We moved into a new house with no range microwave so I was on the hunt for a countertop. This one fit the bill and after a month of use, we are pretty happy with it. I was looking for: - Quick 30 button that didn’t need an addition button press to start - Quick minute button, bonus for 2-6 quick minute buttons - Handle to open the door - >=1000w power - Bonus points for small footprint due to limited counter space
The only thing that really missed the mark was the footprint, but I did a lot of comparisons, and this one’s footprint is pretty much average for a microwave of this capacity.
We didn’t need a fancy machine with all the bells and whistles. We really just needed something that would reheat leftovers so we don’t use the presets or other functions on this microwave. I did try the butter melt/soften function once and the butter boiled over, so I don’t think they really work all that well anyway.
Overall, we are very happy with this microwave! A countertop microwave with a handle instead of a button for door operation really narrows down the choices, and I’m really happy we chose this one!