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    Customer Reviews - Sharp R956SLM 33cm High, Freestanding Microwave - Silver

    Customer Reviews - Sharp R956SLM 33cm High, Freestanding Microwave - Silver

    Sharp R956SLM 33cm High, Freestanding Microwave - Silver
    • 42 litre capacity - great for medium-sized households
    • 1000 Watts of power – for even cooking in no time
    • Automatic programmes take the guesswork out of cooking
    • Clear, easy-to-read LED display with timer
    • Dimensions (cm) - H32.6 x W55.3 x D50.5
    4.7 / 5

    Good, would be better with a good manual.

    Really like this new replacement. I had had my last Sharp over 19 years, so hope this is as good. I haven't given it 5 stars as the manual is too basic and not that helpful as other reviewers have found. For example I haven't had a combination oven with air frying capacity and it is very scant as to how to cook successfully in this mode. Another niggle is that the fast button elicits a door prompt instead of starting up, and only after the door is opened and closed again will it decide to work. I miss the integrated recipe computer that came with my old Sharp, so helpful once you knew your way through the menus.

    Sharp R956SLM - does it all!

    Excellent to have finally combined Microwave, Grill, Oven AND Air Fry in one unit. The plate and other cooking racks and metal dish make it much easier to keep the unit clean. Clear loud alarm sounds when food it ready, and at halfway through cooking time in case you want to check the progress. VERY happy with this model.
    Jonathan S

    Sharp Combination Microwave was a good price and we had a speedy delivery

    We purchased a Sharp R956SLM 42 Litre Combination Microwave Oven to replace our old Sharpe Combination one. It doesn’t have all the features that our old Sharp Combination Microwave had but it was a good price and with speedy delivery from AO we weren’t without an oven, which was good. It comes with a round metal tray with non-slip bottom as well as the glass plate and two round shelves of different levels. We have tried the combination part as well as the microwave and found them very easy to use, as were the Auto Cook and defrost settings. The 42 litre size is just right for our family of 4 adults, especially as we no longer have a conventional cooker. The only thing I would comment on is the feet on the bottom of the oven do slide if the oven is empty, but all in all, I would say that I am very happy with my new Combination Microwave Oven and would recommend it.

    Great oven but….

    It’s a great oven but……it cooks very unevenly and at a higher temperature than stated. It’s taken a while to get used to the quirks of this oven…despite being a convection oven it is distinctly hotter higher up so when cooking a large pudding, the top burns before the bottom is cooked. Also I haven’t managed a decent bread which burns on the outside but is raw in the middle. The instructions are sparse too and there are presets that aren’t mentioned in the booklet so I have no idea what they do! The interior is wide rather than high so not possible to cook a joint with roasties on the top rack as I could in my previous Sharp combi oven
    Anna field

    Very large plate - rotates with ease

    I often put two dishes in our smaller microwave, which led to the turn-table eventually stopping to rotate as they jammed the rotation - as well as causing sparks when certain containers touched the sides of the oven. After much research I bought this, as it was the largest and cheapest microwave that also doubles as a grill. So far we have only used it as a Microwave, and it is very simple to use, and efficient. Best of all I can now get THREE dishes on the huge plate to rotate without causing obstruction - as well as being able to store large size pizza boxes overnight in it.
    Sateesh Batas

    Absolutely first class.

    Our last microwave failed us last week after twenty years of good service so had no hesitation in purchasing another sharp, after looking though the selections and reading the reviews we went for this model. Delivery was superb , unpacking and setting up was easy. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this product to anyone and also AOL as there sales and logistics are second to none.
    Brian Brazier

    A very versatile cooker

    This is the third Sharp combination microwave I've had over the years and it is the best one I've had. It does every thing I need very well. I can't find a single fault with it's operation and would recommend it unconditionally.
    Alan Speare

    Large space

    Amazingly quick delivery, a bit bigger than expected, however, will take large casseroles. the convector oven is great, I haven't tried the sensor operation, air fry menu, Grill or combination cooking as yet looking forward to that. I am finding the door very stiff to open having to press the button twice to open, I would like to see the operation manual explain cooking directions in more detail, including samples of a recipe for each one of the controls. On the whole I am very pleased with the oven.
    Judith Pearce