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Microwave ovens

Sharp R409YV
 
Approximate retail price:
$130
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Sharp R409YV

The Sharp R409YV is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the R409YV are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.

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About This Brand

Sharp sells a wide range of countertop models through retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, and Wal-Mart. Sharp is planning to introduce a steam-assisted microwave oven. The company also offers the only microwave drawer on the market (in a single- or double-drawer unit). Sharp microwaves cost $70 to $800. Sharp over-the-range (OTR) models measure about 1.5 to 2.0 cubic feet with wattage ratings of 900 to 1,200 and cost $200 to $1,000.

Features & Specs - Sharp R409YV
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.3
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Sharp R409YV
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1.0
cheap cheap
12/6/2014
Pros
Cons
No Door Light
Best Uses
Comment:
no door light<br /> not heavy enough, slides back when you close the door<br /> less powerful than the Kenmore it replaced.<br />off to Value Village you go.<br /><br />Good thing it was so cheap!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not a good microwave
11/9/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Family Size
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Noisy
No Replacement Parts
Unreliable
Wave Cover Goes Out Fast
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Overall it was a good microwave. I have had the microwave for a little over a year. The wave guide cover is causing arcing. It is a quick fix problem. However, sharp doesn't seem to make parts for this model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
They don't make'em like they used to
6/17/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Unstable Tray
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
Not even 2 years old. We suspect the Wave Guide Cover, but can't find one to replace this part. Growing up microwaves lasted 10+ years without issue. This is our 3rd microwave (not all sharpe) in 2.5 years. :(
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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