Updated 12 Oct 2016

Sharp

R60A0S

Snapshot: The Sharp R60A0S is a microwave with grill, 11 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

R60A0S
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$300

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Test results

Overall score
72
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at cooking broccoli.
  • Excellent at defrosting mince.
  • Good at defrosting chicken.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • OK at grilling toast.

But

  • Small usable volume.
  • Poor visibility through door.
  • Stainless-steel exterior requires extra effort to clean.

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 a September 2018 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
$300

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
92%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
74%

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
6.5
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.9
Combination
n/a
Grill
6.5
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.3

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
18
Wattage
750
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
44 x 26 x 36
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
31 x 16 x 37
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
26
Number of power levels
11
Running costs ($/year)
$9
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Briscoes only.