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5.0 out of 5 stars Super little microwave, 19 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Sharp R82STMA Combi Microwave Oven with 1 Year Warranty, 25 Litre, 900 Watt, Silver (Kitchen & Home)
So far so good with this new and smaller combination microwave oven bought as a replacement for three larger models (identical to each other and now, apparently unavailable) which died on me over the past few months! Large enough for us, and so far, like previous Sharp microwaves I`ve had over MANY years, before the aforementioned disasters, works perfectly. Only one tiny quibble - the previous models had a very useful "Short-cut" button for exactly a minute`s operation - shame it couldn`t have been incorporated in this model - however, that`s really just a minor quibble. As I said - so far so good - and we love it. Another advantage is the nice loud "beep" when it`s completed the job - even my very deaf husband can hear it from the next room. Another useful function is the facility to just press the "set" button for an extra 30 seconds of power without having to completely reset the program in the event that things aren`t quite hot enough. I can thoroughly recommend it.
ADDENDUM: - I discovered, quite by accident, that the little "start" button actually switches the microwave on for 30 seconds if pressed with no other commands. Even more useful, in my opinion, than the "short-cut" button I was bemoaning the lack of! Not too impressed with the manual that comes with the machine - it seems a bit hard to follow and the print is tiny. Far better to download the manual from the Sharp Electronics site and print it yourself - there aren`t too many pages to print. I rather wish it had a proper slide out shelf instead of the round one that stands on the turntable, though.
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Initial post: 2 May 2013 13:00:39 BDT
Have you used the grill yet?If so how did you find it?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 16:35:56 BDT
Absolutely fine as are all the functions. As I said - fine for two of us, maybe a bit small for a family.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 22:51:28 BDT
Thanks just ordered on from Hughes Direct ,should arrive tomorrow.Also took out a three year extended warranty with Domestic and General £13 a year.Any problems they will replace new for broken so I am told, we will have to wait and see.Hope we don`t need them. Thanks for your input
Regards Goodfellow

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 07:36:38 BDT
On the grill rack are little red rubber covers do you remove these when you are grilling? Sorry to bother you again

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2013 23:49:41 BDT
Sorry to take so long to respond - computer died on me and my computer man is on holiday! Leave the little orange feet on - well, that worked for us!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 08:24:15 BDT
Thanks ever so much will do.I thought they might melt.Not used the grill as yet but everything else is first class.
The microwave and oven are first class.I need to buy a grill tray to fit and then I will try out the grill.Hope its as good as the rest of the combination.Thanks once again for your reply.
Regards Good fellow.

Posted on 23 Nov 2013 12:55:42 GMT
Patrician says:
For the price this sounds quite good. Can you tell me though does it just beep the once - I can't stand those that beep continually. One more thing, as it's a long time since I had a combi (a Sharp): can you just set functions manually without using pre-set programmes? Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 13:41:16 GMT
It beeps exactly five times when it`s finished the operation - and yes, you set all functions manually. We`re still delighted with ours!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 13:57:47 GMT
Patrician says:
Thank you so much. I daresay I can tolerate 5 beeps! considering it seems best all round bet.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 08:47:02 GMT
They are loud so beware
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