Multi-functional cooking ability
90 pre-programmed recipes
Durable build quality
A little pricey at $649
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Loving Crisp and Grill Microwave
Loving our new JT4791X because it is easy to use. Crisp function is fantastic and is fast and efficient while cooking. The Salesman was very enthusiastic about this microwave overall.
Purchased in May 2021.
Great Microwave - Easy to use
I have now had this Microwave Oven (JT479IX) since 02/01/2021. It was purchased to replace an Whirlpool Microwave – model 6MT48 bought on 03/01/2004 – so 17 years ago. This model has performed well over the 17 years of ownership never giving me any trouble at all. So it was only natural that I should buy another.
The new model is very similar to the old one with a few additions. Like a fan forced convection oven, computer style icons in lieu of buttons and some program differences. The learning curve for the JT479IX was very small indeed as it...is very similar to my old one. Hence the reason for buying it. In the time that I have had it I have found it great to use. I have not used all the functions but the ones I have used have worked well indeed – as they should. Since buying this new model I have used the fan forced function a lot. So much so that I now rarely use the main oven in the kitchen. As a result I have now decided to keep my 6MT48 as an additional appliance for use when the JT479IX is being used as a fan forced oven. This new oven is a large and heavy appliance but looks great on the kitchen benchtop although it does take up a lot of space. All in all a great appliance which works as expected. This is an exceedingly easy to use appliance with easy to understand icons at the top of the black glass door. The interior is stainless steel which is easy to keep clean as is the exterior. All in all a great oven and in my opinion the best on the market for ease and simplicity of use. I have read that the user manual is not easy to follow. I disagree. The user manual I found was informative and easy to follow as well as well written. The only section I found lacking was the section on the ‘Chef’s Menu’. I think this could have been explained a bit better. But one of the joys of these appliances is finding out how they work. A little bit of trial and error and in no time you are familiar with it. I guess the only negatives I can come up with is the fact that it does not have a clock unlike my previous model which had a 24 hour clock. Why the designers/engineers decided to omit this feature I do not know. Also I do not know why they put a large round dial on the front of the oven door. I would have thought that it would have been better to stick with icons instead for a neater appearance. But this is just nit picking on my part. Would I recommend this appliance? Yes, I would. I have no hesitation in recommending this appliance even though it does not have a 24 hour clock. It does have a count down timer but not a clock.
Purchased in January 2021 at Harvey Norman for $650.00.
I am so happy with the whirlpool microwave it has so many features for cooking every type of food, and superb recipes which are delicious and very easy to use also
Excellent for crisping and reheating meals.
This oven is solid and works effectively to reheat meals and to crisp leftovers. Works quickly and the crisping plate is fantastic. Saves me booting up the wall oven for small quantities.
Purchased in October 2020 for $616.00.
There a lot of functions to work through but the basic microwave and oven work a treat.
The microwave itself is very sturdy and heavier and better built compared to the other microwave/oven combos out there.
Purchased in November 2020 for $649.00.
This microwave is unbelievable. Cooks my roast dinners in half an hour.... delicious. Steamer is super also and cooks vegetables perfectly. Other features like fan forced oven, grill/microwave work beautifully.
Best Crisp and Grill on the market.
Takes some getting used to
So far does a great job of cooking food when you can work out the appropriate settings for what you are cooking, but this is not always obvious so some things can take a bit of trial and error. Still learning the ropes of this machine as I go. Food is cooked evenly, and I am loving the ease of the sensor function!
I do wish companies would use straightforward language to talk about product features instead of fanciful gibberish like “6th sense” though!
This is one of the Magic wave not just Microwave in the Market
The best part of this Microwave is most of the popular dishes menu is pre fed, all you have to do is follow the instruction and result is very impressive. This is in true sense a House master Chef who can look after most of daily food preparation. My wife is very happy and so i am. Highly recommended
Purchased in September 2020 at Home Clearance for $420.00.
Am struggling to adapt to this way of cooking - takes time to adjust my thinking
I have not used a convection oven before and am finding it confusing until worked out. I would have appreciated being able to go to a demonstration - but am sorting it out - sometimes with trepidation.
When I sort out a recipe the results are good. Am looking forward to receiving your cook book.
all in all a great product.
Purchased in August 2020 for $704.00.
I purchased this oven to replace my large Sharp Convection Microwave and found it to be much better overall. The reheat function is excellent the food is always hot. The convection oven works brilliantly from cooking cakes or pies right through to crispy pizza and I am slowly working my way around all the features on offer. I have had this now for over 3 months and am very happy with it especially for quick snacks such as toasted sandwiches, chips or bacon and eggs. I did chip the glass turntable, my fault as I am not used to glass howev...er the service department have been brilliant with their communication and sending out replacements for me even in the midst of Covid. Overall very very happy and would recommend this the only downside would be that the cooking instructions could be more detailed to accommodate the many features.
Purchased in May 2020 for $599.00.
Once you have had one you will never go back. I love the expanded menu, such as the chef menu, it really works. The food stays fresh, just like a normal oven, especially using the crisp plate. This is NOT a normal microwave! Love it!!! Thank you Whirlpool.
Purchased in August 2020 for $649.00.
No other microwave would do
I had a Whirlpool JT369, and when that died after 6.5 years, nothing else but another Whirlpool Crisp n Grill would do. After I had one of these all-in-one combi microwave, convection oven and grill with the special crisp plate, I could not bear the thought of going back to a “normal” microwave.
At $600+ this is a pricy benchtop microwave. It is a big 31L with a pull-down door like a regular oven. Compared to the older model, it offers more functions but now no longer offer the metal baking tray and the plastic dish cover as included accessori...es. Both are at additional cost. Included accessories are a plastic steamer, low and high grill stands, non-stick metal crisp plate and plastic removable handle. The included printed manual is adequate at best. The 4 page quick guide is very useful in getting you up and running quickly. Operating the microwave is fairly intuitive once you are familiar with the icons. Function icons are touch-activated in a strip across the top of the door, on either side of a central knob that you turn right or left for sub-functions (eg microwave wattage) and duration (e.g. 1 minute etc), and depress to confirm the choice that is displayed on a small screen to the left of the knob. “Stop” and “Jet Start” touch buttons are on the extreme left and right respectively. The “Jet Start” button is also used for shortcut/instant 100% microwave at 30 second increments. When the door is open, you can see additional printed icons across the top that serve as reminders for the 6th sense auto functions e.g. defrost - choose 3 for chicken, 4 for fish etc. Or if you prefer to be in control, you can choose 1 for manual.
Purchased in August 2020 at Arisit for $649.00.
Best kitchen Appliances I have ever bought A+
what can I say. I have gone from having a Microwave and a oven to all in One. The defrost is perfect it doesn't cook the corners of the meat like a Microwave dose. Best chips on the crisp plate. Kids love it. They look at the chef menu and cook dinner now. They love how its programed.
Especially the popcorn button, perfect popcorn.
Don't knock it till you try it. You will not look back
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman.
No beeps, great convection oven.
This is an interesting product. Spoiler alert, it's an awesome oven with more pros than cons.
I was nervous about buying because of the cost and size. I paid more than $600 recently.
Firstly, it has an option in settings to disable button beeps. I applaud this rare feature, and switched the beeps off on day one.
I don't even like microwaves, and rarely use the microwave. This oven is a good convection oven. It's awesome how the door opens like a full size oven. This improves access, and you can sit hot plates on the door.
The rotating dial to select programs and options is great, I wish more products had physical dials with screens like this. It's fun to set the controls, unlike normal appliances with boring buttons.
Purchased in May 2020.
This is the new update
This new oven is better and greater than our previous one we searched for an alternative in this price range but nothing else on the market can better this oven. One disappointment with this machine is that it did not come with the baking tray or plate cover (optional extra) as it did with JT369. that aside I am enjoying learning using this .
Purchased in June 2020.
Questions & Answers
Can reach 400C
These microwaves reach a high cooking temperature, but not up to 400°C.
I would like to know the price and also how many Litres is this air fryer please
Is Arisit keeping parts to repair this microwave? I've had the two forerunners to this latest (Whirlpool JT369 and Ariston MWA33B), and both failed due to manufacturer's faults. Neither could be repaired within or outside of 12 months, making the 2 yr warranty a sham. The first, at over $500, had to be left for the street clean up.
Winston, I certainly hope that’s not the case with this machine. You would have to ask them, but I’m sure that if it’s not repairable during warranty; the microwave would be replaced. Please contact the distributor for definitive answers to your questions.
The only significant updates to this unit (besides a big jump in price 2019-20), is the door handle and badge changes. Within or out of warranty, parts were not available for repair (incl. manufacturing defects). The distributor for Whirlpool and Ariston (Arisit) are somewhat lax. People don't make the link on this Review site, because it's product specific (despite this microwave being manufactured by the same company and distributed by the same company). Whirlpool, the current badge on this unit, replies here, but not to other Review pages about the same product or service. Smoke and mirrors for an expensive product with repeated manufacturing defects.
I would hope so they are obliged by Australian consumer law to have parts available for at least 10 yrs from manufacture and I would suggest that you ring them up and ask them
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- Multi-functional capabilities allow you to use this handy appliance for variety of functions, as it works as a convention oven, microwave, griller, steamer and defrost. There are also more uncommon functions such as bread defrost.
- The in-built convection oven features an adjustable temperature setting, which you can raise or lower in increments of 5 degrees Celsius – allowing for more precise cooking
- A 31L capacity is on the more sizeable end of the spectrum when it comes to benchtop ovens, allowing you to cook or re-heat generous servings of food
- 90 Auto recipes allows you to easily prepare foods at the press of a button
Points of Praise for the Whirlpool 31L Convection, Crisp & Grill Microwave:
- The solid build quality of this benchtop oven, due largely to a stainless steel construction, was appreciated by reviewers
- Reheats meals and crisps leftovers well, with many reviewers in particular being fans of the special crisping plate
- The convection oven functionality was viewed as highly convenient by reviewers, particularly for times they had small quantities of food to cook and preferred not to use the wall oven
- The plentiful functions offered by the auto menu and chef’s menu made cooking a variety of foods a breeze, including popcorn, cakes, pies and toasted sandwiches.
The Whirlpool 31L Convention, Crisp & Grill Microwave has cooked up a storm of success, winning the 2021 Award for Best Benchtop/ Toaster Oven. Top points were awarded for this benchtop oven’s outstanding cooking and re-heating performance, as well as for its durable build quality.
|Category||Benchtop / Toaster Ovens|
|Dimensions||380 x 490 x 541 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: JT479IX
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