Sharp Steamwave AX-1100S microwave oven

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Summary: This Sharp 1.0 cubic-foot 1150-watt has
  • a sensor
  • auto-defrost
  • a grill feature
  • speed-cook
  • touchpad controls.
  • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
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Type: Midsized countertop microwaves
About - Sharp Steamwave AX-1100S

The Sharp Steamwave AX-1100S is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the Steamwave AX-1100S 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.
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 Steamwave AX-1100S
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.0
info Watts 1150
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Sharp Steamwave AX-1100S
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Absolutely Love
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Simple Display
Confusing Display
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Quick Meals
I use all three features, it takes a bit to understand how to work. This one guys will have to read the directions! I was looking for a convection oven found this and read the book at the store and bought it on the spot! The price was even below what I was going to pay, 200.00 at electronics express had a tax free weekend too. I cook healthy so I use the steam for just about everything but I grilled some beef bacon the other day it was great! Sharp this is totally awesome invention!I hardly recommend it!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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