Summary: Got mine last March. It's not even one year old yet and it died today. My problem with the microwave started about 2 months ago, it would not start unless I closed the door in certain way and today it just blow up. Very disappointed. I am going to try a different brand.
Summary: I bought this microwave one and a half years ago for about $125. Worked great until it started shorting out and I just received the H97 error, which means it's trash and not worth fixing. I paid $30 for a cheap microwave before this one and it lasted me six years. I have a Panasonic plasma TV that's still running strong since 2008 but this microwave was a total waste of money. Pretty sad that Panasonic makes such a unreliable product since I expected better from them.
Summary: This microwave is the best. It does EXACTLY what it claims to do and then some. I don't understand ANY of the negative reviews others have given this product as it truly deserves nothing but raves. It may be a bit ( and I mean a SMALL bit) on the loud side but certainly is nothing to deter anyone from purchasing it. The light does not go on when you open the door, but come on, truthfully who needs that?
Summary: After four months of use, developed a short circuit which tripped the circuit breaker whenever we turned it on. Under warranty, but the only authorized Panasonic service center in Nashville offers only in-home service, which costs $60. Not worth it, given the initial purchase price, especially since we don't know whether they will actually be able to fix it. AVOID!
Summary: I've had this microwave for 8 months. It came damaged from the shipping, but I ignored the small dent and kept it. However after 8 months of occasional use, the turntable has stopped moving. Now I am forced to find a fix it shop (closest one is 25 miles away) and now be without a microwave for who knows how long. Another feature that is ridiculous is that the light only comes one when the microwave is turned on. So when you open the door there are no lights.
Summary: I have to say this microwave is fantastic. Every other one I've had would either leave cold spots in food or it would burn the outer edges. I don't find it any louder than the other microwaves I've had. For some who don't like the length of the beeps when food is done, I usually just add a few seconds and open the door before it's done. I wish the control pad didn't beep with each press but for how great it cooks I don't have that big of a problem with it.
Summary: It is really loud. Prior to purchasing it, I saw where some asked if it seemed loud when running. Some answered yes and some no. Well it is definitely loud. For example, I would be hesistant to use it at night for fear of disrupting my sleeping/resting family. Otherwise all else seems fine. I'll update on the performance at a later time.