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Absolute rubbish. Grille and Oven both fail miserably.
The oven does not reach an effective temperature. Food fails to cook at the designated temperature and time.
The grille is much the same story, not even changing colour after 25 mins.
Purchased in March 2021 at The Good Guys for $420.00.
Terrible Convection and Grilling Function
Only buy if like to be disappointed.
The very reason you buy a convection microwave is for the convection and grilling function. Sadly on this oven both of these features are terrible and render the oven absolutely useless to cook with.
Oven checked with a thermo-couple, oven temp gauge and pyrometer (for inner wall temperatures) . This oven does not reach the set temperature points. Set at 180° - max temp after 45min 120°C. Set at 230°C, max temp 170°C. 60°C out across the range.
Grill function is hopeless. Beeps and the element turn...s off mid cycle. Try making a the very simple grilled cheese sandwich in this oven and you will be sorely disappointed with a half melted sorry sandwich. Have persevered for a few months, reality is I haven't got what I paid for. An ALDI/Kmart piece of junk toaster oven works better. Shame on you Sharp.
Purchased in March 2021 at Winning Appliances NSW, Newcastle for $449.00.
Not what I expected from Sharp
It has been 12 months since I bought this unit, and I would not recommend it to anyone. I haven't experienced issues with the light failing or the time not keeping accurately like other people have reported but the condensation build up is ridiculously excessive. I know heating water based products will generate steam, but my previous Sharp microwave actually vented the cavity and kept this to a minimum. This one does not, water drips from the door onto the bench if you cook a packet rice or pasta meal. Even a two and a half minute microwaveabl...e sausage roll covers the door with that much condensation that you can't see inside the microwave anymore. Don't get me wrong, it does cook/heat food well and the convection oven function works fine. Just very disappointed after having Sharp microwaves for over 20 years.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys.
Biggest Ornament in my Kitchen
Useless at best. Convection only mildly warms food...it certainly doesn't cook it.
My old convection microwave would cook my pizzas in about 10 - 12 minutes, I tried cooking the same pizzas in this useless ornament and after about 40 minutes the cheese was only just melting.
My advise....run out before you buy this useless thing called a convection microwave...shame on you SHARP.
Purchased in January 2020 for $352.00.
Worst microwave I've ever owned
I bought this a few days before Christmas after my old Baumatic stopped working suddenly, days before I had to cook Christmas dinner for 18 guests. Normally, I would read reviews, but I was in a hurry to get a replacement and I wanted one that fitted in the same space as my old microwave oven. Big mistake choosing a Sharp!
It does cook the food on microwave function, usually - though on several occasions a cycle has completed leaving the food uncooked and I've had to run the cycle again.
I hate the pre-progammed functions. Defrost, for exampl...
Purchased in December 2020 at The Good Guys Physical store for $440.00.
I have found the shelving of this model a little narrow causing them to collapse when they have been in use. The shelves have moved when removing hot items from the oven.
Purchased in May 2018 for $350.00.
Convection Oven Not Heating to Specification
I bought a new SharpR890EST and used the convection oven 3times. With cooking times above 30 minutes, it failed to reach the 230c set temperature all 3times. Based on the temperature gauge, it only reached upto 180c. I now have a new convection oven that cannot reach its stated temperature. I'll be contacting Sharp for a resolution shortly.
Purchased in December 2020.
A capable microwave, but...
This unit does everything we need it to do, however we are surprised and disappointed that the bulb blew after just over a year of infrequent use. An online search for a replacement revealed a price of $44.00 plus postage! This could turn out to be a very expensive investment if this is a typical lifespan. Considering the expected longevity of LED bulbs, this is certainly 'not up to scratch'.
Purchased in June 2019 at Appliances Online for $364.00.
Far from perfect. Down right disappointing make sure the batteries in the scales are charged
This is a replacement for my Sharp Carousel Convection R-9X58. While this one is a lot cheaper, I assumed wrongly that most of the functions would work in the same manner. How wrong I was. With the old microwave if you want to cook want fresh veg it was a matter of pushing 2 button fresh veg button and start. This one you push fresh veg get the scales because it needs to know the weight of everything. The defrost function does not work on meat with less than 500grms. The extra step of having to weigh everything for me personally is a pain in th...e behind and the old microwave proves this step should not be necessary it is a waist of time. For me a person with hand injuries the buttons are far from easy to use. This product was the only one available to me at this point in time our local electrical goods store would take 2weeks to get in the better one. I need a microwave now after just one day with this I wish I could have waited. This is the 3rd Sharp microwave I have had in 37years but it will be the last. It is not easy to use. I can only hope it blows itself to bits. Sharp you need to lift your game this is an inferior product on every level. If I could give this less than one star I would
Purchased in July 2020 at Betta Home Living for $359.00.
If you in the market to buy a Microwave, do not buy this one. Had it a few months and the globe went. It was replaced and told they were putting in a different globe as other one faulty. I also complained about excessive moisture in Micro. Told that they all do this. No solution. The big problem is that I now have RUST inside (Stainless steel)?????
Bought Feb 2019.
Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman .
Convection oven is more like a convection refrigerator
My new Sharp R890 is a good microwave oven but a useless convection oven. In my first use of the unit I attempted to roast a small chicken and vegetables I cooked the food for 10 minutes at 220C then 75 minutes at 180 C per the recipe and neither the chicken nor the vegetables were near cooked. I then gave it 45 mins at 230C and the chicken went slightly brow. The roast potatoes were still firm and chewy. The chicken flesh near the large bones was still pink and undercooked.
For my next attempt I ignored the recipe and cooked the chicken and q...uartered potatoes for 99 minutes at 230C. The result was slightly better but both the chicken and vegetables were still undercooked. I didn't have a thermometer, but I don't think the oven reached anything like 230C. It's a good microwave oven, but a useless convection oven. I haven't tried the griller yet but I'm not too optimistic.
Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for $380.00.
Convection oven temperate way off
Cooked a few dishes using the convection oven function and noticed they are way undercooked so I bought an oven thermometer which confirms the oven is way off. When set to 180 degrees the oven only reaches 100! When set to 230 it only reaches 175. An oven that doesnt even hit 180 is useless. Simillar reviews on Appliances Online re the low temp.
Purchased in April 2020 at Appliances Online for $349.00.
Good microwave but oven is average
Good for reheating and steaming quickly. Oven function is ok but food wasn’t as browned as normal oven roasting. Panel is easy to use and clean. Bought it on sale with minor scratches for $200 so value was reasonable.
Purchased in November 2019 at Home Clearance for $200.00.
12 month manufacturer warranty, lasted 12 months & 2 weeks..
Was purchased to last, lasted 12 months and 2 weeks, just beyond the 12 month warranty. The non replaceable LED light started flashing and now the unit sounds like it's going to catch fire.
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $300.00.
Fantastic Microwave Convention Oven
This Sharp Microwave Convention inververter Oven is Great it heats food quick and when using the Convention oven heats up to temperature really quickly.I have cooked Cakes, Pizzas,Apple pies, Lasagnas pretty munch anything and perfect every time.Also love the grilling option and Convention combine cooking great for pizza ect. I would recommend this microwave Convention oven it is fantastic great product . Also the touch pad and controls is so easy to use very self explanatory
Purchased in June 2019 at Harvey Norman for $339.00.
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Questions & Answers
How do I get good roast vegetables in my R890est which just does not roast.
Noting previous issue on a review for the Sharp R890E inverter microwave. I am having the same issue with significant condensation build up on microwave function. Any info to resolve would be appreciated.
I haven't found any solution....just wouldn't buy Sharp microwave ever again.
I got mine looked at by the Sharp Repair Agent in my area and he said that it functions normally and that condensation is a result of cooking food in a microwave. I realize that condensation is expected, it's just the way in which this microwave deals with it (or doesn't deal with it more to the point). There is no ventilation to push out/disperse the condensation, leaving it to just build up inside of the microwave.
Agree… condensation is logical but not to this extent!
Have to say it’s disappointing. It’s the first time I have purchased a Sharp convection microwave and probably my last :(
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|Features||Grill Function||Child Safety Lock and Grill Function||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function and Inverter||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function and Inverter|
|Dimensions||309 x 520 x 486 mm||309 x 520 x 486 mm||315 x 520 x 510 mm||315 x 520 x 510 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||325 mm||325 mm||315 mm||315 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release||Push Release||Push Release|
|Power||900 W||900 W||1,100 W||1,100 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||White||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||July 2008||July 2008||July 2008||July 2008|
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