How Do I Choose a Microwave Drawer Oven?

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Microwave drawer ovens represent a pinnacle of innovation, offering both functionality and style. Sharp, as the pioneer and inventor of this category, sets the standard with its range of models designed to elevate the cooking experience. With a focus on convenience, versatility, and modernity, Sharp microwave drawer ovens boast key features that cater to the diverse needs of today’s households.

From spacious interiors perfect for accommodating large dishes to advanced technologies like Easy Wave Open and smart connectivity, Sharp has redefined what a microwave oven can offer, setting the standard for this innovative appliance category.

In this guide, we’ll highlight the essential features to look for in a microwave drawer oven, the pros and cons of choosing this appliance, and how to select the perfect Sharp model for your kitchen.

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Key Features to Look for in a Microwave Drawer Oven


Sharp offers microwave drawer ovens with a generous 1.2 cu. ft. capacity, perfect for larger households or those who entertain frequently – that’s enough room for a 4-quart casserole dish or a 20-oz. beverage from your favorite coffee shop!

Dimensions and Finishes

Microwave drawer ovens are designed to seamlessly integrate into your kitchen cabinetry, with widths of 24 inches or 30 inches. They are available in different finishes such as sleek stainless steel, modern black stainless steel, and a combination of stainless steel and black glass – allowing you to match your existing appliances.

Easy Wave Open

Select microwave drawer oven models like the Sharp SMD2489ES, Sharp SMD2479JS, and Sharp SMD2499FS feature the innovative Easy Wave Open technology that allows you to open the drawer with a simple wave of your hand. Simply wave up and down near the motion sensor and the microwave drawer oven will glide open.

Convection Cooking

The Sharp SMD2499FS stands out with its convection cooking capabilities, transforming it into a versatile culinary powerhouse. With a convection microwave oven, you can bake, roast, and crisp foods to perfection. Elevate your cooking experience and streamline your kitchen with the SMD2499FS—it’s the ultimate appliance for culinary enthusiasts.

Angled and Hidden Control Panel

For a sleek design and to reduce the chances of unwanted operation, opt for a control panel that can be hidden when not in use.

Smart Connectivity

Enjoy hands-free cooking with Alexa Voice Commands with the Amazon Alexa App or your Echo Device. The SMD2489ES, SMD2479JS, and SMD2499FS are equipped with smart connectivity, enabling you to control and monitor your microwave oven from your smartphone or voice assistant.


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What Are The Pros and Cons of Microwave Drawer Ovens?

Pros of Microwave Drawer Ovens

  • Space-saving design frees up valuable counter space
  • Easy access from above, making it convenient to stir or add ingredients
  • No turntable, allowing for larger and oddly-shaped dishes
  • Ideal for both right-handed and left-handed users
  • Easy-clean designs with smooth drawer mechanics
  • ADA-compliant, making them accessible for individuals with disabilities

Cons of Microwave Drawer Ovens


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How Do I Choose a Microwave Drawer Oven?

As the inventor of the microwave drawer oven, Sharp offers unparalleled expertise and innovation in this category. While other brands like Cosmo, Thor, and ZLINE may offer similar products, it is essential to do research before purchasing, as these models may lack the features and quality standards Sharp offers.

When choosing a microwave drawer oven, consider factors such as your kitchen layout, cooking needs, and budget. Sharp models offer a range of options to suit each lifestyle, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your dream kitchen.


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Sharp Microwave Drawer Model Comparison

ModelCapacityProduct Dimensions (W x D x H)FinishSensor CookDrawer OpeningSmartConvectionPrice
KB6524PS1.2 cu. ft.23-7/8″ x 15-1/8″ x 25-1/8″Stainless SteelYesOpen / Close ButtonNoNo$1,099.99
SMD2440JS1.2 cu. ft.23-5/8″ x 23-1/4″ x 15″Stainless SteelYesOpen / Close ButtonNoNo$1,199.99
SMD2470AS1.2 cu. ft.23-3/4″ x 15-3/4″ x 23″Stainless SteelYesOpen / Close ButtonNoNo$1,299.99
SMD3070AS1.2 cu. ft.30″ x 15-3/4″ x 23″Stainless SteelYesOpen / Close ButtonNoNo$1,399.99
SMD2470AH1.2 cu. ft.23-3/4″ x 15-3/4″ x 23″Black Stainless SteelYesOpen / Close ButtonNoNo$1,399.99
SMD2489ES1.2 cu. ft.23-9/16″ x 16″ x 23-1/4″Stainless Steel, Black GlassYesMobile App, “Easy Wave Open” Motion Sensor, Open/Close Button, and Alexa Voice CommandYesNo$1,499.99
SMD2479JS1.2 cu. ft.23-9/16″ x 16″ x 23-1/4″Stainless SteelYesMobile App, “Easy Wave Open” Motion Sensor, Open/Close Button, and Alexa Voice CommandYesNo$1,499.99
SMD2499FS1.2 cu. ft.23-1/2″ x 19-5/8″ x 22-1/4″Stainless Steel, Black GlassYesMobile App, “Easy Wave Open” Motion Sensor, Open/Close Button, and Alexa Voice CommandYesYes$2,199.99

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