Microwaves: Compare features & prices Sharp R-371SLM review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/microwaves/sharp-r-371slm/review/
The silver-coloured Sharp R371SLM freestanding microwave oven has a number of auto programs, including one for reheating tea or coffee that's gone cold, and another for cooking jacket potatoes. As well as testing to see how evenly our microwaves cook and defrost, we also test them to see how energy efficient they are. Find out how this one fared in these tests and more, below.
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- Launch date: Jun 2011
- Type: Microwave-only
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We test how quickly and evenly microwaves heat in microwave mode and we record how much water is lost from the food during cooking. This is the overall score for microwaves heating one dish, from cold, in microwave mode.
Speed of heating
How quickly the microwaves can heat up when heating microwave mode.
Evenness of heating
How evenly microwaves heat in microwave mode.
Quality of food
We test how much water is lost from food when heating in microwave mode.
Microwave heating - continuous use
This is the overall score for microwave heating when the microwave has previously been in use and has warmed up. We test how quickly and evenly microwaves heat in microwave mode and we record how much water is lost from the food during cooking.
How evenly the microwaves defrost minced meat on a manual setting.
How well the microwave defrosts using its automatic defrost program
How widely and evenly the grill browns slices of white, crustless bread.
How well the microwave bakes fairy cakes using convection.
Ease of use
This includes setting the clock, opening and closing the door, loading and unloading the oven, using the power and time controls, reading the display, cleaning, and the instructions and information provided by the manufacturer.
How easy it is to clean inside and the casing.
We test each microwave in microwave heating and defrosting mode.
How much energy is used in microwave mode to heat a ready meal.