Updated 12 Oct 2016

Sharp

R34DMBK

Snapshot: The Sharp R34DMBK is a standard microwave with 5 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

R34DMBK
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$349

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Test results

Overall score
67
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • OK at defrosting mince.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto menu setting.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Mirror glass exterior easy to clean.
  • Has a built-in weight sensor (although scales are sensitive and may require continuous adjustment).

But

  • Just OK at defrosting chicken.
  • Extremely poor visibility through door.
  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$349

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.1
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
5.8

Specifications

Capacity (L)
27
Wattage
1000
External WxHxD (cm)
58 x 36 x 46
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 22 x 37
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
30
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
×
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-