I did not want to spend a fortune on a microwave because in my opinion, they all do the same thing. I tried to find a reasonably priced product that got decent reviews. This is the one I chose and I have been happy with it for three years now. It is smaller than some of the other products so if you have big bowls, you might not want to get this, but for single people like me, this is the right size that doesn't take up a lot of space in your kitchen. It also has all the basic functions that you might need in your microwave. It has never malfunctioned so far. Performance The heating function is very reliable and consistent. You can also adjust the power and that function works well as well. Settings/Features This microwave has all the functions you would need in a microwave. Ease of Cleaning Since it is quite small, it is very easy to clean. Ease of Use The functions are easily identifiable from the buttons. Durability I have used it frequently for three years and has been going strong. Design I like the small size because it does not take up a lot of space.