This over-the-range oven offers great performance without breaking the bank. It's great for defrosting, has many reliable automatic cooking modes, features an innovative popcorn making feature, and it's even capable of steam cooking.
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Pro Excellent for defrosting
The microwave does a great job when it comes to defrosting food. It does the job flawlessly without leaving any cold spots or baking the food. It’s fairly quick, taking around 7 minutes to defrost 1 lb. of ground beef.
Pro Can handle large amounts of food
Its 2.1 cu. ft. capacity is larger than the majority of microwaves. It can easily accommodate even large casserole dishes or large pizzas.
Pro Ideal for popcorn
This microwave determines if the popcorn is ready by listening to the frequency of the pops. This helps prevent burnt popcorn, but will still leave about 20% of the kernels unpopped. This isn’t a terrible result, given that many microwaves struggle to cook popcorn anyway.
Pro Great for automatic cooking
You will get great results if you stick to the automatic cooking modes, as they rarely get things wrong.
Pro Easy to reach controls
The controls are placed horizontally on the bottom of the microwave, so they're easier to reach if the oven is installed on a high place.
Pro Additional removable cooking rack
In addition to the default turntable, it comes with a removable rack that you can install when you want to cook two items at once. This is useful for cooking multiple pizza slices or chicken nuggets.
Pro Can take plates larger than the turntable
The turntable can be switched off if you need to put things larger than the microwave turntable inside. This avoids unwanted clunking or damage to the turntable and dish.
Pro Easy to use by kids
The microwave has a special feature called 'Kid's Menu' that makes it easy for children to cook their favorite snacks themselves with minimal supervision. Just select the desired dish from the kid's menu, and the microwave will do the rest.
Pro Steam/simmer features for healthy cooking
This microwave has steaming and simmering capabilities, which is interesting for cooking vegetables of fish in a healthy way.
Pro Very powerful
The microwave has 1100W of power, with 10 cooking levels. This is one of the most powerful over-the-range microwaves you can buy.
Pro Non-stick interior for easy cleaning
The interior is coated with a non-stick material so you won’t need to use any chemicals to clean the oven. Just wiping it with a damp cloth will be enough, unless it’s a really serious stain.
Pro Available in three colors
The microwave is available in either black, white, or stainless steel. It can easily fit into your desired kitchen look.
Con Poor default cooking performance
It’s better to use sensor cooking or the auto-cook presets, as the default cooking will only lead to uneven temperatures on the dish leaving cold spots.
Con Unreliable door sensor
Based on user reviews, some have reported that the door sensor tends to malfunction, making it impossible for the oven to turn on.