Dealing with several microwave ovens during the lifetime I find that there are at least a couple of peculiarities I'd rather have my way, but they're not usually listed in specifications. I'm not surprised they're not listed, but at least they're set up differently in different models. I would like to inquire whether there is a trend to set those in particular setting by default or it is completely random chosen by engineers/designers at wish. Also any links to known resources discussing small details in microwave ovens UI would be helpful. The features listed as examples below are not related, just two examples I noticed.
- Repeating sound notification that the heating is finished every minute until I open the door. I prefer this not to be included. From four models I dealt with, three had this off, probably a couple had this on.
- Having the rotation phase of the disk aligned to 30 seconds so if you placed a cup with a handle south-east then for any quick heating scenario (30 sec, 1 minute, 1:30, etc) the handle will be at south-east when the heating is ended. I prefer to have such alignment since the unaligned version would might place the handle north-west or similar that is not convenient for removing the cup. Probably two models I met had this alignment, two not.