WMH1164XWS Review

Whirlpool WMH1164XWS

 WMH1164XWS Ratings Guide
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 Rating Summary
Whirlpool WMH1164XWS  Whirlpool

 Over the Range

 MSRP: $219


Per Cu Ft


Key Items



1 Year


3.4 Stars

10 Users

 Microwave Oven Highlights
  • 1.6 cu. ft. Microwave-Range Hood Combination.

  • Staged cooking allows you to customize program power levels and cooking durations without keeping "watch" over the microwave.

  • Streamline the appearance of the microwave exterior with a hidden vent that also simplifies cleaning. A unique, sloped design vents out the top (rather than the front) of the unit.

  • Just press the Jet Start button and the microwave starts to cook for 30 seconds at 100 percent power.

  • No more guessing about when you need to change a filter. The filter change indicator informs you when it's time to change the filter so air stays fresher.

Whirlpool WMH1164XWS Microwave

 WMH1164XWS Microwave Ratings
Price Per
Cu. Ft.
  The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) per cubic foot of microwave area is $137. This is priced about average.
Premium Features  Considering only those functions and capabilities that really make a difference, this microwave has less premium features than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new microwave designs.
Power  This Whirlpool 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 3.4 of 5 stars by 10 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 lower 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  Does not use sensors to monitor humidity levels and determine when some common foods are done cooking. Power levels and cooking times must be pre-selected.
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 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 1.6 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.

 WMH1164XWS Microwave Oven Specifications
TypeOver the Range Microwave
Capacity1.6 cu. ft.
Microwave Power1000 Watts
Convection PowerNot Applicable
Depth15-7/16 in.
Width29-15/16 in.
Height17-1/4 in.
Turntable13 in. diameter
Power Levels10
Vent Air Flow220 CFM
Parts & Labor Warranty1 Year (limited)
Magnetron Warranty1 Year (limited)

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