When I remodel my kitchen last year one of my big decisions was What to do about ovens. Our house is over hundred years old and the kitchen is not huge. Space is at a premium. So I decided to do something unconventional.
I purchased a Wolf Steam Convection Oven and a GE Advantium 220 Microwave Oven. I would not have a conventional oven in my kitchen. Took me a while to come to this decision, and until recently have been very pleased with the results.
The advantage is a combination microwave convection oven. I’m actually quite happy with how it cooks. The speed cook setting allows us to “bake” sweet potatoes or baked potatoes in less than 10 minutes. They come out as good (if not better) than cooking in a conventional oven for 30 to 45 minutes.
My disappointment? It broke last week.
The Advantium is just over 2 years old. My daughter noticed a burning smell coming from the oven. After a few minutes, the lights went out.
We call the GE repair line and a very knowledgeable repairman showed up a few days later. A relay malfunction which cause the microwave to turn on with nothing in the oven frying a board in the process. Now a week later — after ordering the necessary new part — the oven is back in operation, at least for the time being.
$400 later it is working again.
It just seems to me when you spend over $3,000 on a microwave the company would manufacture a better product or at least have a better warranty covering their product.
I certainly hope that this is not the 1st of multiple issues with the GE Advantium.