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.
Summary: In less than one week the Start button stopped working. Needless to say, without that, the unit is useless. The packaging left a lot to be desired. One side of the bottom of the box had opened when the driver took it out of the truck. Most of the foam inside the box was broken up. Not surprising since it was only half an inch thick or so and the unit weighs roughly 50 pounds.The box had no handle openings, making it awkward to carry.