Although I live alone and LOVE to cook sometimes cooking for one is not cost effective or easy or even worth the time. Sometimes I just want something quick and easy. I never considered a microwave but my boyfriend thought it was insane I did not own one so he bought me one as a Christmas gift. First of all the fact that it was a beautiful red and chrome color scheme took me aback, most only come in white or black and sometimes maybe silver. It fit perfectly into my kitchen color scheme and decor. The **Emerson 700 Watt Microwave Oven (Candy Apple Red)** is a wonderful microwave! Cooks things quickly, throughly and just right everytime. It is very easy to use and and offers a lot of cooking options. I would most certainly recommed this microwave to anyone looking for either a first time microwave (college dorm or first apartment) or even those looking to replace the old microwave for something with a little bit of pizazz..