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Not your average microwave.
We installed this microwave about 2 months ago after our last one fried & so far we like it very much. In the store they told us that we could defrost a roast in...Read complete review
We installed this microwave about 2 months ago after our last one fried & so far we like it very much. In the store they told us that we could defrost a roast in here & it would not be gray, we we haven't done a roast yet but we have defrosted ground beef & chicken & miscellaneous foods & they do come out perfect & not gray or half cooked! Reheating using the automatic controls works very well, items are evenly heated & not melted plastic on the outside edges. And as for just heating something up, it is very quick & powerful. Love the clean release coating on the inside. Just wish they could make an over the range microwave slitghtly smaller, they seem to be getting bigger. But overall we do like the microwave very much. A user manual would be nice to have as this has so many options it would be nice to know how to use the microwave correctly.
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Broke after 18 months
I wish I had read all these reviews before buying this microwave. Had it for only 18 months and it started putting up the F7 error code. I'm debating if I want to spend...Read complete review
I wish I had read all these reviews before buying this microwave. Had it for only 18 months and it started putting up the F7 error code. I'm debating if I want to spend any money at all to fix it based on how many people have had the same problems over and over after it was supposedly fixed. We have an entire house full of Whirlpool products and love them, but I can not express how strongly dissatisfied I am with this one. If Whirlpool doesn't realize that they have a problem here and make things right, I'll never buy another product of theirs.
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I enjoyed the microwave oven very much; however, after just 2.5yrs, the microwave just stopped working and has not worked since.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very poor design
from Raleigh, NC
Very poor design. Too many plastic parts for a microwave that is over a stove. The handle broke (plastic) the hood cover broke (plastic). The heating element burned out after 2 years of service. Very disappointed not under warranty for anything that was broken. It cost more to repair than to replace the microwave. The fan is very loud even on low setting.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Piece of junk
from North Carolina
For the amount of money i spent, i would expect this microwave to last at least 5 years. With 3 years of moderate usage is gone. I had a good impression of Whirpool brand but that impression is gone now. Too much money spent in a piece of junk.
Panel is difficult to read
from Dallas, TX
Due to the color of the panel (gray), it is difficult to reading the lettering and numbers.
Bought to go with our new range and was great purchase. Great microwave with some really good features.
from Jersey shore
This is the only product from whirlpool I like.and have no problem with.
3 years and its done....
from New Jersey
I purchased this Microwave as a part of new construction. It is now 3 years old and the computer quit. It costs more than a new microwave to repair it. I have had GE microwaves similar to this for 7+ years without a problem. Really disappointed and wont be purchasing any more Whirlpool products. If you buy this buy and extended warranty that goes beyond 3 years.
I've owned this microwave for over a year now and it's working great. The fan noise is a little loud while running but other than that I like it. Oh, being stainless it shows everything...just saying.
from Foley, MN
I love this microwave, I have had several microwaves and this one by far surpasses the other ones I have purchased. It cooks food much quicker than what it says on the packages to cook.
Easy o use out of the box
from Orange County NY
Was very happy with the performance and price of this microwave. Roomy inside, easy controls, all around great deal.
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