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Sharp® Ushers in a New Era of Convenience with the World's First Micro-WAVE Drawer
New Microwave Drawer™ Innovation Upgrades your Cooking Experience with a Wave of the Hand

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA) today announced the shipping of its latest generation of Microwave Drawer - model SMD2480CS - which features a first-of-its-kind "Easy Wave Open" feature, allowing for quick, touchless opening. The model joins the company's complete line of microwave drawers, all built to maximize design versatility.

The 3rd Generation Sharp Microwave Drawer, which opens smoothly with a simple wave of your hand near the motion sensor, boasts an all-new, elegant and stylish design for a premium kitchen. Its concealed, touch-glass controls with dampened drop-down panel opens to an easy-to-read and operate 45-degree angle.

"Our new Micro-WAVE Drawer takes Sharp's industry-leading microwave technology to the next level with the integration of our easy wave open feature," said Jim Sanduski, President, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. "Since its introduction, the Microwave Drawer has been embraced by designers, architects and consumers alike, and our third-generation model represents Sharp's steadfast commitment to remaining at the forefront of kitchen innovation."

Dream Kitchen with a Wave of the Hand
The ultimate in smart kitchen solutions, the Sharp Micro-WAVE Drawer features a modern, edge-to-edge black glass design, a stainless-steel finish and bright, LED interior lighting. It also includes built-in airflow control for cabinet flush mounting. With a touch of a button or a gentle nudge, the patented Easy Touch Automatic Draw System smoothly closes the oven to avoid messy spills.

"Who hasn't had that awkward moment when they needed to press a button or pull on a handle of an appliance but they didn't have a free hand?" asked Peter Weedfald, SVP of Sales and Marketing, SEMCA. "When creating the Micro-WAVE, our goal was to produce a microwave that would be easier to use than any other on the market without sacrificing the stylish, stainless steel design that our Microwave Drawer line of products is known for, and we've succeeded."

Key Features and Benefits: Sharp's Microwave Drawer™ Oven SMD2480CS

  • "Easy Wave Open" for quick, touchless opening of the microwave drawer
  • Touch Glass Control panel that is easy-to-see and operate at a convenient 45-degree angle
  • Standard 24-Inch, edge-to-edge black glass design, stainless steel finish
  • 1.2 cubic feet capacity can accommodate a 4-quart casserole dish or a 20-oz beverage cup
  • Preset Menus such as reheat, defrost, sensor cook and popcorn settings
  • Bright, LED interior lighting
  • Easy Touch Automatic Draw System helps prevent spills during opening and closing
  • Microwave Drawer's low sides make cleaning simple
  • Optional 30-inch extension kit sold separately
  • MSRP $1749.99

Sharp Corporation holds eleven patents on the Microwave Drawer platform and has been innovating microwave cooking for decades, continuing to use the finest quality materials. The 3rd Generation Microwave Drawer (SMD2480CS) delivers cooking performance from one of the most trusted brands in the industry.

The Sharp Micro-WAVE Drawer is shipping in January with a MSRP of $1749.99.  They will be available at fine kitchen retailers nationwide later this month. For more information about the 3rd Generation Sharp Microwave Drawer (SMD2480CS) and retail availability, please visit

About Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA)
SHCA is the U.S. Consumer Products Group of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium technology products. SHCA includes the manufacturing of Home Appliances in Memphis, TN together with the sales & marketing and servicing of Home Electronics in the United States. Leading products include Sharp Carousel®, Microwave Drawer™, SuperSteam+™ ovens, and Plasmacluster® Ion air purifiers. Sharp was named one of the Most Admired Brands in America; Sharp Corporation was named one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally, and Sharp Electronics appears on the Forbes America's Best Employers 2017 list*. Learn more at

*Sources: Buyology Inc., 2012; APCO Worldwide, 2013; Forbes, 2017

Sharp, Carousel, Plasmacluster, Microwave Drawer, Supersteam+, Healsio and all related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


SOURCE Sharp Corporation USA

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