Whirlpool - 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

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.

Microwave Buying Guide
Protection Plan Options
Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Stainless steel
  • Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • White

Key Specs

  • Product Height
    17.125 inches
  • Product Width
    29.875 inches
  • Product Depth
    17.875 inches
  • Microwave Type
  • Convection
  • Turntable Diameter
    12 inches
  • Microwave Controls
  • Sensor Cook
  • 1000 watts
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
Whirlpool - 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel - Front_Standard
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What's Included

  • Whirlpool 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (237 out of 252)


1000W for standard microwave cooking

Cook frozen meals in a snap, or heat coffee, soup and leftovers in no time.

Defrost function

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

So you can see what you're cooking on the stove.

Touch sensitive controls simplify cooking selection

With LED display.

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend



  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Effective Product


    I'm not passionate about microwave vent hoods; they only need to heat food, light my cooktop, and provide a way to abate smoke while cooking. This unit does all three just fine. The microwaveable space is quite large (frankly, more than enough for the average consumer) and the touchpad is delightfully simple to operate. And compared to my old tabletop microwave, this one heats food faster and very evenly. It shaves about 30s to 2 minutes off my reheat times! Awesome. The fan is powerful enough to pull smoke from the cooktop's front pans (not just the ones directly under the vent), and the light effectively illuminates the cooktop. The price is right too, with a good look and sturdy feel, making it pointless to spend more money on more expensive variants. My only complaint is about the basic design: the recirculating vent's exhaust port direction is UP from the TOP of the unit, not from the FRONT as in previous units. This necessitates pulling the unit about 2" forward from the cabinets to ensure the exhaust vent isn't blocked. If you like a "flush" look for your microwave unit, look elsewhere. Otherwise, great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Microwave

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just replaced a GE microwave that was less then 18 mo. old (bummer) so needless to say i switched brands. Went back to Whirlpool which matched the rest of our appliances. Installation went pretty good. the exhaust fan venting was slight larger and set back further than prev. overs, but with the right tools, it was fairly easy fix. I simply had to cut the cabinet bottom a hair bigger and extend the venting. If you are handy, not a problem, if you are not, may ask for help. The microwave works as advertised. I really like the door latch as it is easier and quieter to open than the GE i had. That sucker would wake the host when opening and closing the door. You can also see the food through the winder better than our prev. oven as well. All in all, nice product for the money. Now hopefully this one lasts longer 18 months ;-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great MWave

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I replaced my old above range Whirlpool MWave that I installed in 2001. It still works great although it is pretty worn and dated. I went with the same brand and trust Whirlpool to deliver. This MWave is very elegant and functional. It meets and exceeds my expectations. It may not have every feature that other companies put on their appliances. But I know of many friends who have those brands and are always servicing them. Whirlpool is a trusted kitchen appliance company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blower motor fan NEVER worked

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought in March, finally got hooked up in May. The fan NEVER worked in it. Had a repair guy come up tonight sent BY whirlpool and he has to replace entire motor. You'd think it would have been checked out before it left the assembly line? Very disappointed. Have to take Microwave off to have this fixed so more hassle and headache. My 15 year old microwave works better than this. Hopefully this will solve the issue and I can move on. To say I am disappointed is a very big understatement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response


      Nick, thank you for your review. We would like to inquire about your review with you. If this does not get repaired, please email us at Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com at your earliest convenience with your user name (Nick), copy of the review, your name, address, a phone number, model and serial number, and date and purchase. Also please let us know if you have any extended service plan. We look forward to your reply. Thank you, Whirlpool® Social Care WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple and it works

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this to replace my GE model which lasted about a year and a half before it died. This Whirlpool is simple and it works. I’m not a big fan of all the presets built in to microwaves these days. The whole installation process was easy and the Geek Squad even took the old appliance for $15. My only complaint is that the power cord on the Whirlpool wasn’t as long as the old one. I wish that there was a way that they could have replaced the cord when they installed it. Not the fault of Besy Buy but it would be nice instead of having to install a power strip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice microwave oven

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had a GE over the range white that works perfectly. I took advantage of the black Friday deal with buying 2 appliances and getting the $100 gift card. The microwave was $169 on sale. I like how easy the door opens compared to the other. It has cooked everything so far to satisfaction. Looks very nice with the rest of the stainless appliances in the kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic microwave

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I looked around for awhile to get a good basic high rated under cabinet wave. It was an open box first one was dented brought back to Best Buy they sent me a new one for 2$ less looks like it still had a small dent on side but not enough to Take it back a second time. We have had it a month now and it does warm everything we place in it. It is inexpensive and I can’t justify having a convection oven and would probably never learn to Use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good microwave for the price

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We’ve been using this microwave for about a week, and it’s working well. It has a very small turntable relative to the interior of the microwave, which is odd, but not problematic so far. Also, I wish it had the “one-touch start” feature of older microwaves, where touching the “1” immediately turned on the oven for one minute, but it doesn’t.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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