I purchased this microwave upon going to college. We all know that when living the college life one depends heavily upon the microwave. In addition, to the mere fact that it is used by several people. I purchased my microwave in 1999. I just upgraded this year to a larger size. I felt that I had gotten my moneys worth over the years with this particular brand. I will also include that in this time span it was in storage for about two years. The final straw for me was when I tried boiling an egg in the microwave and accidentally let the boiling egg burn and burst. Oh what a horrible smell. I tried several remedies to rid the microwave of the smell. However, I could never get rid of the smell. It was then that I told myself it was time for an upgrade. As I stated earlier, it is great for dorm life and beyond dorm life. I would recommend this product. Durability Very durable in my case. I had mine for ten plus years. Design Very basic design.