I needed a dash of bold color, red, on my kitchen. This pairs up nicely with hamilton beach electric kettle. Shown in picture for size comparison.
I debated buying this for some time; i’m not rich, and i knew it was more practical to go for a microwave half this price. That said, i’m so glad i went for it, because the look of this microwave alone justifies the higher price. Not only that, but it works every bit as well as higher-power microwaves i’ve used; mine is the 800-watt model, but heats faster than 1100-watt ones i’ve used in the past. My only concern at this point is that once this one dies (hopefully not for well over a decade), i’ll never find another one as awesome again.
Nostalgia RMO400RED Retro 0.9 Cubic Foot 800-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven – Retro Red
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- 800-Watts Cooking Power : At 0.9 cubic foot, this microwave provides the cooking power needed to quickly cook and reheat foods
- Customizable Cooking Settings : 12 pre-programmed cooking settings and delay timer provide options for the optimal heating of popular foods like popcorn, pizza, potatoes, veggies and more
- Digital Clock : Easy-to-read LED display lights up the digital clock and highlights each cooking setting
- Even Cooking : Rotating glass carousel helps cook food evenly
- Retro Accents : A sleek chrome door handle, control panel and accents add fun and flair to this unique retro-styled appliance
- Note: Kindly refere user manual before user for How To Operate, Helpful Tips and Cleaning & Maintenance
The shipping container wasn’t too solid, i did have one back corner that’s a bit bent, but it doesn’t seem to affect the unit. The directions are impossibly confusing, but the nice things is if you don’t set the clock it doesn’t flash 12:00, so your laziness isn’t on display for all to see. If you push the round dial it auto-starts to 1 minute, and then you just roll the dial back and forth to add/remove time. I haven’t needed to use any other function. I do find that i need to add a bit more time to heat things up, but for the size and the cost it’s really a solid little microwave.
First, my technical analysis: it works and it is so darn cute. When my 25 year old behemoth microwave gave up the ghost recently, i seached amazon for a replacement and once i saw this one (in red) i couldn’t find anything else i liked as much. Reading the mixed reviews, i was a little hesitant, but decided to go for it. It arrived 3 days early, packaged perfectly and i was able to carry it into the kitchen myself (unlike the old one, which i could barely lift off the counter and had to ‘walk’ out side because it was too heavy to carry). There will be a steep learing curve for me. I was so used to increasing the cooking time by at least half with the old one. But the manual is very clear and explains the settings clearly (i will, however, have to keep it handy for awhile if i venture beyondsimply reheating coffee/leftovers or preparing frozen chicken sandwiches; you can set it for multiple functions). And the seller sent an e-mail with their email and phone number to call with any questions. How often does that happen?one of the reviews mentioned it lacked power. Well my first test use was to reheat my coffee: i set it for the usual 2:22 minutes. Removed the cup from the microwave, put in a spoonful of sugar and whoosh. It foamed up and overflowed. Those molecules were thoroughly agitated.There’s my learning curve again.
I have had this microwave for a few months now and i have no complaints. I have gotten several compliments from guest about it’s attractiveness. So far so good, i would say it is worth the purchase.
Nostalgia RMO400RED Retro 0.9 Cubic Foot 800-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven – Retro Red : This isn’t one for making a thanksgiving dinner, but certainly worth the money spent. Easy controls, does its job and cooks evenly. Has a turntable inside and looks great.
Love love love this microwave. Using solidly for 3 months now. Does only go in 10-sec increments, though. Hint: don’t throw away the plate stabilizer. I did that and it still works, but i need to buy a replacement. It got tossed out w/ the box.
It started to rust on the inside and then the table turning mechanism got all chewed up and quit working. We bought it specifically for its looks. It has a working turn table. A bag of popcorn has a hard time spinning because of the inside dimensions so buy single – portion smaller bags. I have cooked several good size gords of squawsh cut in halves one half at a time. Other than that i heat soup or leftovers in it and its doing its job. It has great vintage looks and it works. Probably the smallest they make but it works for all our little jobs. We don’t need a giant microwave any more.
I read the reviews before i bought this little gem and some were very iffy, loud noise, didn’t heat etc. I almost did not buy it but i loved the style so i gave it a shot. Mine does not display any of those issues. It cooks and heats great and doesn’t make any louder of a noise than any other microwave i have had. I love the style and size 🙂 super cute and i am very happy with my purchase.
Missing the piece that makes it go around.
So cute it’s ridiculous, and i absolutely love the dial feature. Controls are so intuitive i haven’t even looked at the manual. Not as powerful as my previous ugly white microwave (which, still working after 10 years, just got demoted to my office), but working so far. If it craps out in a short amount of time, i’ll edit to say so. But i am extremely happy with it initially. I bought it for its looks, of course – microwaves in particular have been ugly design disasters ever since they’ve been in existence, and this one is a welcome exception to that unfortunate trend. The plate rattles a little as it rotates, and the electronic beep would be much better as a retro ‘ding,’ but for such a low price and fast free shipping, it’s really nicer than i had hoped.
Not sure what the wattage is — seems to take a bit longer to heat things than other microwaves, but purchased this one for my retro kitchen so i was primarily going for the look.
Beautiful machine, arrived in excellent condition, color is gorgeous deep red with a car like shine that mimics the old car styles, bottom controls are nice, smooth and easy. Like anything new it takes a bit to get used to. The space inside is deep and great, you get a glass rotating table, super efficient when heating. Controls give you multiple options and there’s also a quick start button that operates in 30 second intervals up to 12 minutes. This was a christmas gift to my fiancé, he even admitted that he loves the sleek design and the retro style with the elements that pull you back to the 60’s. Would love a matching toaster in the same color to make a matching set. The machine operates semi quiet, no louder than any other microwave on the market.
The microwave is very well made and a great size. I bought the coffee maker and toaster too.
I was a little worried after reading some reviews. We have had no issues at all. Not a professional kitchen product i’d say. It is just a basic micro that looks cool. I will update if it goes south.
It’s small, red, and vintage-like. Loud and not particularly powerful, but if you’re just using it to reheat the occasional leftover, you’ll be happy.
This is my husbands account, but i’m usually the one to use it. My husband is the one who cooks, so he got to pick it out. It’s beautiful, sleek, and looks just like the picture. Works like a dream, and really spruced up our kitchen. We love it and couldn’t be happier.
It’s a stunner, bright red and looks 👍. Hoping functionality is good, only time will tell. I actually really like the dial function. Was super easy to figure out even without looking at the instructions.
Updated***amazon sent me a replacement and did not have me try to return the original one. Thank you amazonthis one works great and just the darned cutest microwave i ever seen.Original review:i was so excited to receive this microwave. Sadly, i tried to use it last night, with a house full of people of course and although everything seemed in working order, it did not heat. I tried multiple settings and even unplugging the unit in an effort to reset it. Absolutely nothingnow i have to try to rebox this thing and return it. Should be interesting to say the least. I purchased the matching multi-function appliance as well. I guess i will be returning that as well as i will not be purchasing another microwave from nostalgia.
I was leary after reading numerous bad reviews, but i loved the look so i bought the three year extended warranty, for protection. So far it is working great does the job for me. The problem with the five star reviews is that, just like me they were written early in the use of the item. I cannot testify to the reliability of this item. Maybe i will be one of the lucky ones, maybe not. Either way i am covered with the extended warranty.
I am happy with this microwave, doesn’t get much space, looks very nice and presentable, works perfectly i always keep it clean, warm up the food perfectly. I have no complaints about this product makes look my kitchen with more style.
I love the look, and it does a good job of heating things. #1, which is my fault for not doing my research, it won’t fit oversized plates. Regular dinner plates, yes, but the slightly larger main salad or pasta plates?. #2: there’s no timer function on this microwave.