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Most Helpful Reviews
This is a quality looking appliance. It's getting to be hard to find one with a handle on the door instead of a push button and we prefer a handle . It seems to work great and has a lot of options we haven't had a chance to use yet. The only con we've noticed is the popcorn settings aren't long enough time to cook .
Gum Spring, VA
I'm very happy with this microwave at this time. We had another microwave for almost 25 years. I don't think this one will last as long. I'm still learning all the features but, for the most part I'm glad I got it. I do hope it will last for at least 5 years. I did take an extended warranty out on it. I have never owned a Kenmore appliance but, I've purchased other appliances from Sears.
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Sterling Heights, MI
I love it! I love the cosmetic feature. Very spacious. The precise features are awesome. I can't complain. This is so far the best microwave I've ever purchased. And the price was reasonable also.
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Pros,-----large capacity, Very Quiet compared to other microwaves, nice looking. Easy controls and operation Cons-----per other reviews, it is too dark inside being under lighted and grey (semi-dark) interior doesn't help. This one replaced my 13 year old Whirlpool that finally gave out. The Whirlpool was 1100 watts but had more more power with less cooking time then this Kenmore that is supposedly 1200 watts. This Kenmore power and cooking time on full power is comparable to my old Whirlpool on power 8. The trim Kit works and blends in well with this micro.
Got this item in Dec and was very happy to see that the handle was polished stainless like the rest of the oven and exactly matching the Kenmore Elite dishwasher, refrigerator and oven. The inside is painted grey but the light allows for viewing cooking food very adequately. The dark interior also looks better when wiped clean than white surfaces on previous units. Very powerful unit with great internal space. It is totally beyond comprehension that Sears doesn't offer this unit in a wall mounted version. The manual says not to put it over a wall mounted oven but I did with 1" of insulation and a sheet of particle board on the bottom of the cabinet. Works great so far. The trim kit, sold separately also fits and looks great. The dimensions given on the web site are wrong because they show the mw at 13.63" tall and the trim opening at 13.062"tall. The mw is actually 12.5" tall.
I had this for less than 6 months before the keypad controls started to not work. I had a previous Kenmore for over 13 years. Very disappointed in this one. Ended up buying a much higher-quality Panasonic 965BF for almost $50.00 less.
Me and my wife purchased this to replace an old built in GE. Very large inside with no problems handling square plates or casserole dishes. Also bought the 27" trim kit to go with it. The trim kit#22273 does fit this microwave and looks very top of the line. Overall it works wonderful and will keep buying Kenmore products.
This unit replaced my old [2008 Model] one after a house fire and I can honestly say what an upgrade. Easy to clean, cooks faster than my old unit, and looks great sitting on the counter top
Union Dale, PA
It's big, powerful and even pricey if you shop around. But it does a great job and it's pretty quiet to be honest, even closing the door. We picked this so that we don't wake the kids up late at night or early in the morning when heating things. The handle is nice compared to other models that don't have a handle and just the push button. In terms of size, it is pretty big, much larger than my old one which was a push button door that I bought for about $90 that broke down after a year of use. My new one is only a couple weeks old right now, but so far so good and worth the money!
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I've had this microwave for several weeks. The very first time it was used, It made a loud rattling noise. Pressing and holding the right side panel of the microwave will stop the noise. Now I have to take the time to have it repaired. It's disappointing making a purchase and finding it to be defective fresh out of the box. I'll think twice before buying another Kenmore product.
This has been the best reheating in the microwave that I have ever experienced. Not only is the entire meal hot (center and all) but it stays hot while eating and doesn't start cooling off the minute you take it out of the microwave.
We needed a large Microwave and this one is huge. We also love the fact that the interior of the Microwave is charcoal although the other reviews given did not like this feature. We liked it because when you wake up in the morning you don't have a bright light shining in you're face and this is perfect, no bright lights shining in you're face and we disagree with the people that say that you can't see whats cooking for we can see whats cooking just fine. The only problem we can see with this Microwave is the door handle seems kind of cheesy not very sturdy hopefully it holds up over the time we will own it. We did get the warranty but still you should not have to get a warranty for the product to hold up well for a period of time. We did not get the warranty because of the door handle we got it because sometimes you get lemons you just never know and if something goes wrong that can't be fixed you may have to buy a new Microwave. The only other thing that bothered us after buying this Microwave is that it went on sale the week after we bought it, if it was going to go on sale that soon you would of thought that we would of gotten the sale price.Other then that we think this Microwave is great and would recommend this Microwave to a friend.We have only owned it for a week and a half so far but we like it a lot and hope it lasts a few years.
San Bernardino, CA
Microwave was delivered with no issues or damage. Had it professionally installed. Installers had no problems. Unit works well so far. I like having a handle to open the door unlike other units with the push button latch release. We also used a 27" trim kit. It all looks very slick.
I purchased this as a Christmas gift, but I can say that the sales person that helped me at the Joliet IL store was awesome in helping me locate the last boxed item left in the store. She went far beyond what Iwas necessary to find this one. This is an awesome looking microwave and has some great features.
Virginia Beach, VA
I recently purchased a Kenmore Elite countertop microwave an I love it! I went into sears not knowing what I wanted, so a fantastic sales associate (Jennifer) lead me to this particular one. She highly recommended it. She was very knowledgable about the product and I already have other Kenmore Elite appliances so it was a no brainer.
The inside of this microwave is huge, which allows us to easily cook whatever we need to. Be warned though, the inside is charcoal colored instead of the standard white, so it is a little darker than you might be used to. However, it doesn't bother us and we don't find it too dark to see what's inside.