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[eBay Plus] Sharp R350EW - Microwave Oven $169 (Was $239) @ Bing Lee eBay (C&C or + Delivery)

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PLUTO100

Our microwave blew up on Christmas Eve, so I was looking for a new one. I found this steal which is worth sharing.
Delivery is $20 if not an eBay Plus Member, Click and Collect is free (pretty sure Bing Lee has only NSW stores).

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R350EW
This 1200W Midsize microwave is perfect for the whole family and can be used for everyday defrosting, cooking and reheating of your favourite meals. This microwave features a Smart Inverter for faster and more even heating, a humidity sensor for a more intuitive approach to cooking and LED text guidance for ease of use.

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  • +2 votes

    Won't deliver to SA :(

  • +1 vote

    I'm an ebay plus member and I'm not seeing any free delivery

  • +1 vote

    What happens when your microwave 'blows up'???

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    General question: are inverter microwaves worth the extra?
    (my initial thinking is no, in that still have to do the half-way mix, or still a pain defrosting things frozen into the middle; but happy to be corrected with actual usage feedback!)

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      In general they are good.

      You can do low power stuff like soften butter or chocolate.

      Defrosting doesn't have to use full power on then off so more control to prevent cooking outside while inside still frozen.

      However, our LG inverter does some funny things when the magnetron gets hot, like automatically reducing power without warning you. So 2 minutes on high might only be at 3/4 power. Can be annoying as it messes up the usual times you're used to for heating or cooking things. Then back to normal after an hour or so.

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      Inverter microwaves use less electricity (more energy efficient).

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    It's telling me it won't deliver to a residential address in WA, PLUTO100 is also not working for me.

  • +7 votes

    This POS is not a steal but a worthless junk model. Work purchased this exact model (local Good guys) and after 3 failures within the first 6 weeks, they replaced it with a Panasonic which has worked fine for the past 6 months.

    First one died within the first week. No power, or error E5 showing on the LCD.
    2nd unit (brand new replacement), stopped warming food after a couple of weeks.
    3rd unit (brand new repalcement), initially stopped warming food on/off after a couple of weeks, with light also shorting out on/off (sometimes on, sometimes flickers, and sometimes off), weird shit. Finally it refused to warm any food like the 2nd replacement.

    I'd never buy a Sharp model after these experiences.

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      Yeah sharp was good years ago, not now. Panasonic is good but the most expensive, My work has a Panasonic, used around 30 times a day.
      LG can be hit and miss, our first neochef one broke within a week, upgraded to the model above it and it's worked well.
      We have a baby so use the microwave around 5 times a day.

      Most common thing to go is the magnetron tube in a microwave, generally they will tick or click and not heat.

      • +1 vote

        In another break room we have an old Sharp unit that's been working ok for the 11 years I've been here. It's that old that the plastic has turned from the lighter beige to a yellow beighe. Same as you see with old Commodore/Amiga chassis's.

        I don't mind the higher-end LG Neo Chef as we use one at home, but it's damn tune (& insistence to replay it) drives my wife crazy. Wish they had provided the option to disable it.

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          My 20+ year old sharp is still going strong. My parents gave away their old sharp for a new one. It lasted 2 months. They are now on their 5th new one. Iā€™m keeping mine until it dies.

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      We bought a Panasonic; hate it. It makes the plates hot in no time, but is slow to heat the food. This effect is worst with Ikea plates, they heat up really quickly, though a little better with Maxwell Williams plates. We need a tea towel to take the plate out, only to find the food is luke warm on a literal hot-plate.

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    Iā€™m guessing delivery and C&C only available to Sydney addresses

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    Wait for extra 20% off

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    How are these nowadays? Heard many bad stories about Sharp microwaves a few years back (they were good around 10 ys ago), including sparks.

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      I had this for less than 9 months, send it back to TGG(where I bought them) and waited for 4 weeks to get the light bulb replaced.

      I wouldn't buy this as I afraid it will break again soon after the warranty.

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      Our last microwave that blew up was a Sharp, it lasted ~6 years.

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    Off topic rant. The firmware for microwaves is either really bad (Sharp/ Panasonic) or when it's good, you get horrible sing song tunes and reminders.
    Sigh….

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    Can't comment on reliability… My first two Sharps worked 5+ years each.
    I wanted to try Panasonic but could not find a model with reasonable UI.
    Most of the time we do reheating. On Sharp it's a single button press.
    On Panasonic it's a sequence of multiple presses before it can start basic reheating.
    Probably I wasn't lucky find a model with QuickStart or something like this.
    At the end I bought another Sharp.

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      The Panasonic units with a turning knob is very easy to use, just turn the knob for the time and click start.

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    Like other have mentioned, I also have Sharp microwave from 12 years ago and still working fine till now, with only lightbulb inside blew up. This old Sharp are reliable as they were still Japanese own company, they are really going downhill after the were sold to foxconn.

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