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  # 2218151 16-Apr-2019 13:34
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Is it possible to get a microwave, which keeps the pizza crisp? My reheated pizza always feels soft

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  # 2218154 16-Apr-2019 13:37
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Whirlpool do ones, they aren't cheap, certainly unlikely inside your budget.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2218157 16-Apr-2019 13:52
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danepak: Is it possible to get a microwave, which keeps the pizza crisp? My reheated pizza always feels soft

 

 

A plain microwave can only crisp food by drying it out. If you want to get a crisp exterior while retaining the moisture in foods like bread and pizza bases then you need to get a combination oven which augments the microwave heating with radiant (mainly infra-red) heating or fan-forced hot air.

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  # 2218199 16-Apr-2019 14:15
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danepak: Is it possible to get a microwave, which keeps the pizza crisp? My reheated pizza always feels soft

 

There are other options for convection microwaves - including both Sharp and Panasonic - but the price is well over your suggested budget.

 

The webpage for the Sharp even mentions pizza: https://www.sharp.net.nz/home-products/microwaves/r890ebs

 

Doesn't look like many places sell this model - only one listed is HN, where in the past it has dropped down to $418, but is currently selling for $492: https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/kitchen-appliances/microwaves/sharp-convection-grill-microwave-oven.html

 

Panasonic convection microwave closer to twice that price: https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/kitchen-appliances/microwaves/panasonic-32l-premium-convection-microwave-oven.html




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  # 2219357 16-Apr-2019 18:46
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I found out that there's actually been a product recall for this exact model of mine, which suddenly stopped working. Wondering if this is why it died?
Anyway, found it in a friends skip (luckily, it was still intact), took it in to The Warehouse. No questions asked, after I showed them the product recall PDF. $199 refund.
Then to Noel Leeming to get the Sharp R342FW (with an inverter - chose this after your recommendations).

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  # 2219400 16-Apr-2019 19:07
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dfnt:

jonathan18: Would totally recommend our current Sharp


What's the model #?


 



Sorry,@dfnt, my model is no longer current.

But if you filter the following page to show only those featuring sensor and inverter, >1001W you'll see the list is fairly limited:

www.sharp.net.nz/home-products/microwaves

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  # 2219401 16-Apr-2019 19:09
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danepak: I found out that there's actually been a product recall for this exact model of mine, which suddenly stopped working. Wondering if this is why it died?
Anyway, found it in a friends skip (luckily, it was still intact), took it in to The Warehouse. No questions asked, after I showed them the product recall PDF. $199 refund.
Then to Noel Leeming to get the Sharp R342FW (with an inverter - chose this after your recommendations).


That was a good outcome!

I think that model doesn't have sensor cooking, but I'm sure that's not an issue...



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  # 2219404 16-Apr-2019 19:15
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jonathan18:
danepak: I found out that there's actually been a product recall for this exact model of mine, which suddenly stopped working. Wondering if this is why it died?
Anyway, found it in a friends skip (luckily, it was still intact), took it in to The Warehouse. No questions asked, after I showed them the product recall PDF. $199 refund.
Then to Noel Leeming to get the Sharp R342FW (with an inverter - chose this after your recommendations).


That was a good outcome!

I think that model doesn't have sensor cooking, but I'm sure that's not an issue...


Yep, sensor would be a nice to have, but not super important.

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  # 2221024 19-Apr-2019 10:50
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Some of the higher spec'd steam oven / microwave combos are brilliant for reheating pizza...

 

We have a Panasonic without a turntable as it's easier to keep clean and less hassle to put plates into etc.

 

However it takes fooooorever to cook anything and my partner has grown to hate it. It's making a weird 'ticking' noise now so she's doing her research on a new unit... and it won't be a Pansonic.

 

We won't go down the Whirlpool Crisp 'n Grill path, so really it just leaves us with Sharp (we don't let Samsung appliances into our home - grrrrr).




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  # 2221026 19-Apr-2019 10:53
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I like our new Sharp microwave.
Only thing which annoys me a bit, is that when it's stopped heating, it still sounds like it's heating. Goes on for approx 20 secs, before it's quiet.

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  # 2221029 19-Apr-2019 10:56
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danepak: I like our new Sharp microwave.
Only thing which annoys me a bit, is that when it's stopped heating, it still sounds like it's heating. Goes on for approx 20 secs, before it's quiet.

 

Standard feature of all (as far as I know) current microwaves, but doing the opposite of heating - it's to cool the machine down. Agree it's annoying, though.




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  # 2221030 19-Apr-2019 10:57
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jonathan18:

danepak: I like our new Sharp microwave.
Only thing which annoys me a bit, is that when it's stopped heating, it still sounds like it's heating. Goes on for approx 20 secs, before it's quiet.


Standard feature of all (as far as I know) current microwaves, but doing the opposite of heating - it's to cool the machine down. Agree it's annoying, though.


Thanks. Good to know.

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  # 2223105 24-Apr-2019 10:17
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I just changed our Panasonic which was working perfectly but wasn't to my particular operational taste, for the LG NeoChef and I couldn't be happier. 

 

 

 

If anyone wants a Panasonic ST665B let me know :) 

 

 


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  # 2223184 24-Apr-2019 14:02
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networkn:

 

I just changed our Panasonic which was working perfectly but wasn't to my particular operational taste, for the LG NeoChef and I couldn't be happier. 

 

 

 

If anyone wants a Panasonic ST665B let me know :) 

 

 

 

 

I just bought one as well. They are on special at the moment at one retailer.


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  # 2223187 24-Apr-2019 14:10
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Yeah I paid $289. They had $279 for black at JB but I wasn't driving 20 minutes and parking in the city for that.

 

 


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