Super..but died to soon
Great product and value. Until a few months ago started buzzing and eventually sparks from inside and died. Last Sharp microwave gave me 23 years. This only max 4. Disappointed
Purchased at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $249.00.
Well my microwave joined the others. Failed after 2 yrs and 1 month.
Like others in the review the microwave lasted just over 2 years. Purchased Sharp after my previous second Panasonic failed, though they gave years of service. Liked the size of the unit and thought the cool down cycle would help in unit longevity. Extremely dissapointed as I thought Sharp were a leading brand. Will contact Sharp to see how I go as it is obviousl;y a common problem going via the reviews on this site.
Purchased in September 2017 at JB Hifi Home.
Looks good. Quiet. The cool down function gets annoying, but worst of all like the majority of other reviews, we hit the two year mark and suddenly it makes an unusual noise and no longer heats. I'll go back to Panasonic, lasted a lot longer. Sharp, prove me wrong!
Purchased in August 2017 at JB Hi-Fi for $189.00.
- R350YW (White)
Brilliant, but died after 2 years and 1 week.
This was a brilliant and reliable microwave, however this morning it has started to make a unusual sound, and not heating. We haven't moved the unit, or used incorrectly so quite disappointed.
Aesthetically pleasing, and easy to clean and maintain - the unit still looks brand new. Average use of 2 minutes per day.
We have always had Sharp Microwaves, with each unit lasting for at least 7 years. Given the warranty is for 12 months, and we only paid $219 two years ago, I do not believe it will be cost effective to repair, but have sent an enquiry to Sharp - before it goes to landfill.
Purchased in August 2017 at The Good Guys Physical store for $219.00.
- R350YS (Silver)
A lot better than the previous model
We had a Sharp Microwave that lasted for over twenty years and it was still going well but did not match our new kitchen so we donated it to a sporting club. We purchased another Sharp and unfortunately we got a dud and it only lasted a few years. I completed a product review for this and gave it a very low rating. Following the review I was contacted by Sharp to see if they could help. Unfortunately we had dumped it and they were not able to help. The fact they offered to help did impress me. We replaced it with a K-Mart home brand machine...and it also only lasted a few years. I did a lot of research and compared models and ended up buying a Sharp R350YS as the price was right and the features matched our needs. This was over eighteen months ago and I have waited this long to ensure the new model lived up to our expectations. It has and we are very happy with our purchase. Features I like are the defrost which is the best I have ever see in a microwave, the speed in which it cooks and the consistent results we get. It has a cooling down function which is handy and depending how long you have been using the microwave the function completes it cycle in less than a minute.
Purchased in January 2018 at JB Hi-Fi for $228.00.
Very well designed. Nice white display panel and led interior light. Heats food up perfectly.
I'm a resident Product Review user so rest assured I'll update this review if anything changes
Purchased in August 2019 for $199.00.
- R350YW (White)
Was great while it lasted
I bought a Sharp Microwave for their great features and relatively simple to use functions. But above all I bought it as I had one previously for around 15 years and it was still working fine when I decided to upgrade. Unfortunately it would appear this model is not so reliable, only lasting 2 years and 4 months. It suddenly just stopped heating, everything else works, just no heat at all.
I have lodged a complaint with Sharp so I'll see how they handle this and will provide further feedback on this review.
Purchased in January 2017 at The Good Guys for $197.00.
Worked well but didn't last long
The first one we bought lasted 8 years so we thought we would get the same. But this one last 4 years. No longer heats up food but everything else works. This really is a throw away society they aren't built to last more than a few years which is sad.
Purchased in December 2015 at The Good Guys for $190.00.
I purchased this microwave when I had a new kitchen installed, has worked ok but today just stopped, less than 2 & half years old, checked power to wall, all was working. On reading these reviews quite a lot of these ovens fail around this length of time. My last Sharp is still going at my daughters place after over 10 yrs. Surely it sounds like a manufacturing problem, is Sharp assisting the repair or replacement of these models? If not I will never buy a Sharp again or recommend either. Value for Money is 0 if it stops working .
Purchased in November 2018 at Appliances Online for $226.00.
- R350YS (Silver)
Good value for money
This microwave is a fantastic size, and was an affordable option at Harvey Norman. It heats food evenly and quickly, and has simple controls. The smart system is good, but not perfect, and we haven’t been particularly satisfied with the fresh vegetables function. A key point of this microwave however would be its noise levels, it continues to make noise after an item is finished in the microwave, and it continues for a good 30 seconds which is quite frustrating at times. However as an overall system, the microwave has been satisfactory.
Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman for $250.00.
This microwave is perfect for any kitchen. It doesn't take up too much space on the bench but able to fit large dinner plates. The sensor cook buttons makes it easy to pop your veggies in and have them ready just at a press of a button. Very easy to use and food always comes out perfect whether cooking from scratch or just reheating.
This model seems to have a Major issue
This is my second Sharp microwave purchased on 28 February 2018.
Yesterday 24 January 2019, 11 months after purchase, set for 10 seconds, making a clicking noise, did not heat, then it tripped the powerboard/circuit breaker and died....nothing.
After several phone calls I contacted an authorised repair centre to organise a repair. If it is a manufacturing product problem supposedly covered under warranty, if non manufacturing problem I have to pay the authorised repair centre a $77 inspection fee + whatever to repair.
Most definitely will not purchase Sharp microwaves again.
Seems like this particular model has a major issue Sharp
Sharp are cheaping out on design quality! Avoid until further notice.
Hi all, unfortunately this microwave hasn't been designed to fit modern & top quality standards.
If this review is still up here for you to read then Sharp customer care has been of no assistance & I suggest that you avoid purchasing any Sharp products until further notice. I will be making sure to delete this review if I end up receiving proper customer service from Sharp as my family have been using there products for 30 odd years & haven't had any issues with there products until now.
This oven looks nice & modern, but it simply doesn...'t act nice & modern. It's only been owned for 3 years & has been treated properly accordingly to the instruction manual with proper ventilation so there fault is definately not on our end. Unfortunately Sharp only offered 12 months warranty with this product, so this puts it out of warranty. A modern microwave should last at least 6 & a half more years then this The other day I was microwaving some chicken nuggets & all of a sudden the microwave caught a small fire inside. I immediately clicked stop & the fire/mini explosion extuinguished by itself. Lucky I was around!
- R350YS (Silver)
Purchased 16 October 2016 repaired under warranty February 27 2017 as it cut the power and was blank. It has cut the powe on 3 other occasions but worked when power reconnected, however, last week the same thing has happened. My previous Westinghouse lasted 27 years and Panasonic after 25 years still working which I gave to a friend when I remodelled the kitchen and wanted a stainless look and bought this. Sorry I didn't keep the Panasonic. I am loathe to waste money to have it repaired as that could go to cost of a better brand.
Advice..... don't buy sharp!!! Why? They are blunt!!! Purchased from Bing Lee Bankstown
Our microwave died tonight after random issues where it wouldn’t heat properly. Used less than two years. Spent more money on what I thought was a good brand. Now reading these reviews I understand otherwise :(
The same model at my workplace has also been replaced numerous times. Very disappointed.
Questions & Answers
Hi I washed the inside of my microwave with water and dish wash liquid then I heard a loud bang and now it doesn’t work.
Do you think I blew the fuse if yes how do I change it?
My microwave has just started to *ark* as if I have something like a spoon or something in there. It is perfectly clean . It sounds terrible and sparlks...what is going on ..or has it died just like that. Its no more than 2 years old.
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|Features||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function, Inverter and Sensor Cooking||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function, Inverter and Sensor Cooking|
|Dimensions||310 x 520 x 448 mm||310 x 520 x 448 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||320 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release||Push Release|
|Power||1,200 W||1,200 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||Silver|
|Release date||Nov 2011||Nov 2011|
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