The Kenmore 73163 is part of the Microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Countertop microwave oven models like the 73163 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.
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