Summary: Our 10+ year old Sharp bit the dust so I looked at the Panasonic Inverter Microwave. Paid a little more than the other basic models ($100-$125) but after using it for a few weeks, well worth it.
The sensor button is great. You don't have to guess, is it 35 seconds or 54 seconds?
Summary: Microwave works great except for the terrible front panel display. If, like me, you install the unit on a counter top and want to be able to read the display, you had better be under 5 feet tall. Unreadable unless you stoop down...
Summary: I bought this model at Wal-mart, and came to Amazon to check for price comparison (Looking for microwave as a christmas present). I've been very happy with purchase. Microwave looks very nice, I have mine sitting on a stand.
Summary: We LOVE this microwave oven. It is small enough to fit in the boxed space in our cabinetry provided by the cabinet people. It is the exact size for the space. Not only that, but this microwave heats lightning fast!
Summary: We bought this model at Target and tonight it died in the middle of warming dinner. We liked the features on this microwave very much. We purchased this microwave within the past 12 months. So be warned that it doesn't have a long life.
Summary: Replaced our old Panasonic of identical dimensions in order to fit in cabinet. Pleasantly surprised at improved performance over the old one, since both are rated at 1300 watts. We hope this one doesn't die after only 5 years as the old one did.
Pros: Has a very high quality look and feel for the price. Fast and even cooking Easy operation
Cons: Turntable is a little tricky to replacetricky