(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Works great, fun to install!
Easy To Clean
Good Outside Venting
My son and I did the install. We took our time; measure twice, cut once. Replacing an older Kenmore Elite meant new holes to be drilled, but it was okay. All the parts were included, including the charcoal filter for venting vapors back into the room, if needed. We removed the fans and re-oriented them for rear, outside exhaust, and it works fine. <br /><br />I like the simple design of this unit, no grille part along the top like the other OTR. The controls are okay, understandable and readable in a well-lit kitchen. My kitchen is not well-lit, so I would really like to see back-lit controls some day. The platter takes a twist or two to line up with its drive. The door is rock solid when opening or closing. The noise? It's a microwave. I like the weight/time defrost option. I go through a lot of three pound wheat bread from my chest freezer. Three pounds at 3:30 minutes gets the job done perfectly. I like the Express option, push one through six, and get those minutes. Then you can add a 30 second time if needed, while its running.<br /><br />The controls are made for cleaning, to be sure. Just a membrane, no buttons to get jammed or whatever. If the lettering were a little whiter, or even back-lit, this would be a absolutely perfect OTR. As it is, a CR recommendation is entirely warranted.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.