Rated 4 out of 5
by TNMom Pretty Neat little unit
I love this little microwave. It does the basic functions that I use 95% of the time. It does not have lots of bells and whistles, which I never really used on my older bigger unit, and I don't miss them. I gave it 4 stars because you cannot program it for exact minutes and seconds, just 30 sec increments, and same with variable levels which are 25%, 50% and 75% only. But the convenience of pushing the 30 sec button for the amt of time I estimate I want is all I need. The smaller footprint is great on my limited countertop space. If I don't want the full 30 secs for melting butter, I just stand there and stop the action at 20 or 25 secs. A minor inconvenience, in my estimation. I have owned this unit since Feb 2013 and I have no complaints. It took me a few minutes to learn the controls and then I have been happy ever since. Resetting the clock was my only confusion when power was off, so I downloaded the instruction page from the internet for that action and it worked.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jack83 Gets lot of use
83 year old widower. Had a small old timer that I seldom used. My daughter gave this to me as a gift and it is used daily. Great the way it fits in the corner of my counter, taking up very little space. Found many good frozen dinners so do very little cooking and saving money by not eating out.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by blt32407 Why are these so hard to find?
This is a GREAT space saver in my already small kitchen. It fits back in the corner of my counter top takes up less space that some coffee makers. Since I don't do any heavy duty cooking via microwave, this size it perfect; it holds a dinner plate -- nothing larger. The wattage is lower than my previous microwave but I can't tell much difference in heating times; if anything, I do not *overcook/heat* things, which is nice. The only drawback, if there is one, is that it is difficult to get used to programming times when you don't have that number pad -- something that is easily overcome after a few days. Everyone that comes to my house loves it and doesn't even realize it is a microwave (added bonus, for sure -- it kind of looks like a little TV). I wasn't able to find this at local stores and had to order online; the chance paid off big time. I've already given away my 1200 watt counter beast.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryChicHome Chic, small & easy!
Sometimes when all of us in our family prepare a meal together, a second countertop microwave always comes in handy. I wanted a small microwave since our kitchen is not that large, but the microwave needs to complement our gorgeous, newly remodeled kitchen. Whirlpool 0.5 cu.ft. countertop microwave does the job perfectly. It is square in shape with a rounded back, and it tugs in perfectly out of the way in the corner. I picked the white model with black glass in the front. It hardly takes up any space but looks sleek and chic. (Most countertop microwaves are rectangular in shape and are wide and take up lots of counter space. This microwave is square in shape and takes up less countertop space, and is a little taller than the rectangular shaped microwaves. So it is using up the vertical space between the countertop and the bottom of the top kitchen cabinet, which is a smart use of wasted space.) It also feels solid and substantially built. I have no patience to study complicated kitchen appliances and this microwave is so simple and easy to use! Plug it in, press the cook button, and there it cooks. One press is 30 second, 2 presses is 60 seconds, and so on. How much more convenient can life get! Despite the microwave's seemingly small size, a standard dinner plate fits in perfectly, and the microwave cooks away turning my plate around and around. I also want to be able to carry this microwave on family road trips, and this small microwave is light, small, and portable. I am just SO happy with this microwave!
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fran89 The very best.
Whirlpool has done it again! This is the greatest little microwave oven that anyone could ever hope for - I just love it! My use is mostly reheat or defrost - I do not actually cook in it. It is perfect for me and the quality is long remembered after the price is forgotten. I thought it was a little pricy when I first saw it, but that all faded after I bought mine. It is just perfect for this little 'ol 89 year old lady, who doesn't cook anymore. All my younger friends keep me well fed and always send me home with a doggie bag for the next day. So I hoard in the freezer and magically, with just a push of a button my Whirlpool turns into this magical reheat marvel and I have another meal ready to eat! It doesn't get much better than that!
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Derbygirl1021 CUTE space-saving countertop microwave
Turntable glass tray is bigger than our old countertop microwave, and now we have more counter space for other kitchen gadgets because it takes up less space when we put it in a corner location. Touch pad is REALLY easy to use, quick touch response.... Plus it looks like the face of a cute japanese robot. :) At first I was afraid of the wattage amount but it's perfect for the heating area. For 750 watts, typical cook times are better than expected.
December 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Space saver, amazing results!
I just purchased this microwave for my condo, that has limited counterspace and let me tell you i am impressed! This Microwave has surpassed all my expectations and it doesnt take up that much space on my counter, so i can leave it out and also everyone wants to play with it! It cooks very evenly, has a clock, and will go with any decor. And you can't beat the price, plus its a Whirlpool, whats not to love? Now you and i can have our counterspace back! I was tired of the over sized microwaves, sure they're nice, but its just me and my daughter, we don't really need all that space. This is great for apartments, condos, colleges! The list is truly endless! Thanks Whirlpool!
November 30, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by JJS44 Great space saver but takes 3x as long to heat anything
The design, size and looks of this microwave are outstanding. However, things that used to take us 30 seconds to warm up are now taking 1:30 or even 2:00 minutes before same temperature. We thought it was related to wattage but even at 100% it's not warming as fast. Our old microwave was 1100W and this one is 759W. So, we knew it would take slightly longer but are surprised by how much longer.
February 8, 2014