My Kenmore microwave/convection oven has no rack. Why?

I purchased a Kenmore Microhood/Combo 86013 with convection oven so that I wouldn't have to heat up the large oven for small projects, yet it comes with only a carousel. I don't understand why there is no rack so as to utilize full dimensions of the interior. I cannot bake side by side items. I am unable to find a rack to insert since Kenmore didn't provide one. Has anyone solved this issue? What are my options?

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Alina F.

Providing a complete model number to your question will definitely help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply to this thread with a complete model number included I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a wonderful day.

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Gail

Is 86013 not the model #? It is what the salesperson identified the item with. It is the number that I used to identify it on the Kenmore website. Plz advise me as to where another number might be found. Thank you for your reply and willingness to help. Kenmore microwaves (and other brands as well) come with side-to-side racks and they don't even have convection. It seems more logical for a convection oven, doesn't it??

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Sam A expert

Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to have a shelf in the microwave.

This model comes with a metal pan and a metal rack.

Since it is a convection oven the metal shelf would not work well because the inside of the oven would get too hot during the convection baking mode for the plastic shelf supports.

I hope this information will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Gail

Sam, Thank you for your prompt reply. Not to beleaguer the subject, but, to utilize the width of the oven for a, say a 9x12 baking dish or 2 pies,,,can I use or find a stand-alone rack with it's own legs? Similiar to what one uses to organize/storage dishes and plates, etc.? My frustration is: I have waited a long time for a microwave/oven/convection oven (whatever combination that would allow me to discontinue using a large oven for smaller objects). Another example,,,,I frequently "roast" sweet red peppers. Does this configuration mean that I have to do 2 or 3 at a time? That is a waste of valuable space and my time. Can I use the floor of the unit? Would you help me solve this even if it is an "after market" solution? Incidentally, I am so grateful for this site and the chance to have this exchange with you. Gratefully Gail

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Gail

Sam, Thank you for your prompt reply. Not to beleaguer the subject, but, to utilize the width of the oven for a, say a 9x12 baking dish or 2 pies,,,can I use or find a stand-alone rack with it's own legs? Similiar to what one uses to organize/storage dishes and plates, etc.? My frustration is: I have waited a long time for a microwave/oven/convection oven (whatever combination that would allow me to discontinue using a large oven for smaller objects). Another example,,,,I frequently "roast" sweet red peppers. Does this configuration mean that I have to do 2 or 3 at a time? That is a waste of valuable space and my time. Can I use the floor of the unit? Would you help me solve this even if it is an "after market" solution? Incidentally, I am so grateful for this site and the chance to have this exchange with you. Gratefully Gail

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Sam A expert

Thank you for the update and I can understand wanting to utilize the room and features of your new convections microwave. I have done some research and not yet found any shelf for your microwave that could withstand the heat from convection cooking as well as not interfere with the microwaving cooking process. You may want to check further on line with places like The Pampered Chef or William Sonoma or Nordic ware and perhaps a local restaurant supply store in your area. I hope you will find what you are looking for. Sam A.

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Gail

Thank you,,,,,GREAT ideas!!!

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Gail

Sam I found a chrome-plated-steel rack that does not need hooks/hinges to stay in place. It has 4 legs and is stable. How can I find out if I can use it in the convection part of the microwave/convection? Can I use ANY cooking pot, pan, cookie sheet, etc in the convection oven? Thank you Gratefully Gail

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Thank you for the update Gail. As long as you are not using the microwave feature on the micro/convection then it should be fine. That metal rack is not tuned for microwave usage. All those metal pans you are referring to will work fine as long as you only use them during convection cooking. Some model have a microwave/convection combo cooking feature, you cannot use it if it has that program. But if you are just going to convection cooking you can use any metal pan that will fit in the oven. Just make sure if you happen to leave the chrome rack in that some does not use the microwave cooking feature or it will ruin the microwave. Sam A.

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Gail

Sam, Thank you so much for the information and admonition AND hangin' in there with me !!!!! Gratefully Gail

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You are welcome. If you have a question on anything thing else at all, please feel free to ask. Sam A. Manage My Life.com

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