Summary: Okay ... Most of the reviews here did not help me figure out if I should buy this, so I decided to write a definitive review of the product beyond 'just what I wanted' or 'works well' or 'stopped working after 2 weeks'. Let's start by saying I almost passed on this because of all the bad reviews.
Summary: So I bought this Cuisinart microwave six years ago. I've only needed to use two buttons on it, the "Start +30 sec," and the "Stop/ Clear," button. That's all you really need. Does anyone actually use all those other buttons? — DESIGN — This is a clean and simple stainless steel and black design.
Summary: Amazeed at the high review marks on here. This this is rattly and clunky and plasticy and overall very annoying microwave. It is NOT a high quality machine at all. If you are looking for a junky popcorn maker it is fine, but otherwise kinda useless.
Summary: I am a little disappointed in this machine. 30 seconds is the shortest time you can set it to. With my old one 1 second could be chosen. I did use 5 sec, 10 sec etc. Auto defrost is very different also. It does take longer to cook many items.
I have other Cuisinart items which I like and that's why I choose this microwave
4 March 2016
Summary: Not as powerful as the one I had to replace. Only beeps once when finished unlike my last one which would remind you with beeps until you take your heated items out. I have other Cuisinart items which I like and that's why I choose this microwave.