Microwave ovens can be expected to last 5 -10 years, with the average being around 9-years of usage, according to the NAHB (National Association of House Builders) Of course the actual lifetime of your microwave will depend on how much you use it and how well you maintain it. Taking longer to cook or defrost food is one of the warning signs of an ageing magnetron, which is the part that creates the microwaves and is the heart of the oven so to speak.
Fortunately, magnetrons and other spare parts are available for most makes and models and repairs are much less expensive than replacing your microwave oven. All our repair work carries a 3-month money back guarantee.
Microwave ovens are considered safe if kept clean and used as per the manufacturer's instructions, and repaired when needed. However there are potential hazards which can be avoided by using your common sense and following these tips: