We purchased a convection microwave about 2 years ago now kind of on a whim. We needed a new microwave and had been shopping around for them when we came across the Kenmore freestanding Convection microwave, which we had not even considered. It was a floor model and had a ding in it so we got the price down lower than most normal microwaves would cost and took it home. We run on propane at our house and it's not cheap, the price fluctuates like gasoline. Since buying this we have been able to do so much more baking for just the three of us without having to preheat our big oven and use up our precious propane. Not to mention it does not heat up The House as much in the summer either. So far I have found that there is a bit of a learning curve to baking with it, you have to bake everything at least 10 degrees over the recommendation for your recipe and sometimes a little bit longer as well. It's just big enough to fit a medium sized pizza and most 8x8 bake ware. It also has a function that allows you to combo bake using part microwave and part convection which gives the best of both worlds, the speed of a microwave with the crispy finish of an oven.