Excerpt: This over the counter microwave oven by Sharp is a replacement for my Sharp countertop It microwave.It is a way to free up much needed counter space and is both beautiful and efficient . I do recommend professional installation because it is a little tricky to install safely due to its size and weight. I am very satisfied with this purchase. It is of excellent quality and performs well.
Summary: Bought this one to replace the ten year old microwave we had before. Had to replace the door switch twice on the other one. Probably due to the door being slammed shut so many times. Worked great for years and when it quit we knew that it was probably reaching the end of it's life expectancy. So, instead of spending money to have it fixed again we opted to put it toward the purchase of a new unit. We were happy with the old Sharp and we are now happy with the new Sharp.
Summary: When I picked up the microwave at the local Walmart Grocery Store, it looked at though it had been dropped. The box was ripped open on one end. I took it home but haven't been able to plug it in and try it yet. I will be returning it if it was damaged.
Summary: The Sharp over the counter microwave is full featured and good looking but the installation instructions leave a lot to be desired. They specify the width of the cabinet space required but not the depth required for the door to open without hitting the cabinet edge. I installed the mounting plate and microwave per the templates and directions, found the door hit the cabinet side, took the microwave back out, removed the mounting plate from the wall which drops the toggle...
The unit I received was just like the one I needed
BONNIE L BEEGUN, Amazon
8 October 2014
Summary: The unit I received was just like the one I needed. The problem is I had to reorder this unit to fit the space I had. The first unit died after only 4 years of use. this is the first microwave that did not last long.
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.