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Microwave ovens

Whirlpool WMH31017A[S]
 
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$208.15 - $284.90
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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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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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1.0
Failed after one year
3/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Comment:
The microwave had been installed by the sellers in a home we purchased. Literally one month after the one-year manufacturer's warranty expired, the appliance began to randomly stop working. The switch that controls the light (and that tells the appliance that the door is open) seems to be the problem. The cost of a repair service call is about half the price of a new unit.<br /><br />When it was working reliably, it performed OK. The range fan wasn't too effective but other than that it was fine.
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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