microwave oven, push button model


john s
 

While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John


MamaPeach <mamapeach@...>
 

I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.
 

From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John


Gerald Levy
 

 
Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John


john s
 

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

 
Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John


Gerald Levy
 

 
If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John


john s
 

Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

 
If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John


Carolyn Arnold
 

With no numeric pad, how to you give the command for how long you want
the microwave to run?

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@cox.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row. Below
those is the long start button and below that the selector knob. There
is no numeric keypad. When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:



Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons? Does
the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons? What about the start/stop
buttons? Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be
differentiated by touch? And is there an audible beep when you press a
button? Any additional information would be helpful.

Gerald



From: john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model



While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a
Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents
or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:



R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of
point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp
web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John


Gerald Levy
 

 
How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John


john s
 

Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds.  No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

 
How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John

John


Gerald Levy
 

 
Too bad.  This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me.  From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven.  Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: john s
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds.  No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John

John


Gene
 

Why not let it run for the amount of time you want, then manually turn it off.  You may well have some sort of timer that can run for fifteen seconds.  You can use that if you don't want to estimate. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

 
Too bad.  This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me.  From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven.  Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds.  No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John

John


Pamela Dominguez
 

Like they said; with the click knob. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:33 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

With no numeric pad, how to you give the command for how long you want
the microwave to run?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@cox.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row. Below
those is the long start button and below that the selector knob. There
is no numeric keypad. When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:



Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons? Does
the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons? What about the start/stop
buttons? Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be
differentiated by touch? And is there an audible beep when you press a
button? Any additional information would be helpful.

Gerald



From: john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model



While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a
Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents
or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:



R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of
point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp
web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John


Gerald Levy
 

 
Of course, I could just start the oven and manually count 10 or 15 seconds and then stop it.  But there does not seem to be any convenient means of setting cooking times longer than about 10 minutes.  Without visual confirmation of the cooking time, there is no way to know for sure whether you have set the cooking time for 10 minutes or 11 minutes or whatever.  It is just to easy to lose track of how many clicks you have twisted the knob.  
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Why not let it run for the amount of time you want, then manually turn it off.  You may well have some sort of timer that can run for fifteen seconds.  You can use that if you don't want to estimate. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
 
Too bad.  This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me.  From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven.  Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds.  No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John

John


john s
 

Gerald, I told you wrong, before.  Precise times can be set but it involves counting clicks which is tedious, the same as with the Hamilton Beach talking oven.  One could use a kitchen timer and stop the oven.  Sometimes, we have to make do when accessability is a problem.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

 
Too bad.  This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me.  From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven.  Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds.  No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob?  It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set.  Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable.  At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad.  But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ?  This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row.  Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob.  There is no numeric keypad.  When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons?  Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons?  What about the start/stop buttons?  Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch?  And is there an audible beep when you press a button?  Any additional information would be helpful.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: john s
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
 
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial.  The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting.  the model number is:


R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet.  The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site.  If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John

John

John


Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Reading through these messages, that's kind of what I had started thinking, if it were similar to the hamilton. Either way though, for a 60 dollar microwave, even with these small workarounds for setting precise times, it still sounds like a pretty nice deal. I especially like the fact that the buttons actually stick slightly out from the panel so you can feel where they are located, rather than needing to place things like labeling tape on them. That is if I am understanding it correctly. Our current model, the panel has no indicators what so ever, so if and when one of the labels gets removed, it's just a little frustrating.

One question that comes to mind though, when you're wishing to set your cook time, say for 20 seconds and you didn't feel like using an external timer instead, what if you are turning the dial and perhaps, turn it to far, have a brainfart and forget how much time you've added, etc. Does it give you the ability to zero it out and start again?
Just curious.
Take care.

On 1/27/2016 10:56 AM, john s wrote:
Gerald, I told you wrong, before. Precise times can be set but it involves counting clicks which is tedious, the same as with the Hamilton Beach talking oven. One could use a kitchen timer and stop the oven. Sometimes, we have to make do when accessability is a problem.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Too bad. This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me. From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven. Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds. No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob? It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set. Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable. At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad. But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ? This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row. Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob. There is no numeric keypad. When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons? Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons? What about the start/stop buttons? Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch? And is there an audible beep when you press a button? Any additional information would be helpful.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John
John
John


john s
 

Jeremy, these buttons definitely stick out from the oven surface. Yep, if you select the wrong time, just hit the stop/clear button and start over.



earlier, Jeremy, wrote:
Reading through these messages, that's kind of what I had started thinking, if it were similar to the hamilton. Either way though, for a 60 dollar microwave, even with these small workarounds for setting precise times, it still sounds like a pretty nice deal. I especially like the fact that the buttons actually stick slightly out from the panel so you can feel where they are located, rather than needing to place things like labeling tape on them. That is if I am understanding it correctly. Our current model, the panel has no indicators what so ever, so if and when one of the labels gets removed, it's just a little frustrating.

One question that comes to mind though, when you're wishing to set your cook time, say for 20 seconds and you didn't feel like using an external timer instead, what if you are turning the dial and perhaps, turn it to far, have a brainfart and forget how much time you've added, etc. Does it give you the ability to zero it out and start again?
Just curious.
Take care.
On 1/27/2016 10:56 AM, john s wrote:
Gerald, I told you wrong, before. Precise times can be set but it involves counting clicks which is tedious, the same as with the Hamilton Beach talking oven. One could use a kitchen timer and stop the oven. Sometimes, we have to make do when accessability is a problem.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Too bad. This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me. From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven. Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds. No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob? It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set. Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable. At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad. But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ? This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row. Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob. There is no numeric keypad. When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons? Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons? What about the start/stop buttons? Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch? And is there an audible beep when you press a button? Any additional information would be helpful.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John
John
John

John


Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Ah, awesome, that's definitely useful and good to know.
Thanks.
Tc.

On 1/27/2016 4:29 PM, john s wrote:
Jeremy, these buttons definitely stick out from the oven surface. Yep, if you select the wrong time, just hit the stop/clear button and start over.



earlier, Jeremy, wrote:
Reading through these messages, that's kind of what I had started thinking, if it were similar to the hamilton. Either way though, for a 60 dollar microwave, even with these small workarounds for setting precise times, it still sounds like a pretty nice deal. I especially like the fact that the buttons actually stick slightly out from the panel so you can feel where they are located, rather than needing to place things like labeling tape on them. That is if I am understanding it correctly. Our current model, the panel has no indicators what so ever, so if and when one of the labels gets removed, it's just a little frustrating.

One question that comes to mind though, when you're wishing to set your cook time, say for 20 seconds and you didn't feel like using an external timer instead, what if you are turning the dial and perhaps, turn it to far, have a brainfart and forget how much time you've added, etc. Does it give you the ability to zero it out and start again?
Just curious.
Take care.
On 1/27/2016 10:56 AM, john s wrote:
Gerald, I told you wrong, before. Precise times can be set but it involves counting clicks which is tedious, the same as with the Hamilton Beach talking oven. One could use a kitchen timer and stop the oven. Sometimes, we have to make do when accessability is a problem.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Too bad. This microwave sounded very promising, but selecting the cooking time so imprecisely with the selector knob is a dealbreaker for me. From your description of setting the cooking time, there is apparently no way to set a cooking time of say, 10 or 15 seconds, which is the amount of time I set on my Panasonic microwave with traditional numeric keypad to defrost a hamburger bun or bagel for toasting in the toaster oven. Thirty seconds, which seems to be the shortest cooking time that can be set on the Sharp microwave would probably be too long. And if each clockwise click of the knob increases the cooking time by one minute, then setting a cooking time of 40 minutes would require counting 40 clockwise clicks of the knob, which for me would be a frustrating hassle.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 AM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with this one, to set the minutes, one would move the knob 4 clicks and after starting the oven, hit the start button to add 30 seconds. No, it isn't the most accessable, but better than nothing.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

How do you actually set cooking time with a rotary selector knob? It would seem to me that you would need sighted help to view the display so that you have confirmation that the correct cooking time has been set. Trying to guess the cooking time from the number of clicks the knob makes as you rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise does not seem very practical or reliable. At least with a numeric keypad, you can set the exact cooking time pretty accurately without guesswork as long as the keypad has been labeled with tactile markers. For instance, to set the cooking time for say, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you would press 3 then 4 then 0 on a traditional numeric keypad. But I do not see how you could set such a precise cooking time with a rotary knob without sighted help to view the display.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:30 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, with the selector knob.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

If there is no numeric keypad, how do you set the cooking time ? This model has a plus 30 second key, according to the product description, but constantly pressing this button to set a cooking time of say, 10 minutes, does not seem practical, so I assume there must be some other way to set the cooking time.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:08 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Gerald, there are 2 rows of curved buttons with 3 in each row. Below those is the long start button and below that the selector knob. There is no numeric keypad. When a button is pressed, a beep sounds.



earlier, Gerald Levy, wrote:

Could you be a little more explicit about the pushbuttons? Does the numeric keypad have tactile pushbuttons? What about the start/stop buttons? Are the buttons all the same size, or can they be differentiated by touch? And is there an audible beep when you press a button? Any additional information would be helpful.

Gerald



*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John

John

John
John
John

John



Alan Siman <alansiman@...>
 

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and capacity is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point 9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John


Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Can you give a link to this product with the model number etc.
I'm getting my list ready for the tax refun lol.

I got confused with what we are talking about, a microwave or toaster oven?

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Siman [mailto:alansiman@cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and capacity is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model
with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or
clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point
9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web
site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John


Carlos
 

Here it is on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN973S-Stainless-Countertop-Technology/dp/B00XHE4Q38
Based on the description at least, it sounds as if it may in fact have raised buttons. Although at $188, it is rather pricey for a microwave.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@outlook.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Can you give a link to this product with the model number etc.
I'm getting my list ready for the tax refun lol.

I got confused with what we are talking about, a microwave or toaster oven?
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Siman [mailto:alansiman@cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and capacity is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model
with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or
clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point
9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web
site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John