Summary: From the start, the unit I received made an awful noise when you tried to use it. Although I was able to return it for full credit without too much trouble, I would have preferred an exchange to see if another unit worked correctly.
Summary: I've had 6 kids, and gone through a lot of microwaves, and this is absolutely the best one ever. The defrost setting is wonderful, and saves me from planning ahead. The popcorn setting is perfect. The overall cooking time is quick and perfect. I have had problems with all the previous ones due to my family not wiping up spills, and the inside paint peeling. This one does not have that problem. It is by far the best microwave you can buy, for an incredibly low price.
Summary: Ordered one from Amazon. It comes very quick. It only last a few second every time it turned on. EXCHANGED. The second one ccame very fast too. However, it only worked for ten days with less than an hour of total usage. Will get a different brand from AMAZON.
Summary: We bought our original Sharp microwave in 1989, and it finally gave out just a couple of weeks ago. Having a relatively inexpensive appliance last for 22 years is quite impressive, so we knew we wanted to replace it with another Sharp. The important features for us were a compact size, a turntable, a minute plus button, and a light that turns off when the oven door is open.
Summary: After three weeks it just stopped working -- would turn on for three seconds than just shut down. I've visited Sharp's web site in search for a local service center (I'm in Baltimore), and their web site just gave back a 1-800 number, so I guess they don't have any service center around here. Decided to return it. A major disappointment. Please consider something more durable even if more expensive.
Summary: Comments about Sharp R-230KK Microwave Oven: My biggets con on this is the clock and display is not illuminated and are dark. The construction is not what I would have expected from sharp. The decorative film on the door is flimsy and the metal frame gets very hot. However for the price it is an adequate functional microwave.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Clean, Easy To Install, Heats Evenly
Cons: Confusing Display, Hard To See Display, Metal frame gets very hot, Noisy turntable
Summary: I bought this microwave a little over 5 months ago. Recently it's been stopping by itself every few seconds. Sometimes it even resets and I have to re-enter the time. I've seen numerous posts about the same issue. UGH! I just contacted Sharp. I hope the replacement doesn't do the same thing.
Summary: Everything seemed right about this compact microwave when it first arrived. I have another Sharp model elsewhere that I love and had high expectations for this one. Size was perfect. Price was perfect. My son's girlfriend remarked about how quiet it was compared to her's of another brand. And it was! Then about a month after I started using it it began to make a terrible racket and has stayed that way ever since.
Summary: This microwave stopped working after 6 weeks. Now it shuts off after a few seconds now matter what. Very cheaply built. You have to be careful not to damage the piece of paper that is used to diffuse the microwaves.