I move around alot, and so when I needed a microwave, this one was perfect! It was small and cheap, and that sounded good to me. I set it up in my kitchen, which is very small by the way, and it was a perfect fit. I think this microwave would be ideal for a college student or someone living in a studio or small apartment. It doesn't bulk up the counter, but performs all the same features that a standard microwave of a more expensive brand. I love KitchenAid brand, just because of this microwave. I would highly recommend it! Performance Have been using it over a year now, and it works like a charm! Settings/Features They are standard, no special warm ups like fancy, more expensive microwaves, but this one, for the price, really handles all the necessary microwave duties! Ease of Cleaning No microwave is easy to clean in my opinion, but because of this small size, it makes it quicker to clean. Durability It has stood up a year of time, and works as if I bought it yesterday. Very reliable!