1. The microwave door is a DROP DOWN, so when you clean the microwave, you have to use a stool (I am NOT short & still can't reach the back of it) & clean from the side of the stupid drop down door that is right where you need to be. Then you have to go to the other side. Whoever designed that sure as **** never intended to clean one. 2. THE MICROWAVE BEEPING IS INSANELY LOUD & THERE IS NO WAY TO MAKE IT STOP OR LESSEN THE VOLUME! I mean INSANELY LOUD, & the beeps are LOOOONNNNGGGGG & DO NOT STOP until you open it. WHAT THE **** WERE THEY THINKING??? 3. The oven fans (both oven & microwave) run CONSTANTLY while in use & are LOUD & blow pretty hard out into the kitchen, or you face if you're close by. Lastly, today (day 28 of ownership) the microwave stopped working (at least I won't have to listen to the **** thing beep anymore) It showed a code "F44". I hear that is a code that indicates that the microwave fan was running too fast. Derp- I thought so... Got a tech coming tomorrow. If he tells me it needs service or parts, I may have to bury him in a hole in the yard. Hope it?s just a little thing he can fix while he is here.
Not sure about metal microwave tray yet. Attractive unit. Buttttt. When both microwave and oven are on, the fans whistle loudly. Not just fan noise, but obviously a design problem when too much air is being pushed out middle venting through too small of an opening. Noise stops when one unit or the other is off. Need to call repair. See that this is a common problem.
it not only looks great it works very well. the microwave has lots of power and the oven seems to work like a dream. so i love the convection ovens and they work good
This item has been a problem since installation. It started with the clock not working. Not really a problem, but it was just the beginning. During the first couple of times I used the convention oven on the top to roast the oven stopped working half way thru. At that point I tried using the bottom oven, but it didn't work either. I was getting an F84 message on the control panel. So this same thing has happened at least 4 times, and I am still having problems. The first occurrence, I was without my ovens the during the holidays, and since then each time at least 5 -7 days. It happened again a week ago,and it was serviced today, and once again it happened today as I was preparing my dinner.
I bought over $10,000 worth of appliances from sears in one day for my new home. This oven was one of them. It didn't last two weeks and the microwave broke. I waited two months for the parts to come in and finally demanded a new unit, and sears brought one, but the new one didn't last two months. Now I am waiting on my next repair appointment. Worst appliance i've ever had.
We bought this unit and over the four weeks that it has been used we have had four service calls. Two calls to diagnose and two to repair the unit. These repairs started with replacing the main fuse (part cost $83) and then on the next repair appointment it required the replacement of the magnetron, switch, capacitor, transformer, and a thermal cut off switch. Now the unit works fine. The question foremost in my mind is just how long it will be this time. Sears repair service and the corporate office have been very supportive, quick to respond and great on followup. I appreciate this aspect of doing business with them. I however, have advised them to reconsider the manufacturer of this product as to date it has cost Sears nearly $1500 to repair this unit. I also received a gift certificate of $100 to purchase a temporary microwave in the event that the repairs do not hold.
Lasted 30 days microwave went out. service in 20 days WOW
Love this oven, I too read all the negative remarks about this oven and then decided what the heck, you can buy a BMW and it turns out to be a lemon. I had it professionally installed, he told me some of the the dos and dont's and I also read the manual. I have cooked a lot of roasts over the holidays using the bake and convection cycle in the upper and lower oven and have had wonderful results. It's like anything you have to work out the kinks and learn how to use it. Having not had a convection oven before I am still learning the process. I have learned to cook the meat uncovered to start and then cover. Some meats need more fluid in the bottom, roast potatoes cook a lot faster so keep an eye on them. Yes, the buzzer on the microwave is loud, it just makes you get to the oven faster to shut it off. The fan on the microwave blasts out, so I have learned not to be at eye level when it is on. The fan runs longer after the oven is turned off to cool it down, open the oven door and the heat comes into the room which on these cold winter days is no big deal, it cools down faster But, we do not find it to be too loud. We are more than pleased with this appliance and my boys have learned how to use it. Read the Instructions and learn by trial and error. p.s. The control panel works great, but again read the instructions. We have had this appliance since before Thanksgiving and have been cooking for a family of seven with it over the holidays.
Had the Elite Double Oven before this and worked great, but like the comination of features in this unit due to space saving. Looks great and cooks well on Convection Bake and does OK on a lot of the Microwave Auto Cook features.. However when you pay $4,000 for an oven you expect it to have been well thought out. Problems are: What idiot put a metal rotating tray in bottom, affects the Microwave Cooking and causes sparking if it touches inside wall? Too complicated to switch back and forth between Microwave and Cooking in Top Overn. In Lower overn on "Bake" cycle, it comes up to temp and then stops heating, but the Temp Readout contnues to show the preset temp so no way to know it is not cooking (ruined a lot of meals before figuring this out). Double Convection Fans do not cook as well as large single fan in old unit.