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
It looks great, works well, is quiet when running and does what we want it to do. I like it the best of the others I've seen in this price range. I would purchase it again if I needed to. There's room for improvement though. The beeper - I am convinced that they scoured the earth looking for the most annoying buzzer and then used that one. It is loud and long! I am not making this up. The first several times we used it, comments directed at me included: "Why did you buy this one?" "I would rather listen to the smoke detector", "PLEASE make it STOP!!!" Fortunately, there is a setting to turn the beeper off. We may forget our meatloaf in there for 2 weeks, but at least we don't have to listen to "the beep". The fan has 3 settings - High makes a wooshing sound. Medium makes a similar wooshing sound. Off works just about as well as either of the first 2 settings, because the fan doesn't do much. The "quick touch presets" - With every other microwave I've used, you press the popcorn button and it pops your popcorn. When you press the popcorn button on this one, however, it displays a cryptic message that looks like Klingon. There is a cheat sheet inside the door to translate the message and you need to select which option you want. It's not horrible, but why can't it just pop the popcorn?
It beeps so obnoxiously at the end, I want to scream! "Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeeeeeep," and then repeat, repeat, repeat. It doesn't stop. Are you kidding me? I'm multitask queen. I have three kids. The phone rings sometimes. Sometimes someone comes to the door. Sometimes I have to use the bathroom. I sometimes can't run to the microwave immediately. So shut up already! I know it's done! It can sit! It's not going to burn! It can sit a minute! And the recipes often requires the food to sit for a few minutes. And I can SEE that it's done. So stop "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeping" over and over again. If you have ears, I recommend you NOT buy this microwave. Who designed this thing? I paid $124.99 on Black Friday and would have rather spent $300 for a reasonable beep; a soft gentle signal like microwaves past. No longer loyal to Kenmore and Sears. It's been pulling teeth to get this nightmare of a microwave exchanged. And that's a different story.
We purchased this microwave in mid-October to replace our 10 yr old Kenmore. It took about 2 weeks to have it installed, lasted for about 2 weeks, took almost 2 weeks to get a repairman out, repair lasted about 1 week, so no microwave for holiday events. Next repairman soldered wires on faulty connection. That lasted 5 days. Next repair date is in 10 days.
Great product for the money. Not much difference in this and the Kenmore Elite we replaced. Was a little disappointed that the existing wall mount could not be used. Thought that all Kenmore microwaves would use a universal mount.
Seems to be a good quality product so far. The item description was accurate and it fit perfectly into the 30" opening between our cupboards. I'm not the greatest "handy man" but I was able to install it fairly easily with a little assistance from my wife. It took about 2 hours for my to install, using basic tools (that's including the time it took to install an outlet in the cupboard above the microwave, as the OTR hood that I removed was hardwired).
A high and low mode for the surface light is nice because we usually leave the light on at night and it's nice to have an option for dim light. There's plenty of space inside for large plates and there's also an option to shut off the turntable.
The only complaint is a very slight buzzing sound while the microwave is running. I wouldn't say its any noisier than other microwaves we've owned in the past, but we did notice a funny little buzzing sound. Not a big deal though.
Good installation instructions, plenty of options, easy to use, excellent fit for a standard 30" opening, matches our other appliances and frees up counter space.
I just purchased this and have used it twice so far so good and it’s a oven as well which is cool . One thing bad was that the whole back side of it where you hang it was dented in so it was hard hanging it as I had to unbend the metal so the filters would fit in and so it could hang on the latched whole back was bent in ! I also purchased the stove to this used it once works great . Shipping was on time .