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

$299

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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.

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
$299

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

Measured capacity (L)
27
Wattage
1000
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
58 x 36 x 46
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 22 x 37
Measured 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
-