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

Add a versatile tool to your kitchen with this over-the-range Whirlpool microwave. Its 400-cfm, four-speed fan reduces odors and pollutants, while the oven employs convection and steam cook options that ensure your food is properly prepared. This 1.9 cu. ft. Whirlpool microwave has 1600W of power for quick, efficient cooking.

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$469.99
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    Color:
    Black
    • 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
    16"
    Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black - Front_Standard
    29.93"
    (Doors closed)
    17.125"

    Overview

    What's Included


    • Whirlpool WMH78019HB
    • Convection rack
    • Cooking tray
    • Steamer

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (58 out of 64)

    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

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews

    91%
    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: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as expected

      Posted
      JFaz525
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This combo microwave convection takes longer for everything to heat or cook. The Pizza setting asks how many slices. Even though I lie by twice the amount and it’s still not done. I increased the heat settings and still no good. It has WiFi but I still have not been able to connect it to my home WiFi. I’ve done that with other items such as a thermostat and it’s a huge asset. If it works. The door is very heavy which has me concerned about the long term. The black stainless steel is not so stainless and has fingerprints all over it. Whirlpool was highly rated but watch out for the pitfalls.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just what I was looking for

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

      Convection capabilities, great use of interior space by using the included racks, only a slight bit taller than my old noisy as an old vacuum cleaner microwave, and phone app capabilities. Those were the features I was looking for. The controls might seem overwhelming at first, even for a 28 yr IT Administrator, but that’s a good thing and you can still just punch in the minutes and press play until you get the hang of the features. It is also a very quite device, and fearures the fan and under 2 stage range light. I am very pleased.

      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

      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





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