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

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Reheat small meals quickly with this 1.9 cu. ft. Whirlpool microwave. Its sensor cooking function automatically adjusts preparation times for delicious results, and its 10 power levels let you optimize settings based on what you're preparing. This black 30-inch Whirlpool microwave has adjustable lighting to increase the visibility of your range.

Microwave Buying Guide
$399.99
Protection Plan Options
Color:
Black stainless steel
  • Black stainless steel
  • Black
  • Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • Biscuit
  • White

Key Specs

  • Product Height
    17.125 inches
  • Product Width
    29.87 inches
  • Product Depth
    17.5 inches
  • Microwave Type
    Over-the-range
  • Convection
    No
  • Turntable Diameter
    12 inches
  • Microwave Controls
    LED display with touchscreen controls
  • Sensor Cook
    Yes
  • 1000 watts
  • Color Finish
    Black stainless steel
17.5"
Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black stainless steel - Front_Standard
29.87"
(Doors closed)
17.125"

Overview

What's Included


  • Whirlpool WMH32519HV
  • Wire rack

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (115 out of 122)

Features


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.

Sensor controls do the cooking for you

Built-in sensors detect steam emitted by the cooking food, and then automatically adjust the cooking time, so you can focus on the next item for prep.

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.

A variety of cooking programs to fit your needs

Reheat, popcorn, keep warm, soften, melt, vegetables, potato, frozen entree, and more.

Large 12" turntable keeps food rotating

By turning food items as they are prepared, the turntable ensures even, thorough cooking.

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 LCD display.


Customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent Product, Iffy Customer Support/Service

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

    I purchased this unit for my mom to replace her almost 20 year old over-the-range microwave (also a Whirlpool) which recently died. The one feature her old microwave had that she definitely wanted in her new one was "one touch cooking" for things like potatoes, popcorn, etc. So, about two weeks after purchasing and installing this unit, my sister put a potato in, hit the "potato" button and walked out of the kitchen when she got distracted by a phone call. 15 minutes later, she came back to find the microwave still cooking a now smoking, black potato. (Before you say anything, I agree that common sense dictates you don’t leave the kitchen when you have something cooking in the microwave. Point well taken.) After wiping out the inside of the microwave and scrubbing some burn-marks off the turntable platter, I tried cooking two more potatoes using the one-touch button and both cooked for over 10 minutes before we manually shut the unit off. While they didn’t burn, both potatoes were overcooked by the time I took them out. We called Whirlpool customer service, and whoever we spoke to advised us it “sounds like a faulty sensor board…we’ve had a few of those lately.” When we advised them we had only had the unit a few weeks, the Whirlpool rep recommended we return the unit to the store we purchased it from (Best Buy). Before uninstalling the unit, I decided to talk to BB Customer Service first. They advised me that returns are only accepted within 15 days of the purchase date, which in this case, was the date I ordered it online, NOT the day it was available for pickup, eight days later. In effect, I had six days to evaluate whether I wanted to keep the product I just purchased. All I can say is, “Buyer Beware”. Rather than argue with Best Buy, I called Whirlpool Customer Service back to request in-home service for the unit. This time, I got an explanation that the cooking sensor measures humidity inside the cooking space to determine when the potato is done, so a small potato or one that’s not fresh might not have enough water in it to activate the sensor when being cooked. All I can say is, we cooked hundreds of potatoes in our old microwave using the one-touch button and never burnt one :/ But, to give Whirlpool the benefit of a doubt, I purchased a fresh, large potato and tried it again. Again, the unit just ran and ran until we finally turned it off after about 13 minutes. Back on the phone with Whirlpool (for the third time, if you’re not keeping count). This time, they finally agreed to send a service technician out. So the service technician comes out a few days later, spends about a half hour testing the unit, then tells my mom that he can’t find anything wrong with it. He also tells her that microwaves are designed differently now, and they simply don’t shut off when cooking using the one-touch button. What they do instead is continue to heat the food intermittently to keep it warm until you are ready to eat it. So, if what he is saying is true and correct, then we have to determine on our own when we think the potato or whatever else is cooked enough, and manually turn off the unit at that point…which, IMO, makes the “one touch cooking” feature only slightly better than useless. Also, and this is equally important: we read the instruction manual, which explains how to cook using the one-touch buttons, and nowhere did we read that the unit will run indefinitely until manually turned off using this feature. I for one don’t use the “one touch cooking” feature, so if I evaluate this unit on its other merits it seems to function fine, but having to call Whirlpool three times and getting three different explanations as to why this unit does not perform to my mom’s expectations did nothing to inspire my confidence in this product or its manufacturer. All I can say is that I hope this product stands the test of (a reasonable length of) time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh...

    Posted
    TimH

    Somewhat disappointed in this. Replaced a 17 year old Kenmore (Whirlpool) OTR microwave with this model. When did they start turning on the vent fan when the microwave runs? There is no way to disable this "feature". Also, it is 2018 why for the love of god isn't the lighting LED? Tried to install an LED replacement bulb and the light socket always has power on it even when selected off so the LED is on ever so dim !?!?! Purchased with a gas free standing range, why couldn't they have consistency in the display color? This is a blue color and the range is a blue/green. Also this is slightly under powered at 1000W

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Enough

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

    This microwave is loaded with great features and looks sharp! My only problem was with installation. The templates aren't exactly accurate. I ended up using the measurements given in the instructions and tossed the templates. Also, the nuts on top of the microwave for the top bolts pop out too easy. Had to take the 1st microwave back out, return it to store, wait another week for replacement to arrive, carry up upstairs and sure enough... the replacement microwave did the same thing while trying to thread the bolt in. The clips that hold the nut need to be stronger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Microwave

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

    Overall this is a great microwave for the price. Door close is smooth and the button beep isn't super obnoxious. Fan and light work excellently. We have noticed the microwave is slightly louder than our old countertop microwave but it might be due to the fact that we do not have the microwave vented outside. The large logo on the top edge of the door does distract from the sleekness of the black stainless but maybe that's just me being picky.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great microwave

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

    This sleek over the range microwave is a total upgrade to our kitchen, offering even cooking and a rack for layered cooking. The microwave itself deserves a 5, but considering the hassle we went through to receive one that wasn't damaged was a nightmare experience, so I can only give a 3. Most of Best Buy's appliances will arrive damaged in some sort of way, so this was our second attempt at getting a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Microwave

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

    My last microwave was from 2005, so this unit has many more options. The shelf that allows multiple items to be heated at the same time is an excellent upgrade and timesaver. I noticed that the popcorn button runs approximately 10-15 second too long and I have to stop the unit before the time is up. Otherwise, no issues with the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave w

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

    Love this microwave! The SENSORY option, when heating things up, takes a lot of the guess work out of it. And the STEAM option is off the hook!! Would have given it 5-Stars if it was designed with a lit-up keypad/control panel. Impossible to see when room is dark. This would come in handy in the morning when you want to turn on the simple surface light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice microwave for the price

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

    Purchased during Black Friday sale. It was delivered in a few days. Installed it myself with no difficulty. Instructions and template are clear and pretty easy to follow if you have some basic handyman skills. Good to have a helper because it is heavy. Looks nice and works as expected. Fingerprint resistant surface makes it easy to keep it looking clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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