Sharp R272WM Freestanding microwave reviews

87 customer reviews

This microwave is a good all rounder.

£55 – £75 at 13 retailers out of 422 retailers checked

8.4 out of 10 based on 87 reviews.
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T, UK Doesn't like to complain

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
If you are seeking a digital, small, compact, lighter in weight, no outward handle and merely to reheat in small dish, this could be ok for you.
Being a previous owner of a Sharp microwave, I specifically wanted another and in white, with black / partially transparent door and push buttons, however this one disappointed, despite reading many reviews across various store sites - which mainly were high scores and fair comments, this microwave did not meet expectations - as below:
Bad points:
On delivery, I noticed the box looked smaller than I expected. On taking the microwave out and placing on worktop, I noticed the compact size.
The microwave did not stand sturdy, one of the tiny 'foot bases' must have been un-level with the others.
The top of the microwave, above door flexed as flimsy metal.
The door was not in line, it sat a couple of millimetres out, at top and bottom - there is a label on the outside of microwave saying if warped etc do not use, however this was manufacturer error that it wasn't lined up properly when closed.
The inside is way too small for a standard dinner plate. A medium plate would scrape the insides, worryingly would touch the inner side 'power panel' (unsure of name) which surely wouldn't be right.
The glass turntable plate literally looked like it hung outside, in the way of door closing, it was that close. The door just about closed, but I have never seen a microwave with the glass plate so close to door, literally millimetres. The glass plate was much smaller than numerous other microwaves I have ever owned. It is ridiculous that such an item is not made to hold a standard dinner plate and mine are not that big.
As such, I didn't even undo the cable to test the item - it is not fit for the purposes that most people would want to use one for.
I cant say whether it would suit jugs, bowls etc upwards, it really is small. It is deceptive when buying, as you do trust it to be standard size as many microwaves all state 20L.
I have only scored this a 3 on features, that is basically making allowance, without switching it on, but for being digital, with a clock, push button door etc - but overall, as I was most shocked that Sharp could be so careless in both design and actual manufacturing flaws, I am unable to score this item very highly at all.
I have come on here to ensure, that whilst the majority of comments are good, that is why I bought item - only to find out the issues I mention.
Be assured I am not one that likes complaining, at all. It was inconvenient and upsetting to have to raise issues and the item will be going back. It's not the store's fault, but they were reassuring that as the item didn't fit purpose for me and they agreed, no point in a microwave that didn't fit dinner plates, I was right to ask to return it UNUSED and in original packaging.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Features 3.0
Design 1.0
Capacity 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2015

Judy, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, handy defrost settings, good size and great value for money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Design 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2015

Pamela, Exmouth Busy mum or dad

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact but still takes the largest pot I use in the microwave.
Bad points:
The turntable base doesn't sit in a groove like my old Sharp microwave so sometimes when I am removing my rice steamer the whole turntable moves. Also the controls are quite dark and not easy to read.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Design 10.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2016

David , Wylam, Northumberland Retired

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
O.k. If space is limited.
Reasonable price
Bad points:
After using for a short time realised it was too small
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 3.0
Design 8.0
Capacity 2.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2015

William, Occasional user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good unit and easy to use.
Bad points:
Actual useable oven cabinet size is limiting and a very low useable height.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 7.0
Design 4.0
Capacity 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Sep 2016

Dawn, coventry Love to cook

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Plate warmer
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 8.0
Design 8.0
Capacity 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2016

Roger, Retired

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
does what it says on the tin
Bad points:
vent would have been better on the right
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Design 8.0
Capacity 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2015

Product Features

Construction Freestanding
Power (W) 800
Volume (Litres) 20
Height in cm 25.8
Width in cm 44.0
Number of power settings 11
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Manufacturer's Description

With simple microwave cooking and easy-to-use touch controls, the Sharp R272WM Solo Microwave is an excellent addition to any kitchen.

Solo simplicity
The Sharp R272WM features a 20-litre oven capacity that’s perfect for heating and warming most foods. From baked potatoes to soup and ready meals, it’s easy to cook your favourite meals in a flash.

With 8 automatic cook modes you can quickly heat up meals, reheat drinks and warm up plates at the touch of a button.

There are 11 power modes to choose from, allowing you to choose a setting that’s right for your cooking.

The R272WM also features a handy kitchen timer and clock, making it a truly useful kitchen appliance.

Easy defrosting
Take the guess work out of defrosting with a Weight Defrost facility. Simply input the weight of your food using the easy touch controls and the R272WM takes care of the rest, leaving you with perfectly defrosted food.

For an uncomplicated yet highly useful microwave, the Sharp R272WM Solo is the perfect choice for any household.


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