This model has very easy to use and convenient control features. 90% of the time, we push one button to start the microwave. we really like that the finish does not show fingerprints like our previous stainless steel microwave did. The unit is powerful enough to be reasonably fast, yet space saving size and tall enough inside for anything we want to use it for. The only negative so far is the custom defrost cycles are way too aggressive, actually starting cooking both beef and chicken about 1/2 way through the recommended time - not good. If I enter about 50% of the actual weight of the item, the recommended time is about right. Very good value at $110.