Sharp R-1406 Over-the-Range Microwave Review

If you’re looking for a reliable microwave that also saves space, this model from Sharp is a high-quality model that looks great, mounts easily, and best of all, comes with a low price tag. Start off by choosing the color that coordinates with your kitchen, then use the included hardware and bracket to install it safely.

Sharp R-1406 Over-the-Range Microwave
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When your microwave is ready to use, you’ll enjoy many features found on high-end microwaves. This includes ten variable power settings, cooking, heating, and defrosting zones, auto-touch controls for one button operation, and three venting options. You can rest easy knowing your purchase is protected with a 1-year limited warranty.


You can easily match your new microwave to your other appliances with this model, which is available in your choice of White or Black.


This microwave offers plenty of cooking space for even your largest microwave-safe containers. It features 1-2/5 cubic feet of interior space for cooking, heating, and defrosting.

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Ease of installation

This model comes with all of the hardware and mounting brackets you need for a safe installation. Installing it is fairly simple. However, due to the weight of this microwave, you might want to have an assistant on hand to help you lift it without damaging it.

Note: If you are not sure what you need, check out our Microwave Oven Buying Guide to learn more. Next you will want to check out our Microwave Oven Reviews to get more options from our list of the Best Over The Range Microwave Ovens.



This mid-priced model costs right around $300. It’s affordable enough for most budgets, and it offers many features found on more expensive models.



  • It comes backed with a warranty against defects
  • It is easy to install
  • It has three ventilation options (horizontal, vertical, and recirculating) so you can effectively vent your range
  • It feels more durable than cheaper models
  • It comes with a built-in light
  • It is easy to use
  • It has a 2-color lighted display


  • It is extremely heavy, so assistance may be needed when mounting
  • The fan is loud
  • The filter for the exhaust fan is sold separately