Sarah of Brit Gal in the USA had a lot of trouble with her microwave ovens breaking and got lots of good advice from fellow bloggers on which microwave to buy next.
We have a Sharp microwave oven that's too small for our needs. Larger casserole dishes can't turn on the carousel. However, the Sharp oven seems to be going strong after about a year and a half. The older microwave died with the sudden surge after a power outage.
We went to the library and checked out the Consumer Reports ratings, looked on the web at other reviews and asked my daughter how she liked her GE Profile. She said her first Profile was defective and was recalled but the second one was OK. We then visited several appliance stores to see what's available and I think we've finally made our choice unless somebody tells me I shouldn't get it. We're going to go with the GE Profile counter top, 2.1 cubic feet. I sure hope it's a good decision. Consumer Reports recommends it. Somebody on the web said you can bake cookies in it. Hmmm? I wonder. I'll believe it when I see it.