Lowes Whirlpool Over-the-Range Microwave | 166196

Lowes Whirlpool 1.7 cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave. Stainless Steel.  Item #: 166196 |  Model #: WMH31017AS.  Keep your kitchen smelling fresh with this Whirlpool WMH31017AS over-the-range microwave that features a 2-speed, 220 cfm fan and hidden vent to help keep your cooking space clean. The 1.7 cu. ft. capacity accommodates a wide range of food items.

Wow a Whirlpool for under $200!  I really like the steel handle, my last two microwaves had plastic handles that eventually broke. I like the 30 second add function better than the 1 minute add.  Overall this is a great value.  Easily match the amount of ventilation you need to the dish being prepared with two variable fan-speed settings. This Whirlpool 1.7 cu. ft. capacity microwave’s hidden vent gives it a streamlined appearance and simplifies cleaning. With up to 1,000 watts of cooking power, this microwave offers the flexibility you need to prepare all types of food.

The design is great and it uses some real steel, not plastic, that will eventually break. Keypad is easy to use and control.  Creating and cleaning up after all your favorite dishes is easy with the 1.7 cu. ft. microwave hood combination. With up to 1,000 watts of cooking power, you’ll have flexibility you need to prepare all types of food. A hidden vent creates a streamlined appearance that’s easy to wipe clean. Plus, you can easily match the amount of ventilation you need to the dish being prepared with two variable fan-speed settings.  Overall, it’s genuinely a good microwave at a reasonable price.

Capacity (Cu. Feet)1.7
Wattage (Watts)1000.0
Exhaust Fan Maximum Capacity (CFM)220.0
Number of Vent Speeds2
Recirculating FilterYes
Charcoal FilterYes
Vent Fan LocationBack
Sensor Cooking ControlsNo
Number of Sensor Control Pads0.0
Convenience Cooking ControlsYes
Kids’ Menu OptionNo
Child Safety LocksNo
Control TypeElectronic touch pad
Controls LocationRight
Power Levels10.0
Number of Convenience Control Pads7.0
Convection OvenNo
Speed CookNo
Grilling OptionNo
ReheatYes
Melting/Softening OptionYes
Delay StartNo

whirlpool microwave wmh31017ASThe recessed turntable handles larger items like cooking bowls so you can prepare caramel corn, party mix or soups in the microwave. The turntable can be safely stopped with the touch of a button.  Hidden vent streamlines the appearance of the  exterior with a hidden vent that also simplifies cleaning.  Over the range microwave ovens are putting countertop models to shame these days as they continually get more compact and more powerful, overtaking the duties of other equipment and doing a lot of the work of meal preparation for you.

Over-the-range microwave oven hood combinations are the best example. They are installed over your stovetop and perform the job of the former resident, the oven hood, while also cooking, reheating and much more, all without taking any counter space.  Forget  about your oven and stovetop as this microwave can bake cakes, steam vegetables, and reheat or cook virtually anything.

By Victoria Stone