Summary: Do not build your new kitchen with this microwave in mind. It's 24" wide and cabinet depth. Its so unique that it's the only one made that size. When it stops working after very minimal use, what do you switch to? I bought this black Sharp microwave to replace my broken stainless Sharp microwave. The stainless cost over four hundred. It worked for 1.5 years. When this one stops, which it will, I have two options.
Summary: A very good (but overpriced) microwave. I wanted a "hang under the cabinet" model -- and this was the best I found --- a similar "sit on the counter" version is about 50% less expensive. The instructions for mounting with wall and wiring templates made installation easier.
Summary: This microwave was installed in our house by the previous owners and we liked it well enough that we took it with us when we moved. Now, we couldn't have left it because the display screen stopped working after a couple years--a problem known to affect this microwave--but it works quite well otherwise. Also, this is a somewhat unique size. Most installable microwaves are 30 inches, this one is only 24 inches so works well for small spaces.
Summary: We had this microwave installed when we built our house. The microwave lasted about 5 years before the display board went bad. By then we had memorized the important functions we used most, so we have been putting up with it. Now I'm about to sell the house. I was hoping to find an updated model to replace the original microwave - but it looks like the same old microwave. Still, maybe I'll get lucky and the replacement microwave will last another 5 years.
Summary: We installed our Sharp microwave (R-1210) in October 2012. We've had absolutely no problems with this unit - even after power outages, etc. Hope I'm not jinxing my perfectly working microwave; just checked Amazon to see if the R-1210 is still available. The task lighting underneath the microwave is terrific. Ours is installed in a custom Kraftmaid cabinet over our countertop. If I need to replace, I'll need the same model or a newer model with the same dimensions.
Summary: "I initially used this company because of their great search tools - let me find a microwave of certain dimensions to fit my particular need. I was then very happy that the rest of the transaction, service, delivery and quality of the product were all great as well. I would definitely use again.
Summary: I purchased this microwave oven about six or seven years ago, because I was having my kitchen remodeled and wanted a unit that could be built-in. None of the other models I saw, from any manufacturer, seemed as perfect as this model. I have had absolutely no problems, except about three years ago I had a problem with the door sticking, which was probably my fault and easily fixed.