Summary: The control panel is almost impossible to see. Not only is the font size too small, but there is not enough contrast to see well. So, to operate we have to get very close to see the panel functions and a lot of light.
Summary: Overall, I recommend this microwave. Looks nice, easy to use, easy to clean, has everything I want (and as with almost all microwaves, far more than I really care about). The first unit had a defective "thermistor" (or something) that caused it to either beep and go into error mode, or to spontaneously turn on the child lock. LG support was easy to reach and helpful; the process is to buy another microwave and submit the original receipt/labels for reimbursement.
Summary: typical 1200 watt microwave. inside is WAY too dark,, the light inside is very dim as a result. the front glass is WAY HIGHLY REFLECTIVE, LIKE A MIRROR. BIG DRAWBACK. when I purchased I didn't think that it would be that bad, but it was. should have returned it. display is hard to see unless you are at a certain angle to view. LG - you could have done a much better job. Did you not notice these drawbacks??? SORRY I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT!!!
Summary: went shopping to replace our 15 year old microwave and found this one. very simple to use and about twice as powerful as our old one. only minor complaint is that it is quite loud. other than that it's been a great purchase.