“ Brand: Whirlpool / Microwave Type: Built-in / Cooking Power: 1000 Watts / Power Levels: 8 / Capacity: 31 liter „
Price I paid 750Euro or around £643
Now most important thing for you to note about this microwave is that it's a BUILT IN model and can not just sit on a countertop like the standard microwave we all know and love. This fits into a pre made slot in your fitted kitchen. The all important dimensions are (cm) (H)38.5 x (W)59.5 x (D)51.4
Normally I'd leave the boring bit till the end but what's the point of you reading this if it's not going to fit.
As always let's talk about looks.
It definitely looks good all set up and installed. The body is made of a very nice brushed stainless-steel with the blackest of black glass making up most of the oven door. Speaking of the door it opens down like a traditional fitted oven. Not to the left like standard microwaves. The manufactures brand logo (whirlpool) is positioned nicely bottom centre of the glass. The control panel can be found directly above the oven door handle. And is made of the very same blackened glass to show the electronic display clearly.
I know most people only use a microwave for reheating leftovers, heating ready meals or popping popcorn. And I'm one of those people. So why spend so much on a microwave when you can pick up a perfectly useable one for around £30?
Well for me it was because I wanted a microwave, but I didnt want one sitting around getting in the way of countertop space that I could use for something else or just leave free. Plus I do use my microwave a few times a day, and I might as well say it, it looks so much better in my kitchen. It goes with everything and it looks like you don't even have a microwave (an appliance some people look down there nose at)
The oven capacity is much bigger too, as the largest tabletop model I could find was 21L and most people don't even buy anywhere near that size. This is a huge 31L
The interior light works well, some of the others I seen in the showroom had dull little bulbs. This one lights everything up a treat.
The microwave output (that's the second most important thing to look out for, after the measurements)
Is 1000 Watts
There are 8 power levels in total
And also 3 Jet settings
And Jet defrost
A crisp plate is supplied
Manufacturer warranty is 1 year
Thankfully there is a child safety lock (some horrific accidents have happened related to microwave burnings) so ALWAYS look for this feature.
If you have read any of my other large kitchen appliance reviews you'll know that my pet peeve is stainless steel that scratches easily.
Whirlpool does a great job at preventing this for happening and so far no scratches at all.
I love my built in microwave, I wouldn't be without it. But if I couldn't afford it I wouldn't go into debt to get it. A standard microwave does the exact same job.
It's up to you.
Whirlpool Fusion AMW758/IX
Short name: Whirlpool AMW758IX