Sharp SMD2470AS Microwave Drawer Review

Stylish kitchen appliances are easy to find these days. Nonetheless, elegant and good-looking microwaves that are also highly functional and powerful are few and far between. Sharp’s SMD2470AS microwave oven is a step in this direction.

The SMD2470AS is the perfect combination of stylish, modern design and high performance. This is perhaps one of the best microwaves we’ve ever reviewed.

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Design

This wonderfully designed drawer microwave fits in most modern kitchens and can be easily integrated into all kinds of kitchen cabinets. The smooth, stainless steel surface and color scheme make the SMD2570AS look elegant, while the LCD display brings a touch of modern design.

With dimensions of 23 x 23 x 15 inches, this Sharp model is big enough to make preparing elaborate meals easy, but still small enough to not take up too much space in the kitchen. The SMD2570AS can be easily incorporated under your cooking area or placed separately, although this type of microwave oven is usually installed at hip-height (this allows easy access).

The drawer slides out easily and far enough to keep you from spilling food. If you do spill something, the stainless steel surface and the easily-removable plate make cleaning easier than ever before. On a side note, those of you with children will be happy about the Child Lock feature.

Sharp SMD2470AS Microwave Drawer Oven, 24-Inch 1.2 Cu. Feet, Stainless Steel

The Easy Touch Automatic Drawer System makes pulling the drawer out effortless, although the drawer can also be easily ‘ejected’ with a simple touch of a button. There is also an interior oven light, perfect for glancing over at your food before it’s done.

In conclusion, when it comes to design and overall functionality, this is one of the best microwaves on the market today and probably the best model Sharp has released in the last few years. Performance, however, is what matters the most. Performance is what, in large, determines how good the food is and that is exactly what we will be talking about in the next part of our review.

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Performance

The 1000-watt power guarantees efficient cooking, defrosting and reheating and the 24 inch wide interior, combined with the overall capacity of 1.2 cubic feet is enough to prepare large family meals. This is pretty much just the basic overview of this microwave’s performance. Sharp have really gone a few steps further than the competition with dozens of little state of the art additions, all of which improve the overall user experience tenfold.

12 different cooking sensors, popcorn and reheat settings, 6 auto-defrost settings, 2 auto-reheat settings and 11 power levels all work great. The cooking sensors are accurate and all of these nice little additions make cooking, reheating, defrosting and everything else incredibly easy.

Features like auto defrost and auto reheat work very well, just like the beverage setting. The ‘keep warm’ feature is not something we often see, but it can turn out to be pretty useful, since it can keep food warm up to 30 minutes. This is great if you don’t feel like eating right away or if your dinner party guests are late.

All in all, when it comes to performance, the SMD2570AS over-delivers. This is reflected in the price, which is the only “downside” of this model. Even though it is more expensive than a lot of microwave ovens out there, you certainly will get your money’s worth if you decide to purchase it.

Dimensions and Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 74 lbs.
  • Width: 23.88 inches
  • Height: 15.88 inches
  • Depth: 23.02 inches
  • Capacity: 1.2 Cu. Ft.
  • Colour: Stainless steel
  • Material type: Stainless steel
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Wattage: 1000 watts
  • Power levels: 11

Pros:

  1. Modern design
  2. Good build
  3. Great performance
  4. Large number of customizable settings and features
  5. Easy to clean and maintain
  6. Child lock feature
  7. Accurate sensors

Cons:

  1. Price

Final Verdict: One of the Best Microwaves on the Market

In a sentence, Sharp’s SMD2470AS is one of the best microwave ovens available on the market today. Modern design, combined with top notch performance and dozens of nice little additions makes it one of the best microwave ovens we’ve ever reviewed. What’s the catch? The relatively high price could be an issue for some, but who’s rich enough to buy cheap things anyway? Quality lasts.

Sharp SMD2470AS Microwave Drawer Oven, 24-Inch 1.2 Cu. Feet, Stainless Steel
164 Ratings
Sharp SMD2470AS Microwave Drawer Oven, 24-Inch 1.2 Cu. Feet, Stainless Steel
  • Built-in Ready
  • Front-mounted touch controls
  • Microwave Drawer Oven opening system

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Manual

Sharp SMD2470AS Manual