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2.8 | 58 Reviews

30'' Over-the-Range Microwave Oven with Bottom Controls

Electrolux EI30BM55HS

Features

  • Sure-2-Fit Capacity
  • Auto Cook Functions
  • Platinum Star Limited Warranty
  • Multi-Stage Cooking Option

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range
  • Width: 29.9375"
  • Height: 17.0625"
  • Depth: 14.97"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1650.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: No
  • Vent CFM: 350.0 cfm

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IQ-Touch Bottom Controls For those who like to have their options always visible, the IQ-Touch control panel displays your cooking option at all times, conveniently located on the OTR.

Sure-2-Fit® Capacity Our extra-large microwave will hold nearly any dish.

Auto Cook Functions Cook display prompts you through Quick Meal options and Dinner Recipes.

Three-Speed Fan Over-the-range microwave doubles as a hood and is capable of moving up to 350 cu. ft. of air per minute. Can be mounted over high-performance cooktops with up to 56,000 BTU of total heat output.

Sensor-Cook Options Automatically adjust the amount of time needed to complete the cooking.

Multi-Stage Cooking Option Our Multi-Stage Cooking Option allows you to program power levels and cooking times in advance, so you can program it to defrost, cook and keep a meal warm all at once.

Six Shortcuts Popcorn, Reheat, Soften, Melt, Warm and Defrost.

Platinum® Star Warranty Guaranteed performance provides peace of mind and service from our national network of authorized independent service professionals.

Features

  • Sure-2-Fit Capacity
  • Auto Cook Functions
  • Platinum Star Limited Warranty
  • Multi-Stage Cooking Option
Controls
Add 30 Seconds Yes
Control Panel Lockout Yes
Display Type Blue LED
Keep Warm Setting Yes
Power Levels 10
Touch Pads Buttons 31
Microwave Oven Controls
Bread Option(s) Yes - 2
Humidity Sensor Yes
Multi-Stage Cooking Option(s) Yes - 4 Stages
Pasta 1
Quick Meal Options Yes - 4
Cooking Controls
Electronic Clock & Timer Yes
Fast Recipe Options
Bread Option(s) Yes - 2
Auto Features
Auto Melt / Soften Options 2
Auto Beverage Option 0.5 - 2.0
Bread Option(s) Yes - 2
Pasta 1
Sensor Features
Humidity Sensor Yes
Baked Potato Button 1
Fresh Vegetables 1
Frozen Vegetables 1
Popcorn Button 1
Reheat Button 1
Sensor Cooking Options 5
Sensor Touch Options 10
Electrical Specifications
Power Supply Connection Location Right Rear Top
Connected Load (kW Rating) @ 120V 1.71 kW
Power Cord Length 40"
Amps @ 120 Volts 14.3 amps
Voltage Rating 120V, 60Hz
Exterior Specifications
Door Style Soft-Arc
Window Type Glass
General Specifications
Product Weight (lbs) 61 lbs.
Shipping Weight (lbs) 73 lbs.
Interior Specifications
Interior Light Conventional
Microwave Interior Depth 14-31/32"
Microwave Interior Height 10-1/16"
Microwave Interior Width 22-1/2"
Oven Interior White Enamel
Microwave Oven Specifications
Adjustable Metal Rack Adjustable Metal Rack Included
Adjustable Sound Level For Timers / Reminders Yes
Frequency (Mhz) 2,450
Watts 1,000 Watts
User Modes
Auto Start Yes
Custom Help Options 5
Quick Meal Options Yes - 4
Demo Mode Yes
More / Less Function Yes
Shortcut Options 6
Vent & Light System
Charcoal Filters (Recirculated Installation) 1
Exhaust Duct Convertible (Ventilation is convertible to be either ducted outside, or recirculated inside requiring no ducting.)
Exhaust Fan Capacity (CFM) 350 CFM
Exhaust Fan Speeds 3
Grease Filters 2
Hood Fan Yes
Accessories
36" Filler Panel Kit Optional, order item no. MWFILKTSS (Stainless Steel)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29.9375"
  • Height: 17.0625"
  • Depth: 14.97"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1650.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: No
  • Vent CFM: 350.0 cfm

2.8 out of 5

41% of reviewers recommend this product.

Cheap Plastic Parts Break Easily`

bdono33 12/7/2017

Have parts falling off due to cheap plastic and very expensive $140 for replacement.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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12/19/2014

Yes, I recommend this product

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7/11/2014

No, I do not recommend this product

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Electrolux 30 over range microwave oven

AJ 6/12/2014

Very simple microwave oven to use. It has all of the features a simple user would need as well as advanced features for the professional.

Yes, I recommend this product

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6/12/2014

No, I do not recommend this product

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Fan seems ineffective

Clayton Nall 6/11/2014

This is a good microwave. The hood-style fan on the unit does a fairly poor job of sucking steam from the range. As a result the front of the microwave suffers a lot of condensation during regular cooking.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Too much money poorly made

Marjorie 6/11/2014

I bought this microwave and less than 4 years I had to call repairman and found out microwave cant be fixed. Im forced to buy a new one if ELECRTOLUX wont replace it. I have now a full kitchen of their products in my kitchen and for the $$ I paid Im very disappointed in their product. Should last longer than 4 years.

Yes, I recommend this product

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not worth the money

bert 5/21/2014

Luckily we bought ours from the scratch and dent placepaid $399.00 Nov 2012 they list for $799.00. March 2014 16 months later the magnetron tube and a couple other parts went out. Had them replaced by an Electrolux approved repairman at a cost to me of $223.00 because only the magnetron tube is covered for more than 1 yearI had to pay for other parts and labor. One week after I got it back the magnetron tube went out again but I guess 3 is my lucky number because as of May 2014 the 3rd magnatron tube is working so far. I would not recommend this appliance to anyone.

No, I do not recommend this product

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5/21/2014

No, I do not recommend this product

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5/11/2014

Yes, I recommend this product

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Unhappy

Jim 3/1/2014

We recently bought a house with Electrolux appliances that were about three years old. Our experience thus far is that they are of very poor quality and difficult to fix. Weve had problems with the refrigerator dishwasher and clothes dryer. Currently the microwave handle is broken. Rather than pay for another service call and the replacement parts we will be replacing the unit with that of another brand.

No, I do not recommend this product

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1/30/2014

No, I do not recommend this product

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More to be revealed.

BT 1/29/2014

While the performance of the product is exceptional I was dismayed when I ordered replacement parts. I had my kitchen remodeled wit required relocation of the microwave. In the process the vent cover screw became broken I had to re-order the chrome strip that covers the vent. I was shocked to learn that this non functioning part was $150. It has no operating parts is strictly cosmetic in function. Since we wanted our new kitchen to reflect the investment we had no choice but to order the part. There should be more of a direct relation between the functioning of the replacement part and relative cost.

Yes, I recommend this product

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dont buy

coco7 1/22/2014

have had this microwave fixed several times. all different parts have broken on this microwave the handle the vent etc. made of very cheap plastic. expensive microwave not worth the money. very dispointed.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Electrolux

raf 12/27/2013

Nice microwave works great. Panel hard to read it should light up when touched but it does not. Other than this its a very good product

Yes, I recommend this product

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Microwave

Madison 12/22/2013

I like the style of this producthowevermy handle brokewithin three months and now on of the inside rack holders is broken this product is extremely delicate.

Yes, I recommend this product

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12/17/2013

No, I do not recommend this product

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Better than fair

ColdKase 12/17/2013

Overall the microwave has been a good unit. The only problem is that the handle came off in my hand. It appears that the screws pulled right through the plastic even though I have not abused the unit. Technician was out in a few days and replaced the door and handle at no cost to me plus he added a couple of washers to widen the area of support. Heres hoping that I never need another repair.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Microwave

Beth 12/16/2013

This microwave was a replacement for a previous one that wasnt available anymore. Works wonderfully cleans up nicely

Yes, I recommend this product

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Electrolux products -- good when theyre working

Bob 12/16/2013

Our first microwave experienced a catastrophic door failure which appeared to come about due to unexplained deterioration of the plastic hinge assembly. My replacement model exhibits a rattling noise as the turntable rotates when the unit is on. My appliance repair man had mentioned that I would have been better off purchasing a Whirlpool product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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12/16/2013

No, I do not recommend this product

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Modern

dan1 12/16/2013

I like the modern look and feel. The LED light and sound are good

Yes, I recommend this product

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12/16/2013

Yes, I recommend this product

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display problems

Magig Man15 10/25/2013

replaced display board but had to pay labor after one year. Went out again after another 18 month.I just replaced with the convection oven model microwave since my stove is a dual fuel Electrolux. Not happy to have to replace this again.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Better choices are out there

Family of 6 8/15/2013

The unit does a fine job of heating defrosting and all I ask it to do but I wish the controls were backlit as operation in dim light is difficult. I also have found the unit is loud during use.

No, I do not recommend this product

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8/14/2013

No, I do not recommend this product

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Handle breaks off

Patty 8/14/2013

I bought this microwave because of its attractive design and large turntable for an over the stove microwave. Also to match the other Electrolux appliances I had purchased for my new kitchen. The handle has broken off twice in less than 3 yrs and the repairs and new handles are not warrantied. Also the repairman that came out to do the repair broke the snap on clips to the upper vent so it now is attached with duct tape and crazy glue. Very expensive but cheaply constructed. BOO

No, I do not recommend this product

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Baddd

John 8/14/2013

We are on our third brand new mictowave...each of the first 2 had bad parts and failed after a month. This one seems to be OK so far. Looks good but not impressed with performance.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Poor Design Electronic problems

Bill 8/14/2013

This microwave has broken 2 times. It started making a loud noise and did not heat up. First time was 11 months after purchase. The repair was covered by warranty. I had to detach the unit from the cabinets so the repairman could bring to his shop. When repaired I was responsible for putting it back in place. Soon after it broke a second time with the same problem. I was told by the repairman that the problem was caused by the microwave being turned on without anything inside. This often happens when cleaning the outside panel. The start button accidentally gets pushed and it breaks. The repair is over $400. I trashed it rather than putting good money into this poorly designed microwave.

No, I do not recommend this product

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8/1/2013

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love Electrolux appliances

We love Electrolux 6/14/2013

We have all Electrolux kitchen appliances and love them. We are now replacing our laundry equipment with Electrolux and Im absolutely sure well love them too

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very bad quality for huge money.

Lena 3/26/2013

its looks nice outsidebut poor quality performance.When I opened a microwave after instalation noted the piece that made of hard plastic/metolic/paper item hanging on the celleing of microwave i took it off and noted the fan that the plastic/metolic/paper item was covering. Bad surprize Very expencive microwave with piece of junk that i have to pay my $$$.So that piece of plastic/metolic/paper item Im not able to put back to cover the fan inside of microwave because its was glu in microwave.Now the fan is hanging open in microwave nothing will fit to cover it and very hard to clean.I have to pull the rack out of microwave otherwize nothing to fit inside. . The touch control is invisible hard to see on the screen. I assumed the control panel will be visible in the dark but no. I have to turn the kitchen lights to set up setting on microwave unhappiness.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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Not Happy

Adele 3/23/2013

This is a replacement for another Electrolux model that stopped working after 2 years. This new microwave is only four months old and the handle is broken. I have three other Electrolux appliances and they all have issues Not a happy consumer

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 6 months

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Great at cooking Two issues

Daylily Gardener 1/28/2013

Bought this less than seven months ago to coordinate with a new Electrolux glass-top range which I love. Microwave has been used normally. Today the plastic mount that holds the microwave door handle shattered inexplicably. Theres no reason why such a high quality appliance should have plastic mounts. The range door handles have metal mounts. In addition Ive found the microwave touchpad very difficult to read unless light is shining on it at the proper angle. As a cooking appliance this microwave is great. Im very satisfied with its performance. The design needs reworking.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthBetween 6 months and 1 year

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Very Disappointed

Mar 1/24/2013

The front bottom icons can not be read I have to use a flashlight to see what I am doing I have had two other microwaves before this one and I had no problems. I ordered this one to match my electrolux stove big mistake. Very disappointed

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 3 months

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SO Far SOOO Good

Jbake 1/22/2013

Very nice and great looking oven. Purchased in March 2012 and no problems as of yet

Yes, I recommend this product

Ownership LengthBetween 6 months and 1 year

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Bottom Controls stink

WRP 1/22/2013

We have had microwaves over our range forever with no problems until this one. It works gretafor a while but then it blew out. We were told by the repairman that it was probably because of steam penetrating the control panel. When this happens the unit freerzes and becomes completely inoperable until it dries out. Now we have to have the door open when boiling water or or cook anything that produces steam. It doesnt take long to freeze if we forget. I rigged a steam diverter with cardboard for when we need to use it and boil anything at the same time. And being out of warranty we loose... Do Not Buy This Unit for over the range. It stinks

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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microwave eval.

p 1/22/2013

We do like the appearance. However for the 2nd time the plastic backing has broke and the ss veneer has pulled away and cannot be placed back in position. The appliance is just over a year old--very disappointed since the sleak appearance was a feature that appealed to us.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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Im disappointed should be better.

JDiver 1/13/2013

Weve had this now since April 2011. Had door replaced twice because the handle breaks. We are not hard on it. Acts like the plastic gets brittle and just crumbles. The service guy is the same one who has been out before and says its installed wrong. Hes trying to tell us the bottom of the unit has to be 30 from the top of the range. Bunk. the install manual clearly says that the minimum distance is 30 from the TOP of the microwave to the top of the range. We have it at about 35 5 more than minimum. The controls are so dark they are almost unreadable. How come they dont light up like the range? We have it vent to the outside. It works great just VERY noisy.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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Bad Choice

Will 11/29/2012

I bought the Electrolux Over the Range Microwave to compliment the Electrolux Range in redoing our kitchen. BIG MISTAKE. Controls hard to read. Very noisy. Exhaust fans not effective and very noisy all speeds. Lights for range are too dim to be effective. Worst the magnetron has broken after 18 months. Im not getting it fixed and certainly would not recommend this microwave to anyone. Ive replaced it with a different vendors microwave and am delighted with it.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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Great Design No Problems

Craig 11/7/2012

Great design very sharp looking get compliments all the time about how high quality it looks. I bought this because it matched the range so yes for a basic microwave it was a little extra more but totally worth it in my opinion here is why. Pros: Its extra large inside more then most Over The Range Microwaves. It looks and feel really solid. The handle is stainless steel not plastic and the control are all glass. Its easy to clean basic settings 3 speed fan out the top and 3 light settings. Really dose a good job dealing with smoke so the fan is loud but only from the air rushing through the system not from a motor. The straight truth on the controls is that they have grey text on black background. So if you have really bad eyes or cook in the dark then yes they are going to be hard to read. I wear glasses and not found it a problem. The Plus Plus Plus for me is that this is the ONLY Over The Range OTR Microwave I have found that has touch controls on glass and not on a cheap plastic panel. That means over time no fading discoloring or wear marks. I think some built-ins have this but not any OTRs except this one. I wish they made this with the same Wave Touch controls with back lighting similar to the range. It would really kick it up a couple of notches. Until then high quality larger capacity good style and clean controls that wont look worn out in a few years is a winner for me. With respect to some of the negative reviewers here it looks like they never owned an OTR Over The Range microwave. All of these regardless of brand are usually built cheaper. They can get hot because duh they are over a hot stove. They are designed to blow air out the front or top because many condos and apartment dont usually have outside venting like a house. All OTR microwaves are like this. Cons: Really the only con as mentioned is that the display is not backit like the range. However no other brand has backlit displays either.

Yes, I recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 3 months

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Not built to last?

Tim 8/22/2012

Microwave died last night less than 2 years old. Ive bought much less expensive units in the past that lasted 5 - 8 years without issues. Not happy.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthMore than 1 year

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Review for 30 over the range Microwave oven

Ginny 8/17/2012

The controls are difficult nearly impossible to read...lighting the controls would have greatly enhanced the product. The finish over the controls shows fingerprints and is most difficult if not impossible to keep clean. The exhaust fan is inferior. It does not absorb cooking odors....simply blows them back into the room. The black area around the face of the oven is too large as it limits the visibility into the oven once it is mounted. The window area could have been enlarged by 2 on the bottom. The timer cannot be used for other purposes when the microwave is in use. When engaged it resets the cook time. The trim bar at the top of the microwave broke and had to be replaced within the warranty period. I cannot say that I would recommend this product to others. I am sure you will use this information to improve it for future production.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthBetween 6 months and 1 year

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you can get better for the money

wolf 2/11/2012

We recently renovated our kitchen and decide to go with the electrolux dual fuel stove which is great and this over the stove microwave. Well the first one didnt last 6 months before it was replaced now were on our second one and it doesnt sound right either. Beware of the microwave trust me we should have second guessed our decision more based on the reviews we saw but didnt. Live and learn.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 3 months

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Poor Quality Bottom Display Feature

Tony 10/8/2011

Have owned this microwave for almost 6 months and have tolerated the poorly designed bottom display lettering for wave touch product. You simply cannot read the display options under normal evening kitchen lighting. We have to keep a small flashlight next to the unit under the circumstances. Its embarassing and a poorly designed feature. Ive had a repair person in twice because of unusually loud fan noise that Im told is normal. But even he couldnt believe how difficult it is to read the bottom display options. Bought a complete Electrolux kitcehn appliance package and already have regrets.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 6 months

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Very good.

Blanca 9/13/2011

I got everything for my kitchen double oven cooktop dishwasher and the microwave the only appliance that Im a little despointed is the microwave love that have the controls in the bottom but they are a little hard to see. this will be perfect if they will light up when you tuoch them just like in the oven. Thats the only bad thing I can say.

Yes, I recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 3 months

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Great features and looks but not reliability.

Mark 8/18/2011

Operation of this microwave is far from intuitive Instructions for basic functions are posted inside the door but are vague. Vent fan is noisy at all speed settings. A major component of the oven has failed 3 times in less than a year of ownership.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthBetween 6 months and 1 year

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Mostly great

JDiver 8/17/2011

It works well very good hood The only complaint is the controls. most are difficult to read. Id love them to be the wave controls like my range. In fact I like this so much and that feature Ill replace it if Elecrolux comes out with this exact oven with Wave Controls

Yes, I recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 6 months

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Hard to read buttons and HOT handle

Jonski 4/12/2011

Overall appearance is great when paired with the stand alone range. I have three criticisms: 1. the buttons are hard to read they should be backlit like the buttons on the range using Wave-Touch. 2. when mounted over the gas range the handle is above the hottest dual-flame burner and gets very hot to the touch. 3. This may or may not be a defect but the auto - on fan feature when heat is detected hasnt worked yet. Maybe the sensor is bad or perhaps it just hasnt gotten hot enoughmaybe they should locate the sensor in the handle? Im not sure why Electrolux didnt add the Wave-Touch to the over the range models like they have with the built in.

No, I do not recommend this product

Ownership LengthLess than 3 months

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2/13/2011

Yes, I recommend this product

Ownership LengthBetween 6 months and 1 year

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