I've never been so happy with a microwave. I did a lot of research before deciding to buy this Panasonic. Having Amazon gift certificates, free shipping and a $25 kitchen and housewares discount influenced my decision and I have to say it was a great buy. I'm very pleased with the evenness with which it cooks and defrosts.
I upgraded from a mid-size 650-watt oven to this full-size 1250-watt oven. It is wide enough to allow the defrosting of a long block of chicken thighs, yet short enough to fit in the limited space, It beeps to let you know when it's time to turn something over you are defrosting, but won't shut off and wait for you to turn it. (Turning is optional.) It's clear from a bar indicator what power level you have set and is operating, which makes it easy to tell from a distance.
If you yearn for modest height and generous width, this is your oven.It's quiet. It looks great.
That "ENJOY YOUR MEAL" message that moves across the display when the cooking cycle ends is a nice touch.