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Sharp - Carousel 1.1 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 693 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough if able to work around design flaws

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    MicrowaveNuts
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    Quite a few reviewers complained there is no light when the microwave door is opened. This is actually not a real handicap in my opinion because the oven cavity height is taller than most similar 1.1 cu ft models. The inside is painted bright white so it’s easy to see. It also has added advantage that you can just leave the door open to dry out the excessive steams (such as during cooking ramen) without worrying consuming the useful life time of the oven light. Obviously a taller oven cavity, it also means that the oven has a narrower depth so that the volume stays at 1.1 cu ft. My biggest complain of this oven is that the roller guide for the glass tray is unusually small in diameter and the glass tray itself is very light. This disastrous combination means that when you put food (especially slightly heavier items) on the glass tray, without even knowing it the glass tray could easily be tipped and off balanced dislodging itself from the rotation coupler leading to severely burnt food! The best feature of this oven is that because the cavity is taller, the inside is painted bright white and the cooking light is bright when on, you can easily see or observe your food while cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Couple of Suggestions for the Manufacturer

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    ClixPix1
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    Today I struggled to unbox and set up the Sharp Carousel Stainless Steel 1132 CS. I've only used it once for heating a frozen dinner so won't provide commentary about that except to say that yes, the food was heated well and I like the buttons where I can just hit the number and get the appropriate minutes, although better illumination (backlighting?) would be appreciated. I would like to suggest to Sharp that they use a colored rather than transparent protective plastic covering over the machine's surface so that the customer knows for sure that all the plastic has really been removed before actually using the microwave. With transparent plastic film it is too hard to tell! Also, perhaps a tab of some sort to get the unpeeling process started would save fingernails and time! I found this protective plastic removal process much too difficult and frustrating, which it really should not be at all. I've had other Sharp microwaves in the past and do not recall such difficulties in preparing the machine for setup and use. The Stainless Steel is a nice look and I am pleased with that, and of course hoping for many good years together with this new microwave!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs better quality control & build quality

    Posted
    1234
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    Dear Sharp, you used to be so much better than this. But depending on how long this one lasts (or doesn't), my next microwave may no longer be a Sharp. And so far, I am not optimistic. I had to exchange 1st unit due to noise from the turntable mechanism. 2nd unit seemed to be fine initially, but now it seems to be developing a different turntable noise, only 12 days into use. But this noise is very faint so I am going to ignore it, accepting that Sharp's build quality and quality control is not what it used to be, and this unit may not last as long as my previous Sharp (one in the 90's lasted over 10 years, solidly built, and worked like a champ). This current unit also seems flimsy - the stainless metal side feels thin and is not secured at the bottom, so that it almost got pulled out/bent when the microwave had to be lifted during a difficult unpacking process (the solid unibody styrofoam made it REALLY hard to even get it out if the box).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello 1234, please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences caused. If we may be of assistance please contact us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com. Be sure to include your contact details and also the model/ serial number and the manufactured date of the unit. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The "Perfect Popcorn" is no joke!~

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    fitdad
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    We bought this to get through a kitchen renovation, thinking we might sell or donate it after, but I'm keeping it as a second microwave for a few reasons (It would also be more than fine for your primary). During our kitchen reno, we reheated meals for ourselves and our baby in it, so we know it can handle a lot of different options, but my wife is BIG popcorn fan and this really does deliver the best bag of microwave popcorn we've ever had (having had a lot of microwaves in a lot of homes over the years). I keep this in the basement for now, but when it's time to pop the popcorn it's worth running downstairs to get it just right. Also compact enough that it can handle a good reheat but is mobile enough that I can take it on location when it might come in handy when I have projects in the field.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Muffled squeaking sound when on

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    Omega
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    Got it 3 weeks ago. After 2 wks it gives a muffled squeaking sound at about 1 minute intervals. Not a sharp pitch, but like sound when rubbing thumb on a glass surface. Since the turntable is the only moving component when cooking, the squeaking could be from the spinning mechanism inside. If it continues, I may have to take it to BB to exchange for a new one. Problem for an old guy to carry this heavy thing from parking lot to BB counter. Don't know whether Geek Squad plan covers exchange. Anyone knows? Also, the buttons lettering not bold enough to be readable unless you bend down to counter level. My Kenmore had no problems for 20 yrs, Toshiba lasted 15 yrs until I moved too far away to take along.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Omega, we apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing. Please contact us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com so that we may assist you better. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Machine

    Posted
    Sheta
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    I did a lot of research before making this purchase, particularly because the Oster unit I got elsewhere kept tripping our breaker. The only complaint I saw about this unit was it being noisy. I don't see how it is any louder than any other microwave. It doesn't trip the breaker, and it performs better than the 1100 watt Oster oven we tried before. It is about 50% faster than the 800 watt we had for 15 years, pluse I have come to trust the Sharp brand. There is zero frustration factor. The only drawback is no light when not cooking, but I haven't had a problem with seeing by ambient light when removing my food. I would recommend this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD VALUE FOR A DECENT MICROWAVE

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    gch8
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    We just had the kitchen remodeled and the designer had an open shelf in order to fit a microwave. We did not want to have one sit on the counter or as an exhaust unit. This microwave fit into the space nicely, which was not huge, and our choice was limited. The only option we miss with this unit is that it does not have a sensor cooking feature, which I found a convenient feature in my previous unit, but not a deal breaker. The stainless steel look fits in with our other appliances. The plastic film needed to be removed, and it covers most of the unit, a bit of a nuisance, but must have been put on for a good reason to protect the finish. Good power and 10 power levels. Does have one touch buttons for certain foods and auto defrost, however we have not used those features as of this writing. Easy to read blue LED display. Would give 5 stars if it had sensor cooking, if we could we would give it 4.5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality item

    Posted
    MixnasterMusic
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    The product I bought is used everyday. I use my microwave two to three times a day and the product is quality, fast and simple. It is easy to program and offers customizable speeds. That said Best Buy has become a more streamlined company and I appreciate this. The service they provide by store salespeople is good. Many have become more knowleadge about the products sold over my experience over time. Please continue tr Aiming your staff and I suggest having them wait for customers to approach them rather then the other way around. Thank you for the product.I ordered it online and then had a relative pick it up in store. It has lasted two months so far with heavy use and is holding up nicely. It stays clean and is easy to clean as well. Hope this help narrow down your personal choice when buying a home appliance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, stainless steel microwave looks great!

    Posted
    Belle
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    I am very pleased with my new Sharp microwave! It is compact and fits nicely on my countertop. It is spacious on the inside and fits a large plate (my plates are square and do not even bump the sides of the microwave while on the carousel). The stainless steel adds a contemporary touch to my kitchen and is easy to wipe off. The 30-second button is great for smaller food items, and the 1-minute, 2-minute (and so on) buttons are convenient. Only drawback: the light only turns on inside the microwave when it is in use, and the clear film on the outside of the entire microwave is a bit difficult to remove.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for small microwave

    Posted
    Dennis
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    I have had Sharp microwaves in the past and this one lives up to all the other ones I have had. I had to buy this one as a temporary for the family because it took two weeks to get the Over the range we originally ordered. I decided to keep this one as a back up and maybe for my workplace or for my son if he goes away for college. The stainless look is very stylish for a small microwave and it performs very well and even better than my new over the range model (Not Sharp). I bought another brand only to match all the other appliances. I really like it and highly recommend to anyone that wants something of this size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mid-Size Microwave

    Posted
    Keitheaux
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    The Sharp 1.1 Cubic Ft. Carousel Microwave is a good mid-size choice. Not too big to fit in confined places, but bigger and more powerful than the compact low power microwaves that cost about the same. The stainless steel finish is nice, and easy to clean. The controls give you a lot of great options, including one for Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn. This is the only real drawback, the controls really could use a backlight. The panel is darkly colored, and in dim light, the buttons can be a tad hard to read. The illuminated display is blue, and quite bright. It includes a digital clock, which is handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Basic Microwave

    Posted
    nicehgy
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    Beautiful and stylish counter top microwave. Stainless steel and attractive. Matches my other appliances. I bought this to replace an old Sharp Carousel who's carousel stopped turning and it was time. Great size for my limited counter space although a bit bigger than the one it replaced. Make sure you measure before you order. I've had this for a couple of months and it is very powerful. Points off for the factory smell it still has and key pad that is a bit too confusing. I miss just being able to enter time and press "go"! Otherwise, it's great. One of the "feet" is shorter and it rocks a bit but it might be my counter. I might put something underneath to compensate. Good performance and happy I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Microwave

    Posted
    NiceGuy
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    Good microwave for the money. I was replacing an old Sharp because the carousel stopped turning and it was very old. Beautiful stainless steal outside. Works well and has a lot of power. Shortcomings....still trying to figure out the power buttons and power levels. My old one was simpler to operate. Compact and nice looking. Hoping the air that escapes while on is just a fan and not radiation. I like this microwave a lot and it matches my toaster oven nicely. One of the legs is shorter....or possibly the counter is not exactly level. It rocks a bit when I open the door. May get something to put underneath the one leg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This micro wave seems to work as described.

    Posted
    Trapper
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    I’m having some concerns with this micro"wave. For the most part it does exactly what it’s supposed to do and it does it in a timely fashion. Food placed inside is heated thoroughly and evenly. Now the downside. My biggest concern is the presence of a strong ""bakelite odor being omitted from this unit during operation. While it seems to be somewhat less obnoxious a month into operation, the thought of an electrical problem going forward is very concerning. A lesser concern is the inconvenience of being limited to a 30sec only, or a one minute plus, on cycle . Going forward, my recommendation is walk past this microwave !

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Trapper, we understand the concerns that you are having regarding the unit and we would be happy to look into this further for you. Please email us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com so we may do so. Be sure to include the model and serial number of the unit. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a 5 star because

    Posted
    BJBJ
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    I replaced my old Sharp microwave with a new Sharp Microwave. The reason I gave this microwave a 4 and not 5 stars - The interior light does not come on when the door is opened to place the food inside to be cooked. The interior light does come on when the cooking starts. Also since the cooking selection area is black it is very difficult to read and select the correct buttons in a dim kitchen late in the evening. The microwave cooks great and I am pleased with the workings. This is a design flaw by Sharp. Best Buy is always great to work with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't try to clean off the sticker!

    Posted
    SGM3
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    There was a sticker on the top saying to be sure to remove the plastic when you opened the microwave door. This sticker needed to be removed, but would not come off, so I used some Goo Be Gone to help remove it! Well, it took off some of the plastic coating on top of the stainless steel, too!! So, now I have a brand new microwave with a patch on top where I tried to remove a sticker, but removed part of the stainless steel coating as well. SIGH. So, if you purchase this item, just use hot water to get the top sticker off the microwave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello SGM3, we apologize for this issue. If we may be of assistance, please contact us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great, but it has a dark side.

    Posted
    Jude
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    Overall, this is a really nice microwave. Love the rounded corners and slight bevel along the outer edge of the exterior. Nice stainless steel, too...looks "Sharp" on my counter :). A lot of nice features like, press 1 and it runs for one minute, press 2 and it runs for 2 minutes etc. Now, here comes the BUT!!!! While the light is on during cooking, when you open the door to check, stir, or remove your food, the light DOES NOT come on. Boo...hiss! So, while "I would recommend this microwave to a friend," I would definitely let them know about it's dark side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact

    Posted
    Briteness
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    I got this microwave oven to replace my old one that was 24 years old. I am very happy with my purchase. It is compact, nice looking, just the right size for my counter. This model heats my food evenly and is not too much noise for my ears. What I found different about this item is that the turntable turns clockwise and counter clockwise. The only downsize to this model is that the clock is so BRIGHT when not in use. I fixed this by applying a small piece of colored post-it sticky to the clock. No more bright clock time. Overall, I am pleased with my new microwave oven and couldn't have made a better choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    5 months later still runs great

    Posted
    EviLilMonkey
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    It has been 5 months of using this product. It runs great but slightly annoying. When the timer is done the beeping is LOUD to notify that the food is done. Perhaps the loudest alarm I have heard for a microwave. There needs to be a volume button on it. Also, there is a light but it only appears when cooking not when the door is open. This seems pointless to restrict the light use, it is on perfectly while cooking but then you reach blindly into the dark grabbing something potentially hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great midsize yet powerful micrwave

    Posted
    Ezlivin1
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    This great midsize but not small micrwave oven is perfect. Fits right on my cluttered counter top and is so easy to use. It’s plenty powerful too. We are very happy with it use it many times a day beginning with breakfast defrosting bagels or warming up coffee that sat too long before i was ready to drink it. Just put it in for less than a minute and it’s reheated to perfect temperature. We love it. I highly recommend it to my friends too.

    I would recommend this to a friend