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LG LMV1764ST Microwave Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 10, 2024 at 10:13 am

The LG LMV1764ST is a cheaper, over-the-range microwave. Its cooking chamber is a little smaller than the more expensive LG MVEL2033F's, and it only has basic controls. There's no sensor cooking, mute function, or option to switch off the turntable rotation.

Our Verdict

8.6 Power

The LG LMV1764ST is a fast microwave. It heats food just as fast or faster than some more expensive over-the-range microwaves, like the KitchenAid KMHS120ESS and the LG MVEL2033F.

  • Heats food quickly.
  • Adjustable fan.
  • Lacks a mute function and sensor cooking.
  • Mediocre visibility into cooking chamber.

Performance Usages

  • 8.6 Power
  1. Updated Jul 10, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This microwave comes in one stainless steel variant. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you encounter another variant, let us know in the comments, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Microwaves

The LG LMV1764ST is a lower-end, over-the-range microwave. Like most over-the-range models, it has a wide cooking chamber and a built-in fan and light for the cooktop below. However, it's otherwise pretty simple, without sensor cooking or a mute option. The GE JVM3160RFSS is about the same price and size, and while it's also quite simple, you can switch off its turntable rotation. The GE also provides better visibility into the cooking chamber. If you are willing to spend more, the GE JVM6175SKSS offers a mute function, multiple brightness options for the cooktop light, and sensor cooking modes for a more automatic cooking experience.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best over-the-range microwaves and the best microwaves.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Height 16.3" (41.3 cm)
Width 29.8" (75.8 cm)
Depth Without Handle
15.6" (39.5 cm)
Depth With Handle
17.2" (43.7 cm)
Power Cord Length 3.28 ft (1.00 m)
Cooking Chamber
Advertised Chamber Volume
1.7 cu. ft.
Turntable Diameter
12.7" (32.3 cm)
Chamber Height
9.1" (23.2 cm)
Chamber Width
21.7" (55.0 cm)
Chamber Depth
14.1" (35.8 cm)
Measured Chamber Volume
1.6 cu. ft. (0.05 m³)

The cooking chamber is slightly smaller than the more expensive LG MVEL2033F. The light inside isn't very bright, and it can be hard to see clearly into the cooking chamber.

Controls And Functions
Door Release
Cooking Sensor
Popcorn Button
Defrost Button
Add Time Button
Kitchen Timer
Mute Sounds Button
Lock Controls Button

This is one of LG's cheaper over-the-range microwaves, and it lacks an inverter and a steam sensor, so all of its cooking programs are based on time or weight. The Auto-Cook and Auto-Reheat buttons let you choose from different programs for different types of food. (i.e., push auto-cook once for a dinner plate and four times for a roll/muffin. Similarly, the Auto-Defrost button lets you access four programs: meat, poultry, fish, and bread.

You can switch the cooktop fan to high, low, or off. However, unlike the LG MVEM1825F, the light has only one brightness option. You also can't set the fan to automatically switch off after a certain amount of time. This microwave lacks the pricier model's app connectivity. You can't mute the microwave controls, so it lacks a few quality-of-life features versus more expensive options.

In The Box

  • Bolts and screws
  • 2x Metal mesh filter screens
  • Turntable
  • Roller turntable
  • Duct connector and damper
  • User guides

Inverter Technology
Advertised Microwave Output Power
1,000 W
Tested Heating Rate At 100% Power
694 W
Shallow Dish Heating Uniformity
Area Of Underheated Dinner Plate
Grayscale Range Dinner Plate
Area Of Underheated Turntable
Grayscale Range Turntable

Its performance for heating food evenly in shallow dishes is the same as other microwaves. Evenness depends on what you're heating up and in what container, not which microwave you're using. You can read more about our investigation into microwave performance here.

Deep Dish Heating Uniformity
Min. Food Temperature (100% Power)
86 °F (30 °C)
Food Temperature Range (100% Power)
117 °F (65 °C)
Min. Food Temperature (50% Power)
101 °F (38 °C)
Food Temperature Range (50% Power)
90 °F (50 °C)

Like with shallow dishes, there's no noticeable difference between microwaves when evenly heating food in deep containers like bowls. It depends on your specific food and container. Read more about our investigation into microwave performance here.