Summary: We purchased and installed this over the range microwave as a replacement for a 25 year old one. This is Sharp is just perfect. We required one with the recirculating feature because we have no way to vent it, and this type is not easy to find.
Summary: After researching microwaves for days, and being willing to pay just about any price, I settled on this sharp for two simple reasons. First, the sleek and simple style in all black and second, our previous microwave that is 15 years old and was a super excellant buy and still works wonderfully (although worn and it doesn't hang, we made it a built in;) is a sharp. My family really likes that it is the same basic operations as the old one.
Summary: Arrived in two days instead of the week as reported, this was a great plus. It fit into the same spot as old Sharp, another plus. The mounting brackets were in a different location & constructed less sturdy than the old ones. The medal was cheaply made & much thinner. Overall I am happy with purchase.
Summary: I hit the start button and sparks flew and dead microwave. I think this model could be a fire hazard. Called Sharp, even though the microwave was under warranty when the problems started... they were of no help. They send a repair service who promptly told me there was a $75 "show-up fee" and repairs would be an additional charge. Very disappointed in Sharp and will definitely not consider another of their products.
Summary: Not as powerful as I would have expected for 950 watts, but decent. I'm an early riser and try to not wake the other occupants of the house, especially in the bedroom immediately adjoined to the kitchen. The door makes a loud clunk no matter how softly it is closed, and no matter how much I try to deaden the sound with the heel of my hand. It's the design. There is also no provision to silence the beeping of the keypad or the beep when the heating cycle is done.
Summary: Purchased from Amazon and was received within 5 days (exceptional). Since it was the same model as my old one, installation was very easy with no new holes or brackets to install. So far it works very well and I consider it, at this point, an exceptional purchase.