The Whirlpool WMH31017AW is a very powerful microwave model from one of the world’s leading manufacturers in kitchen and home appliances- Whirlpool. While evaluating this product we have come across a number of positive aspects about this product that has left us impressed. The microwave offers a two variable fan speed settings that lets you easily match the amount of ventilation you need to the dish being prepared. Also there is a hidden vent that projects a rationalized appearance and simplifies the process of cleaning. The 1.7 cu ft. capacity cabinet lets you cook almost anything. with up to 1000 watts of cooking power and adjustable power options, cooking now is more rapid and at the same time, energy efficient.
Hidden Vent within the 1.7 cu ft. cabinet
The fan motor on the top of the unit is easily repositioned to vent either through the rear top of the microwave or through the top front grille. The rear top opening is a standard vent size for venting through a rectangular duct.
Blue LED display
The blue LED display featured by this microwave lets you see the status of your cooking. It also provides error coded whenever the microwave encounters one so that you know what the precise problem is.
Features and Specifications
- 220 CMF vent system
- 2 speed fan
- 1000 watts cooking power
- Adjustable power levels
- Energy efficient
- Hidden vent within the cabinet
- Easy cleaning
- 7 cubic feet extra large cabinet
- 2 stage cooking
- Blue LED display
- Free 10 year warranty on major components
- Instructions manual included
Customer Review and Scores
The Whirlpool WMH31017AW model has an average feedback score of 4.1 out of 5 at the Amazon online score. This score has been provided by as many as 23 Amazon verified customers based on their experiences with the same.
A few common issues faced by the users of this microwave are as follows-
The bolts supplied will not work in a deep cabinet and it’s quite a herculean task to find longer replacements. The instructions manual does not include an option to hard wire the electrical connection. Also there are no grids to safeguard the microwave from small objects falling on to the microwave from the cabinet above which undoubtedly is a let down. However, all these seem to be insignificant issues and can be addressed with ease.
Final Verdict– This counter top microwave oven has some outstanding features to boast of. Besides the above mentioned issues, there are no significant issues about the same. We personally give this microwave a feedback rating of 4.5 out of 5, which we believe is completely fair. We strongly recommend this product.