Updated 20 Dec 2017

Sharp

R210DW

Snapshot: The Sharp R210DW is an 18L standard microwave with auto-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

R210DW
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$129

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Test results

Overall score
80
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli and defrosting mince.
  • Good at defrosting chicken.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Large pull door is easy to use.

But

  • Small usable volume. Small viewing window on door.
  • Small turntable (only fits small round dishes or plates).
  • Does not beep or prompt you to turn food during express defrost function.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Avg prices are from an August 2017 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).

Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$129

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.3
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.3

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
18
Wattage
750
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
44 x 26 x 32
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
31 x 19 x 31
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
25
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$9
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
No
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
×
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-