Available in several sizes, finishes and styles, but all multipurpose in terms of functionality, a Sharp microwave convection oven is a versatile and powerful kitchen appliance. Providing both traditional microwave capabilities such as defrosting, reheating and quick cooking with familiar one-touch controls, Sharp microwave convection ovens include a second heating element and fan used for convection cooking. With a convection oven, baking, broiling and roasting are all more effectively accomplished. The fan circulates the heat entirely around the food, ultimately reducing cook time and increasing thoroughness.
Convection Microwave Oven Types
Sharp produces two basic types of convection microwave ovens: built-in or over-the-range units and countertop models. They also offer a 24-inch microwave drawer, an innovative approach to housing microwave technology. Built-in units are the more expensive type, costing up to $850 or more. Countertop units with convection settings range from approximately $200 up to $500. Capacities for Sharp microwaves vary from model to model. Common sizes include 0.8, 0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 1.5 and 2.0 cubic feet.
Features that are common to Sharp microwave convection ovens may include variable-sized ceramic turntables with on/off switch, multi-digit, dual-color interactive display with electronic touchpad controls, Smart & Easy sensor cooking system and Compu- convection settings for efficient baking, broiling and roasting. In addition to its convection and microwave functions, over-the-range units feature a built-in exhaust system to vent the cooktop below.