Move cooking off your countertop with this spacious over-the-range Whirlpool microwave oven. Its 1.7 cu. ft. capacity and 1000W of power make quick work of meal and snack preparation, and it includes a work space light to illuminate activities below. This Whirlpool microwave oven vents your range-top with a filtered updraft fan.
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.
Large 12" turntable keeps food rotating
By turning food items as they are prepared, the turntable ensures even, thorough cooking.
I had whirlpool products before and made a huge mistake to switch to Samsung. I still have Whirlpool products outperforming newer Samsungs. My last microwave from Samsung died after 3 years. The whirlpool model is quieter and cooks more evenly. Now my kitchen is back to Whirlpool with real stainless steel and not Aluminum and plastic composites as Samsung. Magnets now stick the appliances again. No more duct tape to hang items on Samsung. Whirlpool is king.
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.
Replaced a GE profile microwave that lasted 15 years. Installed fairly easily, although a bit taller than most other over the range units. Has to trim back our backsplash to get the free space needed. Other than that, no complaints.
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.
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: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.
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!