The sensor heating is one of the nicest features of the Whirlpool WMC30516AS, as it eliminates the guesswork involved in heating up food the appropriate level. This model has 10 cooking levels, which makes it easy to boil, reheat, and defrost food, as well as cook a bag of popcorn with just one press of a button! We like the simple yet elegant design, the combination of black and brushed stainless steel. We also appreciated that, while it has a generous capacity of 1.6 cubic feet, big enough to hold most dishes, it doesn’t dominate the countertop. It even has the option to be a built-in, if that’s your preference. Other pluses for this model are the fact that it’s quiet, it heats evenly with a recessed turntable, and it’s easy to keep clean. Our main complaints are that the button to open the door requires a lot of pressure. This model is available for $229.
- 1.6 cu. ft.
- Stainless steel
- 1200 watts
- 13” H x 17.25” D x 21.75” W
Recessed turntable doesn’t take up space and helps food heat evenly
Offers 10 cooking levels, including boiling, reheating, and defrosting
A popcorn cycle is a convenient one-touch option
Sensor heating works well and removes a lot of hassle
Kid lock for added safety
Open door button needs a lot of pressure to open/shut
Some users report coating on buttons wearing off with regular use
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