Maximize space in your kitchen with this 30-inch Whirlpool over-the-range microwave oven. Its preset electronic controls provide versatile cooking options, and a two-speed fan helps whisk away cooking odors. Use the adjustable light of this 1.7 cu. ft. Whirlpool over-the-range microwave oven as a night-light or illumination for your stovetop.
1000W for standard microwave cooking
Cook frozen meals in a snap, or heat coffee, soup and leftovers in no time.
Quickly and efficiently thaws frozen items.
A variety of cooking programs to fit your needs
Reheat, popcorn, pizza, soften, melt, potato, 6 one-touch cooking menus, and more.
Turntable keeps food rotating
By turning food items as they are prepared, the turntable ensures even, thorough cooking.
300 cfm fan helps remove cooking odors from your kitchen
Charcoal filter aids in keeping your kitchen clean.
Bulb cooktop light illuminates the cooking surface below
I had a very similar model to this that after 10 years finally broke down. I purchased this model to replace the old one so that it would fit on the same brackets. It was fairly easy to install because the sizing was the same as our old one. For an inexpensive microwave it is very reliable. The only thing I don't particularly like is the sound that the fan vent makes when the microwave turns on and off. It is a metallic type of rattle. The only other thing that I don't particularly like is the siding is not flat. A portion of our kitchen shows one side of the microwave and it has indentations in the metal siding. I believe this is better for kitchens that have cabinets on either side of the microwave.
Love the fact that the fan turns on when excessive heat is detected. It still startles me for a second. It’s not loud but I’m just not expecting it. Heats quickly. We must have been in the microwave dark ages! What took our old one 35 seconds to heat only takes 25 in the new microwave.
A:Answeryes, you just have to flip the fan when you get it to point the fan either out of the back or out of the top, depressing on if you have venting going out a back wall, or up to the roof. otherwise, if you don't flip the fan, it will recirculate the air.
A:AnswerThe vent is on the top rear as with most over the range microwaves. You can vent it traditionally (ie to an outside vent) or recirculate it, which means just that--the air recirculates as opposed to being vented outside. There is an air filter used for this that comes with the unit. I have done it both ways, depending on the house. In my opinion it's always better to vent outside but sometimes there may not be an existing outside vent to attach to so unless you want to make one by cutting a hole through an outside wall, you would simply use the recirculating option. Hope that helps!
A:AnswerI was able to use the the same mounting rack from a very similar Whirlpool I had professionally installed 9 years earlier. Some plastic piece on the door latch actuator broke on the old whirlpool microwave that I used several times a day. Although this could be a cheap fix "if" one properly takes apart and puts back together, I decided to just buy a new microwave. I was lucky and the mounting plate was exactly the same. My wife and I were able to just slip the new microwave in and tighten down the bolts.