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Microwave ovens

LG LMHM2017[SW]
 
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$404.10 - $9,955.50
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About - LG LMHM2017[SW]

The LG LMHM2017[SW] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the LMHM2017[SW] 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

LG recently introduced a model with a door that swings upward and is introducing a model with a keep-warm feature--new to the market--and bottom controls. It was LG that introduced the glide tray, which moves from side to side instead of in a circle--good for rectangular dishes--and also hidden vents. LG also introduced the blue interior cavity in its products. The microwaves are available for $300 to $800 at Home Depot, Sears, and large regional and independent dealers.

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Features & Specs - LG LMHM2017[SW]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - LG LMHM2017[SW]
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5.0
No problems
12/10/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Comment:
We bought this to match our new range and have been very happy with it. Our previous microwave had plastic facia which didn't stand up to tweens. The old one also vented to the inside. I was a painful check to write, but I had a plumber install an outside vent. Now because of that, I can't make a direct comparison to our previous microwave, but it's my opinion this unit vents very well. Not perfect, but very well. <br /><br />For the microwave portion itself I've not ran into any issues. It has defrosted meat just fine. One final thought, I was able to get a better price from a mom-and-pop shop than the big box stores. Same was true for our other kitchen appliances.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Zero quality control by LG
6/13/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Had new unit installed 23 months ago. Before first use, the unit did not work. Technician came out and replaced a broken door frame, the slide out vent, the turn table motor, shaft and wheels. That's right, the wheels were not even round! The unit was clearly a lemon and we would have returned it had it not been installed at some expense. A few months later, the computer malfunctioned and was replaced under warranty. Now the computer is not working correctly. The only solution is to open and close the door hard several times to make unit operational until the next time we want to use it.
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
Not a great brand
2/8/2013
Pros
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Quick Meals
Comment:
Worked ok for a year and a half, circuit board went out, not cost effective to repair. Bought a new LG and half an hour after the installer left, it he new one went out. Timer is unreadable and half the buttons don't work. Would never buy another LG product. This is my third experience with a bad LG product.
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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