Whirlpool - 2.1 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

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Enhance your kitchen with this over-the-range Whirlpool microwave. This 2.1 cu. ft. unit has a steam function for preparing rice, vegetables and other healthy dishes, and its stainless steel construction is both stylish and durable. This 1000W Whirlpool microwave has a hold button for keeping food warm until serving time and a reheat setting for evenly heated leftovers.

Microwave Buying Guide
$269.99
Save $110
Was $379.99
Protection Plan Options
Color:
Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Black stainless steel
  • Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
  • White

Key Specs

  • Product Height
    17.12 inches
  • Product Width
    29.93 inches
  • Product Depth
    16 inches
  • Microwave Type
    Over-the-range
  • Convection
    No
  • Turntable Diameter
    14 inches
  • Microwave Controls
    LED display with touchscreen controls
  • Sensor Cook
    Yes
  • 1000 watts
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
16"
Whirlpool - 2.1 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel - Front_Standard
29.93"
(Doors closed)
17.12"

Overview

What's Included


  • Whirlpool WMH53521HZ
  • Wire rack

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (108 out of 110)

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.

30 seconds option

Quickly set the microwave timer to 30 seconds or add it to already in-progress cooking time with the touch of a button.

Steam cooking

Clear up cooktop space by steaming foods like rice, vegetables, and fish right in the microwave. Steam accessory available separately.

Sensor cooking

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

A variety of cooking programs to fit your needs

Reheat, beverage, popcorn, keep warm, pizza, melt, vegetables, potato, frozen vegetables, dinner, fresh entree, 12 one-touch cooking menus, and more.

Large 14" turntable keeps food rotating

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

Turntable on/off option

Choose whether the turntable rotates or not to accommodate a wide range of dish sizes.

4-speed, 400 CFM fan removes smoke and odors

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.

Electronic touch controls make operation easy

Navigate through cooking modes and options with controls that are as easy to use as they are to clean.


Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a Best Buy: Quiet Whirlpool Microwave

    Posted
    Nina

    Product is exactly as described online -- very quiet and high quality! There is an interior light unlike a handful of reviews have indicated. Light over stove is perfect in my opinion unlike another review indicated. BEST ADVICE: Be sure to use the paper template to measure exactly where the bracket should be drilled. Second, glass of course is NOT finger print resistant and stainless steel does show fingerprints a bit. Last, the metal shelf per instructions shouldn't remain in the microwave when in use so I'm still trying to figure out its purpose. I need to read the manual of course to get this answer. Bottom line, excellent product and I would highly recommend its purchase to even my family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well but....

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

    This microwave is quiet and seems to work well for the few times I have used it to heat up leftovers. I am extremely disappointed in the stove top light. I went from a hood with 2 halogen lights with 2 settings to a tiny incandescent bulb that is located way in the back. There are 2 settings as well and the night light setting may as well not exist as the higher setting is easily as light as a night light and not much more!!!! The stove top is barely lit. I now have to turn on the ceiling lights to cook and I hate ceiling lights!! I usually don’t complain this much but I am getting older and it is much harder to see in dim light!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love this microwave

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

    We had an older Whirlpool over the stove microwave which worked ok but became sensitive to the door not always shutting. Replaced with the basic Whirlpool over the stove unit and decided to self install. On opening package, saw the door was not aligned. Installed unit and it would not run. Contacted Whirlpool, who sent out tech guys on 3 different trips, ordering parts, etc. After 3 weeks of frustration, returned unit to Best Buy and they didn't have my cheapo model so upgraded to this deluxe (open box) for same price. It works, it's quiet, has 4 not noisey fan speeds (be sure to read instructions on relocating fan if you are self installing). Love this unit, not too impressed with service people (who were not from Best Buy).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Whirlpool microwave is World Class!

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

    Have had Frigidaire. It worked great for about two weeks .. numerous repairs for same issue. Until it caught fire! That’s right! Fan from the inside out. Lucky my house is still here. Got a fabulous looking Samsung! Another joke. The door melted! I mean the bottom of the door literally had a huge almost drip like plastic meltdown!? Then I got this Whirlpool. Wow! Sensor cooking is fantastic! What microwave make it’s own popcorn? This one does! Even the beeps are friendly. More of a chime instead of annoying beeps that wake the dead. As of now, Whirlpool is my go to brand!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great microwave, minor repair

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

    We had to replace our old microwave of 10 years and decided to stick with the Whirlpool brand. This model was easy to install, and looked great with the hidden vent on top. Easy to use, with extra large turntable. After 4 months of ownership the door latching mechanism broke. We called Best Buy for help, and they instructed us to contact Whirlpool warranty. A technician came out and had to order a small plastic part, then it was fixed. Took 3 weeks. Still working without issue. Only complaint is that it doesn’t have express cook buttons like our prior model, just the +30 second function.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Recall this Whirlpool. Door issue

    Posted
    irontyson02

    I have read so many reviews of customers having the same issue. When you close the door, the microwave does not recognize that it is closed. So it prompts you to close the door then press start. Apparently you have to get a repair person come out and fix a sensor. Seems like Whirlpool would own up to their mistake with this product and cover this issue even after the 12 month warranty expires. I will never buy Whirlpool and will tell friends and family to stay away from them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      WhirlpoolTeam

      irontyson02, we really appreciate your feedback and do apologize for the inconveniences. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement

    Posted
    mbgar03
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this microwave as a replacement for my current Whirlpool microwave. It was pretty easy to swap out the old and replace with the new since both machines were Whirlpool. The microwave itself does a good job of heating up quickly and has several easy touch buttons for a quick start. The beep when the items are heated is also very cute (a little song) instead of an annoying beep. Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good!

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

    I purchased this microwave after the one that was originally put with the house I purchased went out. So far it has been great. The only thing that I didnt really like was the measurements. My old microwave was much smaller so there was plenty of space on my cooktop, with this microwave not so much, but then again more fits in it, so you gotta look at the bright side.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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