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2.4 | 12 Reviews

2.1 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Steam cooking

Whirlpool WMH54521HS

Features

  • CleanRelease® Non-Stick Interior
  • Steam Cooking
  • 4-Speed, 400 CFM Motor Class
  • 2.1 cu. ft. Capacity

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range
  • Width: 29.938"
  • Height: 17.125"
  • Depth: 16"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.1 cu. ft.
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Sensor Cooking

Automatically tracks the cooking progress of your food and adjusts the cook time as needed.

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Turntable On/Off Option

Choose whether the turntable rotates or not to accommodate a wide range of dish sizes.

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Dishwasher-Safe Turntable Plate

Clean up spills on the turntable by simply putting it in the dishwasher.

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Microwave Presets

Get just the right amount of heat and time, whether you're cooking or defrosting, with specific preset options.

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Add 30 Seconds Option

Quickly set the microwave timer to 30 seconds or add it to already in-progress cooking time with the touch of a button.

CleanRelease® Non-Stick Interior Quickly clean up spills with a damp wipe, no special cleaning solutions required.

Steam Cooking Clear up cooktop space by steaming foods like rice, vegetables and fish right in the microwave. Steam accessory available separately.

4-Speed, 400 CFM Motor Class Match the right amount of ventilation to the dish being prepared and quickly get rid of cooking odors with four different fan speed settings.

2.1 cu. ft. Capacity Microwave food in containers of almost any size with the most capacity available among Whirlpool® over-the-range microwaves.

Features

  • CleanRelease® Non-Stick Interior
  • Steam Cooking
  • 4-Speed, 400 CFM Motor Class
  • 2.1 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Hidden Vent
  • Auto Adapt Fan
Dimensions
Capacity 2-1/10
Depth 16.0 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 39-3/8 in
Height 17-1/8 in
Width 29-15/16 in
Configuration and Overview
Microwave Type Over-the-Range
Size 30 in
Controls
Number of Keypads 33
Number of Quick Touch/One-Touch Selections 12
Details
Clock Yes
Night Light Yes
Number of Power Levels 10
Microwave Details
Cavity Finish Non-Stick
Convection No
Cooking Power 1000 w
Grill No
Interior Light Incandescent
Number or Racks 1
Sensor Cooking Yes
Turntable Stoppable, Recessed
Turntable Diameter Size 14.0 in
Work Surface Light Incandescent
Ventilation System
Blower Type Centrifugal
Duct Direction Vertical or Horizontal
Duct Outlet Size 3 1/4 x 10
Duct Type Rectangular
Filters Charcoal Odor Removing Filter
Number of Speeds 4
Ventilation Type Updraft
Certifications
ADA Compliant No
Electrical
Hz 60
Volts 120
Watts 1000
Configuration
Microwave Configuration Microwave Hood Combination
Exterior
Handle Color Silver
EndecaProps
ProductOutletCategories Cooking
Features
Cooking Items Included Cooking Rack
Microwave
Microwave Selections Add 30 Seconds, Beverage, Control Lock, Cook, Cook Power, Cook Time, Defrost, Dinner Plate, End of Cycle Signal, Fresh Vegetable, Frozen Vegetable, Frozen Entree, Keep Warm, Off/Cancel, Pizza, Popcorn, Potato, Reheat, Soften/Melt, Sound On/Off, Steam, Timer

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29.938"
  • Height: 17.125"
  • Depth: 16"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.1 cu. ft.
  • WiFi Connected: No

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2.4 out of 5

33% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

RUN! Whirlpool doesn't stand behind their products

kzmoore 7/18/2019

I had the previous model WMH53520CS and how convenient that they took down this model to review on. Bought our house 3 years ago and replaced every large appliance with a Whirlpool. We have had this microwave for 3 years and have had nothing but problems with it the past year. The door switches are faulty with the "Open/Close Door" prompt, needing to be replaced every few weeks. "If" you can get the switches to work properly, the microwave will shut off 1/2 way through warming up. There are 100's of people having the same issues with that model and Whirlpool refuses to stand behind the product: https://www.consumerreports.org/products/over-the-range-microwave-oven/whirlpool-wmh53520cs-261658/overview/ I will never buy another Whirlpool product again!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Clock problem

J Carter 7/14/2019

The clock keeps changing time from regular time to maritime time. Like from 2:15 pm to 14:15 pm
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features and Beautiful Exterior

Sher117 6/1/2019

My husband brought this home as a surprise. I didn't want an over the oven microwave because I had a counter microwave. Once installed I instantly loved the look of this Microwave and it is so quiet. Very modern and instantly updated my kitchen. It is so easy to use and the features are stylish. Lots of room on the inside and does a better job than my old microwave. I love it and am very happy with my husband's surprise.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Light won't turn off

Bfry1104 4/27/2019

This microwave was installed in a new construction residence. It is approximately 3 years old. The light under the oven stopped working. A new light was ordered from the manufacturer. The light was installed but now cannot be turned off. I have tried several different bulbs but they all will not turn off. Can this problem be fixed?
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best microwave

Lucia5 3/19/2019

Love everything about this microwave. Cooks beautifully!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Stay away

scubaboy50 1/30/2019

Bought a home that had this microwave.Model WMH53521HZ-0 Yesterday it just stopped working. Build date is Aug 2017. I have had other units that gave years of trouble free service. This is junk. Reading other reviews I can see Whirlpool should not be selling microwaves.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to operate

Diane44 1/29/2019

Replaced a 13 yr. old with a lot of cold and hot spots. New one works perfect.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

RIPOFF!!

60'sChic 12/6/2018

I would expect a microwave that cost $300 or more to last more than 3 years!! I was wrong. I have the black ice model--that has been discontinued(obviously for a reason). The light is not on often when I try to run it-- a message flashes--shut door-- and when I do , the darn thing still won't run. My faith has been shaken, and I won't make the mistake of purchasing a Whirlpool appliance in the future--Hello GE slate suite!!
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1 Stars

Look elsewhere

joshua105 12/1/2018

This was the microwave we chose for our brand new build. Look at everyone else's message with the open close/door message. This microwave is awful and just doesn't work. We've only had it 2 years and it's been doing this for the last 6 months. Having moved from Michigan I had some trust in Whirlpool. I think that may be gone. Trust me, look elsewhere.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Open/Close Door message

TSpoon 11/23/2018

We purchased a new home in May 2017. This was the standard microwave that came with the house. A few weeks ago we started getting the same error message as described in the review above (open/close door). Most times, it will not turn on. Highly disappointed that it's only 18 months old and we already have to purchase a new one!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Defective

Kb06 10/20/2018

We purchased our home 1 year ago with brand new appliances. The microwave constantly says open/close door and is a huge pain to start about 85% of the time. Most recently it just plain quit working all together.
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Continous Problem

Pletzski54 7/18/2018

This is the worst microwave I have owned. Right after warranty period it started telling me to "Open/Close door" If the light does not come on inside you will get no power. I have had it for 4 years and this problem has been off and on, but recently continuous. Very frustrating when you are trying to cook dinner. I chose this unit as I wanted the stainless handle to begin transiting over from white to the stainless steel appliances. I will not be buying a Whirlpool anything.
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