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Joseph Futral

All I'm saying is if having a recirculating microwave is keep someone from changing to a rangehood, they don't HAVE to spend the extra (often expensive) money to make it vent outside, not right away, anyway. That's all. I'm not making a call on recirculating being good or anything. It is just the reality for a lot of homeowners. I did it for several reasons (I roast my own coffee and I wanted to do it indoors in the winter, I got tired of setting off the smoke detectors when searing meat, etc.). It just isn't an expense or a risk (I had to go through my roof and that is always risky) everyone is prepared for.

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Joseph Futral, you're correct that recirculating microwaves above the range, with all their problems, are a reality for many homeowners. As I mentioned in a previous comment, even for people buying $800,000 + high end condominiums. Obviously, the manufacturer(s) have sold millions of them. Why do they still have all these problems? And to bring us back to our original discussion, they (and the vented versions) also do not provide sufficient lighting above the range. Nobody should have to, on top of all the other issues, to retrofit their units to get decent lighting. As you pointed out, it would cost probably the same as buying a new one. And here, I think, we have the crux of the matter (or at least one of them) - built-in obsolescence.

I really hope that the manufacturer(s) are paying attention to this and other similar discussions...

   
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Ashish Trivedi
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