The exhuast fan on this microwave is very noisy. If you are venting it right back into the room it is surprisingly noisy. It is hard to hear the TV in the same room while cooking. If the range vent is on high it is very very noisy. We are trying to figure a way to vent it to the outside as Abe's won't allow you to return microwaves. If we can vent it outside, we would have no problems with the microwave, it looks great and works well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend