Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 68
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Judy Replacement of Previously purchased Sharp microwave
We purchased the first Sharp microwave in late 20 12, same model. It last 2.75 years, not very long for a Sharp microwave. Because it is a build-in, we had no choice but to order the same model when the touch panel (located on the door) stopped working. The reason for the panel failure was the wire from the panel to the oven runs from the door to the oven. The wire wore out from opening a closing the door. This is a major design flaw by Sharp.
October 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Invader Wonderful, fits a great niche market.
Works perfect for the basement bar/mini kitchen that I have. Finding a 24" microwave was quite difficult, and this fits the bill.
Installation is a bit more complicated based on others I've installed, but not terribly so.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EngineTruck21 Sharp Registration Process
Is exactly what we wanted to complete of renovation. Perfect power is much better than our previous above range unit.---------Bought the Model R-1214 above counter microwave oven and am very pleased with. It arrived on time and in good condition. However, when trying to complete warranty card on line at the Sharp website. It required many questions that were unnecessary. Additionally, the site would not allow you to register unless you joined their website and created a password. Have had many Sharp products over the years but with the grilling Sharp puts you through trying to register I will seek other manufacturers in the future
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fitz Great Microwave
Great Microwave. It appears complicated but is very user friendly. It seemed a little expensive but I now believe the price meets the quality.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HalB Big Picture
From a value standpoint when picking out a microwave, look at the big picture and your microwave needs. A microwave drawer is nice but not big and essentially requires a dedicated base cabinet. For heavy use mounting like a wall oven is nice but expensive. Countertop models are cheap but you are using a lot of space and paying for a lot of countertop (about 4 sf@$40 for even cheap granite). Hate OTR microwaves because you may need to use them while cooktop is hot preparing food. You can use a small countertop model in a dedicated wall cabinet but choices and sizes are limited. With a gas range, a Wolfgang Puck oven (countertop) and a Keurig (countertop), we have a lot of countertop space tied up with cooking. This OTC model frees up countertop space, is great for light to moderate MW users. You need a 24" wide cabinet above (for support and wiring). For best appearance the wall cabinets need to be a little deeper than usual (DOWNLOAD the installation guide BEFORE you buy). This is a great solution for many people. The OTC MW is a little pricey but when factoring in dedicated cabinets and countertops it is still a great solution at a reasonable cost.
January 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gardenguy great fit and product
Said it needed a 24" opening and it fit perfectly. Previously bought a 24" microwave and it needed almost 25" which wouldn't fit. Matches my other stainless appliances. A little heavy to try to mount by yourself.
September 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ldc50 On our 3rd one in 10 years due to LED failure
This microwave works fine, and as far as an undercabinet micro, this is the only game in town. So, when you commit to this, and the cabinet spacing for this, there is no going back. The problem with these, is the LED panel goes out every 2-3yrs. We have been using ours, one minute at a time for a couple years. The part to fix the panel is $100 plus labor, so I just buy another one. This is a very common problem, and if you read reviews on other internet sites, you will find multiple people with this problem. As there are no others pointing out this problem on Home Depot's reviews, makes one wonder how many are real. Or they just haven't owned them long enough. I have had a computer line filter on my plug for the last 2 of these, and still the panel only lasts about 2 yrs. So, we have just installed our 3rd one in 10 yrs, as there are no other options out there for a 24" undercabinet microwave. If there were, we would switch. I bought an extended warranty this time, 3 extra years.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DoubleSteve Probably the only stainless over the counter microwave on the market
We have an island in our new kitchen which houses the range, so our only options were a counter top microwave or an over-the-counter model. We had our cabinets configured (at Home Depot) to house an over-the-counter microwave based on a recomendation of this microwave from the HD cabinet designer.
After looking around on-line this the only stainless Over-The-Counter microwave that I could even find, so if you have stainless appliances and you want an over the counter microwave to match this is pretty much your only option. In case you don't know Over-the-Range models have a vent fan underneath and Over-the-Counter models don't.
Overall I'm happy with the microwave. I think it was over priced (probably due to it being kind of a niche product), but I like that it isn't as large as most of the over-the-range microwaves (fits under a 24" cabinet). I don't use a microwave very often so it's fine for my needs.
A few things you should know:
1. Don't mount this with a wall or deep cabinet on the left side. We have our refridgerator framed in next to this and the door of the microwave rubs on the wood frame when you open it. I had to mount it to the far right of the cabinet space just to get it to open.
2. Much like over-the-range microwaves this needs a power outlet in the cabinet it is mounted underneath. I wired an outlet behind it thinking there might be enough room, but the microwave mounts directly to the back wall, so an overhead (in-cabinet) outlet is the only option.
3. This item was backordered when I ordered it and it took weeks for me to get it. I think this product might be nearing it's end of life, so make sure there is one available before you design your cabinets around it.
Other than that installation was fairly easy. After I moved the electrical outlet it probably took me an hour total and that included moving it because of #1 above (I ended up with about 1/4" of space between the microwave and the cabinets so there's a little slop).
I thought the installation instructions were overly complicated, but the actual process was pretty easy once I figured out what the templates were supposed to do. I did have to make some 3/4" mounting blocks under the cabinet to support the top anchors. You may not have 3/4" building materials lying around so keep that in mind depending on if your cabinets have a recessed bottom or not. If your cabinets have flat bottoms it's not an issue.
I don't use 90% of the features this microwave has, so I'm not a great person to review this product from that standpoint. You can type in an amount of time and hit start and it heats things up for that amount of time, so in that regard it's great. It's a quality looking microwave too. Doesn't feel cheap or plastic.
The work light underneath is kind of nice but I rarely use it. If you're interested they also sell mounting rails and hooks so you can hang utensils or various bric-a-brack underneath if that's something you're into.
Overall I'm happy with the microwave itself. I'm not very happy with the cabinet designer not accounting for the door rubbing against the refridgerator frame.
May 21, 2012