My 1980s Panasonic Microwave has finally died after a good 30+ years of use (it was actually the microwave I grew up with) and I'm now in need of a replacement. Having never bought a microwave before, is there anything I should be looking for? We don't plan to cook with it, we just need it for defrosting and re-heating leftovers.
Any solid recommendations? What's the real difference between an $80 Kmart one and a $200 Samsung/Panasonic? I'm guessing they don't come with that stylish woodgrain finish anymore?