As of 2015, many of the reviews for Magic Chef microwaves on websites such as The Home Depot or Amazon state that the product is fairly reliable considering its low price. However, the reviews vary from model to model, as many of the products have received mixed reviews for reliability.
The Magic Chef 1.1-cubic foot 1,000 watt countertop microwave has received a four-star rating on The Home Depot, with 85 percent of the reviewers recommending it. Many of the reviews mention that this model offers good value, as the price as of 2015 is around $60.
While the majority of the reviews for these microwaves are positive, it does seem that some units may not be quite as reliable, as there are a number of reviewers who state that their Magic Chef microwave only lasted about a year. Similarly, several reviews for this same model on Amazon also mention that the product stopped working within a year or two, while numerous others mention that some of the components seem cheaply made.
Although there are some negative reviews, seven of the nine models of Magic Chef microwaves listed on The Home Depot have received at least four out of five star ratings.