We purchased this microwave oven back in December of 2012. It is larger than our previous microwave, which was a huge plus for us. This microwave seems to cook things in a shorter period of time, which is always a plus. With the size of this microwave, it seems that we can put larger items in it. The defrost feature also seems to work very well. It doesn't take nearly as long to defrost as our old microwave did. Although I should note that our old microwave was pretty old and near dying. The color of this microwave is also very beautiful. It is slate, not stainless, which means that fingerprints don't show nearly as much. I hope that other companies begin on the slate trend, because it is a great feature.