The Whirlpool countertop microwave has a very different form factor compared to how most of us imagine a microwave to be. It\u2019s got a rounded back, and this serves as an advantage because you\u2019ll then be able to fit it in corners and other tight spaces without it being obstructionist. Inside, you\u2019ll find a rounded turntable that\u2019s able to fit an 11 inch dinner plate without any major problem, and on the base of the microwave, there\u2019s a set of touch controls that are well labelled, as well as a blue lit display. Could this be the best microwave for your small kitchen? Let\u2019s find out.\r\nWhy We Like It - Whirlpool Countertop Microwave\r\nThe Whirlpool Countertop Microwave is a small sized microwave that is the ideal pick for anyone that has very limited counter space. The 0.5 cu ft capacity microwave has a rounded back that lets you place it in a corner if you need to, and is also very well lit so that you\u2019ll always be able to see how well your food is getting cooked.\r\n\r\nPower & Performance\r\nWith up to 750 Watts of power, the Whirlpool Countertop Microwave has just enough juice to prepare a nice warm meal for a single person, but it might struggle with preparing meals for a larger family. Its wattage means it\u2019ll probably take longer to cook larger meals compared to a 900 watt cooking power microwave for example. The microwave\u2019s interior has a 0.5 cu ft capacity, and while this might be smaller than that of the Toshiba EM925A5A, it\u2019ll still be able to fit a full size dinner plate of up to 11 inches.\r\nDurability\r\nThe reduced interior size of the Whirlpool 0.5 cu ft countertop microwave may feel limiting to a person who has never used a microwave of this size before, but it's actually a lot easier to clean than a lot of other countertop microwaves, and the glass turntable is actually larger than what you\u2019ll find on other microwaves of the same size. There is a 1 year warranty that comes with this microwave, but if that feels too short for you, there\u2019s also the option to purchase an extended 3 year or even 5 year warranty just to be on the safe side.\r\nEase of Use\r\nUsing a microwave such as this one is pretty easy to do because the control options are not as many as what you\u2019d find on the MG14H3020CM Samsung Microwave Oven. You\u2019ll be able to alternate between 10 power levels, and whenever you\u2019re short of time, you can quickly get the microwave to work by pressing the add 30 seconds button. There\u2019s also the option to make instant popcorn, reheat your food, or defrost frozen foods based on either time or weight. If you want a microwave with sensor cook technology, try the Panasonic NN-SN736B.\r\nAdditional Features & Versatility\r\nThe fingerprint resistant stainless steel body of the Whirlpool Countertop microwave makes it very easy to clean, and since it also features a control lock, you\u2019ll be able to prevent any unauthorized use of the microwave especially by young children disabling the touch keys.\r\nValue\r\nThe lack of sensor cooking on the Whirlpool microwave is one of the things that gives the Panasonic NN-SD372S a slight edge over it. Sensor cooking would have allowed for a more seamless method of operation, as you wouldn\u2019t need to worry about the amount of cook time and power required to whip up your meal.\r\nWhirlpool Countertop Microwave Wrap Up\r\nWhirlpool manufactures a wide variety of kitchen appliances, and microwaves are only a part of their large catalogue of products. The company is also headquartered in the United States, so if you buy their products, you\u2019ll be supporting an American company.