker?

Post by baggydew » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:27 am

That microwave was bought this month at Walmart for $89.

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