Kenmore 88523 Review

Kenmore 88523

 Kenmore 88523 Ratings Guide
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 Rating Summary
Kenmore 88523  Kenmore

 Over the Range

 MSRP: $599


Per Cu Ft


Key Items



1 Year


4 Stars

7 Users

 Microwave Oven Highlights
  • Kenmore Elite Stainless Steel 30 in. Microhood Combination.

  • Dual swing door - Unique Innovative design allows the user to open either from Left or Right for added convenience.

  • 600 CFM Ventilation power - 600CFM has twice the ventilation power compare to a conventional units. Extra Wide 2.0 cu. ft. Cavity - Can accommodate the widest Casserole dish.

  • Wide glide - Gliding tray compare to a conventional turntable, maximizes usable space within the microwave. It provides superior cooking performance and ensures that your food will be cooked evenly.

  • Halogen Cooktop lights - Brighter, energy efficient and longer lasting than a conventional light bulb.

Kenmore 88523 Microwave

 Kenmore 88523 Microwave Ratings
Price Per
Cu. Ft.
  The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) per cubic foot of microwave area is $300. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 22% 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 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 4 of 5 stars by 7 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  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  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 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  Stainless steel microwave exterior. Stainless is long-lasting, easy to clean-up, and is currently the most popular material for kitchen appliances. Provides a sleek, modern look.
Size  Above average capacity with 2 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 88523 Microwave Oven Specifications
TypeOver the Range Microwave
ColorStainless Steel
Capacity2 cu. ft.
Microwave Power1000 Watts
Convection PowerNot Applicable
Depth16-1/2 in.
Width29-7/8 in.
Height17-3/4 in.
Turntable15.75 in. diameter
Power Levels10
Vent Air Flow600 CFM
Parts & Labor Warranty1 Year (limited)
Magnetron Warranty1 Year (limited)

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