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Microwave ovens

KitchenAid KHMC1857W[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$650
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About - KitchenAid KHMC1857W[SS]

The KitchenAid KHMC1857W[SS] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the KHMC1857W[SS] 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:
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Features & Specs - KitchenAid KHMC1857W[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.8
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KHMC1857W[SS]
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1.0
Range Vent Fan Poorly Designed
5/27/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
I've had this for less than three months, and it's being exchanged. My biggest gripe is that the over the range vent is not functional. If you can believe it, there is no vent/path/channel for the fumes from the range to exhaust fan in the rear. First time we boiled water for pasta, the smoke alarm went off. Cooking fumes linger. The vent (have I said this enough times) is non functional.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great for what I use it for
3/28/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Melting and softening
Comment:
I'm not a big user of microwaves, but have had several. I use this one mostly for heating up left-overs, melting/softening butter, cream cheese, defrosting frozen spinach and occasionaly use the other features and have no complaints. It has several features that I didn't expect (melting/softening feature, for one)and they're all easy to use and work fine. I haven't had any of the problems previously reported by other reviewers and didn't find the keypad any more complicated than any other microwave I've used. I would suggest taking the time to experiment with all the buttons to get familiar with all the features, but I guess it would be helpful if the appliance came with a comprehensive user guide.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Very disappointed with this microwave
1/25/2013
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Appearance
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Lack Of Instructions
Moisture Inside Glass
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
I like the appearance of the product but I have no idea how to use the convection features. There is so little information on it and no more online; however my biggest complaint is that it collects moisture between the door panels. I fear that in the future there will be mold formations or cloudy glass. Also after heating a frozen dinner or anything really, there is excessive moisture inside. I have had 2 previous units and none had this problem. KitchenAid will do nothing for me because they say that is how it was designed! Really?
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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