This Panasonic microwave has so many features that I haven't used them all yet. But the ease of use is a definite plus. The control panel is clearly presented and I didn't even have to use the manual to figure out how everything works. Even the clock is easy to set. There is a simple turn-knob for dialing length of cooking that I use most often for quick reheating. There are also pushbuttons for special settings, such as power level, reheat and defrost. One of the best features in my estimation is the delay timer setting, which I find useful for those times when there are too many things to attend to in the kitchen at one time. You can set this up in advance and tend to the other parts of your meal and be assured that everything will be ready and hot at the same time. The oven is spacious enough for all my microwave dishes. I like the fact that it is designed with a very flat front face, so that cleaning is easy.