Summary: I have had it with this microwave! I had another microwave, which lasted about 15 years (wish I still had it), but eventually the buttons stopped working. Then someone gave me this one. The one thing to be aware of with this microwave is that it is an ENERGY HOG. If you have anything else plugged in and operating nearby, be prepared for your fuses to blow and your breakers to pop. This microwave completely blew out our electrical system.
Summary: It works, but when you close the door, it is pretty loud. My previous Sharp microwave was built much sturdier and the door closed a lot more quietly. This one sounds like cheap plastic. Better to check the item in a store to see what it is like before purchasing. But otherwise, it works ok so far.
Summary: I recently moved to a new home and needed to furnish my kitchen. I bought this microwave, a coffee maker and a toaster oven all from Amazon. I am completely satisfied with this microwave. The user guide is simple to follow. I have had to refer to it a few times because the cooking directions are a little different (for example, you enter the minutes first then the power level if you want a lower setting).
Summary: We were replacing a microwave that had lasted for years. The Sharp is a magnificent value and we've been very pleased (2 months) so far. It is far more powerful than I expected. My only caution, and this is not negative, more of an FYI, is that the door is VERY LIGHT. I find myself slamming it all the time completely unintentionally. Highly recommended.
Summary: I have had this microwave for two years now. It is easy to use, works just fine and looks nice and sleek in the kitchen. I use it mostly for heating up food rather than cooking it, and for popcorn, etc- fast things. I have large fingers and have no problem with the size of the "buttons" .
Summary: It works, but has too many options. Mostly use a microwave to see the time in a dark kitchen, heat water for coffee and defrosting. You can't see the timer in a dark room - it has no back light. The buttons are smaller than our previous Samsung microwave of 22 years. Defrosting requires pushing a button 8 times to make the unit adjust to 30% power - ridiculous! Or touch defrost button, Identify boneless poultry, poultry with bone in, steak, or ground meat.