Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5 out of 5
by Zuzu2000 Fantastic little microwave!
We've had this now for several weeks and I just LOVE IT! It replaced a huge 1300 watt that sat above my stove on a shelf. I now how my little microwave on the counter where it should be. I have a very small kitchen and limited counter space and the size is just perfect. I was a little concerned that it might be too small but that hasn't been the case at all. Who needs a huge microwave anyway? Even the wattage difference is better. Our old microwave would explode everything unless you powered it down. And speaking of... this has a wonderful reheat feature. You hit the reheat button (automatically changes to 75% power) and then the start/30 second button as many times as you need. It's just so easy to use. We have done standard size popcorn in it (the bag doesn't start to turn right away on the turntable until it starts to pop and expand) and it came out beautifully. Does baked potatoes much better than our old one! Just 3 little beeps when it's done. Everyone who sees this microwave, loves the look of it. They sometimes think it's a TV set. Fantastic design! Thank you, Whirlpool!
April 2, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by Papa11 Good user reviews
I ran across this product when shopping on line for a new micro. I just needed a small one as we just use it to heat things up, not for cooking.
The last micro we had lasted but three years and we wanted one that would last longer. I like to read user reviews of products to help with my buying decisions. This micro had overall real good and consistent reviews and that is the main reason I bought it. It is more expensive but Whirlpool has always meant quality to me. I also like the design and simplicity of the product. Regular, thaw, and popcorn cycles are enough for me. Most small micros have lousy user reviews, but this product had good ones. It also carries a full one year warranty. Hopefully the unit will last for a good long time.
April 7, 2014
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 CeeCee1937 It fits my needs!
I live in a small condo and I needed a microwave that would not take up a lot of horizontal counter space. This model is a perfect fit. I need to use a stool to remove a bowl of soup, etc. from the microwave above my range. I'm short and it's too high. I've been fighting this for years and decided I need convenience at my age. Also, the other 700W microwaves had small turntables. This one accommodates an 11-inch plate. It took a bit of practice to learn how to use the various buttons, but now I'm an expert! If only the buttons were across the top rather than the bottom -- they would be easier for me to use. It did cost twice of what another 700W would have, but I deserve the convenience.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTW731972 Love the style....no other one like it on the market, nice to know Whirlpool is coming up with some great ideas.
What caught our eye was the design aspects of the microwave, the ease of use is incomparable to other brands, its overall fit and finish just screams quality, I would recommend this Whirlpool microwave to anyone.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Emily78 Great little microwave for my little kitchen, with just one caveat
I love this little guy. He fits back in a corner and doesn't take up too much room. He heats up my food. He's easy to clean. He looks cool.
My only problem is the timer function. The biggest issue is that the alert is not very loud, and only sounds once. Even in my small apartment, if I'm in another room I may miss it the first time. Also, when you set the timer it doesn't start automatically and the setting disappears after only a few seconds.
I like the +30 seconds button a lot, and I love that the controls are on the door.
March 27, 2014