Make delicious meals quickly with this 1200W KitchenAid countertop microwave oven. Nine quick-touch cycles and an internal sensor that automatically adjusts cook times during use make it simple to cook, defrost and reheat foods in minutes. This 1.6 cu. ft. KitchenAid countertop microwave oven has a recessed turntable to accommodate larger foods.
1200W for powerful microwave cooking
Defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly.
Spacious 1.6 cu. ft. interior offers space for large dishes
So you can easily prepare meals for the whole family.
Included turntable ensures even heating
By rotating and turning food as it cooks, helping to deliver properly prepared, delicious dishes.
Sensor cook technology
Determines when the food is ready and automatically adjusts the cooking time.
Needed a microwave to fit into the 24" cabinet space to replace an older Kitchen Aid that was rustsing out in the back. Because KA is typically good quality, we decided to stick with the KA. It is powerful, the motor is quieter than the older model. It performs the functions it should and I liked that the options were very similar to my older model. However, after about a month, the keypad started forming bubbles on the numbers which are used most often...just like so many reviews complained about. This is extremely disappointing for a $500 microwave and not at all what I would expect from Kitchen Aid. Shame on me for not listening to the reviews. Unfortunately, I didn't have much choice given the space I was working with...wish I would have purchased the $100 GE and saved my money.
This microwave looks great and works well. Only drawback is the lifespan of this appliance. This is the THIRD one I have replaced in the past 6 years. We use ours every day and the longest one has lasted has been slightly over two years. I would expect more from a KitchenAid at this price but matches our other appliances.
We had a KitchenAid microwave in the house before and all of our other appliances are KitchenAid, so it narrowed it right down when the old one died. (It lasted 12 years). It was also a built in, so we pretty much had to buy the same size, and this is the one that fit the bill. I guess not much has changed in the last 12 years, as it is very similar. I will say it is quieter than the previous one. the buttons seem like you have to push them a bit harder, and when you use the timer it says "end" when done and you have to hit the cancel button to clear it and get the time to show again. Minor, yes, but a bit annoying. Other than that, it works quite well.
smaller and louder than the original kitchen aid microwave that this replaced. but we felt we needed to stick with kitchen aid for the uniformity of our kitchen appliance set.
also, be careful to order the correct trim kit. our salesperson ordered one that was too large given the dimensions provided.
I replaces a sharp microwave that had worked great for 16 years. I can only get certain microwaves, as the hole for it is small. I have noticed the sensor cook tends to run hot and long. therefore, food comes out burnt sometimes. Also, the tone at the end has all but muted. it is so soft, I cannot hear it unless I am standing right on top of it.
Overall it works as expected. It doesn't seem to splatter food like my prior one, so no cleanup req'd yet. It has steam detection so various reheat cycles are provided. Read up on the cycles to use it most effectively.
Spent more on this microwave to match my other appliances, it only lasted about 14 months, it would run but not heat the food. Contacted kitchenaid and told me they couldn't do anything for me because I was 2 months past warranty. For this kind of money I would expect it to last a lot longer.
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A:AnswerThe KCMS185J unit has dimensions HxWxD 13 9/16x18 13/16x23 7/8 and the KMCS1016GSS unit has dimensions 13x17 1/4x21 3/4. I could not find the center opening dimensions of your trim kit but it seems from the microwave dimensions that the KMCS1026GSS has smaller size than your original unit. The new unit should fit but will have extra space around the sides and top where you will be able to see into the opening the trim kit is surrounding.
The other thing you should consider is the finish of the trim kit compared to the finish of the microwave unit you are considering.
A:AnswerHello George, we currently do not make a Stainless Steel countertop Microwave. The only 2 models we have are Black Stainless. You can view those on the website at https://www.kitchenaid.com/major-appliances/microwaves/countertop.html?plp=%3Arelevance%3Acategory%3AMajorAppliancesMicrowavesCountertop%3AinStock%3Atrue&plpView=list. We hope this helps.
A:AnswerQueen, this KitchenAid® Microwave does not include a probe. The sensor cooking means that the Microwave will automatically adjust the cooking time based on a menu of preprogrammed menu driven cycles. We hope this helps!
A:AnswerKitchenAid is a global company that does business around the world. We manufacture and sell products both within the United States and outside of the United States. Many of our countertop appliances are produced in our facility in Greenville, Ohio. Regardless of where our products are produced, they are all manufactured to meet the same quality standards that have made KitchenAid the choice of many consumers.
A:AnswerHello ROBZ. Your current model has a minimum cutout height of 15 inches and the minimum cutout height of model KMCS1016GSS is 17 inches. Because of the differences, the new model will not fit. We apologize for any inconvenience.