Kenmore 79159 Review

Kenmore 79159

 Kenmore 79159 Ratings Guide
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 Rating Summary
Kenmore 79159  Kenmore


 MSRP: $149


Per Cu Ft


Key Items



5 Years


4.5 Stars

33 Users

 Microwave Oven Highlights
  • Kenmore Elite 1.5 Cu Ft Countertop Microwave.

  • TrueCookPlus is the easiest way to achieve optimal results. Just find the TCP code located on the food package, enter it on the keypad and press start.

  • 1 year parts & labor/5 year magnetron tube.

  • A built-in moisture sensor detects when foods are cooked just right, and then automatically turns the oven off when finished.

  • Easy clean interior: Exclusive Kenmore coating formulation provides a surface that helps resist sticky splatters, to keep the inside looking its best.

Kenmore 79159 Microwave

 Kenmore 79159 Microwave Ratings
Price Per
Cu. Ft.
  The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) per cubic foot of microwave area is $99. This is less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 12% of new microwaves.
Premium Features  Considering only those functions and capabilities that really make a difference, this microwave has an average number of premium features when compared with other new microwave designs.
Power  This Kenmore microwave oven can generate up to 1200 watts of cooking energy. This is more powerful than average with a higher level of heating watts.
Magnetron Warranty  The magnetron warranty is good for 5 years. Compared to other manufacturers, this microwave has a magnetron limited warranty with about average duration.
User Ratings  Rated 4.5 of 5 stars by 33 users from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Sears, and others. Compared to other user reviews of new microwaves, this appliance is rated higher than average.
Bake / Roast  Standard microwave without convection heating. You can't brown, bake, or roast dishes and meats like a regular oven.
Grill / Broil  Standard microwave without a grilling or broiling element. You can't grill or broil meats such as steaks, hamburgers, or chicken wings.
Staged Cooking  Can be programmed with a series of power levels and heating times that you perform frequently. Allows you to automatically cook your favorite dishes without constant monitoring so you can perform other tasks.
Sensor Cooking  Uses sensors to monitor humidity levels and automatically determines the appropriate power and time required to cook, reheat, or defrost selected foods.
Even Cooking  Does not use special technology to help ensure that dishes are cooked evenly. Most standard microwaves do an adequate job, especially at higher power settings. Moving dishes or stirring periodically is helpful.
Keep Warm  Does not include an automatic setting to keep foods warm after they've finished cooking. You have to manually select low power settings for brief periods of time on a periodic basis.
Non-Stick Interior  The interior includes a non-stick coating or stainless steel so that splattered food or drinks can be easily wiped off. No more scrubbing when you overcook foods or forget to cover them.
Turntable  Turntable is large enough to rotate a standard 9 x 13 inch baking dish. This is a convenient feature if you frequently cook larger dishes for your family or entertaining.
Stainless Steel  The exterior is not made of stainless steel. While stainless is popular in kitchen appliances, black and white are elegant, timeless colors.
Size  1.5 cu. ft. microwave with average to below average capacity. This may be adequate for singles and couples, but you should also consider your requirement for parties if you entertain often.

 Kenmore 79159 Microwave Oven Specifications
NameElite Microwave
TypeCountertop Microwave
Capacity1.5 cu. ft.
Microwave Power1200 Watts
Convection PowerNot Applicable
Depth17.9 in.
Width23.87 in.
Height13.56 in.
Turntable14 in. diameter
Power Levels10
Vent Air FlowNot Applicable
Parts & Labor Warranty1 Year (limited)
Magnetron Warranty5 Years (limited)

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