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Whirlpool GH7208XR[Q]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,169.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool 2.0 cubic-foot 1200-watt has
  • a sensor
  • convection
  • touchpad/touchscreen controls.
  • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
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About - Whirlpool GH7208XR[Q]

The Whirlpool GH7208XR[Q] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the GH7208XR[Q] 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 GH7208XR[Q]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1200
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool GH7208XR[Q]
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4.0
Great Microwave
12/1/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
I have had this microwave for over 4 years. The only repair on the microwave has been the casing around the door cracked because the bottom strip is made of plastic instead of metal. The control panel is very easy to use and read. I am going to be replacing this microwave because of the door crack but will be getting another one very similar just a newer model. I would recommend this microwave to anyone looking for a convection microwave.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Great until breaks
11/14/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Great Variety Of Uses
Powerful
Simple Display
Cons
Reliability
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Have had about 1 1/2 years. Before first year the control would start beeping in the middle of the night. The control panel would lock out and not work. Repaired under warranty. Had to replace door. Tech said known problem with the wires leading from the unit to the door pinching. This one did and may or may not have caused the brain panel to malfunction. Worked great for another six months then the turntable quit. Thank goodness we bought extended warranty. Replaced turntable motor with no trouble and works great again. Just really don't trust it now. Quality should be better but now everything is made in China and quality is terrible. This is a truly great unit when it works.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great So Far
11/6/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
Have owned about four years. No maintenance yet.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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