If anyone is even vaguely familiar with kitchenaid they know that their products are top of the line and don't dissapoint, ever. This is one of many kitchenaid products I have, and am in love. The product is great for warming up food (which I love to do) but also has so many other features that make it into a versatile kitchen utensil, which by the way also looks great in any kitchen.
Installation - The installation manual that came with the item looks really complicated and something that would make me go insane, therefore I had the people who I bought it from install it for me ... As said if you aren't a genius with electricity and weird looking manuals ... you might want to consider paying a little extra money to have the experts do it for you the right way. The product dimensions are 71.9cm wide, 51.6cm high, 58.3cm deep. I am sure the people at Home Depot or Lowe's can make sure that this monster of a microwave fits and is installed properlly in your kitchen.
The look - This thing is awesome to look at. The stainless steel style makes it a beauty in any kitchen, and unlike most other microwaves this thing looks like you can actually cook, rather than just the usual, he warms up his delivery pizza in this thing. This thing looks more like a small oven than a microwave which I find to be truly estetic, and is great conversation material if you have friends or guests over for dinner.
Accesories - What I find great about this microwave oven is the expandability. Accesories like the steamer, the baking pan, the crisper pan with detachable handle, and the convection grid, make this one of the most versatile kitchen machines in my opinion, not only can you steam your broccoli, but you can grill your chicken breast, and also bake your desert cake. I think it is great, they are all easy to use, and easy to clean which is a dream for any kitchen freak.
User Interface - The thing has a bunch of buttons, but after a couple of times using it you will get familiar with all the things you can do. It is not difficult to use, but it takes some time getting used to. There are 25 buttons on this monster, intimidating at first, but once you learn what magic all these buttons can do, you'll be happy you have them.
Pizza - One of the biggest wars for me is pizza vs. microwave. I can't find a microwave that makes pizza the way it is supposed to be, mostly it is soft and not crispy, not the way you want it. But this microwave does a really good job at reheating pizza. There is a special pizza setting which I find to be rather convenient. You are not going to have pizza that is like fresh delivered, but you will be able to enjoy it.
Heat/Cooking Time - This machine is officially a commercial product, so it heats pretty damn fast. It has a 10 level heat sytem so you can adjust for every thing you might possibly want to cook/heat. It also has a neat feature that you input what you want to do, and it will tell you at what power level and what time, no more guessing !!
Cleaning - This thing is pretty easy to clean, just wipe down from time to time and you should have no problem whatsoever with dirt or anything comparable.
A feature i personally like is the face that it has a keep food warm feature, so if you are cooking osmething and it is done earlier than anticipated, you just put it in there and it will keep it warm without altering the food, so it won't cook it further or anything, just keep it warm until you wish to serve it, great feature !
Overall this is a great microwave oven, although it has a hefty price tag of nearly 2000 dollars, you get what you pay for, it is a sleek looking machine that has a multitude of features that make heating food an easier and more enjoyable task.
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Amount Paid (US$): 1900