Kenmore 85042 Review

Kenmore 85042

 Kenmore 85042 Ratings Guide
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 Rating Summary
Kenmore 85042  Kenmore
 85042

 Built In
 Microwave

 MSRP: $299
Cost

$176

Per Cu Ft
Features

4

Key Items
Power

1000

Watts
Warranty

1 Year

Magnetron
Rating

3.7 Stars

14 Users



 Microwave Oven Highlights
  • Kenmore Stainless Steel 1.8 cu. ft. Built-In Microwave Oven.

  • Kenmore electronic touch controls make it easy to cook all of your microwave favorites. Simply program the cooking time and power level at the gentle press of a button.

  • One Touch, Foods: Pizza, Potato, Popcorn.

  • Sensor cooking - Sensor controls make it easy to cook all of your microwave favorites at the touch of a button. There's no more need to program the serving size, weight and power levels.

  • The large 1.8 cu. ft. oven cavity with built-in turntable makes it easy to achieve superior cooking results.


Kenmore 85042 Microwave


 Kenmore 85042 Microwave Ratings
Price Per
Cu. Ft.
  The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) per cubic foot of microwave area is $176. This is priced about average.
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 1000 watts of cooking energy. This is about average power with a standard level of heating watts.
Magnetron Warranty  The magnetron warranty is good for 1 year. Compared to other manufacturers, this microwave has a magnetron limited warranty with shorter than average duration.
User Ratings  Rated 3.7 of 5 stars by 14 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 about 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  Dishes can be automatically kept warm after they are done cooking. A preprogrammed setting employs low-power microwaves or sometimes uses a heat lamp to keep foods warm.
Non-Stick Interior  Does not have a special non-stick interior that makes clean-up easier. Splattered foods or drinks take a little more effort to wipe off, especially if you let them dry and harden for a period of time.
Turntable  Turntable is not large enough to rotate a standard 9 x 13 inch baking dish. If you just primarily heat-up food on a plate or small casserole dish, then this smaller size turntable should be adequate.
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  Above average capacity with 1.7 cu. ft. of interior space. More room may be important if you have three or more people in your household, or you like to quickly heat larger dishes for parties and entertaining.



 Kenmore 85042 Microwave Oven Specifications
BrandKenmore
Model85042
NameMicrowave
MSRP$299
TypeBuilt In Microwave
ColorWhite
Capacity1.7 cu. ft.
Microwave Power1000 Watts
Convection PowerNot Applicable
Depth14-7/8 in.
Width29-7/8 in.
Height16-1/2 in.
Turntable11.5 in. diameter
Power Levels10
Vent Air FlowNot Applicable
Parts & Labor Warranty1 Year (limited)
Magnetron Warranty1 Year (limited)


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