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Missing a few key features.
I picked this microwave because of the convection oven feature. I expected that this microwave would have all of the features of other lower-end microwaves+ the convection oven, but it's actually missing some obvious...Read complete review
I picked this microwave because of the convection oven feature. I expected that this microwave would have all of the features of other lower-end microwaves+ the convection oven, but it's actually missing some obvious features my cheap microwave had. 1. There is no 1-button cook function. Before, I could push just "1" or "2" and so on to automatically cook on high for 1 or 2 minutes. Now I have to enter 1-0-0-start to cook for 1 minute. 2. At the end of every cooking cycle, to go back to having the clock displayed, I have to push "cancel". Otherwise, it displays a messaging telling me to enter more time to continue cooking on the same program, and then eventually displays COOK and 00:00:00. 3. The fan comes on very loudly for all microwave cooking. I expected this for the convection oven, but even for a 10 second microwave cooking, the fan comes on and the metal vent flap blows open (it vents to the outside, which is good). It's loud enough that even on low, you can easily hear it in the next room. On the plus side, 1. Once the cooking completes and the end time starts to beep, if I open the door it stops beeping. 2. It cooks fast. 1:30 seconds brings 1 cup of water to a near boil, 2 minutes cooks a bowl of oatmeal. 3. It comes with a metal stand and rack for use in the convection mode and also a plastic steamer pan. 4. It's possible to turn the beep and end timer off, if you want. You'll know it's done when the fan sound stops. So I can recommend this microwave if you really want the convection oven (and if you're hard of hearing, that's even better), but be warned about the missing features.
Most Liked Negative Review
Poor features and venting
We bought this in January as part of a kitchen remodel; I really wanted an over-the-range micro/convection combo that vented outside, and took a chance on this one. I've been very disappointed. ...Read complete review
We bought this in January as part of a kitchen remodel; I really wanted an over-the-range micro/convection combo that vented outside, and took a chance on this one. I've been very disappointed. First, the lack of "one-touch" quick cook for 1-6 minutes, which I thought I wouldn't miss after I got used to it, turns out that the rest of the disappointing features just amplify that lack of convenience. Second- this microwave does not vent the steam that builds up inside the unit during cooking, so when you open the door, steam billows out, and the entire inside of the microwave is covered in moisture, requiring you to wipe it out completely every time. Third, the preprogrammed options for cooking and reheating, and the order they scroll through, are silly. Under "cook", one of the first options is french toast. Seriously? I don't know anyone who cooks french toast in a microwave. Frozen vegetables, one of the most common things to cook in a microwave, doesn't scroll by until the 5th option. The convection options, one of the key reasons I bought this, are also relatively useless. I wanted to use the convection feature to minimize "microwaving" as much as possible, but the things I want to cook are not listed. Specifically, squash, like acorn or butternut. When it finishes cooking, instead of going back to clock, the display asks you to entire more time, and doesn't go back to clock until you press "cancel". If you do nothing, it continues to "ask" you to enter more time, and more than an hour passes before it will at last return the clock display. During the "add more time" display, even the ONE quick cook option, 30 seconds, no longer works as a one-touch option. I have been through all the setup options, and there is no way to have it automatically return to clock after cooking. But the first two are the biggest disappointments, and I wonder how long until the insides deteriorate or rust from all the moisture accumulation. That last one, in my mind, is a serious design flaw, and now I'm stuck with it. Along with all the other annoyances and inconveniences.
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Bakes and microwaves great.
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We are not a family that uses extra features which this microwave has plenty of. As for the basics, microwave and baking, it works great. It is in our Motorhome so it is the only oven we have and we are pleased with how it bakes and microwaves.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Power is good, convection oven feature saves energy, and it's easy to clean.
It works very well and is easy to keep clean. The microwave feature is more powerful than my old microwave so I had to shorten some times. I like it otherwise. I like the combination of the convection oven with the microwave because that can serve as a second oven and can use less energy than heating our larger oven. However, I wish it had come with instructions for cooking with the convection oven.
This microwave has everything and more!
This microwave has it all; easy to use and the convection feature brings your cooking experience to new level.
This microwave has great features and it's easy to use!
I really like the features on this microwave especially the convection oven. A week after purchasing this product, the oven on our range stopped working. We had planned on making a pizza for dinner, so I decided to try the microwave. It turned out great! I also use it when making a large dinner for my daughter and her family on Sundays.
A microwave and more!
This is a convection and microwave. The Defrost setting actually defrosts meat WELL and does not cook the edges when using the correct setting. The Convection is nice since it is such a small small and then does not heat up the kitchen like the full size oven. Have a melt/soften button for the butter that is always cold when you need it room temp.
I love the size of this microwave. Any dish will fit. It will look huge when first installed but in a few days you won't even notice that it sticks out a bit farther. Things cook at the suggested times whereas I used to have to add minutes to get foods cooked. Water boils very quickly.
Great microwave... Awesome features.
This new upgraded microwave is awesome. It has so many new features that I love. From popcorn sensing settings to steam settings. I can heat liquids without it boiling over. The auto sensors are awesome. This microwave is the best. It is also super quiet
Very easy to use and enjoy the many features. Like the convection part of it, too..
Very happy with performance so far.
Maybe we're old fashioned, but we would have liked to have seen a manual which explained in depth the features, how to access them, and how they work . The one and only feature which doesn't completely satisfy us is the defrost. The two options are restrictive and we keep cooking our items instead of defrosting them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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