SHARP ZSMC1131CW Carousel 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000W Microwave
White Sharp ZSMC1131CW Carousel is a medium size countertop style steel microwave oven with a 1000-watt power and 1.1 cubic feet capacity. You can either purchase this 2017 model microwave oven as brand new or a renewed product, with a price difference of roughly 32 dollars on the day of this review.
The renewed one is no different to the brand new model in terms of looks and functionality and is offered by a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee by which you may get a replacement or a refund. You can get the microwave oven with a generic box and accessories as they were pre-owned and inspected and gone through a full diagnostic test by Amazon’s qualified sellers. Any defective parts are replaced and everything cleaned properly and the signs of wear will be minimal.
White Sharp Microwave weighs 30 pounds and measures 14.8 x 20.25 x 12 inches and will fit on most countertops just fine, without taking up too much space. It has a detachable 11.2” size glass carousel turntable that helps cooking your meal evenly. It is fairly large inside and can hold a good size dinner plate easily. It has a touch control panel with a green LED-backlit display, timer, clock and a child security lock. You have ten levels of cooking power up to 1000W of power for defrosting, heating or cooking a variety of ingredients. You can press the “+30 sec” key for starting the microwave immediately.
In the box you’ll find the microwave oven, 11.2” glass turntable, coupler, roller ring, user manual and the 90-day Amazon guarantee. There is a light inside the microwave that turns on when the oven is in operation, but not when you open the door. The beeping sound when the time is up is permanent and can’t really be muted. The direction on Sharp’s website, touching custom help (there is no custom help button on this specific model), the no. 2 and stop/clear pads does not work as reported by the customers. The steel exterior doesn’t show the fingerprints easily and it is not hard to clean.
Kitchen Timer is located to the left of the 0 on the pad and you need to press and hold the 0 button for three second when the microwave is not in operation. It will do three beeps and stop unless you press the Stop button or open the door. There is no handle on this unit and you press the big white button at the bottom that acts as the door releaser. You need to have enough clearing space at the top and on the left of the microwave. You need to press the power-level button a few times to lower the power level as it will decrease ten percent for each press. You can melt chocolate, heat up leftover meals or drinks, make coffee or tea, soften butter, defrost any item quickly or thaw and cook a frozen meal. Good value for the dollar overall.