Overall, this microwave is an excellent unit with good features such as reheating and the food done sensor. This thing turns the microwave heat on and off until the food is done through. One negative is the lack of express keys. I had a GE XL before, which had Express Mode for keys 1-6 by selecting a number for corresponding time (2=2 min. etc.). The other negative (I think this might apply to all brands), is the lack lights behind the keypad. All of the numbers, icons and names look like they are set up for backlighting, but have not seen any on the brands I looked at (this is probably an age thing, just can't see the keys as well at night). I do like the outside design of the cabinet. We are slowly changing to Stainless on our kitchen appliances, so this microwave fits in nicely. It was easy to install, and had it up and running in no time at all.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend