Summary: So, maybe my review can help tip the scales since, at the time of me writing this, there are about as many bad reviews as there are good ones. I have had this microwave since my freshman year of college in 2004. That's eight years. It still works great. I hardly ever use the grill function, but it does do a decent job on "combo" setting to brown the cheese on a reheated slice of pizza a little bit rather than nuke it into oblivion. Turntable works, and is easy to clean.
Summary: I think this microwave cooks, as a microwave, just fine. I don't try to have it do anything else. My complaints about it are its increment button which does 30 seconds until you reach 2 minutes and 30 seconds, then goes to minute increments, and so on. If the dial actually worked, I wouldn't mind that so much, but (and perhaps I just got a flimsy one) the dial on mine no longer works properly (lasted about a year, I think) and so it takes much patience to get to the cook...
Summary: Bought this for my sister for Christmas and it broke within a month. Completely unusable. Very expensive, worthless, counter-space hog. Great in theory, but not in practice... at least not this specific one I purchased. Maybe I got a dud.
Summary: Pros: Everyone who sees this microwave thinks the knob and look is super cool. I myself cannot recall ever seeing another modern microwave with a digital dial. The "stainless steel" on the outside and inside is easy to clean. The defrost function works decently and you can set it by the total oz. of food to defrost. pretty nice. The cons: Ive never seen a microwave that produces as much steam while cooking than this one.
Summary: I RECEIVED THIS UNIT AS A GIFT PROBABLY BACK IN 2004. I REALLY DIDN'T NEED A NEW MICROWAVE OVEN AS I'D RECEIVED A PERFECTLY GOOD ONE, IN THE RIGHT SIZE (SMALL), AS A GIFT 2 YEARS EARLIER! HOWEVER THE GIFT GIVER WAS SO THRILLED TO GIVE IT TO ME, I HAD TO TAKE IT. FIRST PROBLEM, THIS UNIT IS HUGE. MY SMALL GE SAT ON A SMALL SHELF ABOVE 1 OF THE 2 SMALL COUNTERTOPS IN MY SMALL NYC APT.
Summary: We got this as a gift. It worked just under one year. We called Sanyo for some customer service but their "service" was a joke. I asked if maybe there was a setting we accidentally triggered or a reason it wasn't heating, if they knew anything - nope! They didn't care because our "warranty" was no good anymore (even though it stopped working in under a year). The fan and light still work, so it looks like it's working but never heats anything. It is a piece of junk.
Summary: Oven brand new out of the box didn't work. Not sure Sanyo even tests these before shipping them. Upon closing the door, the oven would run continuously but not actually microwave; just the fan and light. Avoid.
Summary: I purchased this in April of 2007 from Best Buy for 89.99 and in June of 2008 it went up. Saved the box but nobody will give me a refund since it has been just over a year. The only thing I liked about it was the way it looked. Do not buy this junk! Spend a little more money and get a better microwave that will last a long time.