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3.1 | 45 Reviews

Stainless Steel KitchenAid® 36'', 1200-Watt Microwave Hood Combination Oven, Architect Series II

KitchenAid KHMS2056SSS


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Features

  • TruCapture® Ventilation System
  • 300 CFM, 3-Speed Fan Control
  • One-Touch, Auto-Cook, Auto-Reheat, and Auto-Defrost Cycles
  • Crispwave™ Microwave Technology and Crisper Pan

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range
  • Width: 35 7/8"
  • Height: 18 1/8"
  • Depth: 18 5/8"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: No
  • Vent CFM: 300.0 cfm

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A premium feature of this 36-inch microwave hood combination oven is the TruCapture® Ventilation System. In addition to a unique sloped design, you'll enjoy three speeds and a separate Max control that gives you powerful ventilation performance for both gas and electric cooking surfaces.




TruCapture® Ventilation System

Uses three speeds and an automatic turn-on function to keep your kitchen fresh.


300 CFM, 3-Speed Fan Control

Helps maintain a pleasant living environment during every cooking application, from simmering to stir-frying. You can match fan speed to your cooking needs, effectively removing steam, grease, and odors from the air.


One-Touch, Auto-Cook, Auto-Reheat, and Auto-Defrost Cycles

Helps remove the guesswork from microwave cooking by adjusting cook time and power to prevent food from drying out.


Additional Features
Crispwave Technology and Crisper Pan

Allows the microwave oven to be used for browing, crisping, and pan-frying when you use the specially designed crisper pan.


Glass-Touch Menu Driven LCD Display

Allows you to program every cooking function with an easy-to-use interface that uses intuitive guides similar to other electronic devices.


2.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity

Enjoy the flexibility to easily microwave food in containers of almost any size with 2.0 cu. ft. of capacity. Make meal time simple by using the ample space for multiple dishes.

Features

  • TruCapture® Ventilation System
  • 300 CFM, 3-Speed Fan Control
  • One-Touch, Auto-Cook, Auto-Reheat, and Auto-Defrost Cycles
  • Crispwave™ Microwave Technology and Crisper Pan
  • Glass-Touch Menu Driven LCD Display
  • 2.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity
Configuration and Overview
Microwave Type Over-the-Range
Cooking Power Wattage 1200
Capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
Quick Touch Settings Add A Minute; Popcorn; Reheat; Keep Warm; Cook Method; Food Type; Manual Method; Most Used; Settings & Info
Sensor Cooking Yes
Speed Cook No
Vent Type Exterior or Recirculating
Fan CFM 300
Style and Extras
Work Surface Light Halogen
Number of Racks 1
Turntable Diameter 16
Grease Filter Yes
Capacity
Capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Over the Range

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 35 7/8"
  • Height: 18 1/8"
  • Depth: 18 5/8"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: No
  • Vent CFM: 300.0 cfm

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3.1 out of 5

53% of reviewers recommend this product.

Great microwave

PE 9/2/2017

Microwave performed as advertised

Yes, I recommend this product

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VERY BAD Microwave

Yared 5/19/2017

I bought this product 2 years ago and it is breaking apart on me. The bolts are falling apart, the buttons are falling apart, and I am truly dissapointed.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Slick and tons of features

Dee 4/7/2017

Now this is a microwave!!!! Love it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Intermittent touch panel lack of response

Mountain home 2/23/2017

I bought this three years ago because I need a 36" over the range microwave and this is the only one I could find. It was three times more expensive than comparable model however I have had continuous trouble after the first year with the touch pad not responding for hours then working again. No one has been able to repair it and then today the ventilation fan stopped working. And I only use this home three months of the year. Great features but Poor quality.

No, I do not recommend this product

Great when it works.

Stacy 11/26/2016

We have had this product for three years. Now it is costing almost as much as the microwave to get it fixed.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Do not waste your money!

Grrrrr 8/1/2016

3 years old and it went crazy. Turning on by itself in the middle of the night, dead display, then finally died. Repair company tried 5 times to fix it, several replacement parts ordered, even taking it to their shop for 2 weeks. This thing is absolute garbage and I will NEVER by Kitchenaid again!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Big combo for a big space

Jaguar 7/20/2016

Our house was pre cut for larger appliances in the kitchen so we were limited in our choices. The kitchenaid combo fit the application and I am glad it did. Nice looking and great even cooking. Quiet fan operation and plenty of light for the cook top.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Piece of Junk

ChiTownDude 5/27/2016

Less than two years old, installed in condo only occupied 15 weeks a year. Catastrophic exhaust fan failure after (of course) 13 months. Now catastrophic microwave door failure - unit won't lock/run It's no wonder everyone's buying Samsung. Kitchenaid used to be a reliable, high-end brand. No more.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Dissapointing Product Experience

Andrew 12/22/2015

We experienced severe arcing after just 2 1/2 years of service and was quite concerned regarding safety. Called Kitchenaid/Whirpool to try to arrange for service. Authorized service provider indicated that the Magnetron, Cover, and possibly inverter must be replaced. We have an estimate of $400 and if inverter has to be replaced, another $141. I am a very unhappy Kitchenaid customer. This should not happen to a 2 1/2 year old unit.

No, I do not recommend this product

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great product

Jason 10/22/2015

We had this model at previous house and had to buy the same on because we loved it so much

Yes, I recommend this product

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Broken after 3 years

tsteele93 8/23/2015

We had this microwave installed when our home was built. It was an over-$1,000 option. For a microwave! My parents bought a microwave when they built their home too... In 1981. It was Maytag...it still works. Ours does not. It just out of nowhere began not heating very quickly. We have tried using different heat settings, there seems to be no easy fix. After doing a Google search it appears that this is common. And looking online, there doesn't appear to be a reliable fix. Trying to fix it involves spending hundreds of dollars to have someone come out and try to fix it, then failing and leaving you several hundred dollars more out of pocket as you begin to search for a replacement. With a $200 microwave, maybe I would grudgingly accept it as getting what you pay for, but this is kitchen aid and over a thousand dollars. You may win the short term battle kitchen aid, by not acknowledging this known problem and correcting it for your customers. But you lost the war with me. I have a Bosch dishwasher and Samsung refrigerator that I love. Guess what brands of microwave I will be looking at to replace this kitchen aid?

No, I do not recommend this product

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Broken still

larry stegall 5/4/2015

So I bought the unit and installed it (partially) and discovered one of the internal nuts was missing so I could not support it from the cabinet. Called Kitchenaid, they were nice and sent out a service tech. He did know how to fix it, called another guy who told him it was just a loose nut (no clue...). Supposedly ordered the part, have not heard from them in two weeks now. So my new microwave is supported by a 2x4 from the counter. A real nice conversation piece for my new kitchen.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Has more features than we'd normally need, but great

MarilynTell 3/27/2015

We bought this Microwave a few months ago. It is absolutely wonderful.....and does more than we ever needed or expected.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Microwave!!!

ProfessorJon 3/20/2015

Was looking for an 36in microwave over range that was stylish, had good cooking watts as well as outside venting options. The Kitchenaid cook top definitely fit the bill. Thanks Kitchenaid!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Must Have Microwave

Ladydiana46 3/4/2015

I purchased this outstanding product a couple of months ago for my newly renovated kitchen! It fits perfectly under my cabinet over my new induction ready stove top! I called it my spaceship for it modern style and up-to-date technology! It does everything u would want a microwave to perform! My husband & I are absolutely fascinated with its versatile various features! It's simple to use once you acquire its performances! I would definitely recommend it to all looking to buy a new microwave.

Yes, I recommend this product

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GREAT LOOK, BAD QUALITY!!

IRMA411 2/15/2015

I LOVE THE LOOK OF THIS MICROWAVE AND IT LOOKS GREAT WITH MY KITCHEN, UNFORTUNATELLY IT DIDN'T LAST LONG. I'VE ALWAYS TRUSTED KITCHEN AID BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED OF THE POOR QUALITY OF MY MICROWAVE. IT'S NOT CHEAP AT ALL AND NOW THE BAD PART IS THAT THERE'S NO OTHER 36" IN IN A DIFFERENT MODEL. IMPOSSIBLE TO OPEN AND REPAIR.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Features!! Love the look, and inside.

MKSA 2/13/2015

Purchased a new home with Kitchaid products, and I absolutely love them! I bought the refrigerator myself, and debated whether I wanted a Samsung; I'm so glad I stuck with the Kitchaid product; I love the way my new kitchen looks, and the way my products work. I'm convinced my products were the right choice; Go American! Mary

Yes, I recommend this product

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A very nice microwave

Toum347 2/3/2015

I wanted a 36'' over the stove top microwave and this is the only one I could find. Although it is pricy, it is a good microwave. It is powerful, large interior , nice features and impressive styling. There and many automatic cooking modes which work well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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hood in unit. large capacity

dacox 1/25/2015

This unit is perfect for our home and the space it fits. Love all the featured.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's BIG

Stefano 1/25/2015

It replaced a 36" over the range microwave that was discontinued. It's bigger: 4" beyond front of cabinet, the bottom slants down to the back where it is 4" larger than the original. It is loud when running. It does offer features in the menu on different types of foods and different cooking methods.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Big Microwave

timg 12/12/2014

large dishes with ease........................................

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

VJeff 11/8/2014

We wanted to install a microwave above the stove but found out, with our stove being 36 inches, there were not a lot of choices. Sears was very helpful in locating this microwave and we love it. It has so many features that I am still learning, and loving, the versatility.

Yes, I recommend this product

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micro/love

boyd 11/2/2014

We love our micro in general but have one big complaint? Why didn't your designer create a lighted keypad?

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome Product

Mickey 71 10/20/2014

I bought this product thinking it was just a microwave oven, but it is so much more than that. The features are outstanding It even browns meats. All I can say is "Wow"

Yes, I recommend this product

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great microwave

jim p 10/5/2014

This microwave came pre installed with our new home and we couldn't be happier. Very powerful and equipped with many options yet very easy to use and understand. Because of our experience with the KitchenAid brand we are currently considering A KitchenAid stand mixer but at this time find them a little out of our price range but would love to get one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Utimate Microwave

jb08758 9/8/2014

We purchased this microwave to round out our new kitchen, but to our surprise it is the ultimate cooking machine. It does so much and is so roomy using the new oven and cook top is a rarity. If you have the room get his one it is a winner!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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36 inch microwave

jmbergen49 8/24/2014

Bought new microwave love the appliance but when we got it the finish was bad

No, I do not recommend this product

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great looking and great features

chicky 8/19/2014

I am very happy that all my kitchen aide appliances match well and work well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Vent won't turn off~

holahod 8/12/2014

the vent gets stuck and won't turn off~ I hate this thing!

No, I do not recommend this product

Great Looks - Poor engineering and quality

mcap1655 8/6/2014

Purchased new for a kitchen remodel. Fan is very loud. Steam from cooking has shorted out the switch three times under warranty. Magnatron failed out of warranty after three years of very very light use. Very satisfied with Kitchenaid but this one is a lemon...

No, I do not recommend this product

Poor Quality - Stay away

TrickDaddy 7/20/2014

We installed this unit when our house was built in 2007. It has excellent cooking features (and never burns my popcorn). The issue I'm having is the quality of the parts. It quit working after 6 years; the 'magneto?' went out and the repairman had to replace one for cooling and one for heating...to the tune of $350. Today (1 year later) , I came home to find that the unit has apparently died...again. I bought KitchenAid appliances for their name and reputation. For an $1100 microwave I would think Kitchenaid would put out a better quality product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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very poorly designed appliance

Gramo 7/14/2014

We bought this appliance less than 5 years ago. The touch panel no longer works. The independent regional repair co. said that the touch panel in the door and the wiring to it is the problem. The repairman has said that he has seen 4 other of the same microwave with the same problem. Every time the door is opened, the wiring is stressed. We have an estimate of $856 with no guarantee that will fix it. Repair would begin with putting on a new door. Do no buy a microwave with touch panel in the door.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Never lasted

jltennis 7/9/2014

I bought this microwave after we became empty nesters so this was NOT heavily used at all. This microwave on lasted 5 years and 2 weeks - after the warranty expired. I had other brands that have lasted several years!!! It will be cheaper to buy another than to repair this microwave and I will be looking at other brands and NOT Kitchenaid!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Don't Buy!

dunderw 6/27/2014

I bought kitchenaid thinking it was a quality product. I was very wrong. This microwave stopped heating shortly after purchase. Paid costly repairs. It stopped again and fixed again. Now the plastic handle is broken! This on a very high end microwave? Have had equal problems with the high end Refrigerator we bought and the dishwasher does not do a good job. Never again!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Best microwave ever!

RFavre 4/30/2014

I love this microwave, great features and easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Features/Style

jshingle 4/29/2014

We purchased the oven approximately 2 months ago and we don't think we have had a better product. Folks that have seen it say it looks very sleek and space age. An important feature is the programming. You don't have to read several hours to learn how to cook different types of foods. Just a few pushes of the controls and it's set. Cooking is even and hot clear through.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Save your money

Chagrined 3/18/2014

Bought it, installed it, did not work. Uninstalled it, had it repaired, reinstalled it, quite working. Uninstalled it, had it repaired reinstalled it, quit working. Uninstalled it, had it repaired, reinstalled it, works intermittently. Uninstalled it, had it repaired, reinstalled it. works intermittently. All repairs covered by warranty but apparently the bugs cannot be removed. Do not buy this product.

No, I do not recommend this product

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This oven is perfect for our kitchen

nn1497 3/7/2014

We bought an older house that desperately needed updating, the kitchen has had to wait till other more pressing needs were addressed. However, we did buy all new appliances for the move-in. The old vent hood was the mustard yellow of the 70s. there was no spot for a microwave. The space was 36" -too large for the standard MW over the stove, so we made the choice to buy this one in 2010. My husband and I installed it. It was heavy and cumbersome to install but it is sturdy and in place. it connected easily to the external vent and plugged right in where the old vent hood had been. Pros: high power-more than our old one-have had to adjust the cooking time to shorter than what we were used to. easily adjustable, great timer, sensor heating, quick buttons like "Popcorn", etc. -easy to keep clean, filters easy to remove and replace. lighting adjustable and is adequate for the task, good air flow., large capacity inside. Cons: it looks big and imposing, Vent fan is very loud on any speed but low. lightbulbs have to be special ordered as do the vent filters as they are not a standard size. We live in an area with frequent small power blips and outages so the time and date have to be re-set every time the power is lost. a couple of times the mw has just "hung" - that is the buttons just did not respond. On those occasions we unplugged and replugged and the system reset itself without issues.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Builder Installed - Major repairs, Failure

hazel99 1/31/2014

The unit was installed in Oct 2010. In Dec 2012, I spent $300 on repairs of internal parts (thermometer and motor). In Dec 2014 the unit totally stopped working; the thermometer was being replaced when an "bubbled" magnetron was discovered. The magnetron can not be replaced - even so it was another $120 for the service call. The unit met my needs for cooking vegetables, defrosting rolls and meatballs, and cooking an occasional ready-to-eat meal. It was easy to use. The cooking timer helpful. It could use a clock with automatic reset from power outages and for savings time twice a year.

No, I do not recommend this product

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The parts in this built-in microwave are difficult to access

Nann 1/17/2014

I purchased this microwave almost two months before the actual installation date of 1/18/13. It was mainly used to warm foods for 1-2 minutes at a time. It was in service until 12/31/13 and then went completely dead. I had to pay a contractor to remove it before the authorized repair service would work on it. The repairman had to remove numerous screws to get inside the microwave. The problem was a 20-amp fuse that was very difficult to reach. The microwave is huge and requires two people to move it. I now have to call the contractor to re-install it. I am sorely disappointed in the reliability of this product. I am concerned that this problem may recur. Based on my experience with this microwave, I believe it is a lemon. If you should buy it, make sure you have the extended warranty.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Love the temperature sensor. No more burned popcorn or scaul

tulsacook 12/21/2013

1970's kitchen needed a 36" inch hood. Now I have room on the cabinet to prepare food. Fit perfectly. Was scared it would hang down too low but it is perfect for cooking. Even with a stock pot. And better temperature control. Was a big surprise.

Yes, I recommend this product

This product looks good and perfroms great.

Mudes 11/19/2013

I purchased this 36" microwave/hood to replace a stand alone hood and a counter top microwave. The microwave comes with an excellent manual, however the built in menus are easy to follow and give excellent results. The design is very clean and unclutterd and looks great in my kitchen

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love everything about it.

gammascrap 7/26/2013

I only put good on some of the ratings because if was what was expected of any good microwave. performed with same features as most brands as well as any good one. Paid more for oversize and uniqueness of design. Fan much quieter than past hood I had there. Lowered to Good for ease of use only because I sometimes have a harder time getting large heavy things out of height when arthritis is bad. Otherwise have had no problems and love it a lot.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Door handle is platic, not stainless steel

CKBig 6/26/2013

Door handle cracked at the bottom after 1 year of use. It's made of cheap plastic, colored to look like stainless steel. I used epoxy to hold the piece together. After 3 years, the crack area has broken into small pieces and the bottom part is no longer attached to the door screw. I'm trying to replace the handle and found out this website sells it for $84.35!!!

No, I do not recommend this product

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THIS IS A PRODUCT OF POOR QUALITY

ROMERO 6/14/2013

After buying my house from Pulte Homes , and receive the same microwave with KitchenAid Architect Series II model , after 5 months of use the microwave stopped working completely , and a notice appeared on the display to request technical assistance . After the repair center where they exchanged all electrical and display, the microwave is working again ( lucky I had warranty where the repair was exactly $ 342.29 ) . After over six months of use , the unit stopped again with new alarm , and no more heated anything. Out of warranty repair would be at $ 365.00 , and I gave this unit ! Noisy fan , light trqouei by 2x ( halogenated and expensive ) with bad workmanship and poor quality display . A bad product , threw in the trash and bought a GE Profile in place . Never buy KitchenAid brand products.

No, I do not recommend this product