Nothing makes me more frustrated than appliances that are complicated. I like to open the appliance up, plug it in, and go. This microwave certainly fits that description. With only two dials and a simple push mechanism to open the door, you cannot go wrong. The eveness of cooking is great in this microwave and the size is perfect for my small kitchen. Performance I've owned this microwave for a long time and the eveness of heating is as good as when I first bought it. Settings/Features Nothing fancy here. Simple to use. Ease of Cleaning Cleaning your microwave is never the easiest of chores. This one is no exception. The coating on the inside is pretty slick and most often I can clean the stains with a magic type sponge and some spray cleaner. Ease of Use Nothing can be simpler than my good old fashioned dials! Simple push mechanism to open the door! Durability This is my little kitchen workhorse. I use it at minimum once a day everyday and sometimes twice a day if my schedule is crazy and I need food fast. The door always opens, there are no knicks or chips on the outside of the microwave. The inside is starting to show a little wear but I attribute that to some slacking on my part with wiping it down. Design I may sound old fashioned but I love the dials. So often the microwave at work or at other family members' homes have buttons that stick or are difficult to press. My good old fashioned dials always turn and are actually very easy to clean!