Sharp R86STMA Freestanding microwave reviews

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This microwave is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 77 reviews.
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LCW, Reigate Love to cook

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This model is better than the previous R84 model. It is nicer looking, and the microwave power (900watts) seems to heat things faster than the previous model even though they are the same wattage. We had to replace our R84 model as the LCD display completely disppeared over a couple of years and so programming it was immensely difficult, even guesswork towards the end. The R86 has lots of useful features eg defrost / auto cook etc for various foods. The dual cooking with oven and micorwave is a brillaint feature and we use it quite a bit. Overall, I am very happy with it, and even happier that the built-in surround that we purchsed for the previous model still works with this newer model so that we didn't have to spend a futher GBP100 to replace it.
Bad points:
Still not quite sure how the dual grill works, and the directions aren't totally clear. Are you supposed to keep the rotating table in situ and, if so, then how does the lower grill actually grill the food if it isn't exposed to the food??? Strange feature.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 8.0
Design 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2011

Georgina, Falmouth b

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its a great machine does everything you would need to do in a microwave / combination oven
Bad points:
Takes a bit of getting used too, had my last Sharp microwave for 15 years.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 4.0
Features 8.0
Design 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Love to cook

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
If you read the manual properly this oven cooks everything well in all modes. The browning is even so long as the turntable is not used to directly place the food on. Plenty of room inside and with the oven racks it's possible to double deck if necessary.
Bad points:
To get the best out of this microwave/oven/grill combination it is necessary to read the instructions - if I had rated this oven after trying to use it intuitively, without reading about when to touch which button and where to position the food to be cooked; it would have a much lower rating. The only annoying feature for me is the noise the conventional oven fan makes, especially when cooling the oven back down - it's LOUD.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Design 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2010

arthur, Crowthorne Retired

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Its versatility.
Clear display.
Bad points:
The bottom plate seems much hotter than the previous model
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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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Dec 2010

Emma, Love to cook

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice design, cooks better than my last microwave, easy to clean
Bad points:
The door release is a bit clunky, just hope it lasts :-)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Design 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2012

gavin, Bristol Occasional user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
26 litre is just right.Stylish and reliable
Bad points:
wasn't intuitive to work out the Clock mode - if indeed it has one
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Design 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2012

ann, crawley Love to cook

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
efficient easy to use nice size
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Design 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2011

Product Features

Construction Freestanding
Main heating type Conventional
Grill function Yes
Power (W) 900
Volume (Litres) 26
Height in cm 309
Width in cm 520
Number of power settings 5
Weight sensor No
Cavity material Stainless Steel
Turntable Yes
Humidity sensor No
Infrared sensor No
Release date 2008-03-13

Also known as: Sharp 26LTR, SHARP R86STM

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Manufacturer's Description

Family size combination microwave oven featuring 900W Microwave Output, Double grill (1200W top quartz grill – 650W bottom grill), Convection Oven 40- 250°C, 26 Ltr/0.9 cu.ft. Stainless Steel Interior, Express Cook Menus, Express Defrost Menus, Pizza function, Auto-Cook Programmes including grilled chicken breasts and ready-meals from frozen or chilled, Quick and Easy Options such as Easy Risotto and Reheat Takeaways short-cut buttons. Multi-sequence cooking.


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