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Kenmore Elite 74229
 
Approximate retail price:
$180
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Community icon7 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Large countertop microwaves
User Reviews
User Reviews

(2 of 2 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.

(3 of 3 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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Doesn't work
4/20/2014
Pros
Easy To Install
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this microwave because of the ratings on Consumer Reports. The microwave sensors didn't work and it heated unevenly. I thought I might've gotten just one defective oven, so exchanged it. The second microwave had the exact same problems.... Sensors don't work and heated unevenly. <br /><br />Very disappointed. Don't buy
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
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, Convection mode, Detailed prompts, Watts. In our lab tests, Microwave ovens models like the Kenmore Elite 74229 are reviewed on Usable capacity (cu. ft.), Overall score, Defrosting evenness, Ease of use, Heating evenness, Microwaving noise, Speed of heating. 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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