Pros: Price, design, installation
Cons: Electrical problems
We bought a townhouse over the summer and it does not have a whole lot of counter space. Rather than take up precious counter space, we decided to buy an over-the-range space saver microwave. We went with the cheapest model and it looks like you get what you pay for.
Installation was relatively easy, as it is with most of these types of microwaves. It is a matter of measuring and lining up two holes and drilling through so you can bolt the microwave in place. There is no grounding of the microwave required. All you need is a standard three prong electrical outlet.
The microwave worked fine for about a month, even though we did not really use it all too often. Then it would start making loud noises when it was not even on. We have come home to find that the microwave has come on by itself. Sometimes the fan comes on by itself. For these reasons, we have to unplug it all of the time because I am afraid the thing will start on file. The fan and the microwave themselves are also both very loud.
The microwave is nicely designed and has some nice features and does work ok when we do use it. It has a beverage reheat feature, express cook buttons so you can just press the number 1 for 1 minute cooking, two for two, etc. The delay start feature is nice too as is the a|!mp;#128Add 30 seconda|!mp;#128 button. It has all the other features most microwaves nowadays have as well, such as timer, defrosting, popcorn, etc. Oh, it also has a turntable and the separate rack so you can cook more than one thing at a time.
In conclusion, this would be a good microwave if not for the electrical problems. It is still under the manufacturer warranty, so they are coming to look at in a couple of weeks and hopefully they can fix whatever is wrong.