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Sharp R409YV
 
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$79.99 - $203.72
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Type: Midsized 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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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.
 
3.0
GOOD COOKER
5/2/2014
Pros
Cooks evenly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Controls Hard To Push
Hard To Read
Unit Is Very Light Weight
Unit Slides Around Counte
Best Uses
Cooks Rice Beans Well
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Heat Coffee
Leftovers
Popcorn
Reheat Leftovers
Comment:
The printing against the silver color is hard to read. To repeat: since the unit is so light and the control buttons (especially off/door open) hard to push, the oven slides across the countertop when I try to open the door.
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)
 
5.0
Perfect for our needs
3/1/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
We don't cook with our microwave, we heat stuff up. Mostly we reheat leftovers and heat up cold coffee. We don't need a huge microwave either as we don't have abundant counter space. We checked consumer reports and looked at many different types. In the end, we decided that a simple microwave is just fine. This one is great and I love the little push button to open/close.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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