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High on style and price, old school electronics
Our previous model was a KHHC2090S which had a 16" interior depth, #I think# true powel levels, a menu driven touchscreen and a ton of features. Unfortunately, it had ventillation...Read complete review
Our previous model was a KHHC2090S which had a 16" interior depth, #I think# true powel levels, a menu driven touchscreen and a ton of features. Unfortunately, it had ventillation issues and was discontinued. The 1857 is the nearest existing mate to our Architect series II range. It looks beautiful. Fit and finish is top notch. The door closes with the precision of a Mercedes. However, the electronics are like something out of the '80s. Power levels are created by the hard cycling of the magnetron, just like any other microwave you can pick up at Walmart for $50. For $700 I expect inverter technology. Relays click and clack in an age when quiet solid state relays #SCR's# could be subtituted for only a few dollars more. Menus are old school fluorescent display with very slow scrolling. The convection feature does not overheat the side of the unit as bad as on the old one. So, you can effectively bake with the thing. Overall, I feel the $700 went mostly to style, but it does look good when showing off the kitchen. Absolutely not a value.
Most Liked Negative Review
Very average product with some low quality issues
This microwave cooks very well. The convection feature also works very well and I am pleased with that. However, these "pros" are overshadowed by the...Read complete review
This microwave cooks very well. The convection feature also works very well and I am pleased with that. However, these "pros" are overshadowed by the "cons"....the wording on the display panel is pretty small. I didn't realize it until I found myself having to squint to read it. If you are at the stage where you are just beginning to need "cheaters" to read, this is not the oven for you. The fan that comes on during the convection feature is loud. Very loud. I had it replaced, twice, and the technician acknowledged that the design is poor. I saw it myself while he was fixing it - it looked like my sister's Easy Bake Oven when we were kids, with the belt drive mechanism that ran the fan. Surprised this ever passed a quality inspection of any sort. I would expect that level of quality if this was a Wal-mart special, not for a name brand like Kitchenaid. If I had to do over, I wouldn't buy this product. I had a GE before this that had similar features but was clearly better engineered. I won't be a repeat customer. Oh yeah, I checked the reviews on similar microwave/convection in the Whirlpool brand (same family/company), and there is no difference.
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Awesome little oven
from Clinton, TN, United States
Comments about KitchenAid KHMC1857WSS Stainless Steel Microwave Hood Combination Oven:
I purchased this to use on a daily basis to cook and bake meals. I was very skeptical thinking it wouldn't meet my expectations since it was a microwave and convection oven combined. I'm pleased to say that it works wonderfully.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great value. Works well. Looks good !
from Tavares, FL, United States
We were attracted to this unit when it was offered at a great price. We are experienced with similar units in our RV and summer cabin. This unit works very well. It was easy to rotate the blower for rear exhaust. We are very satisfied and it looks good in the kitchen. We have had a programming issue or two.
Love this appliance
from Spring Valley, NY, United States
This is my multi-functional micro/convection and it works like a charm. So happy with the design and it looks fabulous in my new kitchen
Looks good but broke after less than 1 year
from Bennett, CO
Purchased this to match several other appliance of same design. Looks nice but after only 8 months of use the light switch and door switch broke making the microwave useless. It seems the components were not designed to handle the heat from the oven range it sits over. Which seems silly considering it's an over the range microwave. If I had to do it over again I would do a hood over the stove and get a counter top microwave. This model also has the convection cooking feature - haven't used it once. Save your money, you don't need it. This microwave was not worth the money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Ridgefield Park, NJ, United States
I bought this product and it has been easy to use without any complications.
By Disappointed in Brampton
from Brampton, ON, Canada
Takes significantly longer to reheat and cook than my old KitchenAid microwave. It is also very noisy compared to any microwave I have ever used.
By Sue K
from Eden Prairie, MN
I purchased an entire Architect Series II kitchen from Kitchenaid. I love the looks of the appliances but the microwave and the range have annoyingly loud fans. I would have selected another product if I had know. I purchased these to replace my 15 year old Kitchenaid appliances, which served me well and were quiet, so I never suspected this would be a problem from Kitchenaid.
My wife's new microwave
from Norcross, GA, United States
I bought this microwave to replace an older KitchenAid unit that was about 7 years old. Got a great price on this and it was installed within 2 days. Love the microwave. You can cook food in many more ways than the old one. Haven't tried too many things, but used it for baked potatoes twice and it works great. Looking forward to cooking something more complicated in the future.
Stainless interior not ease to keep clean
By Lane Klein
from Prairie Village, KS, United States
I give this only 4 stars as the control panel is difficult to read, it has no back lighting and the lettering is entirely too small for easy and prompt operation. A big disappointment after putting forth so much effort to purchase the "right" machine.
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