Oster Microwave
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Last updated: Nov. 29, 2017

131 Oster Microwave Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Original review: Nov. 29, 2017

Only had a year and a half... paint peeling off under microwave turntable. Emailed customer service to see what could be done and was told I had to call a different phone number for service. Wasn't looking for service, just a remedy for the problem. Would not recommend to buy.

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Original review: Nov. 14, 2017

Less than a year old - door latch clip broke off and now you cannot open the door. What a waste of money and another piece of garbage to put in a landfill. Not covered by warranty and they offered no information on who could fix it.

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Original review: Sept. 22, 2017

Oster Microwave: Purchased from Walmart less than two months ago for my elderly parents... Came to visit. Used it. Opened door... It kept running! Fire starter! Exposed to waves. It needs to be removed from all shelves!!!

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Original review: July 10, 2017

Oster Microwave 1100 watts: What? Less than a year and it stops warming up food... can't find paperwork, certainly thought it would last more than one year so probably didn't worry about keeping receipt or paperwork - not buying this brand again ever. I'm sure I purchased it from Wal-Mart. Based on other reviews here - I guess I’m out of luck for repair or replacement.

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Original review: June 11, 2017

I bought my microwave 1100 in Feb 2017. I had a stroke and was not able until recently to try using the Microwave... As of today 06-11-2017 I have not been able to get it to heat up... I have done everything the book that came with it said to do and nothing has helped. Brand new, never been used and because I do not have receipt they won't help me. I WILL NEVER buy anything with the Oster on it again... Buyer beware.

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Original review: June 1, 2017

I have had this Oster microwave a little over 2 years. I noticed the bottom under the glass is rusted out in the groove where the turntable support is. Also a chip in the front top. Is it safe to use this way and isn't this an issue for the Consumer Products Safety people to explore? Also, the numbers on the digital display are not working correctly for the past six months. Poorly made product and wonder if I'm being microwaved if I stand anywhere in the kitchen while using it.

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Original review: May 20, 2017

We haven't even had our Oster microwave a year, and the past couple of days, we have heard some kind of noise coming from it. We thought it was the cat food that we were warming up for our two month old kitten. Today, we tried to defrost frozen, ground turkey & not even two minutes into defrosting, the thing was smoking!! Threw it out. Will NOT be purchasing from this company anymore.

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Original review: May 12, 2017

We bought a Oster microwave in February 2017, and yesterday (May 11, 2017) it stopped to work. I am very disappointed... 3 months??? Only 3 months??? I am sure that this microwave is still on guarantee but I cannot find the guarantee paper (probably my husband threw it away on a cleaning day). So, I cannot do nothing.:( VERY DISAPPOINTED:(

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Original review: March 14, 2017

Excessive condensation is puddling on the floor and running down the door no matter what I'm cooking or reheating. The unit (Model EG034AL7-X1) is vented according to the manual with very little, if any, air coming from the outside vents when in operation.. Called cust. service and was told this was normal. Wrote a comment to Oster on 3/8/17 and have heard nothing. Really tired of mopping up water from the bottom of this unit. Guess there is no other alternative except replacing this unit purchased on 9/29/16.

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Original review: March 12, 2017

Bought the Oster 1.6 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave 2 days ago. Model OGYZ1604VS. Very bad chemical/plastic smell and making me sick. Called Oster. Was told to put a cup of vinegar and water in it for 2 minutes. That did NOT help. Also, keeps running after done cooking/heating. I was told that's normal but doesn't seem normal to me. Returning this tomorrow and buying one made in the USA.

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Original review: March 2, 2017

My new Oster microwave arcs and sparks at the klystron (the part that generates microwave energy). The unit was manufactured in June 2016 purchased in November. Oster offered me 50% of current price for a model they discontinued. I offered to ship it to them at my cost. If they would ship me a new one that is similar. I never heard of a manufacturer that does not use FedEx, UPS, DHL or USPS. Unless of course what they make is too big for them. They could not replace their fire hazard equipment. I've learned do not pay cash and keep the receipt and box. I also learned a manufacturer guarantee does not protect consumers but people that produce sub standard products. Do not buy Oster products. Their products are inferior their customer service is worse.

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Original review: Feb. 5, 2017

I bought this Oster 1.6 cu ft Microwave OGR41602 for a very reasonable $99.99. It worked well until last night. I was cooking a souffle and about 10 minutes before it was done, the microwave just stopped working. The souffle was a failure. I looked at my receipt and discovered I had purchased it 1 year and 10 days ago. I didn't hold out much hope for any satisfaction, but I called the customer service representative. (I thought that failing 1 year and 1 week after I bought it was REALLY bad luck.) Nevertheless, the young lady helped me, had me try a couple of things, then said she was sorry about the inconvenience to me, and told me A CHECK WOULD BE SENT TO ME IN ABOUT 6 WEEKS! So although I'm not recommending the microwave itself, I AM recommending their service center.

Original review: Jan. 13, 2017

I called Oster about my microwave today on 1-12-17. I told them that when I was using it, baking potatoes, it stopped working and has done so off and on since. CSR told me that baking potatoes in it is not a good idea because they generate a lot of moisture while cooking... well, it does have a potato setting and even with a picture of a whole baking potato over the top of the button. None of the functions ever worked, but Costco has KNOWS GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! They took the thing back... no questions asked... My question is if there is a short in these ovens, and CSR said they have had issues, some of the reviews have had them burning, shooting flames, etc. What is Oster going to do??? Wait until someone died in a fire??? Why haven't these ovens been recalled???

I purchased an under the counter can opener from Black and Decker once. It would not cut hot butter and they must have sent me 25 emails. What color is the plug, is there a number in the plug. Stupid question after stupid question. Ya know what? That was 20 years ago and of all power tools, shop vacs, appliances, etc... I have yet to own ANYTHING Black and Decker makes since that experience. All because of that can opener. My family doesn't purchase their products either. GUESS WHO ELSE goes on that list??? OSTER. NEVER AGAIN... EVER will I purchase anything they make... EVER. Bought a new microwave today. PANASONIC!!!

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Original review: Dec. 29, 2016

Model #OGB81101. Parents bought this model in December 2015. First one didn't work out of the box, Nebraska Furniture Mart replaced no problem, told us to throw the old one away rather than return it... Dad found issue was faulty electrical cord wiring so he rewired and used 6 months before crapping out on us, so they started using the replacement in August 2016... 4 months later and it's having issues with inconsistent heating and turntable is acting like the gears are missing teeth and makes a horrible noise... Will not be purchasing another Oster. We still have an old 1980's model in the basement that works quite well.

Original review: Nov. 6, 2016

I bought this microwave 900 watts in December 2015, it has stopped working. It keeps cutting off and when I reset it nothing happens. I have to wait 10-15 minutes before it will work then it power off again. This is a piece of crap. Do not waste your money on this product .When you bought an Oster you bought quality. Now it's cheaply made.

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Original review: Oct. 17, 2016

I have a microwave under warranty, it's 7 months old now. The microwave is turning on the plate, the plate spins but does not heat up the food. I called customer service and they do not want to replace the microwave. I am very disappointed with this product. I am never buying an Oster Microwave again.

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Original review: Sept. 21, 2016

Oster 1.3 cubic foot capacity Microwave oven - I bought this microwave 17 months ago. It has a one year warranty. So, it is out of warranty by 5 months. My wife told me of the problem yesterday, but I don't know when it occurred. The damage looks very old, but I know that heat damaged steel will corrode very quickly. All the Oster people said was "thank you, don't continue to use it", and they will NOT reimburse me anything. In the lower right-hand corner of the inner compartment you can see severe heat damage, in fact, the finish which is maybe paint, has melted and started running down. Pictures are included.

Original review: Sept. 20, 2016

Microwave purchased Dec of 2015 now door will not open. Contacted Oster and was told they do not repair so will receive a refund. Called back with info they asked me to provide and was told I would receive an email with instructions. No email was received so called back and had to ask for the info and was then told 10 weeks to process a refund. How ridiculous can it get. Told the rep that it had not taken them 10 weeks to accept my money. Will never purchase another Oster product.

Original review: July 14, 2016

Over the past 25 years, I've owned three microwave ovens. The first one lasted 15 years; the 2nd one lasted 10 years. This Oster 1.3 cu. ft. was purchased around March 2015. I am amazed at how quickly this Oster deteriorated! The carousel can't rotate, due to the bottom rusting through. When setting the heating time, it turns on for 2-5 seconds; shuts off. I am getting a replacement, but not an Oster...! This was my first Oster microwave.

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Original review: April 13, 2016

I have had microwave for three years. Enamel paint surface peeled and exposed metal surface behind magnetron cover plate. While using microwave started spitting flames as it blew a hole in cover plate. It appears there a number of persons having issues with enamel paint peeling on these later microwave. I've had 4 different brands and until now never had this problem. Guess what brand I won't be buying.

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Original review: March 16, 2016

Purchased this microwave a month ago. I still can't get the burning plastic smell out of it, and it makes a strange internal noise as it is working. What a cheap, poorly made piece of junk. The smell is horrible. I don't know if there are any chemicals leaching into my food because of it. I am getting rid of this thing today and will get something a better. I would never recommend this machine to anyone.

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Original review: March 5, 2016

Oster 1.3 cu 110 watt microwave. Worst decision I've ever made buying this thing. It steams up a LOT of moisture while cooking, which leads to the bottom and door frame rusting. Even if you dry it out after every use. I had it less than 6 months before it started rusting out. Then it would just stop working mid-cycle, no warning, no noise, just dead, while the timer keeps going. So now I need a new one. Guess which brand I WILL NOT be purchasing.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 12, 2016

I purchased an Oster microwave approximately 3 years ago. Now it's headed for the trash. I put my water in the microwave for 2:06 & it keeps shutting itself off several times during that time. I have to stand & watch it so I can reset it each time. Trust I will be buying a new microwave & trust IT WILL NEVER again be this trash brand. It may be one to save money upfront, but will cost more in the long run.

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Original review: Jan. 5, 2016

I purchased an Oster microwave (model OGB8903) back in July and at the end of November it just died. No problems, no warning, nothing. Just quit working. I save every receipt (my partner even teases me because I have saved receipts from Kroger for a couple of years) but, unfortunately, I haven't been able to find this one yet so I may not be able to return it. Hopefully I'll find it before July but if not maybe I'll turn it into something else (a little free library?). Will not purchase Oster appliances (or subsidiary Sunbeam) again.

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Original review: Dec. 18, 2015

My mother got me this microwave for Christmas last year. It start to peel under the wheels of plate holder then it started to peel around door. Now it has started to break apart under the turn plate and you can see directly through the bottom. Today the microwave started going and stopping by itself.

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Original review: Nov. 25, 2015

Oster Microwave Model OGZJ1104 (manufactured 8/14) - Purchased this microwave in December 2014 from Target for $60. Clock went out about 6 months ago. Unit stopped heating yesterday. So disappointed. Will not purchase an Oster microwave again.

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Original review: Oct. 11, 2015

I turned my microwave information 30 seconds and my microwave made a loud weird noise and I saw flames inside the microwave. I bought my Oster microwave less than a year ago. Model number OGB81103. 1000 watt microwave. I bought it at Costco.

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Original review: Sept. 30, 2015

My son bought me a brand new Oster microwave in April 2015. It's stopped working in September. (Does not heat.) I had my previous microwave for over 10 years. I can't believe this product is still on the market after reading these reviews. DO NOT BUY!!!

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Original review: Aug. 6, 2015

During a kitchen remodel we needed a small microwave for our meals so I purchased the "cheapest" one I could find; a 900 watt Oster for $60. Everything I cook in it such as frozen dinners & meat pies burns quite severely on the bottom, middle. It gives my house a burned smell. I have to discard that portion of the meals and I'm seriously afraid of things catching fire. I'm afraid to pop popcorn because I believe it will probably ignite! I only need this microwave for another couple of weeks but I want to warn other customers... DO NO BUY THIS! If not monitored, it might burn down your house.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 10, 2015

Microwave was set for 7 minutes, turntable plate broke in my daughter's hand... very bad quality... Never again.

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