My wife and I had a home built in May of 2013 and we chose to have Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances installed. This microwave was the only option in that package. We have the microwave installed above our oven, in the cabinet wall. It makes it look like we have a double oven.
On the outside and inside, this microwave is all stainless steel and high quality. It is very easy to clean as long as you take proper care of it. I use a specially designed cleaner/polisher that was sold to me by an appliance company that puts almost like a wax layer on the metal so it repels fingerprints and food particles.
The touch panel is very responsibe. The buttons include: Quick Touch cooking (popcorn, baked potato meal reheat), and Meal Prep (Reheat, Cook, Defrost), plus standard buttons like Cook Time, Power, Select, Keep Warm, Add a Minute, and of course Start and Cancel. My household enjoys popcorn, so we frequently use the popcorn button and it makes perfect popcorn all the time. We have never used the baked potato button, and the meal reheat always seems to over-reheat the food.
The main way to add time to the microwave is by turning the knob. This is both helpful and irritating. I am used to having a microwave that allows you to type the cook time, but with this you have to spin a knob. The knob starts off as increments of 5 seconds, then 15 seconds, 30 seconds, etc. The longer you cook your food, the higher the increments go. After 6 minutes, the increments are by minutes. So, if you want to cook your food for 6 minutes and 20 seconds, you have to turn the dial when it gets down to 5 minutes and 40 seconds. Very frustrating!
Also, I hate the reheat, cook, and defrost options. The "codes" are inside the door.Read more ›
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