Heat Up Family MealsThis 1.8 cu. ft. Kenmore microwave has enough cooking capacity to take on family-sized frozen entrees, leftovers and even meats, perfect for heating up a good, healthy meal without babysitting the stove.
Powerful, Even CookingThe 1,000 watt cooking power delivers even heating and cooking, no matter if you’re defrosting, cooking or re-heating. A 100-450 degree heating element and circulating fan make this microwave a mini convection oven, perfect for warming, baking and roasting...
We've had this unit for a little over a year, and we love it. The diamond-steel interior is really classy - like "jewelry" for your microwave! However, our son hit the Micro-Convection button while the microwave was working, and the convection oven feature melted just about everything in the microwave that wasn't glass (careful!!!). We resourced the part #'s via Sears' PartsDirect.com site, and were able to order a couple of parts off E-Bay. * * * Interesting note: our model was built in August of 2015, and the coupler specified on the site ( 5304463315 ) is not the correct part for our Microwave (for some reason). With some effort, we found that Electrolux Coupler 5304472494 was the correct piece. Replacing that, and the turntable motor 5304464113 were ridiculously easy (i.e. you shouldn't need to call a service technician to come out). We were able to execute the repair ourselves for about $75, a huge savings to the $375 repair quote we received.
We bought this microwave because it looks beautiful and because we have been Kenmore fans. About about a couple of years of use, the metal on the handle started to peel off. It is now a major eyesore in the kitchen. We paid a lot of money for the microwave and cannot believe that the handle is a cheap plastic covered with a thin aluminum foil like metal. We thought it was stainless steel. It's also a perfect situation to get a cut from the peeling metal every time I open the microwave door. I called the service department and they told us we'd have to pay to get the handle replaced. To save some money, we bought the replacement part for the door handle but cannot replace it because of the design. We tried to install but due to the strange design, we can't replace the handle without taking the enitire door assembly apart. While I was searching the web for instructions on replacing the handle, I came across a warning on sears part direct saying that "a service technician must perform a microwave radiation shielding test after installing the door handle, because the door contains essential shielding components that are disturbed during the installation." Now we have to spend another small fortune to get the $70 piece of plastic installed. Ughhh!!! This is a defect. As some other reviewer said there should be a recall. The handle should not be melting off. And they should not sell the handle to regular consumers if there's potential radiation leak that could result from replacing the door handle. Very frustrated.
If I could do zero or negative stars I would. I've had the Kenmore Elite Convection Microwave for less than 4 years and it suddenly died. Kenmore appliances are the biggest piece of junk out there. If you are considering purchasing this product, please save yourself a headache and purchase a different brand from ********** or ******. Sears customer service *****. Once you're out of warranty they won't even talk to you. They want $49 EVERY month or pay a flat $250 repair fee. I also have their Elite Dishwasher, and for the price it is by far the cheapest build dishwasher ever. A $300 dish washers at ********** is a better dishwasher and higher than the Kenmore Elite dishwashers that cost 3 times as much. Sears should do us all a favor and close their doors forever and stop selling their junk for appliances.
Bought this particular model because it was an Elite series and it matched everything else we upgraded in the kitchen to all Kenmore Elite. This one item has been an absolute bummer, however. Not even 4 years old, it has had the magnetron replaced 2 times. The last time was not even 3 months ago...it's already gone bad. It worked one night, went to heat up something the next morning and it wouldn't do a thing. Repair tech asked if we'd been using metal in it, but we have not. We even take the metal rack out when using it. It's a nice piece when it's working...but I won't recommend another Kenmore appliance again ever.
Just used the microware a few days. It is quiet than my prior GE.