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Microwave ovens

Whirlpool WMH31017A[S]
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$199.00 - $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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Failed after one year
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Best Uses
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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