Pros: Powerful, Spacious, Easy to use and clean, Auto-touch control, Professional-looking and convenient drawer design
Cons: Few controls, No turntable
Review: Aesthetically pleasing and easy to install, the Sharp KB-6524P and KB-6525P series are a great start if you want to modernize your kitchen. Of course, in addition to great cooking performance, design is also one of the key elements when choosing a kitchen appliance. Sharp takes it a step further with this 1000-watt built-in microwave. Its drawer design is very space-saving and it is so powerful that you can cook without the wait. Boasting a large 1.2 cu. ft. capacity, you can fit a 9" x 13" dish and tall mugs up to 20 oz. or 7" in size while the overall dimensions remain the same as other 24-inch microwaves at 23 7/8" x 15 13/32" x 26 3/16" and most 30-inch microwaves at 30" x 15 13/32" x 26 3/16". Aside from the standard white exterior, both models are likewise available in black and stainless steel. The digital LCD display stays readable at a distance and the front-mounted touch controls are laid out nicely and ready to be accessed anytime. However, it does have a few minor inconveniences like the lack of a turntable and push-button controls for heating frequently-served foods. It also requires a few presses before it can start heating your food or beverage. A melt, soften, warm and defrost function as well as a beverage center for heating coffee, tea or hot water and sensor popcorn, cook and reheat are present though, along with 11 power levels. The Sharp KB-6524P and KB-6525P can keep your food warm up to 30 minutes and you can safely monitor cooking progress through the window. Minute Plus also allows you to quickly add a minute to your current cooking session. Basically, there are two ways to open or close the microwave: by simply pushing or pulling the microwave drawer handle or by pressing the Auto touch control which automatically opens or closes the drawer. Needless to say, the latter makes it more convenient and easy to operate and at the same time, innovative and professional-looking. Having identical features, with size being the only difference, all you have to think about is whether a 24-inch microwave is all you need or if a 30-inch is better for your purposes.