We got this item as a gift from our wedding, and I was a bit overwhelmed by all it does. I still haven't quite used all the functions on this microwave, it bakes, defrosts, browns, and grills. I have only used it as an actual microwave. We have had this microwave for over five years now and I love it, popcorn turns out wonderful, and it has two different settings depending on what size you popping, they have the typical 3.5 ounce bag size as well as the new smaller bag that is 3 ounces. The pop corn always turns out perfectly popped with out any burned pieces. This microwave is a bit bigger then your average microwaves, but I think asthetically it is very pleasing to the eye, matches all stainless steal kitchen equipment if you have that in your kitchen and it doesn't clash with the regular white. Make sure you have ample kitchen counter to put this on. Oh and defrosting the last minute? Not a problem with this microwave you can easily do that, pick automatic or by how many pounds the item you are defrosting is and let it go, it lets you know when to flip the meat or what ever and works wonders! Great for a pinch!