We have been through many microwaves over the years, and most of them were very expensive ones. When our pricey one died, yet again, I told my husband I was tired of getting expensive microwaves, because they just don't last any longer than the cheaper ones. So, I found this one for a good price, and I have to say that we love it! Mu husband had wanted another big expensive one, and I said that if he didn't like this one, I would get the one he wanted. We got it home, he tried it, and he liked it. It doesn't take up much room, it heats evenly, it is easy to clean,I love the handle, and it is big enough for what we need it for. It is now three years old and still going! That is longer than some of the pricey ones that we previously purchased. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but we didn't need that, and we found we never used all that anyway. This has been just perfect for us!