I'm not passionate about microwave vent hoods; they only need to heat food, light my cooktop, and provide a way to abate smoke while cooking. This unit does all three just fine. The microwaveable space is quite large (frankly, more than enough for the average consumer) and the touchpad is delightfully simple to operate. And compared to my old tabletop microwave, this one heats food faster and very evenly. It shaves about 30s to 2 minutes off my reheat times! Awesome.
The fan is powerful enough to pull smoke from the cooktop's front pans (not just the ones directly under the vent), and the light effectively illuminates the cooktop. The price is right too, with a good look and sturdy feel, making it pointless to spend more money on more expensive variants. My only complaint is about the basic design: the recirculating vent's exhaust port direction is UP from the TOP of the unit, not from the FRONT as in previous units. This necessitates pulling the unit about 2" forward from the cabinets to ensure the exhaust vent isn't blocked. If you like a "flush" look for your microwave unit, look elsewhere. Otherwise, great product.