Our old microwave had faux wood siding and a crack on the door. It heated unpredictably and looked like a prop from that 70's show. Consequently, when my in-laws gave us our new Panasonic 1300 Watt 1.2 Cubic Feet Genius Microwave, we were stunned by its innovative features. Firstly, it's gorgeous! The stainless steel look is modern and sleek with clear buttons and a bright easy-to-read LCD screen that (on top of the usual numbers and such) displays pleasant little messages like "Enjoy your meal!" How cute! Cuteness aside though, I've never had a microwave that defrosted frozen chicken so quickly (without cooking it) thanks to the amazing inverter technology. A bowl of spaghetti (that took us six minutes to partially reheat in our 70's jalopy) is elevated to steaming perfection in only two minutes in this microwave. I still need to play around with all the fancy settings but every time I learn something new I fall in love with this microwave all over again. My highest recommendation!