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Mar 21 , 2014
Very Impressed with this appliance
The microwave was shipped directly to my home undamaged. Easily unpacked, no assembly required. (just plug & play) Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Perfect Microwave for a family on the go. The unite is large capacity, powerful, quiet, and cooks very well. We have had several Microwaves through the last 45 years and this unit appears to be the best of them all. The only drawback is the inter lighting is dim. My old eyes could use a brighter interior.
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BT123
Apr 22 , 2014
Not reliable
I bought a Kenmore Elite microwave in 2011. I thought a Kenmore product would last more than 3 years. Very disappointed. Just stopped working so I sent it off to Sears/Dallas for repairs. Some $90 later, all I get is a 30 day warranty and within 4 months, it stopped working again. I will never buy a Kenmore microwave again. I have always been a die-hard Kenmore fan but not anymore!!
 

kdarias

Garland, TX

Jul 31 , 2014
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Modern looking

I got this because it matched the Kenmore Elite built in oven we had put in a couple years ago. It is nice and modern looking but the interior light was not nearly as bright as my previous "cheapo" microwave from *******. It is impossible to see if anything is boiling over when you try to look into the microwave.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Fun4All

Michigan City, IN

Jul 25 , 2014
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big

great


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jillrenee9

Old Bridge, NJ

Jul 23 , 2014
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Want to love it, but the fan just keeps running

Nice big MW, we want to love it. It has lots of room and power which is what we wanted. We have had this item about a week and are in the middle of a kitchen reno, we need it. Our old MW is gone as it was an over the range MW. We are returning this one to Sears!! After everything we cook, the fan runs and runs and runs, until you open the door a couple times or unplug it. Stop does nothing. Also I put something in, shut the door and the fan turned on, it was cold and I hadn't even touched a single button. Again, stop does nothing, sometimes you have to open and shut the door a couple of times for it to work correctly. I did call customer service and they said that there is a fan that runs too eliminate heat and steam, after cooking. If we ever had cooked something that caused a lot of heat or steam I could understand it, but this is not the case!!


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SpecialistE

Farmington, NM

Jul 23 , 2014
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Affordable

It's a nice and easy way to microwave whatever it is you need. Controls and Functions make microwaving easy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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daviddf3

Austin, TX

Jul 21 , 2014
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Great product

This microwave looks great. The clock/timer display is bright blue. Everything functions as you would expect in a microwave. I don't use it for cooking, I only heat/reheat food - but it functions as you would expect. I am most impressed woth the aesthetics of the unit.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cookingspace

Glendale, AZ

Jul 21 , 2014
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Countertop Microwave

I'm still getting used to the product. It is a little larger than I expected; and, the requirements of space around the microwave was a little surprising to me. I would probably have purchased a smaller microwave had I know of the requirements and space needed.


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Fodoosl

Westlake Village, CA

Jul 12 , 2014
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Top Quality

This is our third microwave in 13 months. The latch on the first, a Panasonic, broke three weeks after the warranty expired. The second, a Sharp, developed a mechanical problem 8 days after purchase. On the other hand, the Kenmore Elite seems of noticeably higher overall quality than either of its predecessors and is almost elegant in fit, finish, and performance. We have owned it for a month; the real test begins after a year!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JulianneV

Rio Rancho, NM

Jul 12 , 2014
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Ease of use

We like that this unit can be operated so easily. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to heat up a bowl of soup!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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1940

Wichita, KS

Jul 6 , 2014
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BIG COMPACT MICROWAVE

LARGE CAPACITY, DOES MY THINKING FOR ME - JUST PUSH A BUTTON AND IT DOES ITS THING WITHOUT ADDITIONAL INPUT.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 3 , 2014
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Great Microwave and Value

Full of great features and plenty of room in a great looking countertop microwave oven. Excellent.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OvenHead

Farmerville, LA

Jun 30 , 2014
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Love it

This microwave has met my expectations. The wattage is perfect, it cooks the food fast and efficiently. My previous microwave had the "sensor" cook feature (which never worked), this oven comes pretty close to reheating the food; and it doesn't burn the food. My favorite part is the pull handle. My last 2 ovens would not work after the push in door release latch went out. All in all, a great product. Hopefully it will last longer than the 3 years in had my Panasonic.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Scarlette1

Frisco, TX

Jun 27 , 2014
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Microwave

It fit perfectly into the cabinet and the kit covered the hole.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Scarlette1

Frisco, TX

Jun 26 , 2014
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Microwave

It fit perfectly into the cabinet and the kit covered the hole.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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William_Jr

Centertown, MO

Jun 20 , 2014
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Kenmore Microwave

heats fast, looks nice, and has a large enough compartment to handle almost all food items. Looking forward to see the energy efficiency savings.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pbug56

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East Northport, NY

Jun 2 , 2014
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Overall very nice, minor annoyances

Disclosure - I work in another department in the Sears store I bought this microwave oven in. Huge countertop microwave replacing another one of about the same size. Pros: even cooking, enough power for large loads, quiet, overall easy to use. Very consistent from one use to another. Very easy to open and close door. Sensor reheat very nice. Cons: way too dark inside. Control panel very hard to read without direct light on it. Cook Time button very hard to see but very important. Sensor reheat seems excessively complicated - I just use SC1 and it seems to work just fine for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KittieKat

New Lisbon, WI

Jun 2 , 2014
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We are loving our new microwave!

Glad to see I can still count on Kenmore. This new microwave replaced one that was 10-15 years old. What a wonderful upgrade! Stylish for our kitchen, the door opens and closes so smoothly and easily. It cooks quietly and so much faster than our old microwave! Such a power upgrade! I'm still exploring all it's features.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kensington3

Atco, NJ

May 25 , 2014
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Keypad freezing

I bought this a few months back and liked it but about 2 months ago, the keypad kept freezing at SC-4. Sometime, if just randomly toggles between CC and SC4, beeping the whole time, though no one is using it. Have to cut the power off to stop it. Even when I turn the power off, sometimes, the keypad is frozen and none of the buttons work. I contacted Kenmore, with no feedback yet.


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lilgoalielvr

Las Vegas, NV

May 12 , 2014
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Nice

I went with a more costly one thinking it would be better then the last one. I had it blackout on me when I used it the first time. I moved it away from wall socket to check it. Its been working nice since.


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Ponia1

Niota, TN

May 5 , 2014
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Excellent appliance.

Bought on sale. No regrets. Nice size.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 1 , 2014
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Microwave

This Microwave has turned out to be fantastic. Lots and lots of room and very easy to work. I definitely recommend it to others.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BT123

Jourdanton, TX

Apr 22 , 2014
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Not reliable

I bought a Kenmore Elite microwave in 2011. I thought a Kenmore product would last more than 3 years. Very disappointed. Just stopped working so I sent it off to Sears/Dallas for repairs. Some $90 later, all I get is a 30 day warranty and within 4 months, it stopped working again. I will never buy a Kenmore microwave again. I have always been a die-hard Kenmore fan but not anymore!!


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useit

Tucson, AZ

Apr 22 , 2014
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powerful

More powerful than any microwave I've ever had. Easy to use, instructions are easy to follow. The interior is bigger than most microwaves, The interior is darker than I like.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MeGDC

Sorrento, FL

Apr 19 , 2014
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Great solution to our needs

We had previously installed an excellent Kenmore Elite wall oven to replace the wall oven in a home we have purchased. The previous wall oven had some serious damage to the unit. We chose the new replacement because of prior performance of a similar unit in our previous house. The old microwave was still working and although it did not match was fully functional. After a while we decided to see if we could find a matching unit and we did... so we bought it and installed it and have had no problems... all is well and it looks good along with the oven. We really like the larger size. Very satisfied with our choice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BestDealSeeker

Chillicothe, OH

Apr 14 , 2014
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Chinese ****

El-Cheap-O from you know where. Very thin metal. Very big and bulky. You better have a giant counter top to set it on. Too big to look nice and look like it belongs where you put it. Probably the cheapest made I ever purchased. Returned.


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JohnS530

Granite Bay, CA

Mar 28 , 2014
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Looks great. Works as built-in.

I ordered this to replace my existing built-in microwave. My old microwave was in a small custom cabinet over the countertop. The instructions for this unit, and the rough-in measurements assume it is being installed over an oven or into a full-size cabinet. When I checked my dimensions, it appeared I would not have enough room, even if I expanded my opening by over 3 inches. Instead, I measured the actual microwave, and trim kit (sold separately), and used that. I only had to widen opening by 1 inch. The microwave is actually stainless steel on black color. The optional trim kit works great with it, and matches nicely. It appears to be larger than my old large microwave, so plenty of room. The turntable has been placed to maximize interior space. Much quieter than my old microwave. Touchpad is a little different. It may take you a few tries to get used to it. It has a lot of shortcut features that are helpful. My wife likes the "Potato" button. An interesting design feature: the back, outside of microwave is offset such that if your electrical outlet is on the right side of the space, there will be room for your plug and cord.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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