Heat Up Family Meals
This 1.6 cu. ft. Kenmore microwave has enough cooking capacity to take on family-sized frozen entrees and leftovers, perfect for heating up a good, healthy meal without needing to babysit the stove.
Powerful, Even Cooking
The 1,000 watt cooking power delivers even heating and cooking, no matter if you’re defrosting, cooking or re-heating. 10 power-level settings gives you more cooking control so your food comes out hot and delicious each time, no frozen centers.
Easy to Use Controls
Quick Touch buttons give you easy access to a wide selection of preprogrammed settings, like Popcorn, Melt/Soften and Potato. One touch controls let you automatically cook for 1-, 2- or 3-minute cycles so you can toss in a meal or leftovers with less fuss.
Sensor Cooking and Sensor Reheating take the guesswork
This microwave was simple to install. All the features anyone needs and then some. I especially like that there are a variety of instructions labeled on the inside so you don't have to refer to the manual to use a variety of settings (auto reheat, auto defrost, auto cook and different pre-sets). I read some reviews that weren't happy that the window had a white screen. At first, I thought that might be a problem but you can still see food so it poses no problem. Would buy again. I use the microwave mostly for reheating, defrosting or melting. Read the manual and get acquainted with some of the "auto" features and pre-sets. I'm really liking the "auto defrost" feature which changes power levels during cooking and allows for a dish to be defrosted thoroughly -- not leaving a frozen center.
I was excited to buy my first Kenmore microwave for my new home to replace a 1994 GE Spacemaker — built before turntables were the norm for microwaves. Installing this microwave was not an easy task for the novice. Installation requires two people to lift the microwave into position. In hindsight, I'd say if you haven't installed an over-the-range microwave before to spring for delivery/installation because getting this in correctly, and carefully aligning the paper template so that the mounting screws are drilled in the exact right location and the microwave is on the level, took over three hours! Longevity remains to be seen but thus far it does everything a microwave is supposed to do — food is hot, evenly cooked thanks to the turntable and the pizza setting, as an example, is spot on. As other buyers have mentioned this microwave sounds a repeated tone until the door is opened to remove the contents following use. The same tone is associated with the kitchen timer function. It's loud but not as horrible as I came to expect based on other reviews. (To the contrary, the louder tone saved me from burning something I had in the oven the first night it was installed because the microwave timer is louder than my oven timer, which alerted me elsewhere in the house.) Unfortunately, the fit and finish prevent me from giving this microwave five stars. I bought the microwave in white because fingerprints on black and stainless appliances tend to show up more in my experience. Keeping my appliances looking as new as possible is something I pride myself on, which is why I can't shake my disappointment that the plastic door material is already noticeably scuffed up. I've used damp paper towels with a gentle non-ammonia cleaner maybe 3x tops since it was installed about 10 days ago — and already there is "damage" associated with normal use. The top center portion of the door has swirled gouges that can be felt and seen. The bottom of the door has fine horizontal scratches consistent with being wiped down by nothing harsher than a paper towel. There are only two adults, no children, which makes for an unacceptable level of wear and tear due to poor choice of plastics on the part of Kenmore. If it wasn't such a pain in the you-know-what to install a replacement, I'd buy a different unit — but my late 1970s cabinets cannot sustain being drilled yet again to fit yet another mounting bracket for a different make! To my fellow shoppers: Be forewarned that this microwave is built with unacceptably soft plastic suitable for only microfiber cloth cleaning — and should probably ship with a sticker affixed to the front that says "Microfiber cleaning cloths are recommended for this surface". In any case, Kenmore will be hearing from me directly very soon!
This is the worse product that i have ever purchased. I'm not one of giving reviews, but please do yourself a favor and do not buy this microwave. It's a headache. Besides the annoying sounds after about a year and half it stops working.
This entire series of appliances is garbage. The dishwasher failed 1 month out of warranty - needs to be completely replaced. Now the microwave fan isn't working - and get this - ISN'T COVERED UNDER THE EXTENDED WARRANTY BECAUSE THE EXHAUST FAN IS A 'SEPARATE UNIT' FROM THE MICROWAVE. Sears was once a trusted brand. Now they've outsourced their phone banks and their delivery and their repair people. After 35 years I will NEVER USE THEM AGAIN. $5000 FOR A SUITE OF **** APPLIANCES AND ANOTHER $2000 IN WORTHLESS EXTENDED WARRANTIES. SHAME ON YOU FOR DOING THAT TO AN 84 YR/OLD WOMAN.
Works good and the price was right.