Kitchen & Cooking

This Futuristic Microwave Is for Chocolate Lovers

The Whirlpool Max goes from gorgeous to delicious.


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Love chocolate? Hate double boilers? Want a microwave that actually looks good on your countertop? Check out the Whirlpool Max Chocolate.

Available in three dessert-specific colors—noir, cacao, and vanilla—the Max Chocolate has special options for tempering and melting chocolate. It comes with baking accessories, and can even make chocolate brownies.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Max Chocolate won’t be available in the U.S. any time soon. But if you like the 0.5-cu.-ft. microwave’s sense of style, we’ve got good news for you: It is possible to buy a Whirlpool Max microwave in the States.

The Max is popular throughout the world for its attractive design and curved rear panel, which means it can be placed in a corner while still offering enough room for an 11-inch round dish. It’s been on sale in the U.S. since 2011.