Sharp R-1501 1000 Watts Microwave Oven Reviews

Sharp R-1501 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • Epinions could have saved me!

    May 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Heats food fast
    Cons: Display, button quality, button placement

    Summary: It's true! What everyone else is saying is true! A little background. I've owned several Sharp products, and been displeased with ALL of them--EXCEPT my last microwave (before this one). In fact, I had sworn off all Sharp products except ... read more

  • LCD junk, 4 exterior buttons junk

    Jan 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: What good are looks if your product is a life threatening piece of crap?
    Cons: Microwave buttons fall off, LCD doesn't work. Oh yeah, turns on BY ITSELF!

    Summary: Wow, I thought when I bought this from Bernie's back in 2001 it was pretty stylish, with a clean front. About 9 months after installation the LCD starts flaking out. Missing parts of the digit and just dimming so dim you couldn't read it without a ... read more

  • Totally Unreliable

    Feb 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worked for 6 months - Has not caused a house fire
    Cons: Display does not work - "Start" button broke off - Unreliable

    Summary: When I remodeled my kitchen two years ago, I bought this microwave. It looked nice and had just four simple buttons on the front. Without a doubt, this has been the worst electronic product that I've purchased in years. I've bought several cheap ... read more

  • Not a great choice

    Aug 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive, decent size and power
    Cons: fan very noisy, LC display broke

    Summary: This microwave has a pretty nice design and electronics, looks elegant in my kitchen. I had some res ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Sharp Microwave R-1505 Display Problem

    Jun 26, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Still cooks.
    Cons: Just read all the display problems! Ditto!

    Summary: I too, have problems with the display.I am down to to spots to try to read the display... Poor product support. Gave me a number for a shop that doesn't fix microwaves Cheap product. Should have visited Epinions.com before I bought it.I will wait until ... read more

  • TERRIBLE microwave

    Jun 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: stupid thing won't work and the display has never worked.

    Summary: DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT. Both me and my mom bought this same microwave because we thought it looked sleek with the buttons on the inside. The display WILL go out early in the use of the microwave. We have had ours for 5 years and the other day it just ... read more

  • Same problems as everyone else!

    Mar 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None!
    Cons: See above!

    Summary: LCD display failed after one year and start button no longer works. This product needs to be re-called by Sharp and the problems fixed. ... read more

  • Microwave R-1501

    Jan 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Attractive styling.
    Cons: Numbers disappearing only 15 months after purchase. Do not buy.

    Summary: Styling is what attracted me to this model. Looks great but the display buttons are slowly fading. When I called Sharp on this issue, they told me I could have it repaired and they would give a list of Repairmen in my area! It is a defective portion of ... read more

  • Same problems

    Dec 30, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks cool. Heats fast(when the start button is there)
    Cons: Not durable. Parts break extremely fast.

    Summary: I have had the same exact problems with our microwave. When the display went out I thought it was strange. Just our luck but it still looks good. Then the start button broke off behind the panel. It was barely hanging on to some thin plastic junk from ... read more

  • Buyer Beware

    Jul 24, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It did a good job of cooking and heating food.
    Cons: The display is garbage.

    Summary: I bought this microwave when I remodeled my kitchen. It has a lot of nice features, cooked and reheated food quite well, but....there is one huge problem. The digital display went bad after 3 months of use. It still works, you just can't see what you're ... read more

  • R-1501 LCD display fading

    Jun 30, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: cooks well
    Cons: LCD display is not working

    Summary: I too am having the same problem. The LCD display started to fade at 12 months. I called Sharp after 15 months and they told me it would not be covered under warranty. At 18 months there is almost no display. I called again to try to get some help ... read more

  • Poor LCD/buttons, extremely poor support from Sharp

    Jun 29, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The cooking functionality works well despite the control/display problems.
    Cons: Extremely poor LCD and button life.

    Summary: Like every other review here, our LCD panel failed after about a year. Sharp didn't fix it under warranty (they only gave us an 800 number for a 3rd-party parts warehouse who told us the replacement panel would cost us about $90.) Given that the ... read more

  • No more Sharp Products for me.

    Apr 26, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low price, powerful when it works.
    Cons: 15 words could not begin to describe cons.

    Summary: Plastic door warped and cracked from range top heat, start button failed, within 6 mo. Paid $79.00 at FRY's, reconditioned, no warranty. Took it apart. Buttons have cheap plastic hinges. Bought floor model from FRY's for $99 to scavenge door and front ... read more

  • Poor reliability

    Mar 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice looking design
    Cons: Unreliable,inconveniently located controls.

    Summary: I bought a Sharp microwave oven because I thought Sharp had a good reliability record. The display failed within 3 months of purchase.The person servicing the unit stated that they were experiencing a high failure rate. The display was replaced under ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL !

    Jan 24, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks nice.
    Cons: CHEAP PARTS. LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    Summary: My experience with this model is virtually like everybody else who has reviewed the R-1501. Just about a year after we purchased our microwave, the LCD display started to fade out, then eventually died completely. The START button broke soon after ... read more

  • What a %^$@# rip!!

    Jan 9, 2005 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: RARELY WORKS PROPERLY

    Summary: Our microwave lasted about 9 months before the display began failing. Sears came and replaced the control module about 6 weeks after we called, under warranty. Since then, the display has been failing, it adds minutes randomly --do not leave it ... read more

  • Sharp R-540D Microwave LCD went bad 2 months after 1 year warranty expires.

    Nov 24, 2004 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nice looking, sleek.
    Cons: LCD went bad 2 months after 1 year warranty expired.

    Summary: LCD went bad 2 months after 1 year warranty. Can you say "Planned Obsolescence?" This LCD outage is very suspicious. I won't hold my breath for any recourse from Sharp; and I will never buy *any* product from Sharp again nor will I recommend their ... read more

  • sharp 1501

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great looking. hidden buttons look awesome. easy installation and I was up and running.
    Cons: Display went out after 13 months. Rattles when running and its out of warranty.

    Summary: Sharp R1501 is poorly built IMO. I will never buy sharp again. I broke after a year of use and I feel like I was ... read more

  • LCD went out just after warranty

    Oct 27, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's a great microwave. I love the design and it's easy to keep clean.
    Cons: Obviously a major problem with the LCD.

    Summary: I went online tonight to try to find a replacement part for my LCD display for my Sharp R-1501 and stumbled across this page. My LCD display started flickering on and off for a few months. Next it started displaying only certain areas on the panel before ... read more

  • Sharp R-1506

    Oct 11, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice styling.
    Cons: Not the cheapest microwave. Horrible quality.

    Summary: I purchased the Sharp R-1506 in January 2002. I wasn't even using it until September 2002 (remodeling the house before I moved in). The display unit no longer works after 11 months of use. I called Sharp's toll-free number. I was given a case number ... read more

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