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4.2 | 45 Reviews

1.6 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave with 1,200 Watts Cooking Power

Whirlpool WMC30516AB

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Add 30 Seconds
  • Control Lock

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop
  • Width: 21 3/4"
  • Height: 13"
  • Depth: 17 1/4"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes

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Sensor Cooking

Automatically adjusts time for optimal results.

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1,200 Watts Cooking Power

Our countertop microwaves provide from 700 to 1,200 watts of power, so there's one that's right for your kitchen no matter what your cooking requirements.

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Recessed Glass Turntable

Add 30 Seconds Quickly set the microwave to cook for 30 or 60 seconds at 100% power by pressing this button. Or, press it to add 30 or 60 seconds to a manual setting that is already in progress.

Control Lock Disables the control panel to avoid unintended use or other changes to your cooking settings.

Features

  • Add 30 Seconds
  • Control Lock
Dimensions
Depth 17-1/4 in
Height 13.0 in
Width 21-3/4 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
UL UL
Appearance
Handle Color White
Controls
Control Location Right, Blue
Control Type Electronic Touch
Number of Keypads 16
Microwave Details
Convection No
Cooking Power 1200 w
Microwave Selections Add 30 Seconds, Beverage, Control Lock, Cook Time, Defrost, Dinner Plate, End of Cycle Signal, Favorites, Fresh Vegetable, Frozen Entree, Frozen Vegetable, Popcorn, Potato, Reheat, Scale, Soup
Scrolling Electronic Display No
Sensor Cooking Yes
Turntable Yes
Turntable Diameter Size 13-1/2 in
Work Surface Light No
Details
Clock Yes
Number of Power Levels 10
One Touch Cooking Yes
Timer Yes
Ventilation System
Blower Type Forced Air
Electrical
Amps 15
Volts 120

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 21 3/4"
  • Height: 13"
  • Depth: 17 1/4"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes

Manuals

Warranty

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4.2 out of 5

84% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Music Mama 3/28/2017

Just the size of microwave we needed and glad we were able to find it in black.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good power

debiee 3/27/2017

This microwave has good power with fairly quiet operation. I just hate that I can't turn off the tones. Why is it that other Whirlpool microwaves allow it but this one doesn't. It should be an option.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice control panel

Slade 3/22/2017

Microwave worked beautifully for 10 days, then the carousel broke. I still turns but it rattles and clicks, like it's not moving freely. I called Whirlpool and they are sending me a new unit. No hassle. As soon as I told them the problem they said they would replace it.

No, I do not recommend this product

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great microwave

motz 3/22/2017

I am with this.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great little microwave

Vicky 3/20/2017

Only draw back is the loud closing and opening noise. The microwave while operating is very quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good little machine

Vicky 3/13/2017

The only drawback is the sound when opening up and closing. Way too loud.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Glen Park 3/5/2017

It does not have pre programmed minutes. Instead of only pressing 1 you have to press 100. That is a pain.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Colorado Man 3/1/2017

Last Microwave was an over the range, just move into a new home and did not want another one. This is a great microwave. The only problem was the ring under the turn table, it was broke upon delivery and when I went back to the store 2 out of the 3 that was on the floor was also broken.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great features

polish prince 2/21/2017

excellent

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good choice.

David 2/21/2017

Nice size unit with trim kit for built in application. Start button 30 second time is an excellent idea. Turntable is an additional plus for frequent users.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Microwave

Deb 2/21/2017

Bought first one in October 2016. I have had to have replaced twice. First two worked a few weeks, we heard a loud pop and then it wouldn't heat. So far.... microwave number 3 has lasted 5 weeks. Hopefully it will continue to work.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Quicker cooking!

Faith's Mom 2/15/2017

Converting cooking times from my old 1000 watt to 1200 has been a learning process. I called customer service to see if they had a conversion table I could use as I was overcooking my foods. They were not helpful, just said NO. I went online and found some lovely lady who did a chart and it has been easier since then. Shame on you Whirlpool! The latch seems a bit cheap, and I'll have to find rubber feet because when I push the latch to open, the microwave slides on my counter. Have to place hand on top to steady it when opening and closing. Otherwise...it seems to be cooking all right and has a lot of features I haven't used yet. I had an under-the-counter Panasonic before and it felt sturdy and didn't have the stupid turntable. I miss it. D

Yes, I recommend this product

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Tricia 2/9/2017

I bought this microwave a month ago I'm so happy I did I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice Replacement For Old Whirlpool Microwave

MIke M 2/8/2017

Good microwave. 1200 watts is enough power to heat or cook things quickly. Large enough to handle most cooking and warming tasks. Nice automatic features simplify selection of times for various cooking chores. Only two negative features- the microwave door is quick to steam up making it difficult or impossible to see through the door. The most notable negative is the difficulty opening the door. It is so hard to open I had to put pieces of wood behind the microwave so that it would not slide all the way to the wall when trying to open it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works outstandingly

New home owner 2/5/2017

Purchased with home, unit working great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Operational and practical

Norm 1/20/2017

The unit is easily set up and very easy to operate. Mainly read the operating instructions for special features. The automatic 30 second cooking cycle when starting the unit is an example. The quiet operation is amazing.

Yes, I recommend this product

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All features are easy to understand and use.

Walter 1/16/2017

I have this unit for 2 weeks now and everyone in the house found all the features easy to understand and use. The user's manual was well written and easy to follow and understand. Was very happy to see that I could use the trim kit on my previous Whirlpool oven with this unit. The information displayed on the digital screen was bright, clear and easy to read. Great oven.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very simple and Easy to use.

Benjamin 1/16/2017

This is the fourth whirlpool microwave we purchase and we keep going back to this brand because of satisfaction with it. We have owned others but the quality did not match up to Whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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ALL WORKS WELL.

SANDY 1/13/2017

VERY HAPPY WITH THE MICROWAVE

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great appliance

Ms. Moonbeam 1/10/2017

This microwave came with our new manufactured home. I really like it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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replacement microwave

tap dancer 1/3/2017

Bought this about 1 month ago and so far I like it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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works well

ray 1/2/2017

I do not cook meals. Buy frozen ,works great

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's ok

DK 1/2/2017

Purchased to replace older Whirlpool microwave Pros - quiet, heats evenly Cons - feet are not level; causes entire unit to wobble when opening/closing door

Yes, I recommend this product

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great microwave

ray 12/26/2016

works well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use

Patti 12/26/2016

Haven't used very much yet

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use microwave

Eric 12/21/2016

Replaced a 35+ microwave with this model. So far, so good. Food heats up fast and love the rotating dish feature.

Yes, I recommend this product

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is is much faster than my old one

grandma 12/13/2016

i like it very quiet and fast

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome

Grammy 12/12/2016

This microwave does everything I want in an microwave! Everything works the way it's advertised.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good affordable Microwave for the money

Eric 12/12/2016

I only had this for a few weeks so I can't mention anything regarding the quality long term, but it does a good job compared with my old unit. Heats food and liquid much faster and in less time. The rotating feature is a nice addition, allowing the heating to be more uniform.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fabulous

Deacon Mike 12/10/2016

Quick and easy...great power easy to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Better than the Emerson we had!

Bob 12/6/2016

The old on we had wore out. This Whirlpool seems to be much more efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Careone 12/6/2016

Like it

Yes, I recommend this product

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i like this new microrowave

grandma 12/5/2016

i like the large size

Yes, I recommend this product

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A Major Disappointment!

ACG 11/28/2016

Our brand new home came equipped with this microwave when we moved in 3 months ago. Not only is it installed so high that I can neither see clearly nor easily reach the items I put in the microwave, it does not operate as it is supposed to. For example, it does not reverse direction when it cooks; it "clunks." Worse yet, the clear cover over the "Start" button has blistered and at least one other place on the controls has also begun to blister.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Above average

Dada 11/25/2016

Whirlpool remains the top pick for quality.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy To Use

Workout Lunda 11/22/2016

Easy to use. Settings are basically intuitive and easy to program

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works pretty well

Cat 11/21/2016

We just replaced a Kenmore microwave with this Whirlpool one. On the whole I like it and it works fine. My one problem is that I have been heating a 4-cup teapot in the microwave filled with water for 10 minutes. In the old machine it worked fine, in this one the microwave blows the plug. Not sure if this is because of the weight of the pot or what. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not. This is frustrating. Other than that everything else we've cooked in here is fine, including potatoes. Also the beeps are loud and there are five of them at the end of cooking. One would work.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Excellent product.

Tom 11/15/2016

Very satisfied with product.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I'm happy with it seems like good Micowave .

None 11/15/2016

Im happy with so far .

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dinner, anyone?

K 11/10/2016

This is a nice appliance with lots of features. It is very quiet! My biggest complaint is the lighted time in blue light that is very bright...too bright for night time.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good Pick

AllyTex 10/18/2016

I bought this to replace a 15 year old Whirlpool microwave that konked out. It is much more quiet than my old one. I've had it for about a month and it works well. This model was available with a trim kit for the existing built in location for the microwave. However, the one con is that the trim kit is all plastic, whereas the trim kit on the old model was metal. Whirlpool - please upgrade the quality for trim kits and go back to all metal construction.

Yes, I recommend this product

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How did this get through engineering?

cathe 10/18/2016

the thing is not weighted correctly. Every time I open the door, the hole thing tips toward the hinge, so I had to put a shim under the left front foot. Really, did anyone every use this before it was released?

No, I do not recommend this product

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News 10/18/2016

The door opens with a push square rather than having a handle. From 9/24/16 to 10/17/16, I have received 3 door open error messages while attempting to use the microwave... and the door was closed. It was necessary to slam the door in order for the microwave to register it as closed and begin operating. If I can find the wattage and size microwave I prefer, this one is going away as soon as possible.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Easy to use!

skippy. 10/17/2016

It came with our new home and I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Cooks great!

Skippy 10/14/2016

I do a lot of microwave cooking and this one is exceptional. Hope I don't wear it out!

Yes, I recommend this product

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