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Microwave ovens

Sharp R-1871
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
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About - Sharp R-1871

The Sharp R-1871 is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the R-1871 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.

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Features & Specs - Sharp R-1871
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.1
info Watts 850
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Sharp R-1871
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4.0
Strange problems
10/3/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Last night, after heating potatoes successfully, I heated some water in a bowl. After a few minutes I noticed the turntable wasn't turning. The water was still room temperature, and that the convection oven was now not putting out heat. Everything else was normal electrically. I have never had three separate systems self-destruct at once for no reason. Maybe something in control panel. Anybody have an idea. Other than that, I liked the unit. Have had it about three years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
8 years heavy use. Magnetron just blew.
6/4/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Small Capacity
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
I have used this product (stainless steel model) for > 8 years of heavy use. I came to CR to see about replacing it. And after checking out many of the other models I will be replacing my unit with the same model.(Check out the [@] reviews! All rather glowing.) (I don't understand why other reviewer gave this 1 star noting it caught fire partially attributable to her own faulty wiring after years of use!)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Great while it lasted
3/23/2012
Pros
Convection
Easy To Install
Great for Roasting Meats
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Caught on fire
HARD TO CLEAN
Best Uses
Cooking Roast Meats
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
This was my second Sharp Convection microwave (the first one was ancient). I loved the convection features... roast chicken in 30 minutes!<br /><br />Our Sharp oven was 7 years, and 2 months old when it CAUGHT ON FIRE! There were no flames, but there was significant smoke. Turns out, it needed to be on a dedicated circuit. Our handy man installed it, so we were not aware of this minor detail. Perhaps that's why the sensor cook option stopped working properly. <br /><br />The main components were just outside of their warranty... but that was void anyway due to our homes electrical wiring.<br /><br />I LOVED this microwave, before it burned me (literally and figuratively).
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Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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