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Does the trick for a moderately priced unit
We bought this micro to replace a 10 year old counter top unit that is built in with a trim kit. It fits well into the space although we did have to raise the...Read complete review
We bought this micro to replace a 10 year old counter top unit that is built in with a trim kit. It fits well into the space although we did have to raise the deck inside the cabinet with 1/4 inch wood strips to raise the micro slightly so that the trim kit would fit properly above our oven. This is probably unique to our situation and I would not expect this to be a problem for others. Happily, the stainless is so close to the color of our 10 year old oven that only we can tell the difference. Our salesperson was very upfront with us showing us three micros they stage side by side. They are all identical except for branding and only very slight differences in the looks of the control panel. The guts are probably identical and likely come from the same manufacturer. I chose this one from the three for merely aesthetic reasons. The trim kit for all three machines is "universal" and costs about half of other trim kits for a different brand. The salesperson was very upfront with us and confirmed the reviews that the latch is the least reliable part of the unit. Although it is warranted and prone to fail, the manufacturers are sometimes slow to replace and make the process more tedious that it needs to be. Since I deal with a small, family-owned business with an excellent reputation, I trust my salesperson will take care of me personally. The bigger question would be why well-known brands won't take care of a repeated failure issue they already know about. As far as the performance of the micro: it is noticeably quieter than the old micro that sold under a different brand. I miss the one-touch feature of my old machine (push the #1 for 1 minute, #2 for 2, etc.) and I don't like having to choose the size bag of my popcorn but I'll just have to deal with it. Otherwise, I have no complaints to date but we use ours mainly to reheat leftovers or to pre-cook veggies. The button to open the door latch is pretty stiff so if you are buying this for an older person or someone with limited strength I suggest you have them try it out before you buy.
Most Liked Negative Review
Good, but poor door and latch design spoil user experience
This was purchased online to replace an 11 y.o. Maytag that was built in by our contractor. We chose it from the online selection because the dimensions matched our original ones and we hoped...Read complete review
This was purchased online to replace an 11 y.o. Maytag that was built in by our contractor. We chose it from the online selection because the dimensions matched our original ones and we hoped to avoid buying a new "build in kit". It has all the features we wanted, but it had to be ordered without a "hands on" preview. The problem is the door latch--it fits flush with the flat front. To open the door requires a forceful finger push, and the latch is inset into a small and sharp-edged recess. I scrape my finger every time on the edge of this recess when pushing the latch button. I've resorted to using a wooden spoon handle to push the latch button. The door is loud when closing and sounds a bit cheap and flimsy, a rattle ing clatter rather than the quieter thump I would have expected.. It feels like they might have been looking to cut costs by choosing the cheapest possible latch. A very poor decision which spoils the user experience--every time
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Comments about Whirlpool Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave:
Excellent appliance for top of oven position. and esthetics.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Looks and works GREAT!!
from Allen, Texas
To me, the Whirlpool brand has always stood for high quality. We are considering next to replace the oven with a Whirlpool to match the microwave.
from Charlotte, NC, United States
very sleek, streamlined design and has all the features needed of a great microwave
By Lou Lou Bell
from Edmond, Oklahoma
from Chicago, IL, United States
Recently purchased this microwave and was immediately impressed by its versatility and how quiet it was. Size wise it's perfect for me.
from Vicksburg, MS, United States
Installation was a breeze. Lots of room inside, nice features. I also used the surround kit with this over as a built-in. Surround kit a little cheap looking, but OK.
great quick buttons to use.
By grandma churro
from Idaho, United States
Really nice microwave just wish I would have paid more attention to the door in the store. Its rather loud when you close it and the push in button to open the door is kind awkward and hard to push.
from Houston, TX, United States
This is the second Whirlpool Microwave that I have purchase and I have been very pleased with it.
Bought this a few weeks ago and am pleased with it.
Excellent one button options on this model and a very stylish look...
from Wilmington, NC, United States
Had to replace a 12yr old Whirlpool model and after doing research and reading reviews this one was my choice for replacement...Even fit perfect in the over the oven space despite being 2.2 qu ft compaired to the 1.8 we had before...Very pleased with the workmanship and all the updated features....The perfect "redo" to your kitchen...
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