Kenmore Elite 2 – Five Stars

Our kitchen staff is happy with this purchase.

Bought it since it is very hard to find microwaves with handles. Most microwaves i previously owned had push buttons which eventually malfunctioned.

The microwave exceeds my expectations. I would highly recommend it. It is larger than most and that was a main selling point for me.

I was surprised that this microwave needs 12inches open above it. If this were on a standard countertop it would not have 12 inches clearence. I’m putting it inside a pantry closet and because of the clearence issue i’m losing one shelf to the microwave and the shelf over it. Not real happy about that as i didn’t see that mentioned in the ad.

The inside appears to be larger than the outside. Not sure they make this anymore, and ours looks to have been a return or at least open box, but the unit was flawless and works very well. Only issue is the buttons take a bit of pressure to work, just have to learn to press directly in the center.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Size larger that listed. As it has legs that are not taken into consideration when the dimensions were printed.
  • It works great It has plenty of room for anything you want
  • Everything about this microwave is absolutely better than advertised

We have only had the microwave for one month. It is a very good microwave. Strong, easy to program, a very good door, quite, cooks evenly. Only drawback: difficult to see dials in low light as they are black.

Had to replace a 3 year old ge that had paint bubbling up and flaking off. Will not buy another ge but i really liked its features. This one is the closest to those features i can find. We bought the trim kit as well and my husband installed it. I’m very happy with the microwave so far, the only issue i have is that you can’t run the timer and the oven simultaneously. But i could not find another that had the 1 to 6 minute preset controls which is now a requirement for me. I think i like the grey interior. It looks like it will be easier to clean than the ge which had too many crevices. If not for the timer/cook issue i would have given this 5 stars.

Coming ‘off’ a 1980’s model that did everything – spoiled. This unit works well and is very good. All functions easy to operate – just not as many and won’t do as much – good purchase- delivered quickly- well packaged. (my own comment:– the old micro was also a kenmore – i love kenmore) even tho it is made by one of the other mfg. I looked very hard for a larger micro – getting harder to locate these days.

Okay, so i tried to post a review on the site that makes this product (rhymes with rears) but i guess they deemed it objectionable since it was never posted, which i don’t understand since i gave it 4 stars and it was mostly positive. My chief complaint is this product is described several times as ‘stainless steel’ and it is not. Magnets will not stick to real stainless steel. Magnets will stick to the metal trim pieces on the front of this oven. They will not stick to the door handle. Just because the door handle is stainless steel, i don’t think the maker should have the right to call the oven stainless steel. Now most people looking at this oven would probably have no idea it isn’t stainless. The metal trim pieces are indeed metal and look nice. My guess is they are brushed anodized aluminum which is cheaper than stainless, but it is not stainless steel. Obviously this has nothing to do with the operation if the oven or its features.

Good size, just wish the buttons were more simple; programmed by a programmer, not a woman in a kitchen.

It is both functional and i love the design.

The more i use it, the more i like it.

It is easy to operate and the inside space is quite large.

Our family is happy with the function of this microwave. It is very spacious inside and easy to clean. And has some features for thawing and sensors for heating we were not used to from our formermicrowave.

It works great it has plenty of room for anything you want to cook. The controls are simple and easy to understand it’s clean and fits in perfectly with the rest of my kenmore appliances. It cooks quickly and evenly and has plenty of preset cook times.

I wanted a new large microwave to replace one that was getting old. This one is faster, more efficient and easy to operate.

Everything about this microwave is absolutely better than advertised. Pre – setting are extremely well thought out. Most everything i do is two button cooking.

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Kenmore Elite 2.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave w/ Extra-Large Capacity - Stainless Steel 75223
4.8 of 5 stars, based on 33 reviews