Rated 5 out of 5
by Walt57 Best microwave
Easy install. Excellent features. We really like the light energy-saving and timer features. Looks great in the wife's new kitchen.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by TiaSmith Love it!
Absolutely no complaints! Would highly recommend it. It is a plus that it is so pretty! I purchased the full set (stove, microwave hood, dishwasher and side by side, in white ice) for its looks and totally love it all. The set is so much better than the one I had when I moved in here.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Earther This product is quiet and has great features
The Whirlpool 2.0 cu ft Microwave Hood combination with Auto Adapt Fan is great. The microwave is fairly quiet while it is cooking. The indicator that food is done is pleasingly quiet. The fan is not too noisy, even on the highest level, and it does draw out smells and moisture from the stove. I have only begun to experiment with all of the microwave features. So far, it defrosts meats and fish really well, melts cheeses well, and pops a bag of popcorn down to the last kernel. These are features in addition to the regular functions for cooking on high with which I have been pleased. At 2.0 cu. ft., this microwave is a good size too. I have yet to use the rack to enable me to cook or keep multiple items warm. The inside and outside are easy to clean. I would definitely recommend this product. I was so pleasantly surprised with it as it is so much better than the fairly new microwave hood combination that was in my place when I moved in.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by beachbag4 My needs are met
First I'll say I haven't used each function yet, but I am very impressed overall so far. The person before me states the light level is poor, but I do not agree. The light level is what I need and I have no complaints. I think sometimes kitchens are set up in that there isn't sufficient lighting to begin with. Why would you expect a microwave light to compensate for that? When the microwave is operating it is quiet. I am impressed with the fan, quiet and appears to be strong. I was concerned about the heat coming off my gas range but so far the auto sensor fan has not come on, so now I just wait and see if it does when I have more than two of my large burners on. The interior is sleek and nice to see instead of the standard white. I spent considerable time researching what is out there to replace my GE that died after almost 11 years, and found this one had all the features and style I was looking for.
June 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ulckydog The Good and The Bad
I bought this microwave to match our recent Whirlpool white ice refrigerator purchase. We're in the process of updating appliances and I really love the silver trim on white appearance.
*Contemporary, sleek design and looks nice in the kitchen.
*White Ice - Silver handles and trim on white
*Low price point
*Features and performance match the low price point. This is not a high end product thought it works fine.
*No express cook button
*Panel is not intuitive and it takes too many steps to complete a task, "reheat" for example.
*Sensor cooking is hit or miss. Sometimes food comes out too cold, sometimes too hot, and sometimes just right.
*Sorry, but I really dislike the chime that tells you your food is ready.
*A minor irritation but the digital clock displays "am" or "pm" and can't be turned off. It's unnecessary and just seems like clutter in an otherwise sleek design.
Overall, it looks great and cooks your food but I would have preferred a higher end, white ice microwave.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chemist Very quiet and great price/service from HHGregg!
This microwave, WMH53520AB, is an excellent value. I did a lot of research both online and at brick and mortar stores. For quality, just about everything online pointed towards LG/Kenmore or Samsung. However, when I went to the stores and actually saw the microwaves I came to a different conclusion. The Whirlpool appeared more "solid" to me. I was a little nervous because reviewers of the previous model said it was noisy. I think this new model is very quiet and the range vent fan is less noisy than the 18 year old top of the line GE it replaced.
One small detail that impressed me was the lamination of the operating instructions sheet. However, this microwave is so easy to use, I have not needed to look at the instructions yet! I have only had it a couple of days and so am looking forward to trying all the functions. If it turns out to be durable as well, I will be completely satisfied with this purchase.
Two minor criticisms: 1. My husband thinks the interior light could be brighter. 2. If you stand near the microwave there is a soft intermittent rattling sound coming from the turntable as it turns. It almost sounds like corn popping. Evidently the turntable support ring prevents the glass turntable from sitting flush on top of the driver (the middle piece that turns). As I said, very minor.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by axne2 awesome performance
Yery quiet. Cooks extremely ever. Ease of clean up is fantastic. I installed myself with directions provided with my wife's help without problems. Love the multiple cooking options. Love the size of the cooking space. The three fan speeds and multiple light levels are a real plus. I am extremely satisfied with the whirlpool 2.0 cut ft microwave hood combination with auto adapt fan.
September 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoeC Good features/ nice design
We purchased the White Ice color scheme in an effort to help match our current blend of white and stainless small appliances we have on our counter. Overall , it looks very nice. A new microwave was required after the magnetron on our previous Whirlpool microwave failed. It was over 7 years old and used to heat or reheat multiple times per day, so I was not overly upset when it failed, but I was hoping for 10 years out of it. Still, we bought as close to the same model available because we liked the features, especially the sensor cooking. The sensor cook feature does a great job on vegetables, potatoes, popcorn etc. And just this morning I was heating something and it blew up on the interior. The clean up took about 30 seconds with the new clean release interior. Definitely a great feature! I recommend this microwave, especially at this price point.
May 6, 2013