Mar 20, 2010 Product Review
We eat a good amount of microwave popcorn in this house. If the family sits down to watch a movie, we’ll go through two or three big bags. And when I’m counting calories and need to munch on something that has some bulk but isn’t a calorie bomb, I go for a snack-size bag of Smart Pop. I never really got to use the popcorn button on our old microwave, because if it went to the end of the cycle it burned the popcorn, so there really wasn’t a point to using it – I had to stand there and listen to it and grab it at just the right point, before it burned but after it had popped enough kernels. So, when I tried the popcorn button on our new Frigidaire microwave for the first time, the first thing I noticed was that there were only two choices for the bag size. This made me really skeptical, because my old microwave had done a substandard job, and it had three size choices!
But then I put the bag of popcorn in and started it up, and noticed that it wasn’t timing the popcorn. It was sensing it. Toward the end it switched to a timer, and stopped at just the right time.
There are plenty of other features that I can’t wait to play around with. There are settings for softening butter or ice cream, defrosting or reheating a wide range of foods, cooking potatoes, or even keeping a dish warm while I get other things ready. And the very best part about all of those buttons? When you press one, you get further instructions on the timer screen! I rarely used any of the buttons on my old microwave because you had to know to press one for this or two for that, and I just couldn’t be bothered to pull out the manual every time I wanted to microwave something. Now I just follow what the timer screen tells me to do, and if I need a code it’s been placed conveniently on the inside frame of the microwave. This is really smart. I want my appliances to save me time, not waste my time. I’m really happy with this microwave so far.
I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Refrigerator, Range/Microwave, Washer/Dryer set, and a Dishwasher to facilitate my review.
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