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Microwave ovens

Kenmore Elite 74229
 
Approximate retail price:
$170.40
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
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User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Setting things straight
9/15/2014
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Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
First, Consumer Reports lists the price of this unit at $180 on the ratings page, and $109 in the product page. We paid closer to $180.<br /><br />Second, despite what one reviewer wrote, the unit can be set for any cooking time, not just 30 second increments. It is necessary to first press the Cook Time button above the Stop button. Then enter the desired time interval with the keypad, and then press Start.<br /><br />The Cook Time button should be bigger and easier to see.<br /><br />If, instead, you begin by pressing the Start button, each press of the button adds 30 seconds to the cook time.<br /><br />Our unit is black and attractive.<br />The door opens with a pull handle, which is more convenient than pressing a button to release the door latch.<br /> <br />I sure hope it lasts longer than the units owned by other reviewers. If not, I will be back to give it a negative review.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
sorry i bought this
6/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Powerful
Cons
Confusing Display
Hard To See Display
Heats Unevenly
Non-intuitive Controls
Best Uses
None
Comment:
The controls are confusing. Very non-intuitive, and the pad items are hard to read. Uneven cooking, it burns popcorn. Plus, it beeps constantly when finished cooking (it won't stop till you open it). very dissatisfied, i'm selling it (a month old and i can't stand it already) to buy another.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
SHORT LIFE
5/6/2014
Pros
Cons
Confusing Display
Stopped working
Best Uses
Coffee
Comment:
Bought this one when one I wanted out of stock. I use microwave for tea-coffee - tv dinners. Keys were a little confusing - my greatest disappointment is that would not heat this morning. Shortest life of any microwave I have ever had.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore Elite 74229 is part of the Microwave ovens test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore Elite 74229 Microwave ovens features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Watts, Convection mode, Detailed prompts. In our lab tests, Microwave ovens models like the Kenmore Elite 74229 are reviewed on Overall score, Defrosting evenness, Ease of use, Heating evenness, Microwaving noise, Speed of heating, Usable capacity (cu. ft.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore Elite 74229 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore Elite 74229 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore Elite 74229.
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