I recently replaced my older model microwave after my 9 year old warmed pizza wrapped in aluminum foil! After discussing with her in extreme detail why she should never try that again, I settled on the Sharp 1100 Watt Microwave. I like it's design right away. It wasn't over the top but it also wasn't simply average. It has 6 preset heating times for popular microwavable foods - pizza - (without the aluminum foil), popcorn and others. The popcorn button on the microwave has different timers that are based on the size of the bag and it goes by ounces so that's something to know before you to prevent you from making over cooked or half popped bags.The defrost button can be a little bit annoying - or, you may otherwise be very thankful. The defrost setting will ring every 30 to 60 seconds so you can ensure that you don't have meat come out well done in some areas and still frozen in others. It works for me because I tend to forget that I am defrosting something and it ends us half cooked and half raw - which really stinks when you plan to use ground beef for making marinara sauce. If you are meticulous with timing, this feature may be a bother for you. Other than that, I really don't have any issues with it. It works well and was not difficult to adjust to in comparison to the one I had to replace. It is actually an upgrade from my previous one. Performance Easy to learn and adjust to. Settings/Features The defrost bell can be a bit annoying for some people. Durability So far it's working well.