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Sharp SuperSteam Microwave Oven

by Sharp
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  • Oven for microwave cooking, traditional steaming, or convection cooking
  • SuperSteam Convection option combines steam and convection heat; reheat and defrost
  • 1.1-cubic-foot capacity; control panel with LCD display; auto cooking categories
  • Includes 2 baking trays, 2 nonstick racks, a steam basket, guide, and cookbook
  • Measures 20-1/4 by 21-3/4 by 17-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 21.8 x 17.2 inches ; 64 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 67 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001QFYDRE
  • Item model number: AX-1200K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,426 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this all-in-one microwave oven allows for making healthier choices when cooking at home. The versatile appliance can be used for microwave cooking, traditional steaming, or as a convection oven with temperatures ranging from 100 to 450 degrees F for baking or roasting. It also provides a SuperSteam Convection option, which combines two types of cooking--superheated steam and convection heat--in order to brown and crisp while retaining moisture and natural flavors. The oven provides a spacious 1.1-cubic-foot interior, which measures 13-3/8 by 14-1/8 by 10-1/8 inches, and its user-friendly control panel with an LCD display ensures simple operation. Choose from a range of automatic cooking categories: in Microwave mode, it offers six Sensor Cook settings, reheat, and popcorn; in Steam mode it offers vegetables, fish/seafood, and poached eggs; and in SuperSteam/Convection mode, choose from balanced meals, poultry, meats, fish, vegetables, pizza, and convenience foods.

The unit also provides reheat and defrost options, 11 variable power levels, a 24-hour clock, and sleep mode, as well as a pull-down door, an interior oven light, sound on/off, demonstration mode, a child lock, and a steam-clean cycle. Accessories include two porcelain-enamel baking trays, two nonstick racks (high and low), one steam basket, and a Touch Guide, as well as a SuperSteam Cookbook full of healthy recipes, cooking tips, and nutritional information. Sharp's RK-12S30 Kit (sold separately) allows the appliance to be built into a 30-inch wall oven cabinet, perfect when coordinating with other Sharp Insight and Insight Pro appliances like a lower microwave drawer or warming drawer. If built-in options are not possible, it can also be placed on the countertop or a cart. The UL-listed multi-purpose oven measures 20-1/4 by 21-3/4 by 17-1/4 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Today, more and more people aspire to a healthy lifestyle, a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and healthy food preparation. Sharp's new multi-purpose oven offers a unique combination of the healthiest ways to cook, all in one versatile appliance: SuperSteam convection, steam, convection, and microwave. One of the best ways to eat healthy is to take control of what you eat by cooking more meals at home. That means starting with wholesome, fresh, flavorful ingredients and using cooking methods that don't require the addition of large amounts of extra fat or sauces, and that result in fewer calories. With Sharp's SuperSteam Oven you won't have to compromise on taste or appearance. It can help you change the way you eat by changing the way you cook!

The SuperSteam Oven's Many Facets

Versatile
  • The SuperSteam Oven offers a unique combination of the healthiest ways to cook all in one oven: SuperSteam, convection, steam, and microwave. It cooks a wide variety of foods without compromising taste or appearance. SuperSteam technology actually browns and crisps foods while retaining moisture and natural flavors. Meats, poultry, fish, and seafood are exceptionally moist and tender.
  • Microwave option provides speed and convenience.
  • LCD display and automatic settings assure excellent results.
  • Balanced Meals setting automatically cooks complete meals in 25 minutes.
  • It's the perfect second oven or second microwave.

Healthy

  • Foods that are good for you will look and taste better than you ever expected.
  • It's not just what you cook, it's how you cook it. Now you can get moist, flavorful results without the addition of fats and oils.
  • No other oven cooks in so many healthy ways, giving you more control over what you eat and how you cook it. It can help change the way you eat by changing the way you cook.
  • The SuperSteam cookbook includes healthy recipes, cooking tips, and nutritional information to encourage healthier cooking and eating.

Steaming

  • You want foods that are fresh and flavorful. Steam is a natural, gentle cooking method, preserving nutrients and taste. Now Sharp offers the benefits of steam cooking along with superheated steam that browns and crisps.
  • Steam is being used in many applications: cooking appliances, washers and dryers, dishwashers, microwave frozen foods, and steaming bags for microwave cooking, but only the SuperSteam offers it alongside other cooking methods.

Flexible

  • You can build it into a 30-inch wall oven cabinet with Sharp's deluxe built-in kit.
  • The built-in design coordinates with other Sharp Insight and Insight Pro appliances. To create a unique cooking center, build the Sharp SuperSteam Oven above a Sharp microwave drawer or warming drawer.
  • Place on the countertop or cart if built-ins are not an option.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It was a very simple process and worked very well.
Menthol Rum
Does not work :( 15 months of work is too short for such expensive appliance, and of course, it is just out of warranty.
ganka
Convection and Supersteam seems to do everything from bake bread to roast a whole chicken.
T. D Laedtke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Figueredo on August 27, 2009
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First off this is a VERY attractive appliance. The picture on the website does not do it justice, as weird as that may seem. It is substancial, well built, and looks and feels like something from a professional kitchen. Even though the measurements are documented, the oven just seems bigger. Personally, I think it's too big for a counter and would be best mounted into a unit. There could be some problems with mounting because you absolutely DO need the recommended space above, behind and to the sides - you can't get away with putting it up against anything if you plan on using the steam feature.

Good things:
The convention over works exactly as it should - I made a cake and it came out super-fluffy and perfectly cooked in and out, and very moist. Also made a sandwich and the bread was nice and crispy and the tomatoes inside were perfectly cooked. I made two chickens - one with the steam and one without. Both were good, but the one with the steam did get brown (lightly) and looked better, although they both tasted great and moist.

Microwave works fine. Downside is that there is no spinning wheel, so you have to stir and flip things around - AND - the microwave keeps stopping to tell you to do that. A bit annoying.

Although the job wheel feels very expensive and all the options are laid out well - I would prefer some buttons, espcially with the microwave. You can't just pop something in and start nuking. YOu have to press the microwave button and then use the wheel to go down one selection and then press enter and then use the wheel to spin to a time and then you can finally hit start. They should have moved that up one level to make it faster.

You get several well built pans and racks with this, which is very nice bonus.
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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Menthol Rum VINE VOICE on September 12, 2009
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I love to cook and I was intrigued by the SuperSteam and its method of cooking. A simple convection microwave combination is nothing new but this is the most advanced cooking apparatus I have ever used. I was hoping that SuperSteam wouldn't be a useless gimmick. It wasn't. The oven itself is boxy and larger than I expected. I can see it would work nicely installed, as it takes up almost all of a 36" countertop and just barely fits under the upper cabinet. It is a good looking machine, solid feeling and even has a sleep mode option for the display, so it won't light up a dark room if that's what you want. Just another nice touch.

I have made several dishes in the less than two weeks I have had this and I am impressed, giving this over 90% satisfactory rating. (That's just a personal measure). I like the idea of cooking the same foods, but lighter, which steam allows you to do. My first dish was a salmon fillet (18 minutes), which came out done to perfection and easily the best salmon I have made. A few things to note, I used an olive oil mister and barely used any oil at all, mostly just for flavor. The filet came out perfect - inside and out. It is amazing to see that steam can cook and crisp, believe me, it can. It does a crispy outside and moist inside like I've never seen. One big downside when I make salmon, the odor remains for days, despite my cleaning attempts. No such issue here, and cleaning was very simple. Scallops came out just perfect as well. I have many more dishes to test and now my expectations are high for future meals. Lastly, many of us are used to the "intelligent" cooking process of our ovens and microwaves. With one exception, the cooking program was spot on and the one miss was not that bad.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Modern Blue Argonaut on August 28, 2009
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I had a friend who had one of these built into her kitchen. My first thoughts were (in my head): rich people, grrr! Restaurants also commonly use these (called combi ovens because they cook in three modes: micro, convection, and steam), although a commercial oven like this would run at least two to three times the price. Now that I've tried it I have to wonder if these shouldn't be standard equipment in new homes along with a glass cook top. Singles, couples, and condo owners might want to consider having one of these installed in their next kitchen along with a glass cook top rather than a full sized oven and microwave.

This uses far less energy that an electric oven. At 700 watts, it even uses less energy than my microwave which was surprising. My microwave, a GE Spacemaker XL 1800 uses 1100 watts and can't cook nearly as many types of food as this oven. Although the price is a more by a few hundred dollars, I think the upgrade to the Sharp Supersteam makes sense because it can do so much more.

It's also more versatile in that it can steam, microwave, or even use convection to heat and cook foods. It is large enough to bake a batch of cupcakes, roast a chicken, or make meals for up to four people at a time. I made brownies for my first dish and following the directions on the brownie mix, I didn't need to change anything and they came out more moist than if I had baked them in my full size oven. Next, I made a variation of a recipe in the included cookbook and baked some salmon brushed with seasoned mayo and sprinkled with dill. It came out moist, delicious, browned, and wasn't dried out like it would be if I grilled it. Tonight we made Asian Style Meatballs, which was one of the included recipes and they were.. delicious!
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