Whirlpool WMC30516AB 1.6 Cu. Ft. Black Countertop Microwave Review

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When it comes to kitchen appliances, choosing the right product that has all the features you are looking for can seem almost impossible at times. We have all had our own experience in buying an appliance, thinking it was worth the price and then realising it is nothing like we thought it would be. Therefore, it is only right that the next appliance you buy, you have done your research and you are aware of both the pros and the cons. I have also had my fair share of disastrous appliances so when I came across the Whirlpool WMC30516AB 1.6 Cu. Ft. Black Countertop Microwave. I knew it was something I had to share my opinion on. Each and every feature that is included with this appliance is just what I was looking for and the quality it amazing. When it comes to kitchen appliances, finding the products that will work the best can sometimes be a bit of a disaster. We have all had our fair share of broken appliances, or ones that seem to have their good days and bad days. However, each of the features and so much more will be discussed in further detail below.

How it worked and my overall rating:

Since its arrival, I would say I have used this product around two or three times a day and on the rare occasion four or five. Therefore, as you can see, this is a product that gets used quite a bit so it is important that the overall quality is better than most microwaves. If I am being completely honest, I have received absolutely no problems from this product and it continues to work just as well as it did since it has arrived. It is without any hesitation that I would give this microwave a five star rating and here is why;

Features of the Whirlpool WMC30516AB 1.6 Cu. Ft. Black Countertop Microwave

1.First Key feature of Product:

The timer that is included with this microwave can be used separately while cooking. This is a great feature for any individual who tends to cook a lot or may prefer to have an option as to whether they would like to use the timer or not.

2.Second Key Feature of Product:

This particular microwave has an overall cooking power of 1,200 watts. This gives you the opportunity to cook a wide range of food which is great for those individuals who prefer using microwaves to make their meals rather than a cooker.

3.Third Key Feature of Product:

The last remaining feature I am going to mention is in relation to the power levels. There are a total of 10 power levels with this microwave which is perfect if you tend to heat up a range of food in the microwave.

However, as we all know, there are always going to be a range of pros and cons with each product we buy. These will always vary depending on your own personal experience. Below is a list of pros I found while using this product. The cons will be discussed further on however the pros will be mentioned as followed;

Pros of the product:

  • The timer can be used separately while cooking.
  • It has a total of 1,200 Watts cooking power.
  • The lettering can be read easily.
  • It is very easy to use.
  • The overall quality is great.
  • The overall size is perfect for any kitchen.

Customer reviews and scores:

In total, this particular microwave has a 3.9 star rating out of five, including a total of 10 reviews. It also has an average score of 3.9 which include 5 ratings of 5 stars, 3 ratings of 4 stars, 0 ratings of 3 stars, 0 ratings of 2 stars, and 2 ratings of 1 star.

In relation to cons, there was one minor fault with this microwave. It is mentioned as followed;

Cons of the product:

  • I have noticed that while I am trying to defrost certain foods, it does take slightly longer in comparison to my old microwave. Although this can be a bit of problem, it still works very well so it would not change my overall view of this product.


Overall this product worked as well as I thought it would. There were no major disappointments which of course is great. As I’ve said, I use this product quite a lot and it has given me no trouble therefore I would highly recommend anyone who is in need of a new microwave to purchase the Whirlpool WMC30516AB 1.6 Cu. Ft. Black Countertop Microwave.

Category: Microwaves
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