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Most Liked Positive Review
It's quieter than the 13 year-old Frigidaire OTR microwave oven it replaced. Also, it is better shielded, such that my digital scale doesn't go haywire when the microwave is running.Read complete review
It's quieter than the 13 year-old Frigidaire OTR microwave oven it replaced. Also, it is better shielded, such that my digital scale doesn't go haywire when the microwave is running.Now, the not so great items. The 3" screws used in conjunction with the toggle bolts were too long; I had to go to a big box store to get a replacement set that used only 2" screws.There is conflicting information in the installation manual when compared to the cabinet template, where the former states you need a 1/4" drill bit, whereas you should have a 3/8" model. Go with the bigger one; it should give you more wiggle room, in case the template doesn't square up perfectly.The timer alarm is weak; you get a brief chirp to indicate that the time has run out. I prefer a louder and longer alarm.There is no panel option to disable the turntable.Aside from the issues encountered with installation and timer alarm, the microwave functions quite well.
Most Liked Negative Review
awful - why did they change it!!??!!
we owned the precursor to this model for almost 5 years. it was great then it died (too fast imo). this model was suggested as its replacement. this is a simply awful...Read complete review
we owned the precursor to this model for almost 5 years. it was great then it died (too fast imo). this model was suggested as its replacement. this is a simply awful consumer device. they changed the location of buttons (WHY!!???). they removed the feature where you hit a number and it cooks for that many minutes. most frustrating however is that the timing and power of cooking items has changed, and its now unevenly cooked (hot spots and cold spots). Lastly and most irritating, the beeping is so LOUD it wakes kids up two floors away, and in a final move that indicates the designers didn't care about their customer, the thing keeps beeping even after you removed the food. do not ever ever buy this and ABT please tell frigidaire they are close to losing my dishwasher and refrigerator business after this anti-customer design.
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needs more to compete with other mfgrs...
from Eastern Pa.
Comments about Frigidaire FFMV162LB Black Over-The-Range Microwave:
I have had this microwave for several months and I feel it can be approved upon. improvements include a stronger door handle assembly, dual light settings, and separate buttons for defrost by time or weight.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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over stove microwave
from Louisiana, United States
Just installed it and like the above stove concept. The only problem is that it's so high I need a step ladder to see inside while food is cooking but that's no big deal. It was just one of four other Frigidaire major appliances I purchased due to flooding. It's a brand I trust.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Large and Efficient
from Palm Desert, CA, United States
I am very pleased with my new microwave. The features I use most often are of re-heating and defrosting. These include 1, 2 & 3 minute options, along with another for 30 seconds. Love it. It is easy to clean. The only thing I might change is the level of the sound on the warning buzzer. It is currently rather loud.
from Anthony, TX, United States
This was put in our new home and it's just great and so pretty looking!
Powerful, Reliable, but Some Annoying Quirks
This came with my new house I just bought, which is 5 years old. So far no complaints with the actual microwave performance itself; it heats really fast and can't put it below anything else I've used in terms of reliability (I've never had a microwave die on me, so I can't really say it's better or worse). Others have pointed to the handle as cheap and easily broken, but honestly mine still looks new and I can't confirm that fact. From a looks/style perspective it's nice, can't complain there, and like I said the previous owners were really meticulous and I've been the beneficiary of their OCD throughout my new place. Feature wise it's pretty simplistic and run of the mill: clock, defrost, popcorn, potato, beverage, etc. Now for the quirks, the loud door others mention is definitely on that list. In terms of annoyance from 1-10, it's probably a 3. I barely notice it these days. However, the other quirk, is a 8. This microwave is not like any other I've used when it finishes cooking, it beeps 3 times, but DOES NOT STOP when you open the door or push cancel/stop. It's more annoying than I would have originally suspected, but seriously, it's just one of those things that you kind of go "I can't believe they didn't think of this."
from Murrells Inlet, SC
This microwave came with my new construction home 1 year 9 months ago. About a month ago the clock had to be reset almost every time I pressed a button to use the microwave. This morning I once again set the clock, opened the door and the microwave went dark. I have never had a microwave oven die on me. I live alone and basically use it to warm coffee and food. My last one lasted 20 years and was sold with my house. I don't think it will be worth having this fixed, it will probably be cheaper to buy a new oven, definitely not a Frigidaire.
I had my microwave for ...
from Manvel, TX, United States
I had my microwave for less than a year and a fuse and some sort of compressor has already gone out I expected it to last me much longer than 10 months.
from Tonawanda, NY
This microwave offers me an excellent choice of features. The only slight drawback is that the door closing is a bit noisy.
easy to use with great features
By Jerry 79
from Montrose Ca.
both my wife and I are very pleased with our purchase
from Monroe, GA, United States
Microwave came with new home purchase and after 2 months started making grinding noise. A tech came out but couldn't identify the problem. Worried it may not last long! Other than that works wonderful!
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