Summary: Have always trusted Sharp each time I have purchased! The only thing with this particular model is that loud vibrating sound as you are using the appliance. Other than that, very solid purchase.
Summary: Sharp carousel has been around for years - I have had three models and this one is just as nice with one added feature - sensor reheat. Of course you may have to hit that a couple of times to get your food hot enough, but overall I enjoy cooking, defrosting and reheating with this microwave
Summary: I'm not a chef nor do I cook for a living. My family threw out the old microwave because it just stopped working, and we bought this one to replace. It's pretty big for a countertop. We don't do any serious business with this microwave. It's just a normal, everyday, simple use for a family-- heat up pizzas, left-over food, etc. And it has worked with us just fine past 6 months. I don't see it dying any time soon.
Summary: My first microwave was a Litton which we used for 29 years. When we moved from our last house we left it there and it was still working fine. I bought this Sharp 4 years ago and was happy with it until this week. It has a smell of burning electrical components when it is turned on. I am no longer happy with it. I looked at a Consumer Reports from 2008 and they rated Sharp and Kitchen Aid as the least reliable microwaves on the market.
Summary: I bought one of these and it lasted only 18 months. I liked the performance of the oven so much and I bought another one and it quit working is less than a year. I have lost confidence in Sharp Electronic products. The previous microwave ovens I have purchased from other manufacturers have lasted 8 to 10 years!