Sharp R959SLM Review

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charlieshouse's review of Sharp R959SLM

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Sharp R959SLM

“I owned the previous model (R-963M) for 5 years until...”

Written on: 14/11/2008 by charlieshouse (1 review written)

Good Points
Does everything! No, really, it does. You can even cook a frozen chicken (straight from the freezer) in it using the auto cook buttons I use this a lot. Highly recommended and easy to use.

The express cook and auto cook features are well designed and can be relied upon - they are not just gimmicks but are really useful if you care to try them out.

It is a competent microwave and convection oven, is well built, and is huge inside. It has 2 removable shelves for convection cooking, and 2 circular racks for microwave/convection/combi cooking.

Bad Points
Size - it is very large (I mean huge). Before you buy this, make up a cardboard box of the same size and try to find somewhere to put it in your kitchen. You may want to consider Sharp's 26L model that has the same functionality, though I don't know whether a smaller oven would fit a family sized chicken in like this one does.

General Comments
I owned the previous model (R-963M) for 5 years until it died a few weeks ago. 5 years is probably not what you wanted to hear, but that was an older model, and it got a lot of use. This Sharp R959SLM is essentially the same machine, judging by its capabilities. It is well built and cooks well.



If you are skeptical about the "gimmicks" of having an auto cook for eg: a chicken, lamb, pizza etc..., then think: When you want to cook do you want to look in the manual to see what setting to use and how long for, or would you rather press a button and leave the oven to decide how to cook? My experience is that this oven is well designed/programmed and the features work well.

  • Under a month

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  • Excellent if you are busy - will cook a frozen joi

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Philjohn's Response to charlieshouse's Review

Written on: 24/02/2010

I found this review helpful because...it gives a straight forward opinion on the machine. My Sharp machine has just gone bang tonight, after an incredible 25 years of service. It really didn't get overused and I always joked that it was the dearest bottle-warmer (baby) I'd ever bought, but it just gave up the ghost whilst warming some food for ny 14mth old grandson.
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<br/>Amazing!!

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Etna1311's Response to charlieshouse's Review

Written on: 26/02/2010

I found this review helpful because...I am considering to buy this oven. Will look at the smaller version, as you said this one is huge!

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