KitchenAid(R) Microwave Oven Trim Kit - 30'' - Stainless Steel is rated
Rated 1 out of
Previously posted reviews are all missing
There were a number of reviews for this item, almost all negative. i posted one myself, back in July, 2020. Here it is:
I should have paid more attention to the reviews..
Like one of the other reviewers, I had to replace my old Kitchenaid microwave, which had its own trim kit. Unfortunately for me, this trim kit is the only suggested trim kit for my microwave. The new trim kit is a couple of inches higher than the old trim kit, and with that it does not fit the cutout in my wall, so now I have to do a little construction work on the cutout. (Since the trims only come in two sizes, why not make them fit in a standard way? Both my old microwave and my new microwave are Kitchenaid, and both the old and new trim kits are 30”.) As with the previous reviewer, the opening of the old trim kit does not quite fit the new microwave, as the trim prevents the door from opening, so I cannot use the old trim.
As others have stated, the materials for the new trim kit seem cheap and poor. The old trim kit was entirely metal, whereas the new trim is mostly plastic. Unless you’re dead set on having that “built-in” look, i would not recommend this kit. On the other hand, it’s the only one game in town, so Kitchenaid kinda has us over a barrel...
Date published: 2020-09-22