Kenmore makes the best over-range microwave of 2015, according to Top Ten Reviews. The company’s Elite 80373 receives top honors over all other over-range models on the market. Reviewers praise the unit’s power, spaciousness and variety of cooking features.
One of the device’s most notable feature is its convection mode, which allows to it function similarly to a conventional oven. Bake, roast and broil options give users the ability to prepare a wide range of foods normally not possible for a microwave. The device’s convection feature makes use of strategically placed fans to circulate airflow for more even heating. The Elite 80373 also has a humidity sensor that determines when food is at the correct temperature, eliminating the need for guesswork. The microwave also sports a high-powered ventilation system that filters air throughout the kitchen and turns on automatically if the stove gets too hot.
Reviewers praise the microwave’s spaciousness, with up to two interior racks that allow users to dramatically expand their cooking space. Black, white or stainless steel color options mean the device can fit a variety of kitchen decorations, and the unit has multiple light settings for the stovetop. The only complaint that reviewers note is the lack of live chat on Kenmore’s technical support website, though the company does offer links to Sears live support chat.