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.
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.
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.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Watts This is the manufacturer's figure of the microwave power output. In general, the more watts an oven offers, the greater its cooking power-and the faster your food will be cooked. That said, differences in claimed wattage of 100 watts or less are unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
Convection mode A few microwaves include a convection oven feature, which has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat. In convection mode, you can set the oven temperature as you would in a traditional oven to bake or roast items.
Sensor Controls the cooking and reheating time automatically. It shuts off an oven when it determines (usually by sensing steam) that food is hot enough.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless-steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
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:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Lemon victim
from walnut creek, ca
Zero quality control by LG
Had new unit installed 23 months ago. Before first use, the unit did not work. Technician came out and replaced a broken door frame, the slide out vent, the turn table motor, shaft and wheels. That's right, the wheels were not even round! The unit was clearly a lemon and we would have returned it had it not been installed at some expense. A few months later, the computer malfunctioned and was replaced under warranty. Now the computer is not working correctly. The only solution is to open and close the door hard several times to make unit operational until the next time we want to use it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Phoenix, AZ
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not a great brand
Worked ok for a year and a half, circuit board went out, not cost effective to repair. Bought a new LG and half an hour after the installer left, it he new one went out. Timer is unreadable and half the buttons don't work. Would never buy another LG product. This is my third experience with a bad LG product.