Updated 12 Oct 2016

Sharp

R395YS

Snapshot: The Sharp R395YS is a standard microwave with 10 power levels, auto cook and sensor cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

R395YS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$330

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Test results

Overall score
86
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.
  • Very good at reheating quiche.
  • Very good visibility through door.

But

  • No auto reheat.
  • Stainless-steel front requires extra effort to clean.

Complaints

We’ve received complaints about the microwave door melting and leaving scorch marks inside. We’ve followed this up with Sharp who has assured us they conduct quality assurance tests on all their microwaves and will work with customers to assist with any issues. Sharp also advised it has not received a high volume of complaints for this model. This is a very powerful microwave (1200 watts) so users need to be cautious and follow the guidelines for cooking times and power levels.

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
$330

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
9.0
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
7.7

Specifications

Capacity (L)
33
Wattage
1200
External WxHxD (cm)
52 x 31 x 44
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
37 x 24 x 37
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
31
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$20
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$9

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
-

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