Capacity - 86%
Design - 89%
Features - 74%
Performance - 85%
Ease of use - 89%
The LG LMV1813ST over the range microwave oven has some basic features but we like that for its small price it is energy efficient and easy to use.
Choosing a microwave oven requires an in-depth market research in order to choose the best product based on your own preferences and, of course, the budget that you have available. There are some efficient and inexpensive microwave ovens, but for a long term investment is good to think about whether you will use functions such as grilling or defrosting food. Such a device can not replace the oven, but it is useful for heating certain dishes in a short time. The LG LMV1813ST, at the price of $349.99 is not the most versatile over-the-range microwave oven, but its efficiency at an affordable price makes it a good and practical microwave oven for small families.
Even though the LG LMV1813ST doesn’t come with a complex and modern design, it has other design elements that make it suitable for every type of kitchen. This LG microwave oven is over the range, meaning that it incorporates in the furniture and is positioned above the stove. Because it is placed at eye level, it makes it easy for you to use. This microwave oven comes in two colors: white or stainless steel, so you can match it with your existing appliances. Furthermore, this device provides ventilation for your kitchen. We like that the vent is hidden, so you can arrange the fan system to filter air pollutants or if you choose, you can move it outside. Before purchasing this over the range microwave oven, check its exact dimensions, and weight, to be sure it fits in place. Weighing almost 68 pounds and measuring 33.5 x 19 x 20.5 inches, it features an ergonomic and light weighted design.
The LG microwave oven has more powered than other types of over the range microwave oven, 1,100 watts. Most microwave ovens available on the market have between 700-800W, which is not sufficient if you want to have tasty meals that resemble the ones that you cook in the oven. This microwave oven has a capacity of 1.8 Cu. Ft. which means that you can use it to cook larger portions of food. It features a powerful fan which can be set at three different speeds. Even though the fan is very powerful, it stays quiet so you can continue with your daily activities without being bothered by loud noises in the background. We like that you can set the vent to run for a certain period of time, depending on your preference. It starts automatically when it detects heat or smoke coming from the stove.
This over the range microwave oven features a cooking sensor that is able to detect the humidity level to see if your food has finished cooking or if it needs more cooking time. This way, you won’t have to check from time to time to see if your food is ready. In addition, this device comes with an auto and rapid defrost features that allow you to defrost your food in a couple of minutes before cooking it. The cooktop light can be set at different intensity levels according to your preference. Moreover, the display is easy to use and handle, as well as the pre-set buttons. The clock, timer, and completion beeper are also some basic yet important features of the LG LMV1813ST.
Warranty and support
As you may already know, LG offers great support. On their official page, you can find all the support needed for your product. In addition, the live chat option allows you to ask for further information or a piece of advice regarding the LG microwave oven. It comes with a 1-year warranty for parts and labor, while the magnetron, which is the most important element of this microwave oven is covered for a period of 10 years, which is great, considering the fact that most companies offer a standard 5-year warranty for the magnetron.