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  1. Volk

    Volk Guest

    I purchased this 25 years ago !!
    It still works, but it is time for it to go.
    The glass tray broke when i was
    mirowaving a bag of popcorn.
    The glass was VERY hot when it broke.
    This oven must weight 80 pounds.
    OK... what is my question you ask.
    Well .. Is this oven an antique ??
    I have :
    Brand : Amana
    Model : RR-7DA
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Normally anything that is more than 25 years of age is considered antique,
    except for people (I hope). Some types of items are classified as antique
    if over 20 years of age.

    You may still be able to find a replacement glass if you call the
    manufacture, or look around at places that service microwave ovens. The
    small private shops that service these, are the ones that tend to be better
    at having or finding older type parts.

    The glass tray may cost about $20 to about $50 on the average for many of
    the models. If the oven is working properly and you like it, why not replace
    it, if you can find something that will fit to it.

    As for it being an antique and you want to save it, then I would suggest
    getting a glass tray, and then restoring it back to new condition. If you
    can find the original box it came in, including the original user
    instructions and warranty papers, then this would add to its value. In
    another 30 to 50 years, it will be a real classic! But, will you be around
    in 30 years to brag about it? If you have young children, they will have
    the benefit of it.



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    I purchased this 25 years ago !!
    It still works, but it is time for it to go.
    The glass tray broke when i was
    mirowaving a bag of popcorn.
    The glass was VERY hot when it broke.
    This oven must weight 80 pounds.
    OK... what is my question you ask.
    Well .. Is this oven an antique ??
    I have :
    Brand : Amana
    Model : RR-7DA
     
  3. Asimov

    Asimov Guest

    "Jerry G." bravely wrote to "All" (02 Oct 03 13:06:02)
    --- on the heady topic of "Re: 25 year old microwave question"

    I've heard for radios, and I guess by extension electronics in general,
    the time period is 50 years to be considered antique. However, some
    devices like an NEC calculator or early Altair may have an intrinsic
    collectible value simply due to their rarity and as examples of
    foundational technology. The key word is "rare". Another is someone
    willing to buy it for its perceived worth. <g>


    JG> From: "Jerry G." <>

    JG> Normally anything that is more than 25 years of age is considered
    JG> antique, except for people (I hope). Some types of items are
    JG> classified as antique if over 20 years of age.

    JG> You may still be able to find a replacement glass if you call the
    JG> manufacture, or look around at places that service microwave ovens.
    JG> The small private shops that service these, are the ones that tend to
    JG> be better at having or finding older type parts.

    JG> The glass tray may cost about $20 to about $50 on the average for many
    JG> of the models. If the oven is working properly and you like it, why not
    JG> replace it, if you can find something that will fit to it.

    JG> As for it being an antique and you want to save it, then I would
    JG> suggest getting a glass tray, and then restoring it back to new
    JG> condition. If you can find the original box it came in, including the
    JG> original user instructions and warranty papers, then this would add to
    JG> its value. In another 30 to 50 years, it will be a real classic! But,
    JG> will you be around in 30 years to brag about it? If you have young
    JG> children, they will have the benefit of it.



    JG> --

    JG> Greetings,

    JG> Jerry Greenberg GLG Technologies GLG
    JG> =========================================
    JG> WebPage http://www.zoom-one.com
    JG> Electronics http://www.zoom-one.com/electron.htm
    JG> Instruments http://www.zoom-one.com/glgtech.htm
    JG> =========================================


    JG> JG> I purchased this 25 years ago !!
    JG> It still works, but it is time for it to go.
    JG> The glass tray broke when i was
    JG> mirowaving a bag of popcorn.
    JG> The glass was VERY hot when it broke.
    JG> This oven must weight 80 pounds.
    JG> OK... what is my question you ask.
    JG> Well .. Is this oven an antique ??
    JG> I have :
    JG> Brand : Amana
    JG> Model : RR-7DA

    .... Well I defragged my TV and went all the way back to basic cable!
     
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