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.
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.