Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDenverGirl Great Microwave for a Great Price
I purchase this microwave in January to replace my countertop model. I wanted something that looked more updated for my kitchen but allowed for me to possible go to stainless steel later (my kitchen is all white). I love this microwave. I like that it does this little song when it is done and the touch buttons are easy to follow to select the correct options. It only has a 30 sec add on for cooking time but you can press it more than once. I like how large the interior is and the light is bright. I am occasionally annoyed that the fan starts on high first but I definitely see why... I don't use it unless there is a ton of steam starting to develop. The interior is huge (much bigger than I was thinking it would be). I like this because I can put taller items in the microwave without them tipping over. The turntable can be on or off. I think it is straight forward to use. I had Home Depot install it which I think was a great decision since I did not previously have a OTR microwave (they had a $49 install sale). They were quick and didn't have any problems. I would recommend this to anyone. No complaints yet. I think it looks great in my kitchen. I purchased the white ice model by the way and there are no finger prints all over it.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldJedi Exactly what I needed.
I live alone, so I just cook for one. The microwave has gotten me back into eating a bit healthier. I have used the sensor settings for potatoes, vegetables, etc. with great success. Steamed halibut to perfection. And for once, I can trust the popcorn button to cook every kernel without burning the popped corn. This is my first OTR type microwave, and I wish I had tried one years ago. I love the light and fan. The fan is much quieter than my old range hood (contractor special), and moves a lot more air. I installed it myself, took my time, and had no trouble at all.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homer Nice
Very quiet in comparison to previous unit (just microwave without fan). You can turn signal (beep) off, but no need because beeps are not annoying. It plays a sort of a gentle tune when it's done. Not a loud annoying shrill monotone beep.
Seems like a good quality unit. Door feels solid
Fan seems to really pull some air.
Courteous delivery to the door and disposal of old unit.
Control panel face is gray, but still overall nice looking unit. Sleek with nice lines. Looks better than my previous (Whirlpool) microwave.
Got it to replace another Whirlpool, but holes don't line up.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CTShopper Buy this Microwave
It was easy to install, sturdy and simple for the entire family to learn quickly. It's also very easy to clean.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NewWhirlpoolMicrowave Works great, very happy so far
I bought this microwave because it had some more "features" like sensor cooking, the auto-adapt fan, and the CleanRelease interior. I've never had a microwave with these features, and so far I like them.
The whole microwave feels well-built, and it doesn't feel like they "cheaped out" anywhere. The "scrolling" display makes it seem sophisticated and the blue color display looks nice.
The sensor cooking takes a bit longer than my typical practice of "put it in for 1:30 and then add more time if it's still cold." Reheating a dinner plate probably takes 3-5 minutes with the sensor setting, although the plate is very evenly heated with no cold spot in the middle, which is impressive.
Like others have said, the "done" beeper is very quiet - it sounds like it is buried deep within the microwave somewhere, and I didn't see a setting to make it louder even though I went through the settings. A minor flaw, really.
Also as others have said, the "user" instructions are pretty brief. My wife and I have had no trouble figuring everything out (the on-screen prompts are helpful), but I know some people like to have instructions.
When I went through checkout on homedepot.com, Home Depot automatically added some "required" thing to my cart. I Googled the part number and it seemed to be installation. Since I wanted to install it myself, I removed that from the cart even though homedepot.com warned me that the item was "required for a successful installation" (I don't remember exactly what it said, so I'm paraphrasing here).
I installed the microwave where there was not previously a microwave hood (I had the upper cabinet shortened to accommodate the microwave). The install was pretty straightforward. The back mounting plate provided with the microwave didn't look exactly like the one in the installation instructions - the end holes looked vertically centered on the plate in the installation instructions while they were near the top on my plate. However, all the measurements seemed to hold out, and I made sure that the bottom of the plate was at 17 1/4" from bottom of the upper cabinet as per the installation instructions and everything worked out fine. The microwave hooked right up to my through-the-roof vent duct.
Note that the "back wall" cardboard template is actually one of the sides of the box the microwave comes in. I hunted through all of the packaging trying to find it, until I read the instructions and realized that it was a part of the box. The upper cabinet template is paper, and rather than fight with that falling on my head while I tried to mark things, I just measured carefully.
It's nice that the microwave came with all the lag screws and toggle bolts necessary for installation. It's also nice that homedepot.com provides the installation instructions online - I checked those out beforehand so I'd know what I was getting into.
Shipping was fast, the delivery folks were courteous and carried it right up into the kitchen and put it on the floor.
Overall, I'm pleased.
February 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toolman Nice microwave for the money
Only had a week. Doesn't have one touch 1 2 3 minute buttons. But still a nice unit. It's a little bit cooler running than my last one. Takes a bit longer to cook something. Had to call customer service the first day, but they got to it within a week later and it was just a cover over the light fell and was rubbing the fan. Now it's quiet and sounds good.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lovebeasties OTR Microwave
What a great product. It is fantastic looking and easy to use. So many different buttons giving you easy 1-push button ease. Got it in Black Ice and the Stainless Steel looks great
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Qualityseeker Best Purchase
Purchased it using the current 30% off promotion. Lot of new/ advanced features compared to the old replaced model .
So far we are happy with this purchase.
Used installation option as well for $57 which took only 15 minutes .
November 20, 2013