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.
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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.
I'm in love with my Sharp R995DST Microwave
My Sharp Microwave Convection Grill that I purchase in 2001, finally died & I replaced it with this model after doing some research. At first I thought I was going to need a university degree to work it but the manual is easy to follow & I have been overwhelmed at the results I have produced, I love the pre-heat setting & my roast chicken was perfect, I do not use the settings I manually time & choose temperature. The microwave has a cooling period & you think the microwave is still cooking, I suppose it takes a little getting used to but I wor...k as a cook in a child care setting & have had microwaves that also run after food is removed. This is the first stainless steel colour microwave I have bought & I thought it would show finger marks more than the old white models, but it is easy to keep clean. I hope anyone reading this review will be as happy as I am.
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