Pros: All-in-one microwave, Nice features, Roomy, Effortless operation
Cons: Turntable should be constantly checked, Heavy and large, Exterior gets hot
Review: Sharp goes a step beyond the traditional microwave ovens by offering a multi-function microwave that can be used in lieu of an actual broiler, grill or oven. The R930AK trumps the standard ovens with better usability, not to mention, great value. As opposed to models that have a learning curve, operating this one is a no-brainer, especially with its 7-Digit, 2-Color Interactive Display, Smart & Easy Sensor, Reheat Sensor, total of 8 Sensor Cook settings and host of newfangled features like CompuDefrost, CompuBroil, CompuRoast and CompuBake. These features resemble a computer and enable a nearly effortless operation since it automatically compute cooking times and select the right power levels, making sure that your food comes out at its crispiest, softest or most delicious state. For manual operation, 11 Variable Power Levels are provided. Microwave popcorn has always been a staple in most homes, which is why, this particular model allows you to enjoy that too. The 1.5 cu. ft. R930AK features 2 Stainless Steel Racks and a large 15-3/8" Carousel turntable that can hold large casseroles. Remember to check the turntable though before cooking anything as it is not properly aligned with the rails sometimes. The color choices give wide options, being available in black, stainless steel and white. Corresponding model numbers for the last two are R-930CS and R-930AW. The size of this microwave is undoubtedly large, at 24-5/8" W x 14-7/8" H x 19" D, and it is heavy too when compared to normal microwaves, but those are to be expected and are a non-issue for most people considering that it offers a lot of room and gives it a sturdier feel. Built-in kits are also available, making it more space-saving than it already is. One word of caution, be sure to provide some space for ventilation as the microwave's exterior can get really hot. Still, instead of buying 2-3 kitchen appliances separately, the Sharp R930AK is a smarter alternative. It is designed for food enthusiasts who are in constant search for the right kitchen appliance and can be a big help to those who'd like to take their cooking skills to new heights.