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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Please don't hesitate. This microwave oven is worth it!
We tried Woolworth’s frozen 125g Apple Pies at 175° for 30-minute cooking time. This time we just added five minutes for pre-heat and the pies were perfect.
I'm very happy with the control software for this microwave oven, and more than that, it's very uniform when you heat food, just like the delicious food you've just made.
Questions & Answers
How do I get good roast vegetables in my R890est which just does not roast.
I’ve got this microwave and considering returning it, we replaced a sharp that died after years of good use. It would heat a cup of milk within 1minute (1200w inverter)
This 1100w convection/ inverter takes a good 2m30s to heat that same cup of milk
What on earth am I doing wrong?
We also have meal prep lunches that used to cook within 1m30s now we put in for 2m30sec and the center of the food is cold
Have we got a dud?
We are just using the basic microwave functions none of the bells and whistles
How much clearance do need in a cabinet for this microwave
How much clearance do need for the sharp R890est convection microwave
Hi Darryl, thank you for contacting us. Please find below the information as per the operational manual.
For R-890E(W)/(ST)/(BS): Allow a space of at least 40cm on the top, 5cm on both sides and at the rear of the
oven for adequate air circulation.
When installing in a cabinet, the minimum inside dimension of the cabinet should be 620mm(W) x 715mm(H) x 560mm(D).
Get an answer from our members and Sharp representatives
|Features||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function and Inverter|
|Dimensions||315 x 520 x 510 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||315 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Push Release|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||July 2008|
- MPN: R890EST
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