Whirlpool 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave: When you're too tired to cook dinner, you can make a quick meal or reheat some leftovers with this Whirlpool microwave. It has a 2-speed, 220 cfm fan and a cooktop light, so you can it install over your existing range while enjoying the functionality of a range hood.
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Good mix of performance and price
Posted by: PawanG from: Sugar Land on
We replaced our 7 year old GE Space saver with this oven. It is slightly bigger but still fits in the space. It comes little lower over the range. Last week we got surprise, over the range exaust fan got turned on automatically when a pot got too hot. It had water and all the water evaporated. Later once range got cooler fan stopped automatically. Nice feature!
Rest of the oven is same as GE space saver except one touch bottons for 1,2 or 3 minute heating.
20 out of 20 found this review helpful.
NICE LOOKING STAINLESS - FITS THE SPACE
Posted by: BREWERP from: richmond, va on
This is the 3rd time in 20 years that I have replaced the kitchen over-the-range microwave (more like original and 2 replacements). Per usual, the mounting holes (rear and top) moved from prior installations, so re-drilling of holes in sheet rock and cabinet for securing oven to wall may be required. Seems every couple of years, they have to move the holes to keep it interesting for the installer. Beyond that install issue however, I must say, I'm very pleased with the unit, very glad I chose the stainless (vs the black or white), quite surprised how quiet it is for both the microwave fan and the hood/exhaust fan, The exhaust fan is powerful, moves air, sucks the steam off a boiling pot of pasta.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Good Microwave for the price
Posted by: striker27 from: Michigan on
I've read reviews where it was said installation was hard or the instructions were confusing. Not so. So long as you read the instructions step by step and don't try to jump ahead, you'll be fine. You do need the correct tools, so expect to go to the hardware for some items. Nothing bad to say yet. The microwave does what it's intended to do. The Fan works good. ( my smoke detectors are no longer going off) And the light works excellent also. At the end of the day, it's a microwave. It cooks things the way a microwave is supposed too. The defrost feature works pretty well also, without actually cooking the meat.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
You won't regret buying this microwave!
Posted by: Bamakid2 from: Gardendale, Al on
Got this microwave at a great price. The first one I purchased was damaged when I opened the package. Best Buy replaced it quickly, but I had to wait a few days for the new one to be shipped. I've installed a few microwaves, and this one was easily installed compared to others. It heats quickly and evenly and it has a very quiet operation. The over-the-oven light works very nicely and is just the right brightness. Inside is easy to clean if there is a spill. The keypad isn't too complicated and you don't have to hit a bunch of keys for just plain old heating. This is probably the best microwave I've ever owned and cost less than half of the last one I purchased. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
great over the stove microwave unit
Posted by: theli3261 from: Saratoga, CA on
I always refer to Consumers Report when the need to make any purchase comes up and so I chose this unit. It had a very good rating for the price. Works very well and I didn't even have to read the instruction booklet to get it running. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Excellent match for our stove below
Posted by: jrock139 from: Ozark Al on
great microwave the price was good and works well ..This was the second, the first had a bad heating element and i did not find out until after I mounted it above the stove...all power and clock worked when I plugged it in just wouldnt heat anything..But I did not have any problem exchanging it for the one I have now..so alls good to go.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Does the job and saves counter space
Posted by: MommaCS7 from: CT on
We had a previous model of this microwave and loved it - for its functionality. There was no need to shop around for a different model as that one was fine. We don't miss the convection option that one had - never used it. That one lasted almost 10 years with LOTS of use. Microwaves take up a lot of counter space, but this over-the-stove one has an exhaust fan [not super powerful, but good enough] and a light. We use it mostly for reheating [a lot!], boiling water for tea, and using the exhaust fan & light features. We're getting used to the carousel as the last one did not have one, but figure if we did want to reheat a large casserole, we could probably take that out and just re-position the dish a few times during the reheat [even though the directions say not to]. The biggest issue though, is the cook/reheat/defrost, etc. CODE process. That takes a LOT of focus. There should be a laminated card or a list of some kind that allows you to see the codes without opening the door of the microwave. This is especially problematic if you're trying to coordinate cooking and/or reheating more than one type of food item in order to have them all done at the same time. It's silly that I had to make my own to keep near the oven. Best Buy price was VERY reasonable!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: RTJT from: MN on
Matches my Whirlpool Convection Gas Range exactly. Works great and is easy for my kids to use. Would highly recommend.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Love this microwave so far!
Posted by: garfieldusa from: Wirtz, Va. on
Our other microwave was falling apart so I shopped online for weeks trying to find a good deal. Then this microwave showed up on the Best Buy site and it was such a great price I couldn't pass it up. So far it works perfectly. My husband and kids have even commented on how much they like using it.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great microwave. Looks great and functions well.
Posted by: User33 from: Atwater, CA on
This microwave looks great, functions very well, extremely user friendly.