Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 183
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KathyC Attractive and great value
I can't really speak to how this microwave functions as far as serious cooking, since I almost never use microwaves for cooking or heating food. I just boil water in mine for tea and occasionally make popcorn or reheat leftovers, for which I have found it to be perfectly adequate. It seems to have the usual features of a microwave (a light, vent, cook, defrost, frozen entree, and an "add 30 seconds" button), as well as some extras (popcorn, veggie, baked potato, snacks - for things like nachos and precooked chicken nuggets - and kids menu - for things like canned pasta and frozen pizza). With all of my previous microwaves, one had to enter the weight of their food when using these features, so I'm a bit surprised that other reviewers are troubled by this. As for the popcorn button, microwave popcorn packages usually come in standard weights (about 3 oz.), and in any case the weight is usually clearly marked on the bag, so, again, I'm not sure how this would be a problem for anyone. You can also just use the cook function by entering the cooking time required and pressing "start" (for instance, the water for my tea requires 2 minutes to boil). This appliance is no more nor less complicated to use than any other microwave in that regard. Microwaves come with different power settings (some are stronger than others), so I would suggest that a shopper research how much power they need for their purposes before purchasing. Like I said, we don't use it often for cooking, so this one has plenty of power for our needs. We bought an over-the-range microwave only because our space was too small for the decorative hood we had wanted instead. We basically settled for this, and it has worked out well. It hasn't broken and is an excellent value, given its price. It looks much more expensive than it actually was. We mainly use it as a light over our stove and as a vent while we're cooking on the range. The vent works perfectly well and has stopped our very sensitive fire alarms from going off constantly. Aesthetically, this microwave is very attractive. It doesn't project too far from our wall cabinets, which are standard-depth (I've included a photo of this), and the stainless steel doesn't smudge constantly from fingerprints. The finish cleans very easily with stainless steel cleaner. The shelf inside the microwave is very useful on the infrequent occasions when we do use it for cooking, and I like that there is a button which turns the turntable on and off. My only complaints are that the numbers in the display are an ugly and unfashionable orange color (this is true also of our Maytag refrigerator and range; the manufacturer may want to consider changing it to blue in future appliances), and that the interior is white (I have included a photo). The other microwaves we considered had silver interiors, which are much more attractive, but given the price-point of this appliance I can't really complain much about that. It's a minor quibble. All in all, it serves our purposes and looks great. All of our appliances are Maytag, and I love them. When they eventually need replacing, I'll buy Maytag again.
April 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Seghilo Great stainless steel look! Happy with purchase
I purchased this microwave 3 weeks ago and it works great. Easy to use features and great look. It really enhances the look in the kitchen. However, the cavity lights burned out just 2 days after it was installed. I called Maytag customer service and was sent a free bulb. The manual does NOT do a good job of describing how to install this bulb and I spent hours trying to figure this out myself. Overall, great buy. I would recommend.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cookingaroundtown This product is great
This microwave does everything I need it to do. Having it over the stove clears up counter space. The fan has plenty of power for steaming pots. Having 2 light settings is a great option also.
June 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kalee I've read reviews where people are complaining about Maytag, but I have had no problems with any of their appliances. I bought this along with 3 other Maytag kitchen appliances and have no regrets. I love all of them. This microwave is bigger in lenght than my last. I had to cut some tiles on the wall for it to sit evenly. It works great. This unit has a rectangular shaped insert (instead of the round turntable type) that moves side to side and up and down for "even" cooking. It's awesome! The venting and lighting work well, too. And I bought it with a great sale price! HD has the best delivery service around, too. I was notified three different times of their delivery timeline, once the evening before with a 4 hour window and twice the day of delivery. They actually showed up early, which was great!
March 20, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 Broken after 2 years
I just paid 275 to have the microwave repaired after the keypad shorted out. Repair tech says its a common repair with this microwave as the keypad is not insulated or sealed so moisture and/or heat destroys the keypad. BUYER BEWARE
June 15, 2013