No one wants their appliances to croak prematurely, even when they're as inexpensive as microwaves tend to be. Microwave users find that the machines that last the longest are often of very good quality. Users are--overall--very satisfied with these units and feel that they have high value.
The microwaves users rate highest for reliability are all smallcountertop models in the lower price range. Convection models have reduced reliability. Users chose Danby and RCA as the most reliable microwave brands.