this microwave suits allll my needs. I never did use that big bulky one over the stove to cook anything more than popcorn, potatoes, or reheating. Now I can fit my biggest sauce and soup pot on the back burner easily. The microwave is on top of a bookcase that houses cookbooks and such, so it isn't taking up any extra counter space. The few other complaints of beeping 3 times when cycle is done or no light when opening door are definitely not deal breakers. Looking to have many years of this adorable appliance.