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August 2, 2005 12:02 AM

Broken: GoldStar microwave button

PreshMichael McKinley writes:

This was on a GoldStar microwave at a Holiday Inn I was staying at.


_@_v - mmmmmm! phunky presh vegetables!

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at August 2, 2005 12:21 AM

You have no idea how often I need to defrost my peas and Q's.

Posted by: Brian Enigma at August 2, 2005 12:59 AM

Wow. That's messed up.

Posted by: Fayth at August 2, 2005 01:08 AM

i see holiday inn is doing quite well by buying goods that were rejected by their manufacturers...

Posted by: falafel at August 2, 2005 01:58 AM

Somebody pucked up!

Posted by: El Gato at August 2, 2005 02:29 AM

[a possible consume inteface problem]

What does "Q Defrost" mean?...

(also one the bottom of photo note the "Ez ON" button)

What does "Ez ON" DO?

Posted by: GoldStar R&D at August 2, 2005 02:48 AM

Lets just hope our new presh vegetables makes up for such weird buttons. Or lets just see how far we can get with a spelling error on thousands of microwaves before we get fired!

Posted by: GoldStar R&D #2 at August 2, 2005 02:54 AM

Man, I hate frosty Q's.

Posted by: Dave! at August 2, 2005 05:17 AM

mmmmm. my hot """beverage""" is delicious, and my q-defrosted food plate is great

Posted by: kip at August 2, 2005 06:15 AM

What a truly terrible microwave! What's broken is that Goldstar could lowbid these crappy microwaves into your hotels.

Posted by: Bob at August 2, 2005 07:36 AM

No, wait. What's broken is that Holiday Inn accepted the bid, not that they could bid.

Posted by: Bob at August 2, 2005 07:38 AM

wouldn't presh vegetables be on your food plate?

besides that, why is auto defrost blue and everythibng else black? if there is an obvious reason, i'm not picking up on it.

also, how many people do you think push power to turn off the microwave?

Posted by: General Dump at August 2, 2005 09:31 AM

i noticed something after i posted:




all buttons. what does each one do? nobody knows.

Posted by: General Dump at August 2, 2005 09:34 AM

What confuses me most about this microwave are the following three buttons:




What's the difference? These buttons seem to be on all microwaves, not just microwaves with spelling errors. I'm always pressing the wrong one :(

Posted by: Mike K at August 2, 2005 09:37 AM

Timer and clock switch between displaying the amount of time left on the timer, and the current time. Time is used to set the time. It's not exactly intuitive but that's what they do.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 2, 2005 10:11 AM

On MOST, not all, microwaves:

"Time" is to set the time you wish to heat your food, "Timer" is simply a timer. My mom has used this function on her microwave when the timer on her stove broke. "Clock" is to set the time of day. Sounds simple, but what is really broken is that I have seen microwaves with these three buttons and not all of them worked the way I have just described above. Some of the buttons were just cosmetic. I suppose the company that made the microwaves just wanted a presh new look.

Posted by: Chaos at August 2, 2005 10:14 AM

Fress here for presh vegetables.

Posted by: golfwidow at August 2, 2005 10:43 AM

New! Presh(TM) Vegetables! We take the vegetables that the major companies don't want, so you can get limp, rotten, freezer-burned vegetables!

Current selection: Mushy Carrots, Droopy Celery, Dead Beans, "Blecch!" Potatoes!

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 2, 2005 11:06 AM

Why do they need all those other buttons when you have the "Food Plate" button? I'd think that pretty much covers whatever you may want to put in the microwave.

Posted by: ssssmemyself at August 2, 2005 11:16 AM

I assume Q defrost is "quick" defrost, for foods you want to defrost quickly and you don't mind if they ger a little hot around the edges.

BTW I think Chaos hit it on the nose for the time/timer/clock buttons, I was just about to post the same comment when I saw Chaos's post.

Posted by: Sean P at August 2, 2005 11:30 AM

Hmm, maybe that's how it works on most microwaves but I happen to actually have one of these goldstar microwaves although mine says fresh instead of presh. I do have the q defrost button which I've never used. This this is a real piece of garbage but it was free, and it allows me to make popcorn in my upstairs office without walking downstairs. MMMmmm Lazy

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 2, 2005 03:59 PM


Posted by: DJDAN420FL69 at August 2, 2005 04:48 PM

Whats really messed-up is the website. It just shows pictures of motor-cyles, how unprofessional.;)

Posted by: screwu112 at August 2, 2005 05:36 PM

maybe presh vegatables are genetacaly altered, thereby rendering them as no longer fresh......

Posted by: xdh at August 2, 2005 07:05 PM

I'm going to the store right now and demand some "presh" vegetables from the produce guy.

Posted by: Faolan at August 2, 2005 08:01 PM


I would not want to have to use that microwave. Q defrost? Presh vegetable? I wouldn't trust that company, the microwave may explode.

Posted by: [insert name here] at August 2, 2005 10:35 PM

so THAT'S how you get a hot potato

Posted by: sonicx at August 3, 2005 12:34 AM

Maybe those letters were for the macrowave.

Posted by: Robert at August 3, 2005 02:56 AM

Presh vegetables are only purchased and consumed by those people who drive a Phord car or truck.

Posted by: Steve at August 3, 2005 10:41 AM

Well... it's confusing thigns like this that just drive me to memorize how long each item needs in the microwave and how to change things (such as a glass of water in the microwave to absorb some of the energy/heat) so I won't have to fumble with such complex buttons...

Then again, I managed to light a pudding cup on fire on a microwave, so I shouldn't talk. =x

Posted by: Liz at August 3, 2005 02:19 PM

Why exactly did you put pudding in the microwave in the first place?

Posted by: Chaos at August 5, 2005 08:30 AM

Howdy screwu112,

This is the real GoldStar website:

Yeah, I had similar situations with other company websites as well. Trickery!

Posted by: Seth Nelson at August 5, 2005 09:33 AM

Howdy again!

That model's a MA748W. I can tell because of the display.

Posted by: Seth Nelson at August 5, 2005 09:35 AM

i don't think I would want to have to press "time" when I'm inputting the time in my microwave.i just want to be able to put 1:00 and press start, not go through a complicated process with a microwave that I'm not familiar with and has typos on it, just to cook my beans.

Posted by: T at August 5, 2005 12:41 PM

is presh a word ? ........ some1 lookit up im to lazy

Posted by: NICK at August 18, 2005 07:22 PM

is presh a word ? ........ some1 lookit up im to lazy ok ok did it mean fresh ?? i think so ..... ya it meant fresh

Posted by: NICK at August 18, 2005 07:23 PM

I'd say that Q probably stands for heat, weird I know but then most evry high school chemistry class is broken. So, heat defrost where you'd set a particular temp.

Posted by: Vitero at August 23, 2005 01:13 PM

How many people actually microwave their potato?

Posted by: Chris at August 24, 2005 06:57 PM

yknow it could be a secret gadget 007 would use Xd like the Q-Jet ;)

Posted by: andrew at September 5, 2005 12:39 AM

It says on the GoldStar website that Q Defrost is for 1 pound of ground meat. I don't know why they called it that, either. I'm guessing it means "quick."

Posted by: minkbob at September 13, 2005 10:10 PM

Ahh, "Engrish".

Posted by: ki at September 27, 2005 12:52 AM

My Goldstar above the range microwave recently popped a breaker and now no longer operates. The breaker has been reset, the unit has power to it. Any thoughts? It is only about a year old.

Posted by: Ben at February 20, 2006 04:46 PM

I thought the microwave thing was funny, but take another, much closer look at the individual buttons...

Posted by: another guy named Alex B. at April 19, 2006 07:51 PM

Wierd...I have one of these at my school, in the cafeteria. They must be cheap when they are defective.

Posted by: Kurt at May 16, 2006 07:08 PM

question: why would you put "Presh" or fresh vegtables in a microwave. Maby frozen ones or the stuff you get in a can.

Anyone whant microwaved brocily (i now it is most likely misspelled)

Posted by: edison at May 16, 2006 10:18 PM

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