LG LMHM2017[SW] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$450
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About - LG LMHM2017[SW]

The LG LMHM2017[SW] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the LMHM2017[SW] 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.
About This Brand

LG recently introduced a model with a door that swings upward and is introducing a model with a keep-warm feature--new to the market--and bottom controls. It was LG that introduced the glide tray, which moves from side to side instead of in a circle--good for rectangular dishes--and also hidden vents. LG also introduced the blue interior cavity in its products. The microwaves are available for $300 to $800 at Home Depot, Sears, and large regional and independent dealers.

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Features & Specs - LG LMHM2017[SW]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - LG LMHM2017[SW]
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4.0
Love it
9/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Comment:
Had a problem with 1st unit. Sounded like buzzer/timer was being strangled. Support tried to tell me that was normal. In store display did not sound like that. When i FINALLY got someone to actually listen to me and not assume I knew nothing, support was wonderful. Took two trips, but exchanged computer board and has been wonderful ever since.<br /><br />Door could have been smaller. Door hangs out far, when open, yet Inner opening is 6 inches narrower.<br /><br />Secondly. the light underneath should have been LED not bulbs.<br /><br />Seems to be a durable piece of equipment.<br />Filters for nonvented should be straight forward to change. Looked at one model that needed to be removed from wall to do so.<br />3 of us use it for most meals - wonderful.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Lemon?
11/3/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Went dead (totally) right after 1 year warranty lapsed. $240 for complete overhaul paid and given 3 months warranty on repairs. 2 month later a button (#1) stopped working and a week later fan was gone. Dropped the unit at the repair shop but, what a surprise, the guy insisted that they cover just what they replaced (power supply unit) and not the repairs. And these guys are official shop for LG. So, stay away from the brand and their repairs network.
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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5.0
No problems
12/10/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Comment:
We bought this to match our new range and have been very happy with it. Our previous microwave had plastic facia which didn't stand up to tweens. The old one also vented to the inside. I was a painful check to write, but I had a plumber install an outside vent. Now because of that, I can't make a direct comparison to our previous microwave, but it's my opinion this unit vents very well. Not perfect, but very well. <br /><br />For the microwave portion itself I've not ran into any issues. It has defrosted meat just fine. One final thought, I was able to get a better price from a mom-and-pop shop than the big box stores. Same was true for our other kitchen appliances.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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