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Whirlpool WMH31017A[S] microwave oven

 
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$188.10 - $259.00
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About - Whirlpool WMH31017A[S]

The Whirlpool WMH31017A[S] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the WMH31017A[S] 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

Whirlpool's over-the-range microwaves feature what the company calls the Velos design, a venting system that removes smoke better than any other over-the-range model we've tested. The company also sells convection and nonconvection microwaves, some with speed-cooking capability. The ovens are sold at most major retailers and cost $300 to $800.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool WMH31017A[S]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.7
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor No
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Whirlpool WMH31017A[S]
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1.0
Skip this model
8/16/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
This model was installed by our builder in our new home. I wish we had done a little research and requested a better model - the price differences are so slight, it would have been well worth it to upgrade. After only a year and a half in our new home, this microwave stopped heating up the food. It turns on and looks like it's running, but nothing heats up. It's a piece of junk. Clearly the builders go bottom of the barrel - but don't follow their bad example... you can definitely get a better machine with a different brand even in the same price range.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Works good for me
11/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
So far this microwave has performed great! It heats evenly and is easy to use. I like the separate timer you can use for other things around the kitchen.<br />The exhaust fan is not as load as the samsung I had but it is still loud. Overall a very good microwave.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Don't expect much with this unit
9/25/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Hard To See Display
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Popcorn
Comment:
I cook and re-heat in my microwave daily. I bought this unit in stainless steel and in less than 24 months it shorted out twice. The second time it fried the electrical panel completely. I thought I was getting a better quality with the gold series but I was wrong. Worked great when it worked but twice down in 24 months does not speak well for Whirlpool. I won't be going that route again.
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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