SYDNEY, NSW: Sharp has today announced the release of a new touch control midsize microwave oven. This new microwave, which has a black stainless steel visage, is being marketed for its design as much as its functionality.

Features of the new R395NBK include speed and efficiency in cooking, reheating or defrosting modes, 1,100-watt power output, five microwave power levels and a 320-millimetre glass turntable.

In-built programming is in the form of eight 1-touch instant action menus. There is a 4-digit LCD display, demonstration mode, more/less settings and push-open door. Child lock, alarm function and timer are also included.

This new microwave is RRP439.