Not happy with this oven
The convection function has never worked well on this model. It is very noisy, even stops in the middle of working. The tray is far too heavy. Oven is too small compared with earlier models. . This is my 3rd Sharp, never had problems before. Oven is still under warranty, have put it in for repairs, wonder if they can fix it.
Too expensive for what is offered. Would not buy Sharp again
Too noisy and very cheaply made - Sharp isn't what it used to be!
The stainless steel exterior looks great and the size is nice - but still too small and this is Sharp's top of the line convection microwave oven. It doesn't fit a full-size casserole dish. It heats the food evenly and quickly but the fan is very noisy after running the microwave for just 1-2 minutes. This didn't happen with the older more solid models. Very disappointed.
Purchased in September 2019 at eBay for $325.00.
I bought this convection to expand my baking capacity but it burns everything. It takes forever to preheat and as soon as you open the door to put food in it starts the preheating function again. This means it's superheating again and burns everything. I have given up using it unless I really need to. And then I have to be careful. It also has a limit to how long you can set it for. Unlike my Panasonic that switches to hours this one it's a limit of 99 minutes 59 seconds. Not really useful when you need to bake for 4 hours and if you have to switch to a second baking session it goes through the whole pre-heat issue again because you have to open the door.
I wouldn't recommend it if you want to use it as a convection oven.
Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys for $890.00.
Not as good as the old one I agree with reegee Perth report
Have a Sharp R-995DST, after having a Sharp carousel for 20 yrs an loved it, so we bought a later model with an extended warranty, after putting up with it, it now fogs up between the glass. Am told the warranty only covers mechanical faults does this product get better or worse?
Purchased in April 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Over cooking on convection
Bought the R-995DW six months ago and have over cooked a pizza on convection (middle was not cooked), rim was singed. Made two cakes and both burnt to a crisp. Still dealing with the smokey after affects in the house. Loved my old model so I bought another. I have now gone back to my old way of cooking cakes in my oven as opposed to using the convection method. Have sent an email to Sharp, waiting on a response. Don’t know if item is faulty.
Purchased in October 2018.
New Microwave not as good as the older models
Purchased a new Sharp R-955DST after having Sharp convection microwaves for over 25 years. New model is OK and does its job but not as versatile and user friendly as the older models. It also steams up heavily between the Two door glasses as well as steams up in the time readout with use. Doesn’t seem right
Very disappointed in the Sharp R995D Invertor Sensor microwave
We had the Sharp Carousel Convection microwave for 25 years similar to other posts I have read and found it great especially the multi cook and auto menus we used a lot. It finally died and we purchased the R995D on the strength of the old one but have found the Less and More buttons don't work on the auto menus and unable to adjust the cooking times. Also relied on the time display for the light on the old one but very difficult to see the new one. As a basic microwave its ok but for the expensive price tag we would have been better purchasing a cheaper model.
LOVED IT UNTIL IT DIED JUST AFTER WARRANTY EXPIRED
Really loved my microwave, although the internal plate is a little hard to clean, I think it's the ceramic finish.
Been using all the time, was cooking a roast Sunday night and it stopped cooking, the turntable stopped and now even the microwave isn't working. Very disappointed as the warranty ran out in Oct 16th. Last Sharp microwave I had I gave away as it was too small for growing family, was still working after 15 years. Expected more longevity, as this isn't a cheap microwave.
Purchases new model several months ago having had a sharp convection microwave for over 25 years. Quick question is the new microwave unit not sealed as if I leave food in to cool down I always end up with flies - how to they manage to get in there. Also manual that came with this microwave is very basic - previous microwave had quite an extensive manual and cookbook.
Not as good as the old Model
After having our old Sharp Convection microwave till the screen with the buttons gave up.(which was so easy to use).My husband and I had no hesitation but to get a new Sharp Convection microwave, but no it is not the same and the instruction book is hard to understand.
The old microwave had a automatic convection button for leg of lamb, but the new no, I have to guess the cooking and feed in manually. The most annoying of the changes is the elimination of the roast dinner menu, and no menu for roast leg of Lamb. Doing a balance mixed power of convection/microwave to produce a roast is not what we wanted.
This is a very expensive machine, Very disappointed.
It lasted 1 month!
This microwave was pretty good when it worked for a whole month.
Then it took more than a month for parts and to have it fixed, then when i picked it up it was damaged.
I agree with a previous comment about the turntable being very slippery.
The convection oven didn't cook cakes evenly and took nearly double the time on the recipes.
I was trying to save money when my regular oven broke by buying this instead of replacing it, Should have spent the extra a purchased the smeg.
What a let down
After almost 30 years of buying Sharp convection microwaves, when my current cooker was showing signs of its age , I blindly headed to the retailers and bought the current model. It was the most expensive in the store, but I was that happy with my previous models, it was a done deal. Oh, woe is me! The other ovens shared mostly the same cooking programs so the transition from old to new was simple. Not so with this one. It seems that the old system of "it`s working ok, don`t change it ," does not apply to Sharps new breed of computer nerd...s. One must stand with the instruction manual in hand to program previous simple tasks. The most annoying of the changes is the elimination of the roast dinner menu. Worked well for years, but now we must fiddle around trying to balance a mixed power of convection/microwave to produce a roast. To date, not a very successful result in this kitchen. My solution at this stage, is to cut my extensive loss and search for a product that meets my requirements and never again blindly follow product loyalty. December 4th 2018 Review: Follow up to the first review of this product by me. This piece of junk lasted 20 months of limited use before it ceased working completely apart from the interior light. Having purchased on strong advice from the sales rep at Good Guys an extended warranty, I subsequently sent it for repair on 11Oct18. Due to a massive stuff up by the sellers it was not sent to the repair shop till 02Nov18, finally being returned on 16 Nov18. It now works, but is now sitting in the shed as a spare as I continue to use my very aged Sharp Carosuel which is still soldering on past this new age piece of rubbish .
Questions & Answers
We got our sharp microwave oven 3 months short of two years ago. Just switched it on today and it caused one of the household fuses to blow. Now when we try to use the microwave it doesn't heat and the carousel doesn't rotate, but the fan goes and the countdown goes.
Any ideas what could have caused it and whether it's fixable?
It is definitely fixable. Contact SHARP Australia.
I have a sharpe convention microwave ( brought it on Dec 2019 ) and when doing rice it fogs up and even the clock area fogs up , it takes 4-5 hrs for the fog to disappear . Why is this or is it a problem with the microwave
How can I cook for 25 seconds on microwave.
You're kidding, yes?
I mean REALLY?
Maybe If you're actually capable, try Setting for 30 seconds and press Stop/Cancel with 5 seconds remaining.
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|Features||Child Safety Lock, Grill Function, Inverter and Sensor Cooking|
|Dimensions||368 x 550 x 537 mm|
|Turntable Diameter||362 mm|
|Door Mechanism||Pull Handle|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 36384593 and R995DST
- GTIN13: 4974019884981
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