Poor design by a usually good manufacturer.
Same comments as many others. Purchased in July 2018 from Domayne, Kotara NSW. Clock races ahead. Needs to be reset after a few weeks. Oven lamp is strobing/flickering. Food will be overcooked unless time or power is reduced below those given in instruction book. Where do I buy replacement oven lamp?
Purchased in July 2018 for $334.00.
Works OK, but 2 irritating faults.
This microwave has good features, Inverter technology for accurate Microwave watts output, but the buttons are sometimes hard to press. However, as many others have noted on here, the clock gains time, so is not accurate (so we just ignore that as a clock). However, after just 2 years use, the LED lamp inside the microwave is flickering badly, and sometimes goes out completely during cooking, which is NOT what you want if watching milk or soup etc. We have had the Sharp Microwave R395EBS since September 2018, but now find that after a few minut...es use, the LED lamp in the microwave flickers rapidly. I have researched this issue, This seems to be a common problem with the original LED lamp (9KL70000002369) across 20 different Sharp models. It has been replaced by a 9KL70000013692, according to the RMS COMPONENTS web site, so I suspect this is a KNOWN problem by Sharp (otherwise why would they change the spec and number of this part. This is probably the most common complain on this and similar models, and is most likely due to a component inside the base of the lamp that changes the 250V A/C to the 3V or so needed for the LED to work, but is lower spec than needed inside a microwave, that needs components with a wider operating temperature range, so that it does not fail prematurely. LED lamps should typically last for 50,000 Hours use, and this one does NOT.
Purchased in September 2018 at FlyBuy for $340.00.
Pretty average. Light started flickering 2 days before warranty expired.
We chose this particular microwave as it was the closest fit for our cavity. I thought a Sharp would be a pretty good brand. It has been ok, operation is not very intuitive. Whenever the light is supposed to be on, it strobes constantly, I almost wish it would stop working altogether. Started just before the warranty ended, but didnt realise this until several weeks later. Very frustrating.
Purchased in January 2019 at The Good Guys for $205.00.
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Like the options it provides and the design is sleek and blends in well with other appliances in my kitchen. Easy to clean. Only downside is the defrosting option - it will only sensor defrost meat if I put in at least 500g and unless I'm standing next to it to press start again, it will come up as an error. This can be frustrating when it has 'sensed' the weight and type of meat but will not defrost fully without a couple of attempts.
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman for $249.00.
We're Sharp fans, but with reservations
Our previous Sharp microwave died after around 10 years, so we're pretty happy with the brand. The think we always disliked about it was the long cooling cycle.
After researching our replacement, we had to buy basically the same microwave. We knew it would most likely have the same annoying characteristic, namely whether an item was heated for 5 seconds or 5 minutes, there always followed at least 30 seconds of cooling off. Since not every microwave oven requires this, it seems Sharp could build into the logic an appropriate cooling down cyc...
Purchased in December 2018 at The Good Guys for $245.00.
Good value for money!
This microwave works perfectly. It has a sleek minimalist appearance. Easy to clean, easy to use. The only thing it doesn't do is keep time very well, but then again that is what clocks are for
Purchased in October 2018 at Winning Appliances for $290.00.
Questions & Answers
Why does the fan continue to work after opening the microwave oven is opened
This model (along with a few others these days, with Inverter technology and sophisticated electronics controls) does this to cool the internal components after a cooking cycle finishes (as things would not instantly cool down after a cooking cycles completes), AND also helps to evaporate any moisture that hangs around after cooking. I believe it mentions this in the manual.
Elizabeth Qazim -
I purchased a Sharp R395EST 34L 1200WS/Steel Inverter Microwave from The Good Guys, Cairns on 02/07/19 for$266.00. The internal light has begun flickering and I want to know how I deal with this. Will I return the appliance to The Good Guys or should I take it to a Sharp retailer in Cairns (if there is one) for repair under it's 12month warranty. I hope I don't get the run around and would like to hasten a safe solution
How do you defrost less than 500g
There is a power control button above the Stop button... I set it to 400 then press the Start button to set the power. Then dial in about 3 or 4 mins and hit Start...
Hi, thank you for contacting us. Please refer to page 22 on the operational manual from this link https://support.sharp.net.au/downloads/opmanuals/R350E_R395E_om.pdf. Also, on page 8 we have instructions on manual operation and 400W - 220W power setting can be used to defrost.
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|Features||Child Safety Lock and Inverter||Child Safety Lock, Inverter and Sensor Cooking|
|Dimensions||315 x 520 x 410 mm||315 x 520 x 410 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||315 mm||315 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release|
|Power||1,200 W||1,200 W|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Black|
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