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.
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 .
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