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Old 05-11-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Sharp Microwave/Convection Oven

OK, I opted for the "upgrade" and ordered the Sharp in my 2012 Intl. After 18 months, a number of trips -- including 4 straight weeks, I have decided I just do NOT like this appliance. I think I'm above average in intelligence, but even with constant referrals to the manual, with the exception of a simple microwave, I find it the most user-unfriendly appliance I've ever owned. I noticed yesterday at my A/S dealer that a brand new Sport had a Cuisinart CMW-200 instead of the Sharp. Which leads me to believe that A/S must be changing out the "upgrade" to something other than the Sharp. I am seriously considering pulling out the Sharp and installing the Cuisinart. Frankly, it's much better looking -- all SS instead of drab brown plastic. Basic specs are similar ... both grill, convect, and microwave, but the Cuisinart is definitely much more user friendly. Has anyone else done this? Or is it just me...
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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I agree! Perhaps if you travel frequently, you can remember how to use it but for infrequent use it's a pain ! You are right - its not intuitive. Plus, you have to get down on your hands and knees to see the panel.

We switched ours out to an oven and sold our Sharpe. I wasn't aware of the Cuisinart - I might have looked at that since we have a convection oven at home and I like it.

The Cuisinart sounds interesting.
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I really weighed the standard oven vs. the Sharp. The downside of the microwave (obviously) is the requirement for 110V (either hookups or my two Honda's). The upside is that a microwave is wonderful for speed and less heat generated. IF I could have figured out an alternate location for a microwave in my 28' CCD, I would have had the standard oven and put in a small microwave. There is NO practical space available without losing cabinet space. I converted the mid-trailer wardrobe into slide-out shelves for food, pots & pans, etc. Sizewise, the Cuisinart is exactly the same width, but is 5/8 inch taller, so A/S fabricated a different grill surround for it -- also in SS -- which looks very nice. So, I know the Cuisinart will fit in the Sharp space. Maybe I'll take the Sharp to Alumapalooza and sell it at the swap meet!
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We switched ours to a standard propane oven. My wife was very unhappy with the Sharpe convection rig. We also bought a very small microwave.
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I really weighed the standard oven vs. the Sharp. The downside of the microwave (obviously) is the requirement for 110V (either hookups or my two Honda's). The upside is that a microwave is wonderful for speed and less heat generated. IF I could have figured out an alternate location for a microwave in my 28' CCD, I would have had the standard oven and put in a small microwave. There is NO practical space available without losing cabinet space. I converted the mid-trailer wardrobe into slide-out shelves for food, pots & pans, etc. Sizewise, the Cuisinart is exactly the same width, but is 5/8 inch taller, so A/S fabricated a different grill surround for it -- also in SS -- which looks very nice. So, I know the Cuisinart will fit in the Sharp space. Maybe I'll take the Sharp to Alumapalooza and sell it at the swap meet!
I don't even think you could fit it in your closet even if it wasn't converted. The bar in the middle restricts what you put in there and we couldn't find a microwave that small. We really don't miss it. If needed we just wrap the food to warm in aluminum foil and put it in the oven. Reminds me of when I was growing up
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