Summary: This is the 3rd microwave of the same GE Profile model and color that I have needed over the past 9 years. The other 2 died, one after 7 years (which was an earlier version of this model) and the last one(which is the exact same version) after just 2 years. This color is no longer manufactured so unless I want to spend big bucks on replacing other appliances as well to color co-ordinate, this one was what I needed. I am worried about how long it will last me this time.
Summary: This replaced my ten year old version of this same microwave, which I loved. This one has smaller keys and a delay on the 30 second button, both of which are quite annoying. Also, the door latch is not as responsive, and I preferred the styling of my old one. However, it is quite powerful and cooks well, which is the most important thing.
Summary: Having used the same 500 watt microwave for better that 20 years (like another poster) I chose to upgrade to a higher wattage microwave with the revolving platter inside. I am very please with the performance so far, but to hope it last for 20 years like the one I still have here in my storage space is a bit of a stretch.