Had to replace a 20 year old ge profile microwave, this unit is an exact size match and i was able to re use the trim package from the ge unit.
The microwave works and looks good but it has some very annoying features that you can’t really change. When you heat something and it’s done it will beep incessantly until you open the door or press stop. The only way to stop it is to turn off all the sounds all together which is a pain to not hear the beep when you press a button. If i would have known this i would have never purchased this.
Must buy the trim kit in order to install it. Once the trim kit is mounted on your cabinet you can see the difference.
This is by far the least expensive ‘built-in’ microwave i could find to replace our 20+ year old one. I did not want to spend $800 to pop popcorn and reheat leftovers (which is our normal use). I have used 3 other microwaves at home and office over the years. This one is more powerful than any of those 3. It takes about 2/3 of the time of the previous built-in. It is great at popping popcorn. It has a one-touch button for popcorn and some sort of sensor to know when to quit. It pops nearly all the kernals. My wife looked at the manual and said the programming did not seem very intuitive to her. She would have to refer to the manual to program something complex like defosting followed by cooking, but she never does that, so she didn’t care.
My only complaint is the interior light is very dim. I like to be able to watch my food cook so things don’t boil over but you can barely see your items inside.
Honestly, this is the 2nd one of these we have had, the first one had to be a lemon. After replacing the door latch twice on the first one, i was tired of the unit not working properly. I took out the old lemon and replaced with a new unit, this one works great. Our first one didn’t close correctly and i should have sent it back in the first place but we just knew how to operate it and kept it. After ordering the door latch for the second time, i gave up and plopped down $364 for this new one. My wife and i could tell the difference from the first time we used it. A lot more solid and opening the door was never as easy with the 1st unit. I am giving this unit 5 stars based upon it, not the first lemon we bought 4 years ago, time will tell. We also have the matching two oven stove and we have and no problem with it what so ever.
- I really like this microwave
- 1st unit was a lemon, this one works great!
- The microwave works great. I really like the auto cook features and
I needed to replace a 30+ year old ge that finally blew out. The challenge was choosing between 2 less than optimal options. Spending twice the money replacing both the dead microwave and the matching oven that was still working great or, 2. Trying to find a new microwave that not only was similar looking, but of similar size and dimensions (nearly impossible since all the new models are smaller, leaving a ‘gap’ in the cabinetry where the old micro took up all the extra space before). The frigidaire was a great solution since it can be ordered with a trim kit that fills the gap. I made the decision to use an installer that the local appliance store recommended. He did the job in about 20 minutes and charged me his minimum $100. The auto features (cook, defrost, rewarm, soften) and the easy-to-use menu of settings for things like potatoes, pizzas, popcorn, frozen meats, veggies and breakfast items, etc.
I purchase the frigidaire gallery (fgmo205kf) built-in microwave to replace frigidaire professional (fgmo209kf).
Basically ok, nothing special. When the time is up, it beeps incessantly – highly annoying.
Replaced my built in frigidaire microwave from 15yrs ago. Ordered the trim kit as well. Easy to install and works great. I got the black to match the rest of my kitchen appliances.
I really like this microwave. It looks good, has a large interior and lots of options with a sensor reheat feature i love. The only thing i can find that is annoying is the notification sound to let you know the cycle has ended. The first notification is fine, but the next ones need to be much farther apart if you are unable to open the door or touch ‘stop’ after that first one.
Very elegant looking with the trim installed,nice and quite operation. I am very happy with this purchase.
Arrived on time and it looks good but the door doesn’t open when button is pressed. It has to be pried open every time.
This microwave is beautiful. Food heats evenly and it fits the space perfectly.
At the outset, this microwave worked fine. A single finger poke opened the door at the outset. Now, i have to mash it with two fingers, straight in and full on, and then it often takes two or three tries to pop it open.
This was an replacement for the same model of microwave that was built in 8 years ago. We killed the original one (ran with nothing inside).
Microwave done sound isn’t my favorite. Keeps making the end sound until you get it.
It was time to replace the microwave. This fits built in space perfectly. Has 1-button functioning 30 second time odd on. Pro – the timer signal is easier to hear than most and it’s persistent so i can’t miss it. Con – the cooking done signal is easier to hear than most but it never stops going off. You cannot let something sit for a couple of minutes without going back and hitting ‘stop’ to end the noise. There are instructions on how to eliminate the signal. But it’s either have an annoyingly, persistently beeping, or there’s no signal at all.
Works well (at least the basic heating functions). The when done alert is a little annoying. Hopefully there is an option to choose a different sound.
Was easy to install as a built-in using the separately-bought trim kit. The microwave is powerful and very simple to use. My only complaint is that it’s louder than my previous microwave. Because our kitchen is connected to the family room, this makes conversation, tv watching, etc. Difficult when the microwave is in use.
Bigger than it looks and has many auto cook features. Reheats pasta and you cant even tell its been microwaved. Bought the built-in trim kit as well. A little color difference, but all in all a great product at a great price.
The microwave works very well. Instructions seem very complete. This unit was a relatively inexpensive replacement for our 30 year old ge microwave that was failing. Replacing both our old ge oven and microwave with a matched set installed would run at least $3,000. With professional installation, i purchased and installed this new frigidaire unit and the associated trim kit for just over $700.
Ordered this as a replacement for the built in amana microwave that came with our house. The fit and finish on this microwave are very nice. The stainless is very handsome and the door opens and shuts very smoothly and quietly. The buttons function as expected for the flat touch style buttons that they are. The operation of this microwave is quiet, and the beeps from the button presses are very quiet which i really appreciate. Everything has cooked as expected in it with no surprises of being too hot or too cold. All in all i’d say this is a very good quality microwave. If you are in the market for a built in microwave oven, check the size of your opening and consider purchasing the suggested mounting kit to go with your oven. I decided to reuse our old mounting kit and it doesn’t fit exactly right which has caused some amount of frustration with the oven moving around in the cabinet as the door is opened and closed.
The autodefrost system is not the best but maybe because i am used to the ge i had beforenice size, easy to clean.
We have on this unit for 18 months now and i have encountered no problems whatsoever. This is an extremely powerful microwave oven. And is a quality appliance the apparent it’s really nice.
I bought this microwave with the trim kit for a built in look and function. Perfect for the space available in my cabinet. This is a powerful unit, easy to operate and fits perfect with the trim kit. The price is right for the operation and fit.
Bought to replace a previous frigidaire, 12 years old/ it fit perfectly into the built-in cabinet and the previous trim kit fit so i did not have to buy another one. The settings are very different and it is a learning experience using it.
I wanted to use it for a while before leaving a review. It was not the most expensive microwave, and after having ge microwaves (which were more money) and not being pleased with them, i decided to go with this one. It’s features are better than others. The defrost option is more accurate as are the automatic reheat options. Overall i’d give it a 5 star if it wasn’t for that annoying beeping sound that others have commented on. It’s annoying, but in no way affect the performance of the microwave. Also, i bought it for use as a built in microwave, and the kit that’s sold for that purpose is not that easy to install because of the placement of the drill holes.
Extremely pleased with item. Purchased this one to replace broken, built-in microwave. Exactly as described and fits perfectly in the cut-out.
This microwave is powerful and installed well. The only issue i have with it is that the sound setting is a) completely off, or b) beeps very loudly over and over again until you open the door. A volume setting, or a once and done beep would have been preferable.
Good microwave but i don’t like the over complication of programming just to defrost or reheat. My older one was simpler to operate.
Nice microwave, good replacement for my previous one, same brand, easy to use, just what i wanted.
Sorry, can’t review as had to return. Am sure the product is good; however, wouldn’t fit the space we had in our built-in cabinet. The company did charge an outrageous return fee.
Works great and looks perfect with the trim kit. A great replacement to my 14 year old maytag that died on us. I was very pleased that it fit into the space left by our old microwave and we didn’t have to alter our existing cabinets. I had a really hard time finding similar dimensions but this worked great.
Great mw, used as a built in. Not much choice as it was only one that would fit but turned out to be great.
Great product, fit in my wall space perfectly.
I really like this microwave. I like the feature where you can just hit one button for 1 minute to 6 minutes.
Have had for a couple of months now and very happy with purchase.
The whole family went into panic mode when our old microwave died. Luckily, i found this one to replace it. It arrived quickly and was a breeze to install above our oven. We were actually able to use our old trim kit, which saved some money. I really like the auto cook features and quick start buttons. The rotating glass plate ensures everything is cooked evenly. I am very pleased that every time we have used the popcorn button the popcorn has come out perfectly popped. No more burnt pieces or 1/2 popped bags, like we had with our old microwave. The user preference button is interesting. You can set a child lock and even turn the sound on/off. The interior and exterior are very easy to wipe clean and the stainless steel exterior match with our other appliances.
Very happy with our purchase, especially the fact it was received in two days. Price was the same as local big chain.