Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black stainless steel

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Maximize counter space with this Whirlpool over-the-range microwave oven. Four fan speeds let you clear steam, fumes and smoke from the kitchen, and the true convection and steam cooking capabilities provide versatile food prep options. Get dinner on the table quickly with this 1.9 cu. ft. Whirlpool over-the-range microwave oven.

Microwave Buying Guide
$499.99
Save $60
Was $559.99
Protection Plan Options
Color:
Black stainless steel
  • Black
  • Black stainless steel
  • Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • White

Key Specs

  • Product Height
    17.125 inches
  • Product Width
    29.93 inches
  • Product Depth
    16 inches
  • Microwave Type
    Over-the-range
  • Convection
    Yes
  • Turntable Diameter
    14 inches
  • Microwave Controls
    LED display with touchscreen controls
  • Sensor Cook
    Yes
  • 1100 watts
  • Color Finish
    Black stainless steel
16"
Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black stainless steel - Front_Standard
29.93"
(Doors closed)
17.125"

Overview

What's Included


  • Whirlpool WMH78019HV
  • Convection rack
  • Cooking tray
  • Steamer

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (37 out of 42)

Features


1100W for powerful microwave cooking

Defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly.

Microwave presets

Get just the right amount of heat and time, whether you're cooking or defrosting, with specific preset options.

Sensor cooking

Take out the guesswork with sensors that track the cooking progress of your food and automatically adjust cook times.

True Convection cooking

Conveniently cook foods with the same home-cooked results, right in the microwave.

Keep food moist while cooking

Steam technology helps keep items from drying out during the cooking process, to ensure food is delicious and thoroughly cooked.

Scan-to-Cook technology

Scan a frozen food barcode with your smartphone or tablet and send recommended or customized cooking instructions straight to your microwave for dinner done the way your family wants it.

Large 14" turntable keeps food rotating

By turning food items as they are prepared, the turntable ensures even, thorough cooking. Clean up spills on the turntable by simply putting it in the dishwasher.

400 cfm fan helps remove cooking odors from your kitchen

Match the right amount of ventilation to the dish being prepared and quickly get rid of cooking odors with four different fan speed settings.

Adjustable cooktop lighting

Keep an eye on what's cooking below the microwave or keep a nightlight on in the kitchen.

Tap touch controls with backlit menu

Backlit controls only appear when you need them for a sleek look. Plus, they're as easy to clean as they are to use.


Customer rating

4.4
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't Believe All the Great Reviews

    Posted
    Adam
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Yes, it looks very nice, and seems to have a lot of features. However, there are a couple big issues we've had in the month that we've owned this (originally bought from BestBuy but it was damaged upon delivery and needed it same day because my contractors were at the house, so had to get it somewhere else). These issues have resulted in not only getting rid of the microwave, but avoiding Whirlpool altogether in replacing it. First, it focuses WAY too much heat on the center. Like, if you try to cook bacon (yes, I know, gross, but it's a good example of the problem), it will literally burn to blackness the slices in the center while the outside slices are raw. But it's not like you can just cook it for less time -- 3/4 of the food is still raw. And if it's doing that for bacon, it's doing that for every food. The "bacon" setting on the microwave is just a timer feature, not a power feature (it still horribly overcooks the center). This happens even if you leave the center unoccupied ... you can see that there is far less cooking on the perimeter than in the center. I understand that all microwaves work like this (cooking from the center out), but this one is EXTREME, and I've never experienced it in any other microwave going back decades. Second, this microwave has a feature that cannot be disabled, that automatically turns the vent on to high when it detects a lot of heat beneath it -- like, if you are boiling a pot or two of water below it. The manual says this is to prevent the microwave from overheating, but our last microwave lasted 15 years and never overheated or was damaged without this feature. And the fan runs forever, and cannot be turned off without unplugging the whole unit. So you get to sit through your dinner with a deafening roar from the fan. Totally unacceptable. Sorry, but this thing, while looking nice, is, functionally speaking, garbage. Stay away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      WhirlpoolTeam

      Adam, thank you for your review. We would like to inquire about your review with you. Please email us at Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com at your earliest convenience with your user name (Adam), 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 Team WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Functionally ok but Design and Install is Terrible

    Posted
    Poppaman

    Functionally, this is a decent microwave. The features and quiet operation are among the better that I've seen. That being said, for a $500 microwave, the construction/design and installation were horrible. I went to install and the softness of the mounting bolt metal led to it getting cross-threaded very easily. When it locked up, the mounting nut popped into the microwave because of a cheap clip mount. I had to cut the mounting bolt in half just to remove the microwave so that I could try and fix the situation. I ended up having to remove the outer casing and hunt for the nut that was now lost inside the unit. After about 20 minutes of searching, I found it and was able to remove it. The installation instructions state that you can get another size bolt at any hardware store if you need to. Not so at all. Home Depot, Ace, and Lowe's didn't have bolts like these or replacement nuts anywhere. I ended up having to buy a tapping set for $60 so that I could retap the nut and bolts just to get the microwave mounted! The mounting of a rectangular nut is super cheap and unreliable and should not be used on such an expensive microwave. Clearly, it was Whirlpool trying to save some bucks in the design. Now that I have it mounted, the top sags under the weight because there are two rectangular nuts against a sheet metal casing holding the whole thing up! Now the cabinet above rubs on the bowed casing that looks as if it's going to give at any moment. Super shoddy and cheap design for such an expensive microwave. I would not recommend this to my worst enemy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      WhirlpoolTeam

      Poppaman, we thank you for your review. At Whirlpool, we are constantly working to improve our appliances and our service, and it is only through feedback from customers like yourself that we are able to do so. We have documented all of the concerns you have mentioned, for review by our managers and engineers. Our managers and engineers do regularly review our files, to look for areas in which we can improve our products. Thank you, Whirlpool® Social Care WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does more than we will ever use!

    Posted
    Fullhouse
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great microwave/convection OTR oven! It’s options light up so you don’t have to use the kitchen lights every time you use the microwave! The time can be set to go off totally as an energy saver function. No other microwave we found does that! It has pasta functions/options that really work! There is even a kids menu! All in all this is a fantastic microwave/convection oven that you can use with your smartphone to start the convection oven cooking! Don’t think we’ll ever use that function but it’s there if ever needed! It has easy cleanup interior that is great! It may not be stainless inside but I think that is why our last one was too hot-too much steel! Thank you Whirlpool! Our last one was also Whirlpool and we liked it then and like it just as much now! Thanks Best Buy for getting for us so soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    THRID TIME WASNT A CHARM! Don’t buy this unit!

    Posted
    Lmk1
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Nice looking unit is the best thing going for it. The first unit came in with a dented door, ok let’s get a replacement. After 3 weeks the second one would keep telling you the door is open when it not. Unplug the unit and plug it back up in it would work good for a day or so. Then out of the blue it would ding like a meal is done and we aren’t using it. If that’s not enough at times you could even use the number part of the keyboard. Now we have to take this one back! Ok it time for the third one. Our luck didnt get any better. At the two week mark problems again. The door sensor is telling me again that the door is open when it’s not. At least this time a different problem, maybe, the keypad will erase the first number you enter and replace it with the second number. Needless to say this one is going back also. The worst part is it can’t even cook popcorn to save it life. Our 15 year old unit from sears cooked it perfect evertime. It’s time for a different brand. The lowest number should be zero not 1 start.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      WhirlpoolTeam

      Thank you for your review. We would like to inquire further about your review with you. Please respond back to this email address, Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com with your name, phone number, street address, zip code, model & serial number, date of purchase on the appliance and a brief description of the problem you are experiencing. Thank you. WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic microwave

    Posted
    Leadfoot1229
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This microwave offered everything I was looking for at a fabulous price. Its has a large inside with a shelf and its a convection, It also can be programmed from my phone. We installed it and it was simple. It does everything from reheat to cook to crisp and bake food. It is simple to operate. I cant say enough how much I love this microwave and the smart decision to purchase it. It was the helpful associate at best buy that showed it to us, it wasnt even one I was considering but so very happy we bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good!

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

    I adore this microwave. Simply adore it. The steam function works perfectly - so long as you use the serving size recommended by the microwave if you're using the sensor cook. Use too much, and obviously it won't work as well. Cleanup has been super easy, too. Just a quick wipe and anything that splattered wipes right off. Overall, it's a bit too soon to say if it'll stand the test of time, but it doesn't feel cheaply made, and the quality looks really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overrange Microwave/Convection

    Posted
    DocB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Replacing an over the range convection/microwave oven was a challenge. Very little available to match white appliances. Found a Whirlpool on line, that although slightly larger, appeared like it would work. Annoying to have to order and wait nearly a month to get it. I've had it for about 2 weeks and am enjoying it. Fairly easy to use. Love how quiet it is. Steamer container that it comes with is very useful. Haven't used convection yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Microwave

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

    The preheat for convection takes an extremely long time. So does the sensor cooking mode. The instructions for the different cooking cycles is very vague. The “start” button is just an “arrow” emblem, which took me along time to figure out where to push “start” at. If you just use the cook with amount of time entered, everything cooks great. Love the chimes it plays when finished and the overall sleek appearance.

    I would recommend this to a friend






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