Summary: I purchased this microwave to replace and older version of the same machine. The reason for the replacement was that the old machine had rusted. I did a lot of research and even though my experience with the older model had not been good; it rusted severely after 3 years of use, Consumer Reports had given this model a good review.
The machine arrived in a timely fashion.
Summary: I paid extra for what I thought would be a good name. It wasn't worth it. It just stopped heating. It makes noise, spins, lights, but nothing gets warm. It's being fixed, under warranty, BUT... I had to drive over an hour to the service center (and will have to do the same in two weeks or so when it's ready to be picked up), they gave me a hard time for having a "screen shot" of the proof of purchase from Amazon, AND I'd have to be without a microwave for two weeks or...
Summary: Indeed excellent,with no problems at all. The 1300-watt power is a welcome step-up from my older 1000-watt oven. But the best part is that one can leave the door open when not in use, and the light is *not on*. A great enemy of microwaves is rust. People close the door when finished with the oven, mostly to save the electricity and bulb. (Try replacing a microwave bulb!) Now when I reheat my tea and tea water, several times a day, NO PROBLEME!
Summary: This microwave is otherwise a five-star, but the display drops it to a three-star.
1.) The display is polarized, so you can't view it from an angle above 45 degrees. This is not a problem from several feet away, but standing next to the microwave on the counter I need to bend down to see the display.
Until I have the microwave memorized I will always need to bend over to set the microwave. This is not a problem on my old Panasonic.