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Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

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Simplify cooking with this 1.9 cu. ft. Whirlpool microwave. Its over-the-range installation saves space in the kitchen, and the 1000W appliance has a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior for a modern look without visible smears and marks. This Whirlpool microwave has a steam cook function, so you can quickly prepare healthy foods.

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    Color:
    Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
    • Black stainless steel
    • Black
    • Stainless steel
    • 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
      Stainless steel
    17.5"
    Whirlpool - 1.9 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel - Front_Standard
    29.87"
    (Doors closed)
    17.125"

    Overview

    What's Included


    • Whirlpool WMH32519HZ
    • Wire rack

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (135 out of 142)

    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.

    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 LCD display.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great purchase!

      Posted
      Shelly09
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We replaced our previous whirlpool microwave. The bracket was the same so it was an easy trade out for installation. The only con I would say, is that the light inside the microwave is very dull. It doesn’t affect anything, but our other ones have been much brighter. The fan works great as does the light that shines onto the stove. There is no ‘night light’ option on this microwave like previous versions. All in all, this has been a good purchase thus far. Have used the popcorn button several times and let it ‘sense’ and cook, and have had no issues.

      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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great look. Easy installation.

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

      When my old OTR microwave stopped working I went looking for a durable replacement. Found it in this model. Looks great with our other black appliances. My only criticism is that the metal rack could be a little bit higher up inside the microwave. I find it keeps getting in the way when I try to put something on the turntable.

      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





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