Heat leftovers quickly with this KitchenAid over-the-range microwave. The Sensor Steam function automatically adjusts to perfectly steam food, and the 1.9-cubic-foot capacity can accommodate larger dishes. This KitchenAid over-the-range microwave has a 1500W convection element for baking up to 425 degrees F, so you can prepare dessert without taking up valuable oven space.
Convection cooking allows baking at up to 425° F in the microwave.
Sensor Steam/Simmer Cook Cycle with Steamer Container
Features a microwave sensor that triggers a cycle that precisely steams food based on type and selected doneness. Just add water to the provided steamer container to help achieve the best cooking results.
1000 Watts Power
Cook your favorite foods quickly and thoroughly with high power.
6-Speed Ventilation System
Captures smoke, grease and odors from the cooking surface below for everything from simmering to high temperature cooking techniques like pan searing and stir-frying so you can experiment with confidence. Six-speed fan control lets you select and adjust the fan speed.
Resists smudges and fingerprints. The specialized coating for stainless steel is easy to clean with just water and a soft cloth, so you can spend more time cooking and less time cleaning up the kitchen.
Stainless Steel Cavity
Extends the beauty and easy cleaning of the exterior to the interior of the microwave oven.
Automatically adjust the time needed to cook, reheat or defrost your food, removing the guesswork about power levels or cooking times.
Steam Cleaning Function
Uses the power of steam and added water to release spills and stains so they are more easily wiped away.
1.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity
Halogen Task Lights
Provides illumination and visibility for the cooktop below with two halogen lamps.
Helps cook food evenly by continually rotating throughout the cooking cycle. The turntable can be stopped if, for example, the shape of the cooking dish blocks its rotation.
Keep Warm Function
Keep Warm function keeps foods warm until ready to be served.
A:AnswerI'm somewhat handy and had no real problem installing this myself. I simply removed the old fan/light range hood and installed this microwave/convection oven in its place. I opted to use the default option of the recirculating fan instead of configuring an exterior vent so therefore I did not need to buy anything to install this that didn't already come in the box. The paper instructions have a template to locate holes for the top screws and the plug. This unit requires a 20A breaker, but luckily my outlet above the stove already had that.
The top of the box is a template you use to very carefully locate where you will mount the rear bracket. You need to mount both ends of the bracket into the wall with drywall anchors if studs are not at those holes or just straight to the studs if your lucky enough that your studs do line up with the ends of the bracket. If you did use the drywall anchors at the ends, then you must find at least one hole in the bracket that is in front of a stud so that you can secure the bracket to at least one stud, preferably two. Once the bracket is in place, just roll the back edge of the oven onto it and then run screws through the upper cabinet down into the microwave to hold it into place. You may need a second pair of hands to help with this step because the oven is rather heavy to hold, roll onto the bracket, AND screw to the upper cabinet. You cannot let go until the upper screws are in place.
A:AnswerYes, this microwave will either recirculate, vent out the back or vent out the top. Before install you just need to remove the fan & rotate it which way to want it to vent, it's super easy. I believe pretty much all over the range microwaves do this...at least from the research I did before purchasing this one.
A:AnswerAbsolutely no different than a convection oven! If a recipe tells me to bake at 400 degrees for 30 min. I can safely set it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and be confident that it will be perfect. I use mine instead of my huge oven and cook everything from chicken to cakes!
A:AnswerYes, definitely. This is covered in the manual. By default, the fan is positioned to vent indoors (recirculate), but the installation instructions also cover how to remove and rotate the fan so that it blows out a pre-existing vent to the outside.