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.
Fast cooking and heating
I have bought this microwave which helps my food heat evenly in less time.I like that it's door opens by pulling and not by the button system.it easy to clean.
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.
I had the previous model to this one - lasted over 20 years!! Was very happy with it. This one is taking a little time to get used to the changes (sensor cook, etc is a little more difficult to use), & interior is a litte smaller so some dishes/containers no longer fit, but overall am very happy.
Works Very Well Indeed
I am happy with our one but perhaps I should be worried looking at all the other reviews, lol. I mostly just use it to warm up milk these days plus the occasional dinner reheat. I find it quick and efficient - hey - I even like it. I guess I am one of the lucky ones? Anyway eight months in, no problems to report.
Previous 2 Sharp micro/convector ovens preset buttons were perfect for Australia, This replacement has omitted jacket potato and has pumpkin risotto! and two settings for frozen chips (thick and thin cut), Did any one from Sharp Australia check this devise before selling it in Australia? Sharp phone and on line support very poor replies to request for help asked me to use preset buttons that are not available on this machine and also seemed unable to differentiate between English and sweet potato recipes. also convector oven button alters temperature in 20 degrees Celsius which means the most popular setting (150`) for cake baking is unobtainable. A very disappointing oven.
Good for the price
Microwave is very powerful. I feel the settings are all quite similar and I have to over ride it, otherwise my defrosted food will start to cook. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to cook evenly as it is a newer model I would have hoped that function was improved. Its quite light weight so moves around in the cavity I've built for it
Great and easy to use
Only had for a little while and i dont use it to much for cooking just to reheat and defrost but works really well and seems very quiet and sturdy. Had an older model sharp that lasted for a long time so wanted to get same brand as felt i could trust it and it hasn't let me down
Works as it should
Easy to use setting and happy with the results. The Unit is sturdy and the door and hinges quite strong. Also, it is fairly easy to clean. Steamer to clean the microwave I feel is a bit of a gimmick, but overall I am satisfied with its performance. Noise wise it is no different than the Panasonic that I had previously.
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.
Just purchased another Sharp convection today , the R995DST, at HN because they were on sale. We have had the original R990C(S) and the convection function started to falter. It was an electronic component that required replacing and I had the part but didn't get around to replacing and thought it was time to get a new one because of its age. It has been a very good machine with only the common problem of the turntable motor requiring replacing to date. It was well over 10 years old. I liked the grill option of the new oven and the new handle. ...Immediate impressions on the new one after bringing it home are the complexity of just setting the time on it, it lower weight and smaller width and height in dimension, although it is deeper than the original. This is a slight issue as we had a purpose built cubicle for the original oven and now the new microwave has a great deal more space surrounding it, so we will have to fit it in. The 'cooking guide' is a pale imitation of the excellent guide provided with the first oven. For a product with a retail price of $1200 this is rather a poor effort. Having just 'burned' in the oven I looked more closely at the controls. Whoever designed this must have the strangest concept of ergonomics and efficiency in small appliance controls! The dedicated buttons in the auto menu are boiled potato, potato chips, roast chicken, roast pork,pumpkin risotto (really!), cake and pizza. Roast chicken is probably the only option I would use so the use of the other buttons on the panel irritates me. Why not put these into a software option on a touchscreen pad and even more auto options could be provided? Or allow you to dedicate a few of these buttons to your own choice of food preparation approaches. I got the extended warranty due to a few other comments so am hoping it is a reIiable product. will update this as I get more familiar with the new oven I plan to cook bread in it as it is the right size for a proofing oven. Cheers
Sharp Microwave Model No. R995DW Good Kitchen Aid
No automatic convection for roasts and no time guides per weight for manual setting, in the booklet. The fan is very noisy and cools for a long time. The trays which are great in them selves, do not cook the food if they are put in the microwave together. I have always had Sharp microwaves and have used them every day. I am reasonably happy with this model and it has some really good features. Great if you only have a small amount of baking to do.The microwave is lighter than the old one but it seems to be well built.
Update as old one died.
New model . First in about 30 years. Not as heavy as old model and has a few more features. This is perfect if you are looking for a lower power consumption than electric oven. Have used for only one month so haven't been able to try all functions. So far have had no problems understand controls and use everyday.
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.
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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