Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 86
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mamabearvp Disappointed
I purchased this microwave to replace my previous Whirlpool Gold which was over 10 years old and would have needed an expensive repair with the probability that other components would soon need to be replaced as well. After considerable research this was the model I chose. First problem: Apparently a couple years ago all manufactures decided to increase the length of the over the range microwaves by an inch or so which meant that the existing space above my range (the granite back splash) would need to be modified. Eventually the install was completed.
Alas the first time I opened the door to the microwave I see a gray interior which I expected, however I was surprised to see a white plastic panel on the right side approx. 3" x 6". I never read anything about that in other reviews. Now why would a company have a rather dark gray interior and then put a large piece of white plastic, which I was told behind it was the magnetron tube. It seems to me that a gray plastic would have been more aesthetically pleasing and create a more uniform look while achieving the same result or if for some reason white was necessary then avoid the gray interior completely. Next I noticed four small scrapes or gouges above that cavity. Whirlpool was quick to arrange an appointment for someone to look at it. The service man told me it was probably due to the welds.of the interior and there's no guarantee that a replacement wouldn't be the same. Of course, I would need to have the current unit removed and the new unit installed at my own expense...unacceptable to me since it a Whirlpool defect in workmanship in my opinion.
Also this model has only one underneath filter and one light instead of two filters and lights which my previous unit had thus only covering half the area which I feel is inadequate.
The sensor cooking works very well though and I do like that feature. The fan is very noisy even on low; much more so than my previous Whirlpool Gold microwave.
The keypad is difficult to see/read since it is not lighted.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by untergeek So easy to clean!
This unit replaced an older model that had been slowly worn out by heavy daily use by my children. I love the features, but most of all I love the new easy clean coating on the inside.
It really is "wipe with a damp cloth" simple!
November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by David Has features that are used the most.
So far, this Whirlpool microwave has been a good performer. I have only used it for a few weeks but everything is working well. One small gripe is the digital display is blue not green like the Whirlpool oven underneath it. Outside of the small gripe, I like it.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jed111 This was a replacement of an old Whirlpool Gold Series Microwave. It has more advanced features than the one it replaced.
The interior coating makes it easier to clean up spills than the old model. The controls are simple and are easy to use.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMH58 Beautiful
This microwave is roomy, has great features, easy to use
April 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Did not meet performance expectations
Seems to not heat well. While rated at a higher power level than our previous microwave, it takes longer the get food up to temperature.
June 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vern So far, it works very well, as expected for this model.
Initial delivery inspection by delivers revealed a fabrication induced damage of unit. It had to be reordered thus delaying installation about a week. The second unit was good and installed carefully and well done.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimTheSailor Best I've ever owned
This MW looks and delivers. It does what it advertises to do, and more.
An excellent machine!
February 11, 2014