Sharp R990KS / R990KW has been discontinued. See all Sharp Microwaves.
Sharp Microwave Convection Sensor oven
Bought this in 2001 from the Good Guys on Dandenong Road Dandenong. Best buy ever ,I have never had a service, it runs like a dream. So easy to use, has sensor settings for Pies, Rice, Pasta, Fresh Veggies and Frozen Vegies. I hope Sharp never discontinue this Model because its the best model they ever put on the market. It was worth the money I paid $1000.00, and will get another when it wears out. I am impressed greatly
My lifesaver an excellent microwave/convection oven.
This is my second oven from sharp, my first I can’t reme the model number as I had it for 19 years and my daughter still uses it. I can’t remember when I got the one I mentioned here, but I had this now for close to 10 years and it never missed a beat, cooks evenly it doesn’t matter if use microwave only or convection or combined. I bake, i roast I cook steam whichever and it’s been a great oven to use. It’s all I ever use and a bonus it’s easy to clean. I can recommend sharp microwaves/convection ovens. I just seen it’s discontinued which is a shame.
Purchased this last year, best microwave/oven ever. I own a Smeg 900mm oven and sometimes it’s too big to cook a cake or biscuits and such but the Sharp is spot on. Would recommend this or similar... make baking easier and less heat than the big oven. Even made a Pavlova in it fantastic....You can still purchase these ovens on eBay and such.... if you have a chance to purchase this item please do.
Great start ..Dangerous finish
Owned a Sharp convection microwave for 20 years. loved it. R990KW was excellent for 14 months but last week the turntable came off of its tracks during a 2 minute microwave and put a hole in the back panel. Noticed as sparks were flying. Dangerous so 5 to 1 star.
Great help in the kitchen
My convectional oven heats to the temperture I set it, once it tells me to add food the temperture drops and it will not cook. I have only had this microwave for two years and I spent $1.000.00 . I was told buy a sharp service care that it cannot be fixed , is this true, they told me I need to buy a new one .
We used this microwave oven while renting as most rental ovens are complete rubbish. The Sharp microwave/oven served us very well for over 7 years. We got excellent value out of it and the only trouble we ever had was the waveguide needed replacing and this was our own fault due to not cleaning it well enough. My parents previously owned an older model and it served them well for over 10 years. I would definitely buy another if we ever needed one.
Purchased the R990K(w) around 12 months ago. For no apparent reason, all of a sudden the small plastic Motor Coupler ceased working. Upon inspection, it was found to have a piece broken off it and thus the turntable would no longer rotate. Being on a disability pension, I saved most of the best part of a year to purchase this item, as my oven at home was too difficult for me to access safely. For the price I paid for this item .. I really did expect some quality for my money.
This is terrible product so dissapointed
been in workshop twice .
1st time it was only 6weeks old door never closed properly oven never heats up properly and when it did the door wouldnt close at all until oven cooled service people never seem to fix it.
It is problem after problem had new part then fuses blow. I am very upset about Sharp just says take to service or never rings back.
- R990KW (White)
!8mths old and stopped turning.....
Well I tried ringing Sharp but alas no, you get an option to a service agent. Umpteen button presses later line goes silent...really!
I have the R990KW and the turntable has stopped rotating. I have read a lot of articles here and do not hold out much hope of a resolution. I expect better for the price! very very very disappointed.
A must in my kitchen!
I'm devastated to see that this model has been discontinued. I've had 3 units over a period of 20 years and my current machine is at the very least needing repair and quite probably replacing. What do I do now? What model should I be considering next, I love the large size.
Thoroughly reliable now for nearly 4 years.
The combination of microwave and convection covers all bases and we would be lost without it.
Didn't give a 5 star due to annoying beep warning at the end of cooking.
(It replaced the equivalent model 13 years old - Convection had failed and the waveguide mica cover caught fire due to oil buildup over many years despite cleaning.
I replaced a thermistor and mica cover < $10- it still runs great even after another 4 years in a rental house.)
- R990KW (White)
Ongoing Fault Within This Model
I work on a small Vessel on the Australian Coast. Our Galley is small, so a Convection Oven is essential.
The Product looks good and is functional as a Convection oven.
However, we are now on the 3rd R990KW in 14 months. The previous one was 3 months old.
The first two had the same fault, the microwave stopped heating. The rest of the oven works fine, but what good is a convection microwave without a microwave?
- R990KW (White)
Really, really disappointed
It would appear that like me, a lot of people who were happy with their previous Sharp convection microwave which lasted quite a number of years and was well made and of very good quality, when it needed replacing have decided to do so with the latest Sharp convection microwave. Like most things these days the quality isn't as good as the previous model, chassis not as good, same with the stainless steel interior, however I was determined to stick with Sharp. When I cooked cakes, roast meat, roast vegetables, etc. using convection I found that ...they were always underdone. I thought it was just me, however when this happened every time I used convection I decided to buy a thermometer to check if the temperatures were correct. After testing multiple times I found the following - after setting pre heat for 200oC when the 'beeper' went off to say the pre heat was over I found that the actual temperature was only 100oC and that it did not reach anywhere near the required temperature, even after 25 minutes it was still around 180oC. I took my microwave to the local agent who replaced the sensor, however he said that as the sensor is next to the heating area that it would probably still be the same, and it is. I now have to guess what heat to set preheat for to get what I want and also guess cooking times. I am really disappointed as my previous Sharp was fantastic. I would not recommend this model.
Not worth the money
My first Sharp microwave lasted 20 years. This one lasted just on 5 years. I bought it for $670. Had 1 repair after 3 years ($300) and now they cannot get the parts for it. Microwave was good to start with. Then it started taking longer to heat food up. I will not be buying another Sharp microwave and I would not recommend this product.
Don't waste your money
Well, if experience is anything to go by, our old sharp microwave, lasted well over 10 years, but this one for the price is absolute crap. We purchased in August 2011 and by 28 November 2011 the HV fuse and HV capacitor went and needed to be replaced. I wanted the entire unit to be replaced, as it was over $700 and suppose to be brand new. They fixed it, and guess what less than 5 years now, and the same thing is wrong with it. Goodness knows that we got it, as we thought the convection would mean we could reheat pizza or bake something which w...ould give you crispness to your hot food- that never happened. We basically use it 3-5 times a week, and it did ok just to heat coco, or make rice. What an expensive piece of crap, and their customer care centre? Well, this leaves a lot to be desired. They should rename it to -do we even give a crap centre. The cost of getting it looked at is $88, and labour another $120 + cost of parts. I can't really see the worth of spending this much on top of the outlay $700 + the time, and petrol we've already spent getting it to the service centre in port Melbourne. How disappointing.
Carousel rotation interminently
We have owned several Sharp convection microwaves over the years and have been delighted with them. Our previous unit, after about 6 years, had an issue with the carousel not rotating & 'clicking'. My investigation found that it was the carousel motor that was worn, which I found easy to replace once we found a part in Melbourne. It now works perfectly. Unfortunately better that the new one, which after owning it for only 13 mths (therefore out of warranty) the same issue has occurred. As I live in Tasmania, and there seems to be no service agents close by to where we live, how/where can I get another carousel motor?
Not very old but seems to take forever to roast.
I'm getting increasingly unhappy with newer models of anything coming out lately. My convection microwave takes for ever to roast anything. My previous convections were brilliant. This one does not cut the mustard. I will be taking it back to Harvey Norman. It just is no where near as good as old one. Cakes cook uneven
- R990KW (White)
My 'new' Sharp is a disappointment
I have a sixteen month old 'new' Sharp R990K (W) having been the owner of two R990 (S), one here in Australia and one the UK. Both of the R990 (S) gave years of fantastic service and the last, which is seven years old, is now relegated to use in our outdoor kitchen. Unfortunately our 'new' R990 (W) doesn't appear to have been built to the same standard. It is noisier than our old models, it has cracks in the plastic edges of the door, the old ones only developed these after long use, and pieces of plastic are breaking off, the paint on the b...ody is beginning to peel away from the front edge and finally and of greatest concern the door doesn't align properly with the body of the machine - it's only a few millimetres out but I am concerned about microwave leakage. All said I am very disappointed and fear this machine will not give me the service I had come to expect from my previous Sharp products.
Doesn't spin after 21 month
When we bought this microwave oven, we are happy with its design/look, but now, I give bad rate for this product (Made in Thailand D777), After 14 month using, we can't set clock, and after 21 months using, the microwave oven doesn't turn. we do not know what to do, I mean the new microwave oven is so cheap now.
18 Months old - thermostat gone.....
Used this a lot and loved the size and convenience. Cost almost $900 and now after 21 months, the convection oven is failing to get up to temperature. Presume the thermostat has gone which seems to be a common theme with this microwave. Customer service didn't help much, just advised me to take it into one of their service centres where no doubt I'll pay several hundred more dollars getting it repaired...
Questions & Answers
The convection has stopped working on my Sharp R990KS, where can I get service, I am in Kyneton, victoria
I have never had my 20 year old Sharp Microwave serviced, or has it stopped working. My first query would be to Sharp Service Centre and then Peninsula Appliance Parts 03 8790 8633 and email firstname.lastname@example.org He may also recommend a tradie in your area for the service. I hope this is of some help to you.
My Sharp R-900KW in white is the best buy ever, and I love this model so much, but after years of working the temperature is not working properly. I am thinking of replacing existing one to this same model but I can't find any.The new models don't appear to me as they have bad reviews,are difficult to operate and white isn't available. Can you tell me if I can buy this model, and where or if it can be repaired.
Hi, I live in Tasmania and I have a repairman in Smithton that does mine. They can be repaired but are quite costly. I haven’t seen the updated version so I can’t tell you anything about them. I hope I’ve helped you a little, have a nice day
My Sharp Microwave is still going perfectly, all i do is keep it clean at all times. I don't have a repair man because i have never had it serviced in the 19 years i have had it, i have never had a problem, but if and when i need a new one i will be looking for the same brand and similar model or exact model if Sharp still make it, its a fabulous model. Contact Sharp for help with a similar model I'm sure they will assist.
I did contact Sharp, and I recieved the answer that this model is not on the market and it is impossible to bay. May kitchen appliances are spotless and clean after each use. I found a man who is going to repair my appliance, so fingers crossed.
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