Sharp Microwave Ovens: Melts The FoodWe bought this because our over-the-range Sharp microwaves kept melting, and that was getting to be very expensive. This Sharp microwave stays on a kitchen counter, and is relatively small so it fits very nicely next to our new toaster. This is our fifth microwave in 40 years. I don’t know what others use their microwaves for, but 90% of the time, ours is used to heat water for tea, reheat pizza and other dishes, and maybe even reheating coffee (we’re not coffee snobs and, in fact, we’ve never been in a Starbucks). We do not cook meals in a Sharp Microwave Ovens, period. If what you want is a basic microwave, this could well be the one. However, note that the front black window is plastic, and the stainless steel is the thinnest gage made. Still, it cleans up nicely, doesn’t scratch readily, and the controls are the simplest. One or two touches and you can accomplish most basic "cooking" or reheating. It’s certainly well worth the price, although $24 for shipping was a bit high. Panasonic Microwave Ovens: 1250 Watts of Pure Power With a 1-3/5-cubic-foot capacity and 1250 watts of power, this full-sized microwave oven provides quick and easy meal preparation. The Panasonic Microwave Oven automatic 15-inch turntable ensures even heating, while its one-touch sensor cooking adjusts power levels and calculates cooking times automatically, making reheating and cooking a variety of foods easier than ever. A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps food temperature at a constant level–without overcooking; the improved keep-warm menu now includes five items, so foods like stew, gravy, and desserts remain warm in the oven until they’re ready to be served.
In addition, the Panasonic Microwave Ovens menu-action screen adds to the overall convenience. It scrolls step-by-step cooking instructions across the display in English, Spanish, or French, while the function key simplifies the programming of 10 useful, non-cooking functions. Just press the microwave function key and the menu-action screen will display the steps necessary to complete the desired function. Other highlights include Inverter Turbo Defrost for thorough defrosting, a push-button control panel, 10 power levels, five multi-stage cooking options, and more/less control, as well as a popcorn key, Quick Minute, delay start, a timer, and auto reheat.Butcher Block Cart: Kitchen Carts That Rock All Butcher Block Cart solid wood (except 3 panels which were quality press-board) this is the nicest ‘small’ rolling butcher block cart I’ve seen. ‘Classy’ for being simple and efficient – made in Thailand. All pieces fit together tight, clear instructions, and it was easy to assemble. One note: be sure the drawer roller is located on the back of the drawer when piecing together, I missed that butcher block cart detail and had to take apart sides and reverse – easy enough. Extra screw was added for each assembly need (nice!) Highly recommend. Be sure to shop around for lowest priced ‘external website’ supplier (as I noticed one for almost half of the advertised price after I ordered from the Amazon recommended vendor – fortunately, the butcher block vendor is honoring a ‘match-price’ offer), and check the shipping charge.