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 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
$300

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
×
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
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Availability
Briscoes only.

Reliability

We received information on 2897 microwaves in our 2016 appliance reliability survey.

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