Summary: DO NOT BUY unless you don't care about cost amortization. Mine lasted 4 years before it became unrepairable. It was used maybe a few times a week and never abused. I called SHARP and they said "Sorry, out of warranty".
Summary: This is a great oven. Sad to see it is no longer available. The steaming function works great as does the convection (both steam and dry). I've abandoned my built in range and pretty much just use this oven. Purchased it in May 2013 and fuse blew in Jan 2015.
Summary: I'm a billionaire who makes shrunken heads and demand a quality steam oven that shrinks 'em just right. I am looking for one at least 3 to 4 times more expensive. I also go into saunas and rip my towel off and put my clenched hands on my waist and yell "I Am Supersteam!
Summary: Well who would have thought the japanese knew what they were doing :) with this they do, still sold in Australia, Japan and Singapore as the healslo and varients of the AX1200 series, this is a discontinued model in N America. That is sad, because it does what it does very well.
Summary: I've had this almost a year and love it. We use it mainly to steam cook or steam convention roast vegetables (corn comes out yummy this way) or as a backup microwave (since our main microwave wasn't installed for a while we were remodeling) ...
Summary: Would have given this 5 stars if the menu system were more efficient for the microwave. I was trying to add a combo microwave, oven, and steam. Not complicated to learn. Too many steps for just a quick microwave but other than that I'm very happy with this and use it almost every day.
Buy it for the Steam Convection and Get a Free Mediocre Microwave for Free
UltraHandy "rrrRobie", Amazon
24 October 2013
Summary: My headline says it all. This is a DIVINE steam convection oven and the price has plummeted since I bought one. They used to be $800-900. Originally, the high end German brand ones were $3000. So here is the deal.
Summary: I love it. I have steamed veggies and broiled a steak. I'm eating paleo style now so it is great. Can't wait to try more recipes. The steam function is amazing and so worth the money. There is nothing comparable. The microwave is good, too.
Summary: Every rave about this oven is absolutely valid. Every complaint is due to a lack of experience in cooking with steam or a lack of understanding of the oven's operation. Truly a brilliant machine.