I admit I chose this microwave because it is pretty. We had just moved into our new home and had to replace a nasty, nasty microwave. I knew we would eventually need to replace all the appliances, so I did briefly review the various brands for all four main appliances, but I kept coming back to the cool curved handles. Good thing the Frigidaire Gallery is not just a pretty microwave, but a pretty awesome cooker too. I have now had it 18 months and never have had an issue with it. It cooks great, it is easy to clean, and the features are nice. I like that I do not have to pull out the manual every time I need change the time, defrost a new type of meat, or use any of the multitude of features. It is very user-friendly. The fan is strong and I use the light as a night light for those middle of the runs to the kitchen.