Summary: Clearly these are a dying breed but its too bad...tI will also add that since they are no longer popular the style has not changed much unless you want it in stainless. Those weren't designed until the mid 2000's so they look a bit fresher.
Pros: So I am rating my former unit not this unit but they are the same Sharp microwave that nothing bt the model number has changed. We are mostly replacing it as our kitchen is now all black appliances and our original was white. Its a workhorse and will be donated. Every feature you can think of. In a kitchen where we can't fit a double oven, this microwave is our second oven. Couldn't live without the convection aspect.
Cons: The only downside is that micro/convection ovens, especially those that are as big as this one, are getting harder to find. YOu could fit a full size turkey in this thing. I had an order placed with an appliance outfit for this model and after a month it was never filled by Sharp. Newegg was the only place I found that had one in stock.
Summary: We have owned our Sharp oven for 8 years, and really appreciate its quality and features. The only problem that we have had during that time was that a few months after the warranty expired, a little plastic piece inside the cabinet that couples the motor to the turntable disintegrated. I am fairly handy and was able to purchase and install a replacement piece without any difficulty; the problem has never reoccurred.
Summary: Very excited at the idea of a combination microwave and small convection oven when we remodeled our kitchen 5 years ago. A week ago, suddenly the microwave/convention oven stopped heating and the tray stopped turning. The power still works and we can hear it running but no heat is working. I know we paid a sizable sum for this because this concept was still fairly new in 2009. Worse yet, here's my experience with Sharp services.
Summary: Our last microwave was the exact same one and we had it for close to 15 years. Had it repaired a couple of times but it worked great. It finally could not be repaired (or at least not at a reasonable price). Sears no longer had this one (maybe that should've been a hint) and since they didn't have anything else decent we bought the same one on Amazon in February 2014. It worked great up until about a month ago when it just quit working.
Summary: A good cooker, but has a serious flaw. When frozen products are placed directly on the metal turntable, it can warp during cooking, taking it off of the plastic wheels underneath. This causes arching when it is out of alignment and contacts the back wall. It only seems to happen with frozen products placed directly on the tray, but is a serious concern since the arching causes burn damage to the back wall, and is a potential fire hazard.
This is my third Sharp Micro/Convection oven. I use ...
15 August 2014
Summary: This is my third Sharp Micro/Convection oven. I use it almost exclusively. It is fast and roomy and fits perfectly in the place made for it when our kitchen was remodeled. Also cleans quickly.
Summary: We purchased a Sharp R930CS and a 27" installation kit back in 2001 when we installed our kitchen cabinets, and the microwave has been used extensively since then. There are a bunch of reviews here talking about how well this unit cooks, so I won't repeat any of that except to say that we have really loved this unit since we got it, and consider it one of the best purchases we have ever made.