A Space Saver But Needs Constant Cleaning
I have owned a number of regular microwave ovens but when I had the chance to upgrade to a mounted version I jumped on it. I like the lay out of the buttons and that they are flat but getting it in white was a mistake. Every piece of dust, dirt and lint shows on it and because it is mounted right over the range I get a lot of splashes from grease, sauce and when I fry bacon. The digital timer read out is a little on the small side but I got used to it. One of the things that I don't like is the exhaust; there's no outside exhaust hook-up on it. The microwave that was mounted over the range would work even when the door was partially open so I unplugged it; there was a port already in the wall for that one but this one didn't match up in the same spot so the exhaust is pretty much useless as it just pulls the air up, through the filter and back into the room. It does nothing to get rid of strong odors or when you burn something. If I had it to do over I would have gotten this in the all black version or the chrome and black color combination. I clean this almost every day because the dirt on it grates my last nerve. Some of the perks of it include an "add 30" button that allows you to add thirty seconds to the timer while it is on, a defrost feature that allows you to thaw things based on their weight, a light and quick-cook buttons for things like popcorn and to reheat cooked items that only need a minimal amount of time. This was easy to install and my brother had it up and running in about ten minutes; it is anchored to the wall securely and there's no vibration when it is being used. There is an option to turn the sound off of it so if you don't like hearing it giving you alerts when the timer goes off you can turn it off. For the price this was worth getting but if you do a lot of stove top cooking consider getting this in black or the black and chrome combination. Ease of Cleaning I regret getting it in white because it needs constant cleaning.