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KitchenAid KHMS2040BSS microwave oven

 
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$398.00 - $583.94
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About - KitchenAid KHMS2040BSS

The KitchenAid KHMS2040BSS is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the KHMS2040BSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
Features & Specs - KitchenAid KHMS2040BSS
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KHMS2040BSS
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1.0
DO NOT BUY!
3/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Unstable Tray
Best Uses
Comment:
Microwave stopped working almost immediately on an intermitent basis. Purchased 3/14, died completely 12/14. No return policy with Whirlpool. Four trips by authorized repair service. Each attempt to put in defective parts failed. Parts are on back order so I have to assume this is a common problem. It relates to the control pannel and door latch. Keeps telling you to close door. As a result of our problem, warantee was extended by Whirlpool for a full year; however, if deemed unrepairable (which it is) they will offer a replacement (or if I fight long and hard) a refund. Installation costs were nearly as much as the microwave so no doubt they won't cover that expense. DO NOT BUY THIS MICROWAVE. IT'S A REAL LEMON AND VERY CHEAPLY MADE. It sparked on two technicians visits and I wouldn't trust it in my house even if it were fixed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
I will never buy another Kitchen Aid
12/12/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Cons
Hard To See Display
Inside Parts Are Cheap
Noisy
Small Capacity
Unreliable
Best Uses
Quick Meals
Comment:
This makes the second kitchen aid and I should have learned. the parts are cheap and plastic and when the plastic connector broke it couldn't be fixed.<br />the mother board then blew and I think whoever builds these make sure they only last until your warranty runs out!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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