Summary: This was a replacement for the exact same model which I had installed 8 years ago. The original gave me several problems and it was no longer economical to have it repaired and the Sharp R-1214 was the only over counter unit that fit my custom space. The new unit works fine but I have other more conventional units that perform better. For its unique purpose this unit does the job. A plus was the original mounting bracket still fits so it was easy to replace.
Summary: This microwave replaced one exactly like it in our kitchen. Our original Sharp R-1214 was purchased as a reconditioned microwave from an outlet discount store 6 years ago for only $89, so it lasted beyond our expectations. It was such a good microwave fitting so well in our small kitchen that we replaced it with the exact same model. We hope this one lives up to the last. So far so good!
Summary: We had redone our kitchen in 2005 with this microwave. It stopped working and we liked it so much that we wanted the exact replacement. This item shipped promptly and was as described. Fit into the existing space and works great.
Summary: This microwave is a disappointment as the digital read-out screen has failed. It was expensive and in all our years of using microwaves we have never had this happen. There apparently is no fix. It works but you cannot see the digital numbers.