Excerpt: I just bought this yesterday because my old microwave died. ThE last thing I had time for, but I went and purchased this because I needed a small microwave. Set it up, the clock worked so it's not an electrical problem, but the darn thing DOES NOT START.
Summary: The product works well. It isn't top of the line, but Avanti's are used in hotels, so they should be reliable, as one reviewer said. Their price is reasonable. It defrosts and reheats well. Avanti customer service knows their products, and they want their customers to be happy.
Summary: This is a very compact microwave, if you're looking for one to fit in a tight spot. That's the reason we purchased it. However, after owning it less than three months, a couple of things are starting to bug me.
Summary: This brand I recognized also from stays in hotels, so I assumed they are reliable. The power is not great, but good enough to be a big convenience. Very useful for a single person in a small space. I have it on top of a grip liner so it doesn't move at all when I push buttons or open the door.
Summary: Pulled it out of the box, plugged it in and tried to heat up a 1/2 cup of coffee. 3-4 trials and 10 minutes later, we still had cold coffee. Called the manufacturer to ask if we we missed a step, nope. btw - not even a "that's too bad" or "we are sorry" from them.