Summary: This is an expensive microwave that is cheaply build, noisy, and not very flexible. One gets the sense it is on its last legs, about to malfunction. I would guess I will get the 3 months of warranty out of it and then it will crash and burn.
Summary: For this much money I would expect a unit to last more than 4 years and of course the trim kit won't work with any other brand. But after 2 lousy kitchenaid units we will bite the bullet and buy a different brand as well as a new trim kit.
Summary: 10 years ago, I remodeled my kitchen. I built a cabinet for a Panasonic Gold Series microwave. It died and I needed a unit to fit into the opening and blend in with my decor. This unit not only looks impressive but operates better than what was replaced.