Summary: I've been using this microwave since July. I like everything about it. It has a roomy interior yet sits nicely on my counter. It looks sleek. I don't mind that you can't see inside while the food is cooking nor do I mind that you have to push the power button multiple times to get the lower powers. This is very easy to operate and the high watts make for a very fast cooking time. I had to get used to that--my other oven seems slow in comparison.
Summary: I am a wife and mother of three with a very busy scedule. The Inverter Turbo Defrost has been a life saver on more than a few occasions. It defrosts food in about half the time without partially cooking it like some other microwaves. Its kept us from eating out so often. It reheats everything very quickly. As a bonus, our bags of popcorn are done alot faster with more kernels popped. Great microwave! I will say be careful if you are reheating baby food.
Summary: One of the buttons for how much time to cook doesn't work (# 3). So if I want to cook something for 30 seconds I have to press #29. The other button work but must press hard, not lightly. I will keep because it is too inconvenient to return.
Summary: I had to ship this oven back because the dimensions listed at Amazon.com are incorrect. The oven was too large for my shelf. If you're buying one to fit a particular space, note that the unit is 16 inches deep, 12 inches tall and 21 inches wide. Also, you can't see the food cooking through the window because of the heavy screen.
Summary: I bought this to replace a 5-year old Sharp microwave and I chose it because it was the same size, which I needed for space constraints, and had the same features (sensor cook, sensor reheat, defrost and timer). The first thing I noticed was how tinny it seemed compared to the solid feel of the old one.
The second problem was the door--which doesn't open when you depress the latch release; you have to depress AND open the door manually.
Summary: I looked forward to buying this product when my 1100 watt $80 GE failed, since the $130 Panasonic 1300 watts would be faster. And it is proportionally faster.
However, I was amazed by Panasonic's failure to allow the user to watch their cooking and specifically watch for when coffee or other boiling points are reached, before items boil over.