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I bought this microwave a couple of years ago when I moved into my first flat and it's been nothing but reliable ever since.
It's your average sized microwave but what sets it apart are it's wide variety of features and options.
The menu is simple and straightforward to use. You can either set items to cook in increments of ten seconds, one minutes and ten minutes to get the desired time. So for example if you wanted to cook something for 12:20 seconds, you would hit the ten minute button once, the minute button twice and the second Button twice. Also you cab choose to cook or defrost and it makes it easier by being able to choose meat, pork and poultry options.
You can adjust the power levels so that when you're following tine guidelines on food packaging you're able to get the item to cook for the right amount of time.
It looks attractive too an comes in silver. It has a green LED display to show cooking times, and when it's idle it shows the time either in 12 or 24 clock options. Inside there's a light which illuminates when cooking or when the door is open allowing you to see clearly inside.
It's also quiet, when it on operation it cooks relatively quietly and let's you know your item ga been microwaved by giving three sharp beeps to indicate you can open the door.
I also find it cooks food well. When I get to eat my food at the end it is always piping hot and tastes delicious. It really does cook it efficiently and thoroughly throughout.
My only criticism is that it is hard to clean. The glass tray is easy enough but the white inside really does show up food and it seems to have a habit of throwing food out of its trays or dishes. When you do clean it you have to scrub extra hard to get it spotless
Overall it's great and i've never had an issue with it. It cooks food eficiebtly and there are a pot of options in which to let you do this. Cleaning aside, which is a minor issue, I'd highly reccomend it over a majority of other microwave models.
The Sharp R-259LS is a practical microwave oven with plenty of capacity and features to cater for all your cooking needs / It has a stylish mid-size chassis in metallic silver and touch button controls / It even has a one touch meal-in-one cook programme / Easy to use use auto cook options allow you to cook three popular food types from frozen / alternatively you can just select one of the three menus and enter the weight of your ingredients and the oven will automatically calculate the correct cooking time and power level / Short name: Sharp R259W