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
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.
I'm so irritated with Sears for changing everything on this microwave. We bought this five years ago and it worked fairly well. After a couple years, it would intermittently shut down, but it actually still worked (for the most part) for a few more years. Now it's mostly dead, so I typed in the model number an was excited to find the same microwave, or so I thought. Well, it's not the same microwave at all, so Sears should change the model number. Are the mounting holes in the same place? nope. Can I mount it on the old wall bracket? nope. Does it even mount in the same place as the old one? nope. The panel works totally different too. And the clincher (as others have mentioned) is the beeping! Holy expletive, its awful! Same model, but new raid siren done warning. I'm so upset, I unmounted the whole thing and am taking it back.