The Kenmore 6633 is a midsize countertop microwave with a 1.2-cubic-foot capacity. Available only in black, it measures 22 inches wide and is backed by a one-year warranty. The Kenmore 6633 has 1,200 watts of cooking power, plus sensor cooking and electronic touchpad controls that owners say are easy to use. This microwave also gets high marks from professionals and users for its even heating and defrosting (although one review notes that the popcorn setting isn't very accurate). However, some users find the display hard to read and say that the door has a flimsy feel. We also read a couple of complaints about microwaves that broke down anywhere from two months to three years after purchase. For a more reliable model that isn't much smaller, consider the 1-cubic-foot GE Profile SpaceMaker II PEM31 (*Est. $220) . If you are looking for a larger microwave, we found good reviews for the 2.2-cubic-foot GE Profile JES2251SJ (*Est. $275) .
Kenmore appliances are sold only through Sears, so Sears.com was our only source of user reviews for the Kenmore 6633. However, it is also included in the current microwave reviews at ConsumerReports.org, which thoroughly reviews more than 55 large and midsized countertop models and presents the results in an easy-to-read chart. The microwave also earns a B grade from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which summarizes its test results for 21 countertop microwaves on the Good Housekeeping website.
Our Sources: Kenmore Microwave Reviews
ConsumerReports.org currently has ratings for more than 55 countertop microwaves, including the Kenmore 6633. Testing procedures are very thorough, with results clearly outlined in a ratings chart. Each microwave is rated on noise, ease of use, heating evenness and defrosting performance.
Review: Recommended Microwave Ovens, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Good Housekeeping
This brief review awards the Kenmore 6633 a grade of B. The editors like its even heating and preprogrammed features that take the guesswork out of microwave cooking, but they note that the display is hard to read and the popcorn setting consistently underpops popcorn.
Review: Kenmore TrueCookPlus 21-7/8, Editors of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute
The Kenmore 6633 earns an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 from roughly 95 owners at Sears.com (the only retail site for Kenmore products). Most praise its even heating and ease of use, although a few note that the door feels a bit flimsy and the controls are hard to read.
Review: Kenmore TrueCookPlus 1.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave Oven (6633), Contributors to Sears.com