Excerpt: I bought this to go where a range hood was previously installed. The microwave part is fine but the fan draw is awful. The fan draw is pathetic when above a stove, steam, smoke from cooking is just not sucked up even though the fan is blowing outside. Terrible design the draw is horrible causing moisture to develop all around the microwave when boiling water and smoke from grease to travel all the way up the cabinets.
Excerpt: So it doesn't do exactly what I wanted. Convection cooking takes much longer than I anticipated, and once you cook something, the fan stays on a long time (and it's not very quiet.) It's hard to figure out some of the controls, like I still haven't figured out cooking time so that it stops automatically. It was one of few choices among over-the-stove convection/microwave combinations, so it may be the best available.
Excerpt: We remodeled our kitchen a few months ago and after a lot of research and review reading, we chose KitchenAid. This is our first stainless suite and my husband and I both love the look. Performance is spot on. This micro/hood combination has the convection option and I have used it several times already. It is perfect for baking small quantities...no need to use the oven for a couple of potatoes!
Excerpt: I purchased this microwave in April and from the day it was installed it made a buzzing noise. Found out from Kitchen Aid chat line that the magnatron needed to be replaced! Not happy about purchasing a brand new product and it needed servicing. I replaced our GE Profile microwave that was 9 years old and it was still working perfectly! Reason for replacing a perfectly good one was to update it and match our KitchenAid double oven and dishwasher we already had.
Excerpt: I have been without a microwave for years due to lack of kitchen counter space and I was adamant that a microwave had to be part of my kitchen redesign. We purchased this over the range model and love it! It is not only a microwave but a convection oven too! I love the features - it is roomy and I find the preset cooking times a great help. The sensing feature is a plus!
Excerpt: We have been using this microwave for almost 3 months and are getting used to all the features. The special features are not quick to use because several steps are involved in starting the program. We do not like that there is no "pause" button. The microwave is extremely loud. If we had known this before purchasing, we would have considered other options. We cannot have a conversation or hear other things in the kitchen when in use.
Excerpt: Got this microwave because of the ability to make biscuits but I have found that I have never used that feature. The controls are such that the manual needs to be referenced to properly use the microwave.