People usually opt for microwave appliances with minimum features, are cheap, do not require any installations, are easily understandable by everyone, and have a compact built up. Be reminded, always being cheap and easy doesn’t mean the product is of good quality and cannot be reliable. Some best and top-rated goods do come at an affordable range, like Frigidaire 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-The-Range Microwave. This machine offers excellent features and at a budgeted price. This unit’s cooktop has great visibility, with LED lights installed in it for clear viewing of our dish. Dive into this complete Frigidaire FFMV1846VB review and see what pros and cons we have experienced.
This over the range oven comes with just one-touch cooking options for easy operation. You can easily fit your baking dish/casserole inside this unit. It has an extra-large 12 ½ inches diameter glass turntable, which provides precise and even cooking. Its 2-speed ventilation functions that run with two fan speeds support, are this device’s main factor. We were beyond impressed with its unique qualities from our experience with this microwave oven during the test.
Frigidaire FFMV1846VB Review for 2021
Frigidaire microwave over the range 1.8 Cu. Ft. has a seamless and robust design structure. This over-the-range design fits perfectly if you are remodeling your kitchen or planning on getting a new microwave. This home appliance radiates sleek, powerful, and looks downright futuristic. Its entire model has a glossy black finish, which gives it good luck.
Its compact body has a dimension of 33 x 19 x 19 inches (L x W x H) and weighs approximately about 50 pounds. The space in its microwave interior is massive enough to fit in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. This new over-the-range microwave has a structured door to open up to a 90-degree angle without touching any adjoining walls that could cause any damage. The microwave unit has a large capacity with an inner volume of 1.8 cu. ft. of cooking space.
2. Venting System
The venting system in an over the range microwave has to be very effective. Cooking in the kitchen can lead to intense heat, moisture, and smoke that can fill up the entire kitchen space. Rather than installing a separate range hood for ventilation purposes, a disorder range microwave will do the work for you. Exactly for this purpose, FFMV1846VB over the range microwave Frigidaire has a venting system with an exhaust fan, which has 2 fan speeds.
This unit will suction out all the unwanted air, smoke, moisture and replace it with fresh and clean air. Frigidaire’s ventilation will effortlessly remove all odor, steam, and smoke, which would clog up our entire kitchen. This unit offers a 2-in-1 function of ventilation and microwave in just one unit.
3. Control Panel
The control panel of this appliance is cleverly designed with just single touch operations. This black over the range microwave from Frigidaire has several functions such as potato, beverage, popcorn, soft/melt, reheat, etc., for precise cooking and better results. You can specifically customize its clock and kitchen timer settings for a specific dish that requires a particular timer.
There are 2 buttons indicated to add 10 seconds and add 30 seconds for increasing extra time for the dish to cook. You can easily cook or reheat several and different dishes at once rather than doing them separately. The setting pattern has a child lock function, wherein you can be stress-free if your kid tries to mess up the entire operation of this appliance.
4. Cooking Options
This Frigidaire over the range microwave on sale offers specific and customizable cooking functions for every type of dish you will be cooking. This unit provides a cooking power of 1000 watts and has 10 number power levels. Most general microwaves offer simple functions for heating our food and eliminating settings to select the power level manually. This brings in huge discomfort.
In contrast, Frigidaire 1.8 cf over the range microwave offers pre-set options and pre programmed functions where you can manually set it beforehand. This model has a special reheat sensor that monitors and checks on the food continuously and automatically adjusts the time and amount of power explicitly required for that particular dish.
The manufacturer provides 1-year limited warranty service for this new over the range microwave. If found any faults from the date of purchase till 1 year, this warranty service comes into view. Purchasers should have a copy of the original sales receipt as proof to obtain this warranty service. Frigidaire will replace or repair all components/parts found faulty during workmanship for free of cost.
This warranty service is not applicable if rust appears on the unit, food loss due to freezer failure, if used for commercial purposes, improper installations, and repairs done by unauthorized dealers. This warranty also does not cover damages caused by misuse, abuse, no proper power supply, accidents, or Acts of God. Damages were done to the appliance while installing it, which is not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc. Damage to light bulbs, air filters, water filters is also not covered in this warranty.
FFMV1846VB Frigidaire OTR Microwave Specifications
- Manufacturer : Frigidaire
- Color : Black
- Installation Type : Over-the-Range
- Product Dimensions : 33 x 19 x 19 inches
- Item Weight : 50.2 pounds
- Capacity : 1.8 Cu. Ft.
- Power Levels : 10
- Energy Consumption : 1000 watts
What We Like About It? (Pros)
Saves Space in the Kitchen
Since this Frigidaire microwave’s installation is over-the-range type, we have had a lot of space left on our kitchen counter. Our kitchen being a bit small in size, we loved how well this over the range microwave saved our tablespace. So, kitchen does not look messy or stuffy with this appliance.
We were highly impressed with the several numbers of functions this microwave offers. Usually, typical microwave appliances just have one or two functions. But when we acquired this best budget over the range microwave, we got multiple cooking options in one unit. We can now have more precision in cooking our dish.
Powerful Vent System
Since our kitchen is small in size and often gets smoky when we cook greasy or oily food, we always need an exhaust system to remove the unwanted air. This oven gave us the added advantage of having a really powerful ventilation system built into it. It suctioned out all our kitchen’s odor, smoke, and moisture from the air quickly and effectively.
As we’ve tried this FFMV1846VB Frigidaire over the range oven, we felt that its operating system is very user friendly. All the buttons are systematically arranged on its control panel. We could simply just press on one, and the operation starts. This operating system wasn’t any rocket science, it was super easy to use, and your dish comes out perfect in just minutes.
Safe for Children
One of the main reasons for purchasing this best over the range microwave was that it’s installed at a height that cannot be easily accessible to kids. This model also has an inbuilt child lock function where we were stress-free as even if any kid fidgets with this appliance, there will be no effect on its functioning.
What We Dislike About It? (Cons)
Repairs were costly
We had a problem with this Frigidaire microwave 1.8 exhaust system. Its vent system had suddenly stopped leaving our entire kitchen smoky. Since we did not have any separate exhaust filters, it became a huge disaster for us. We got the repairs done and installed a new vent system into its unit, and the charges were a bit too costly.
Not suitable for multiple dishes
In our experience with Frigidaire over the range microwave black, we tried to cook 2 dishes simultaneously. But when the cooking time was over and was checked, these dishes were both raw and uncooked. Henceforth we never attempted to make multiple dishes at the same time. This microwave can only support one dish at a time and not multiple ones.
Frigidaire oven has a measurement of 33 x 19 x 19 inches (L x W x H) and weighs about 50 pounds.
The wattage of this Frigidaire FFMV1846VB 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-The-Range Microwave is 1000 watts.
Frigidaire 1.8 Cubic Feet over the range microwave is an affordable and ideal appliance for a small and compact kitchen space. This over the range microwave has a top installation system so you can have an open countertop space. It is a multifunctional home appliance with not just one or two functions but offers several functions for effective and precise cooking to offer a great taste for each type of dish. This oven has bright LED lights installed in it for clear viewing of our dish.
The ventilation system built in this unit offers a powerful suction of all odors, moisture, and smoke in our kitchen space with the support of two fan speeds. This model has a special function for reheat wherein once you press the reheat button, and it automatically senses the dish, providing accurate power level and timing to cook it. Summing up this Frigidaire FFMV1846VB review, we can say that it is a budget-friendly and reliable microwave product you can get for your kitchen.