Nostalgia RMO770RED Review

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Updated August 15, 2022
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As is standard with Nostalgia microwaves, the RMO770RED features a more retro design that still sits well with modern decor. Its dated design however shouldn’t be misconstrued as a sign of dated features. The microwave is very well capable of performing modern-day cooking tasks as you would expect from a modern microwave, and it is also incredibly easy to use. The microwave features up to 0.7 cubic feet of interior space, making it small enough for anyone that’s got a tight kitchen space.

Is it one of the best microwave ovens for college dorms? Well, this depends on what exactly you’re looking for, but in terms of its budget, size, and capabilities, it pretty much fits the bill. Read on and find out exactly what it is capable of.

Why We Like It – Nostalgia RMO770RED

If you’re an old soul, or you just happen to appreciate antique design, then the Nostalgia RMO77P0RED microwave could be for you. It’s got a decent power capacity of up to 700 watts, and with an interior capacity of 0.7 cubic feet, it’s perfect for anyone that doesn’t have that much space to play with on their countertop.

  • Unique, retro design
  • Very easy to use
  • Compact and great for small spaces
  • No sensor cooking technology

Power & Performance

Similar to the RCA microwave, the Nostalgia RMO770RED microwave has a decent power output of about 700 Watts, which is completely fine for lightweight cooking or just reheating any of the previous night’s food. The microwave actually has a lot of similarities with the Farberware microwave, as they both have a power output of 700 Watts, and also feature the same interior capacity at 0.7 cu ft. However, if you want a microwave with high power output, say 1000 Watts, the Samsung – 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave – Stainless steel, will not disappoint.


The Nostalgia RMO770RED retro microwave is basically covered in a glass carousel that gives it a very sleek design, and also makes it pretty easy to clean. It also features a grab handle instead of a push-to-release button, and inside, it’s got a rotating turntable that you can take out whenever you need to have it cleaned. Fortunately, it lasts longer than the GE JES1145SHSS, which has been known to break down rather quickly.

Ease of Use

Unlike the Panasonic NN-SN966S, which has touch key controls, the Nostalgia cubic foot microwave oven features a control knob that can be used for going through the microwave’s 5 power levels or setting the cooking time or weight of your frozen foods for defrosting. The microwave’s LED display is also quite different from that of the Toshiba EM925A5A-BS, as it is of a circular shape, and shows the pre-programmed settings that the microwave features.

Added Features & Versatility

There’s not much about the Nostalgia microwave that separates it from other microwaves in its price category, as it’s got all the regular features that you’d expect from a regular countertop microwave. Its control panel may be different from most modern microwaves, but it does come with a micro power button that you can use to shift through its five power levels, and it also features an express cooking button that gets it started on 100% power whenever you need to warm up something really quickly.


The one thing that sets apart this Nostalgia 700 Watt countertop microwave oven from the AmazonBasics microwave is its lack of voice control. This is a feature that’s not as prevalent even in modern microwaves, but if you’d rather have a microwave that’s a lot more automated, then the AmazonBasics microwave may be for you.

Nostalgia RMO770RED Wrap Up

The only problem we have with the Nostalgia countertop microwave oven is that it doesn’t have a 1-year warranty as you would expect most modern microwaves do. In spite of that, it’s still a great microwave from a well-respected brand, and is also very unique in how it’s designed

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