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Best Microwave we have owned.
On moving to our new home we thought we would update the microwave and picked the new sharp as our previous one was that brand and we liked it, we absolutely love the new one and how it works, its a bit smaller so fits in better but the power and operation far exceeds the previous model. We love having more control over the power settings and the cooling function, just perfect for the kitchen.
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This is a very powerful machine, 1200w. It only takes 30sec to warm food. It’s great to defrost food for dinner, even chicken without cooking it. The only annoying feature is the time it takes for the microwave to stop making a noise after the food is removed. They call the cooling period.
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All good woks fine
I've been using this for six months now and so far I have no complaints. I'm not sure how to review a microwave as there is not much to say about them. It works, the controls are easy to use and the door doesn't clang loudly like some models. This model is quite roomy so I can fit large items in. After the cooking is finished there is a cooling fan that comes on for a short time, but I don't know much about that aspect of it.
We recently replaced the exact same brand and model after 11 YEARS! We Highly recommend Sharp as a hardworking, long lasting brand that represents great value, easy to use and very reliable. The shop assistant also recommended Sharp, telling us that they are by far the best brand to buy. Very happy.
bought this microwave after my old sharp microwave broke after 13 years. so fr so great. does its job well and looks decent. has a lot of space inside but the inverter technology is annoying. if i turn it in for a second it will be cooling for 30 sec. It has a number of features which include sensor reheat, defrost, sensor cook and child lock. It also allows you to control the level of power you want for cooking at.
overall decent microwave
Decent Microwave with numerous features
This is a 1200 watt inverter machine which has a reasonable amount of space inside to cook almost anything you want (e.g. roast chicken).
It has a number of features which include sensor reheat, defrost, sensor cook and child lock. It also allows you to control the level of power you want for cooking at.
There is a lot of moisture when cooking and this means a quick wipe-down but apart from that it is a good microwave.
The most annoying appliance I have ever bought
We bought this because we had owned one of the original Sharp Carousels back in the late 80s. It was a good machine. This one drive me crazy because it is too clever. The inverter technology means the fan will keep going for 30 seconds after I cook something, even for 1 second. So I don't know when it has actually finished or whether it is just cooling. If I look at it, it will show the sign cooling, so I can' see the time or do anything else until I press the reset button twice. I am not sure why as our previous inverter microwave was a Panas...onic and it didn't do this. But for me, by far the most annoying thing is that it keeps telling me what to do. If I am slow to enter the time, it will start telling me to select power, preventing me from seeing what time is entered. When I do get it going it doesn't show what power setting it is on. I put something in to cook and if I don't take it out straight away it will beep every thirty seconds until I do, while flashing the sign "remove food" so I can't tell the time. If the power goes off and comes back on again it will show the sign "microwave oven". I must be told because I might miss seeing the sign on the front. I come home from work to cook, mainly in a hurry and trying to get multiple dishes cooked in the kitchen at the same time. The last thing I need is this machine constantly telling me what to do. I did give it two points because it actually does heat the food, and it still goes after 6 months. But most microwaves will do that. I would not buy one of these again.
Quick and easy to use.
This microwave is so much quicker than my old one I am having a bit of trouble adjusting!
It is very easy to operate, quick and simple.
Don't quite know why it beeps at the end of a cool down period, I want to take the food out hot.
It is big enough for most of my serving dishes - 10 people.
Only lasted 2 years
I bought this microwave a bit over 2 years ago and paid more for it thinking it would be of good quality and would last a lot longer than it did. The black coating on the inside of the door melted as well as on the microwave where the door sits which exposed the metal and has caused the microwave to smoke and emit sparks. Won't be buying this one again
Do not buy
The Microwave works well although I always thought it was very noisy. It continues make noise well after the cooking process. The bad thing is that my first one blew up in the warranty period. The second one stopped working today outside the warranty period. Two in 3 years. Avoid buying the microwave.
Fast heating microwave
Bought the white model of the sharp carousel from the good guys couple of months ago. Fast heating microwave, takes only seconds to heat things up. Got lots of different settings for various usages, warming up, cooking, defrosting, etc. Had the same model previously that lasted for many many years without any problem.
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It's good , easy to use
My previous landlord purchased this microwave oven for us and I considered it was very easy to use and powerful . Now I bought one for myself when I moved into another apartment. I am happy with the appliance as usual. The only drawback is the price is a bit expensive.
Ok but has developed loud Buzzzz when plugged in but not in use. Call Centre need to be taught about
Ok but has developed loud Buzzzz when plugged in but not in use but Call Centre need to be taught about Australian Consumer Laws apply. (take it back to place of purchase, serious faults etc).
Unit in occasional use for about 8 months since purchase. Works well and heats food and fluids quickly. Intuitive display. Has developed loud transformer noise. Reading other reviews on Sharp Microwaves this seems to not be uncommon as well as burning units. I telephoned Sharp who advised me to take unit to a service centre some 25 kilometres away (50 k...
This microwave looks good, has clear buttons, heats up very fast, 1200W is powerful always had Sharp microwaves, really long lasting,old one still in perfect working condition except for the LCD display, seems to be a SHARP issue.
the cooling feature takes time to get used to, very stable large rotating table. Has a lot of functions, does smudge a bit so requires constant cleaning.
Burnt paint under door, while googling the burnt door, I found this review site.
Our use of this microwave has been pretty mild over the 5 years, mostly reheating small meals, sterilizing baby bottles and heating a mug of water 1 or two times a day. Certainly it hasn't had a hard life, and we have kept it spotlessly clean inside and out at all times.
Just tonight, however, it has failed us and there is now an ugly burnt patch of paint and sticker at the top of the door seal area, the black paint on the door seal area has come off revealing bare metal on the door and that paint has melted through and curled up the sticker...on the front of the microwave body frame. The smell and smoke went right through the house, its not safe. I'd call this a pretty bad failure, i wiped the burnt area with a Damp cloth to clean it moments later and the cloth hissed and steamed. I don't want to think about what would have happened if i left it running for 5 minutes in this condition. Fire hazard. Not Cool. We've always had sharp carousel microwaves in the family, my Mother's old sharp carousel convection/microwave oven worked flawlessly in her catering business for 10 years, literally cooking hundreds of cakes a year. Having talked to many people about the sharp brand when i purchased a new convection microwave oven for my mother only a year ago i was a little dismayed that people did not recommend them anymore, i still bought it in the end as it was affordable. I hope that one lasts. The vibe out there is that they aren't made the way they used to be.
New addition yo the kitchen
So far we have found the microwave quite satisfactory. Finding it hard to adjust to the cooling period when it is turned off. It is light in weight but seems sturdy. It has quite a lot of programs to get used too but can be used by just setting the time and start.
Burnt out after 18 months
I was extremely happy with this microwave until yesterday. The settings and functions were easy to understand and use. However, yesterday within seconds of starting to defrost I could smell a horrid burning smell which filled the house and remained for hours. Upon opening the door I could see black burnt marks between the door and inside cavity.
I am really disappointed and expected more from what I believed would be a quality product. I purchased this one based my previous positive experiences with Sharp products. After this incident and h...
I had the same problem. The label on the body of the microwave had started to peel away and managed to get itself stuck to the door while I was cooking vegetables. I levered open the microwave to find a burnt strip on the door and the body of the microwave. I complained to Sharp who said the label could not have caused this but I firmly believe it did. I had to buy a new microwave. Have bought another Sharp but hope to get more longevity from this one.
Sharp & Smart looking
Nice & clean to look at in white on a kitchen bench and is well-built. Has excellent visibility through glass door, quiet when in use, However, although has extensive programmes, digital display is difficult for an elderly person to use with multiple programs & also takes time to learn to use.
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Have always used Sharp microwave ovens in the past. This one did not last as long as the others. However it was a great oven while it was going. We use the oven every day and just now found it made a burning smell and on inspection found that the door and connecting internal face had scoring marks where the arching occurred. Now I must purchase a new oven, very frustrated but I can't take the chance of starting a fire.
Questions & Answers
How do I set the clock on my Sharp R350YW Microwave?
Hi Lyn, Thank you for your question. We encourage you to contact our Customer Care team by phone on 1300 135 022 so that they can troubleshoot and assist you accordingly.
How many litres?
Hi Pamela, thank you for your interest. We encourage you to contact our customer care at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 1300 135 022, referencing this question. They will assist you accordingly.
My sharp invertor microwave is only 4 months old and the light globe has blown.I can't work out how to access the globe in order to replace it.Any ideas?
Hi Sue, we have responded to your question as well in the other post. We encourage you to contact our Customer Care team either via email at email@example.com, or by phone on 1300 135 022, referencing this issue. Our customer care team will contact you to assist accordingly.
|Features||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function, Inverter and Sensor Cooking|
|Dimensions||310 x 520 x 448 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2011|
- MPN: 35904364 and R350YW
- GTIN13: 4974019711515
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