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1200-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven

1200-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 312.
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This 1.6 cubic foot microwave oven has a large capacity and 1200 watts of cooking power to complement your wall oven or range. Nine quick-touch cooking cycles include three sensor cycles that simplify operation. Plus, optional trim kits allow for built-in installation.


Use & Care Guide

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Installation Guide

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Part # MK2167AS
27" Trim Kit for Countertop Microwaves
MSRP: $120.99
Part # MK2160AS
30" Microwave Trim Kit
MSRP: $120.99

9 Quick-Touch Cycles Including Three Sensor Cycles

Takes the guesswork out of getting exceptional cooking from your microwave. The microwave will automatically adjust cooking time based on a menu of preprogrammed, menu-driven cycles.

Timed Defrost

Allows intuitive operation by automatically setting the microwave oven's power level at 30% for the amount of time you select.

Electronic Controls with LED Display

Make the microwave easy to use and provide a display that shows the functions that are being programmed.

Additional Features

13 1/2" Recessed Turntable

Helps evenly cook food by continually rotating throughout the cooking cycle. The turntable is sunken into the bottom of the microwave to maximize the capacity.

Accepts 30- or 27-Inch Trim Kit

Allows you to install your countertop microwave into an existing cutout for a more integrated appearance.

1.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity

This microwave oven pairs a family-size, 1.6 cubic foot capacity with 1200 watts of microwave power, allowing you to complement the performance of your conventional oven.


Microwave Type
Dimensions|Capacity(FT3,cubic feet)

Configuration and Overview

Sensor Cooking
Cooking Power Wattage
Quick Touch Settings
Add 30 Seconds, Beverage, Cook Time, Defrost, Dinner Plate, Favorites, Fresh Vegetable, Frozen Entree, Frozen Vegetable, Pizza, Popcorn, Potato, Power Level, Soup


Work Surface Light
Turntable Diameter
13 1/2


21 3/4
17 1/4
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
35 1/2


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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after 4 years We had this unit installed during a remodel a few years ago. It started arcing internally a few days ago, even though it was thoroughly cleaned. The repairman said it wasn't worth fixing. For this price, I'd have expected more.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy. Bad quality. Microwave came with my new house. This microwave must have been discounted. Low quality.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy Have had issues with a Whirlpool three door, bottom freezer refrigerator ice since the day we first tried to use it. Now after about 30 months we have a KitchenAid (Whirlpool) microwave with built in surround that has quit working. Everything works but the heating mode. Very unhappy with the quality of appliances installed in our new home and initially used in Sept of 2015.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible!! Don’t buy one! Purchased a manufactured home with this microwave built in. In less than a year 1 didn’t work at all, got another, it didn’t work either manufacturer sent another worked but carousel wouldn’t rotate. The manufacturer sent another haven’t had it 3 months doesn’t work I’ve thrown 4 brand new microwaves in the trash!! at this point I’m done and will purchase another brand to fit in that spot. Note all my appliances came with warranty not worth the paper it’s written on!! Frigidaire sucks!!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer beware Like a lot of other reviews on this site, my microwave failed after a little more than two years. Pretty amazing for a $500 microwave, when most cost so much less than this. I had an authorized service technician come, who explained (for $109) that it was un-fixable. I too am saddled with a customized trim kit. Ironically, as I wait on hold with customer service (now 22 minutes), they are playing Blues Traveler's "Run Around."
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Do Not buy! Our KCMS1655, which is close to identical to this model, lasted three years and 8 days. Our last microwave lasted 16 years, and the one prior to that lasted 27 years. I have my fingers crossed that the 1016 will be better, but I have my doubts. If it weren't for the built-in size specs I would go with a different brand.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended, pattern of not lasting long There are multiple reviews noting that this model lasted people 1.5-4 years, which I'd consider a disappointment. It was the magnetron that blew in our case. KitchenAid support says that the model is non-serviceable, which basically means that it would be more expensive to replace than it would be to repair (after the 1 year warranty). That's the sort of info you can't really get from just the specs. Look for another model. That said - happy with the features and usage itself!
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kitchen Aid isn't what it used to be! 3 years old and it has blown up. Bought a $2400 double wall oven and only 2 years later had to have a $600 repair to replace the electronic board.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boat anchor KitchenAid (& thus, Whirlpool) has made piece of junk. Don't waste your money. Amazon reviews are far more accurate than this company website. We first had the fan break, just after owning for 13 months. We paid for the replacement. You would think a 500$ microwave would not break down so soon. We were committed to this piece of junk b/c it was 'built-in' with the trip kit. So, we paid for the repair, 250$ later. Now after 3 years, it doesn't heat food, thus the magnetron broke. Kicking it to the curb & will never buy another KitchenAid or Whirlpool appliance again. There are far better products out there that will last much longer than this 500 dollar lawn art.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quiet! We got this microwave when we remodeled our kitchen. It came with a really nice trim package too. It is much bigger inside than it looks from the outside, and it’s very quiet too. My only complaint is that we’ve only had it for about a month and one of the lines in the digital numbers has gone out. I’m hoping we will be able to get it fixed under the warranty.
Date published: 2018-01-02
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