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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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Great Replacement for 11 year old Maytag Built in
By Vegas Grandpa
from Las Vegas, NV, United States
Comments about Whirlpool Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave:
I bought last month and it fit perfectly in the built in space for a 11 year old maytag microwave. Looks good. Works great.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It works very well. I am disappointed that the readout is neon blue. The oven I bought to go under the microwave has the old blue readout. They are built into the wall. It does not look good in my kitchen and I am not happy with two shades of blue. I am unhappy about that.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Quick easy and success
from Sulphur, LA, United States
Great unit and simple to use. Quick and adapts to cabinet or countertop
from Orange, TX, United States
I bought this a month ago and it works great so far.
By Dan the Man
from Oak Brook, IL
Not a bad unit
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BEST Microwave Ever!
I bought the microwave a couple months ago and it is the BEST microwave I have ever had. It really cooks to perfection and warms items in an instance. I have had multiple microwaves over the years; however, this Whirlpool microwave tops all others I have ever owned or purchased in my life. Truly, I like it that much! Great addition to my kitchen appliances.
Full of features, strong value for the price
from Bend, OR, United States
Purchased and installed three weeks ago. Microwave has worked perfectly since installing. We like the features, simple to use and easy to clean. Only issue was I received the wrong trim kit for installation but that was remedied in a couple days.
By Dwight Aldinger
from Bellevue Ne 68005
Its has worked out will will replace with whirlpool when other appliances go bad Had kitchen aid over priced and made by whirlpool
Excellent appliance for top of oven position. and esthetics.
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.
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