Use the number buttons to start minutes automatically and the start button to add 30 second increments automatically. . Saw another review with this problem on the sears. Com page for this microwave; now it is deleted. This is how sears handles bad pressworked fine for 2 1/2 years, but it started running by itself when the door is closed, and with no one touching it. The only way to stop it is by opening the door; this is not safe. Did troubleshooting and door switches are good, so was told need to replace control board. This microwave is made by haier and very few parts are available besides the glass tray parts and rubber feet.
Very pleased with the microwave. It is nice and large, sturdy, quality microwave and it gets the job donephl sk.
I purchased this on the 28th and it came on the 30th. I have an overhead microwave shelf built into my kitchen cabinets. The unit just fits on the shelf. The bottom of the front feet is millimeters away from the edge of the shelf. We had to secure the microwave because it does move a bit when you pull the door open and we don’t want the microwave, or it’s contents, to fall off the shelf onto someone. **also, the power cord is kind of short (maybe 3 feet long). The cord comes out on the top right side of the machine. It wouldn’t reach my outlet so i had to buy a heavy duty extension cord. That said, so far i am happy with the machine.
It has a very large inside which makes it great for doing allot more than simply reheating a plate. The only downside as far as i am concerned is that it is hard to figure out. The times are on the inside part of the inner door but you have to hit a button sometimes 7 plus times to set it for a certain heating time. You have to hit the cc button 5 times i believe it was. I just hit the one minute and the heck with it. It has an easy clean inside too.
- So far, so good.
- GREAT microwave!
- It’s very easy to operate and we were shocked at the quietness
Kenmore Elite 2.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave w/ Extra-Large Capacity Black 74229
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- The Kenmore 74229 countertop microwave has a roomy 2.2 cu. ft. capacity
- With 1200 watts and 10 power levels, this Kenmore microwave allows you to cook and reheat quickly
- Sensor reheat takes the guesswork out of warming leftovers
- The blue LED display makes it easy to see the numbers when you set cook times and power levels
- The 16.5-in. diameter turntable accommodates long cookware
I have had this microwave about a year and already it is failing. Something electrical is burning/melting when we use it and it smells awful. For the money i paid for this appliance, i expected it to last much longer. This may be just one of those lemons (meaning only mine is faulty, but the majority works fine), but when i went online to do some research about what we were smelling, i could see that i want the only one with a.
Met performance expectations.
Great microwave–but, agree with other reviewers about clock/power indicator light being blue. Difficult to see plus it is not very big. Also agree that keypad print is small in addition to not being bright white. Previously had a kenmore elite microwave from 2009, interior color was ivory so it was easy to see food. This one is almost black inside and light is not very bright.
Great customer support, works well, good cooking power, good noise level.
This the biggest microwave we have ever seen in our life & we just love it & its so big & roomy.
Excellent product – works very well – shipping time was outstanding.
I purchased this microwave via the sears website and it was on sale for $135. After taking it out of the box i could tell it was lighter than my old panasonic inverter which was also 2. The first thing i cooked was a tv dinner, stouffer’s lasagna with meat sauce. Cooked it on full power for 6 minutes 15 seconds then on 50% power for the same amount of time. I was surprised at how quiet this unit is. My old panasonic was very loud. The label on the front of the unit is written in small characters so if you are in older person with poor eye sight you might want to keep a magnifying glass handy when you start punching those buttons. Also the default cooking power is level 10. If you want to cook something at 50% power you have to press the power button, the number 10 will appear, then you keep pressing power until it says 5. Again, this is one quiet microwave.
First of all this is a big microwave. Make sure you have the counter space. Having said that, i find it very intuitive, it is weirdly quiet, and cooks food perfectly. My husband and i bought this for one of our christmas gifts to each other and i have zero regrets. The only thing is, i put my food in it then keep checking to make sure i turned it on because it is so quiet. Oh, i guess the one negative thing is the ring that the turntable goes on is really flimsy, but we haven’t had any issues with it, but it does worry me a bit. Not sure what all the complaints are regarding the reminder beep – it is just doing it’s job and letting you know it is time to chow.
We received it before the time that it was supposed to be delivered. It’s very easy to operate and we were shocked at the quietness while running. I like that the door is easy to open. I purchased it based on the other reviews that i read. I’m very happy for the other reviews, since we enjoy our new microwave.
It’s quiet and large enough for all of our needs. Only 1 think i dislike is that it continues a series of beeps if you don’t get to it immediately.
So far it has been everything we expected.
So far great microwave, this replaces a 20 yr old sharp that finally bit the dust. Very large capacity and can fit large bowls and dishes for heating, heats fast on highest setting. Have not used all the features yet, but seem well built and the handle seems sturdy. For us the blue display is easy to read and see, only draw back is the inside light when the door is open is not very bright. Seems dim when looking at food.
Very large, actually just a bit larger than i expected.
We upgraded from a 1993 one so maybe all microwaves would be awesome to us, but this thing is so big inside. I can microwave two dinner plates. Also, the presets are awesome and convenient.
Yes, i read the reviews and this is a monster size microwave but we got the huge square dishes, so round hole, square peg situation. There is plenty of room in this food zapper for most anything to turn with plenty of room. Just make sure you have tons of room on your counter for a trunk. Ours is not as quiet as most folks stated. Maybe we need to sit it on something softer than the granite.
This microwave has been great and i cooks food very quick and evenly no problems so far.
Works great, spacious interior. Family found it easy to use right out of the box.
Purchased as a gift, recipient likes the microwave weight and power. Be sure space is no problem, this microwave is large.