KitchenAid Over-the-Range Microwave: Convection cooking evenly circulates heat throughout the microwave's stainless-steel cavity to ensure your meals and snacks are hot and delicious. Quick-touch settings let you begin preparing food with a touch.
1000W for standard microwave cooking
Prepare your family's favorite frozen meals, reheat leftovers and quickly prepare a hot beverage.
Enjoy delicious, thoroughly heated dishes
Convection cooking evenly circulates heat inside the microwave for tasty results and efficient performance.
Quick-touch settings simplify operation
Simply select baked potato, cook, keep-warm, popcorn, reheat and more to start cooking right away. The sound-based popcorn function detects when your snack is ready by listening.
Prepare a healthy meal
Sensor steam/simmer cook cycle and included steamer container allow you to precisely cook vegetables and more.
Sensor cooking eliminates guesswork
Sensors monitor the cooking cycle to deliver just the right cooking time and power level for a variety of foods.
Ensure even heating
14" turntable promotes thorough cooking and can be stopped to accommodate large dishes. Two racks allow you to cook multiple dishes simultaneously.
6-speed, 400 cfm fan removes smoke and odors
The fan and grease and charcoal filters help you keep your kitchen clean and fresh.
Cooktop light illuminates the cooking surface below So you can see what you're cooking on the stove.
Touch controls make operation easy
Simply select a desired setting and begin cooking quickly.
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.