The Oster Microwave Oven is not necessarily a luxury item. While the casing is stainless steel and most likely designed to look and feel modern and match modern decor this made in China appliance is a glorified college level microwave. The simple flat panel with buttons that make sense is a great convinience for the user. The handle is quite ergonomic but often ends up covered with food stains and it is a bit more difficult to clean than an over with no handle. In terms of operation this is not a defrost machine nor is it a machine designed for complex microwave recipes as the heating can be quite uneven. This oven should be used mainly for reheating small portions or for the famous family microwave popcorn!