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The Innovative Technology That Makes Sharp Microwaves So Good.

The Sharp brand has long been synonymous with lasting quality, with our microwaves being no exception. A little known fact: the world’s first turntable microwave was manufactured by Sharp way back in 1965. 

Microwaves weren’t as common in the Kiwi market until the early ’80s and have since proven to be a consumer favourite for over 30 years, with brands now offering a virtually endless range of choices. Regardless, Sharp has continued to be a crowd favourite both around the world and on our shores. 

Sharp has a long history of investing in research and development, bringing the best technology to our products. Our microwaves are built to do a job and do it well; to perfectly cook, defrost and reheat almost anything. 

A lot has changed since 1965, especially the numerous advances in technology - and our modern range of microwaves are no exception. Below, we’ve outlined some impressive features and cutting-edge technology that take our microwaves from good to great.

Inverter Technology

Unlike the microwaves of old, inverter technology gives you accurate control over the power expended during cooking. Most Sharp “family-sized” microwaves feature eleven power levels for precise controls over temperature, giving you better results when defrosting and reheating. 

Frozen food is thawed without cooking and plates are reheated evenly (no more cold center!). Inverter microwaves are also significantly lighter and more economical compared to non-inverter models. 

Sensor Cooking

If you want technology that does the thinking for you, then this is the feature for you. Sensor cooking works by allowing the microwave to detect moisture within the food to determine the optimum cooking time. 

This helps avoid the over-cooking or under-cooking of food and takes the guess-work out of finding the perfect program by yourself. Simply press "go" and the microwave takes care of the rest. 

Flatbed models

The last few years have seen the rise of the flatbed microwave - essentially a microwave without a turntable. 

The main benefit of a flatbed model over a traditional turntable is the ease of cleaning and added space for larger plates and dishes. 

Sequence Cooking

Perfect if your recipe requires more than one step. For example, you can program the microwave at the start to defrost at 50% power for 10 minutes, followed by cook at 100% power for 5 minutes. 

This saves you from having to come halfway into the cooking process to re-program. 

Local Menus

Developed by Sharp specifically for the Oceania market, you can rest assured the Auto menu time and power settings have been carefully selected and rigorously tested to suit local ingredients and cooking methods. 

Spotlight on the SM327FH flatbed series

The latest flatbed models available from Sharp - the SM327FH series offers the largest capacity in a mid-size microwave*. Available in stainless steel, black stainless steel and white, there’s a colour to suit every kitchen. 

The newly implemented 7-character LED display allows for a more user-friendly experience. The text-capable display allows for more information to be shown on the microwave, making it easier to read, understand and interpret functions. The LED display vastly improves the overall usability of the SM327FH series. 

Coming in at the top of its class with 1,200W of output power, you have the option to reheat faster and cook quicker if that’s what you want to do! It’s often comforting knowing the power is there if you want to use it. 

Add to this the inverter technology, sensor cooking, sequence cooking and local menus featured in the range, and you’ve found the perfect choice for your next microwave. 

If a flatbed microwave isn’t what you’re looking for, Sharp also has many other models available, including compact, grill/convection and commercial models. 

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Craig is Sharp New Zealand's Product Manager for Visual Solutions and Consumer Goods. He's our resident expert in interactive touch panels and digital signage. Craig has a collection of guitars that far outweigh his ability to play them.