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Why you need an extended warranty for your microwave

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Is there any kitchen appliance used more frequently than a microwave? From warming up a quick lunch to melting the marshmallows in your hot chocolate, microwaves are a modern luxury that most people would probably agree they wouldn’t want to live without. And, with everything from the newest sleek, low profile microwave to your standard convection microwave available from nearly every manufacturer, you won't be short on options.

However, accidents, hardware failures, and other unfortunate circumstances inevitably happen, and it’s important to make sure you’re prepared so you don’t end up wasting money on repair or replacement costs. Luckily, extended warranty plans like MulberryCare can provide you with thorough coverage for a low price, giving you peace of mind and helping you make the most out of your purchase. Here’s what you need to know about shopping for a microwave warranty.

What’s covered under the manufacturer’s warranty?

As is the case with most types of products, the coverage you’ll get from your manufacturer’s warranty will depend on the brand of your microwave and the retailer you purchase it from. However, microwave manufacturer warranties share some similarities: most don’t cover anything beyond faulty workmanship or manufacturing defects, and coverage only lasts for a limited amount of time. Let’s take a look at the manufacturer warranties for two of the most popular brands microwave brands on the market.

Hamilton Beach Microwave

Hamilton Beach offers the same limited warranty for most of its products. Basically, you’ll get one year of limited warranty coverage that includes protection against manufacturer defects or faulty workmanship, but excludes instances of accidental damage and damage incurred by abuse, misuse, or alteration. You’ll also have to pay shipping costs if you need to send your Hamilton Beach microwave in for repair.

Breville Microwave

The limited warranty that comes with a Breville microwave includes twelve months of protection against defects in material and workmanship. However, the warranty excludes accidental damage, damage caused by the microwave’s accessories, and damage caused by abuse or misuse. The limited warranty also does not protect against cosmetic damage such as dings, scratches, or dents, and excludes damage from electricity, fires, and natural disasters.

Benefits of an extended warranty plan for your microwave

Unfortunately, standard warranty plans typically aren't as useful as you’d like them to be. Instances of manufacturer defects and faulty workmanship are rare, and it’s much more common to need coverage for accidental damage. This is why investing in an extended warranty plan is important for ensuring your microwave is protected beyond the scope that a limited warranty offers. Here are some of the benefits of purchasing an extended warranty plan like Mulberry Care:

  • Accident protection
  • Cosmetic damage protection
  • Free shipping for product replacement
  • Longer length of coverage

How to choose an extended warranty 

When looking for an extended warranty for your microwave, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, not all extended warranty plans offer the same coverage, and many come with hidden clauses and fees. Some things to look for when shopping for a plan include plans with no hidden fees, great customer support, and thorough coverage.

Finding an extended warranty plan that fits your needs isn’t easy, but shopping with Mulberry’s free browser extension can help when you’re trying to compare product plans. You’ll also be able to see what product coverage is available to you in real time.


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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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