Frigidaire FFMV162LB Over-The-Range Microwave Review


Those looking for a large, basic but affordable over the range microwave, may want to check out the Frigidaire Over-The-Range Microwave Oven.  This unit is a large unit with a 1.6 Cubic Foot capacity and it is not a countertop microwave.  This is an over-the-range model, which has to be installed above your stove, where your range hood would go.  The Frigidaire offers efficiency with style and is available in 4 finishes: Black FFMV162LB, Stainless Steel FFMV162LS, Bisque FFMV162LQ, and White FFMV162LW.

Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave - Black FFMV162LB Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave - Bisque FFMV162LQ
Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave - White FFMV162LW Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave - Stainless Steel FFMV162LS

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Review of the Frigidaire Over-The-Range Microwave

1.6 Cubic Feet, 1000 Watt

Black FFMV162LB, Bisque FFMV162LQ, White FFMV162LW, & Stainless Steel FFMV162LS

 

This is a large full sized over-the-range microwave with a 1.6 Cubic Foot capacity.  This very spacious interior allows you to place large dishes and casseroles into the unit, making it a wonderful addition to a kitchen for those of us who love to cook.  It’s got all your basic features you could want in an over-the-range microwave oven such as a good large turntable which provides even cooking, strong power, an auto reheat function, defrosting, and easy to use quick buttons for popcorn, baked potato and beverages.

 

Features:Frigidaire FFMV162LQ Over-The-Range Microwave, Bisque - Control Panel

  • Over-the-Range Design
  • 1.6 Cubic Feet Capacity
  • 1000 Watts
  • 10 Power Levels
  • 2 Speed Vent which is Hidden from View
  • Glass Turntable
  • One-Touch Electronic Controls
  • Auto Reheat
  • Defrosting
  • Popcorn, Baked Potato and Beverage Quick Buttons
  • Measurements:  29.88 inches Wide by 16.41 inches High by 15.03 inches Deep
  • Weight:  69 pounds

 

Customer Reviews:

The owners of the Frigidaire Over-The-Range Microwave are quite happy and satisfied with the function, look and features this unit provides.  There aren’t a lot of reviews but those available have rated the microwave highly at 4 and 5 out of 5 Stars.  It is described as a very good basic unit which is great value for money.

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Let’s have a look at what people liked about this particular unit:

Pros:Frigidaire FFMV162LW Over-The-Range Microwave, White - Control Panel
  • Owners found the microwave to cook food well.
  • It has a very spacious interior allowing plenty of room for all sorts of dishes.
  • The turntable cooks and warms foods evenly.
  • It has good power meaning fast cooking times.
  • Beverage settings come in very handy especially for tea or coffee drinkers.
  • The microwave looks sharp and clean.
  • The microwave is fairly quiet whilst cooking.
  • Microwave controls are easy to use and understand, but can take a little getting used to if you are used to the controls of a previous oven.
  • The controls are quite basic but have some nice additions such as pressing 1. 2 or 3 will immediately run the microwave for the selected number of minutes.
  • It has reminder beeps if you leave your food in the microwave after it is done cooking.
  • The vent fans are strong.
  • Stove lights are nice and bright.
  • Microwave works consistently well after several months.  Owner comments that the unit is still working great after 3 months.
  • The unit is quite easy to install.  It took one owner approximately 2 hours to install it by themselves.
  • Owners believe this unit to be good value for money.

 

There are hardly any complaints from owners of the Frigidaire FFMV162LQ/W Over-The-Range Microwave, and the few downsides mentioned don’t seem to be big deal breakers.

Cons:
  • Although the microwave itself runs quietly the vent fans are a little loud when they are in use.  Owners say it isn’t too bad though.
  • The door of the unit is a little bit clunky to open and close. But once closed it feels very secure.
  • The most annoying complaint to me would be this one:  the beeps the microwave makes once the cycle is complete are a little too loud and too long.  (I don’t know why they make the beeps so loud in many models, but this complaint tends to come up quite a bit).  Also the beeps will continue even after opening the door.  Tip!  This problem can be solved by pressing cancel before opening the door to silence them.
  • Owner found the costs to ship this particular unit to be a bit pricey.

 

Conclusion:

The Frigidaire Over-The-Range Microwave Oven is a good value option in the small range of decent over-the-range microwave ovens available.  It looks great, is basic but has all of the necessary functions and features, and is very affordable.  As a range hood the lights are bright and the vent fans are nice and strong.  And the microwave itself cooks food evenly and runs quietly.  A great value large basic over-the-range unit.

Frigidaire 1.6 Cubic Feet Over-The-Range Microwave in Bisque FFMV162LQ

The Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave in Bisque, FFMV162LQ

 

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