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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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