Summary: We bought this in July & loved it. About 5 weeks after we received it & 1 week after the return window was closed, it started to shut off in the middle of a setting. For example, I would set something to heat for 1 min., 30 seconds later it would just shut off. This happened to me a couple of times & then stopped. A couple of weeks later it started happening more frequently. I was working fine for the last week & half - then last night it shut down again.
Summary: we have had a panasonic for the last 30 years. it was a commercial model and it was a work horse. as a matter of fact it still runs but will cut out now and again so it was time for another one. after a lot of research we decided on the prestige because of the wattage. our old model was 1500 watts this one is 1250w. with the first usage i couldn't believe how fast it worked. our old model must have been dying slowly cause this one did popcorn in half the time.
Summary: I am sure it is not the same for everyone, but for me choosing a microwave was very difficult. Every micro. you look at has just as many seemingly credible bad reviews as good. I finally just closed my eyes and picked one and so far it has been great. My wife thought she was really going to hate the knob feature as opposed to manually entering in each number on a keypad, but within a day she decided this was a better option and would not go back.
Summary: This gizmo requires a branched 120vac circuit because it pulls 14amps while running, Most household circuits running around the walls are 15amp plugins total & usually have 3-5 plugins, Without a branched circuit & plugging this thing in to the existing 15a circuit only leaves 1amp to run everything else that's plugged in if the gizmo is running, Bottom Line: circuit brkr pops.
Summary: This is the best high tech microwave I've ever seen and used. It works beyond what I expected. It looks cool and is pretty large. great for large families. I'm amazed at how it looks and works!!!