By Jacki

from Highlands, Texas

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Frigidaire FGMV174KF Review

 
3.0

PROS

  • Easy To Install
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean

CONS

  • Noisy
  • Unreliable
  • Hard To See Display

BEST USES

  • Quick Meals
  • Defrosting
  • Popcorn
  • Leftovers

Comments:

Having delt with Frigidaire customer support on my last over the hood microwave I should have my head exmained for ordering a new model. Arrived packed well and after unpacking the same old weak door problem is present and accounted for on the new model, same as the old model. It's a shame that in today's economy that manufacturers don't give enough attention to correcting a defect that has been around for several itterations of a product. SHAME on Husquvarna and the Frididare production folks. That said I'm enjoying the stronger heating capability upgrading to 1000W. The sensor cook is very handy. Very nice looking and does what it is intended to do, at least until I have to try to find a door switch or replacement door


By ktmac

from the Midwest

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

I'm in love but don't tell my husband

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Install
  • Attractive Design
  • Powerful

CONS

BEST USES

  • Defrosting
  • Popcorn
  • Leftovers

Comments:

We had to replace the OTR microwave when we bought our new house - my husband says they must have nuked old car parts in the one already here. It was trashed. I'm short and have always used counter top models, but the appeal of having more counter top space convinced me to replace it. We have a stainless steel look in our transitional kitchen and this works well. Plus Consumer Reports listed it as a good buy. It was fairly easy to install although we couldn't use the previous Frigidaire mounting hardware - took about 30 minutes. The exhaust fan and light work well. The light is toward the front and illuminates the entire stove top and the fan has two speeds although I don't hear much difference. Haven't filled the kitchen with black smoke recently so can't say how it would do under those conditions. Cooking is faster than I am used to, but it is not a difficult adjustment and you can use sensor cooking instead. I joke that it is big enough to roast a pig in, but mainly it is roomy enough that handles on cooking containers don't hit the sides stopping the rotation the way they did in my poor little counter top model. It has a rack, but I never use it.



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