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Should You Buy a Hotpoint Microwave?

Updated 22 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Hotpoint Microwave?

Hotpoint is well known for its washing machines, cookers, tumble dryers and washer dryers. The company behind Hotpoint also manufacturers Whirlpool Microwaves.

We've collated all the key information on Hotpoint microwaves in this handy guide. We've analysed over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 microwaves to impartially compare each microwave brand.

The average price of a new Hotpoint microwave is $130.

Is Hotpoint the Best Microwave Brand?

So are Hotpoint microwaves any good? We give every microwave a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all microwaves we are able to impartially rank all the microwave brands.

Hotpoint is ranked the No. 16 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hotpoint is the 16th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,968 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#4
Japan
90%
90%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
87%
87%
1,745 reviews
#6
Avanti
85%
85%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,230 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#10
Japan
78%
78%
765 reviews
#11
Tower
67%
67%
31 reviews
#12
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
4 reviews
#13
Breville
Australia
66%
66%
76 reviews
#14
Emerson Radio
66%
66%
0 reviews
#15
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
5 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
373 reviews
#17
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
28 reviews
#18
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Germany
63%
63%
19 reviews
#20
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
CDA
United Kingdom
63%
63%
14 reviews
#23
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Hotpoint microwaves compare to the other microwave brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All microwave Brands
Hotpoint Microwaves

At an average purchase price of $130, Hotpoint microwaves tend to be cheaper than most other microwave brands. Hotpoint also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Hotpoint microwave being 87%.

The average review score for a Hotpoint microwave is 87%.

There's a smaller selection of Hotpoint microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 1 Hotpoint microwave currently on the market in the US. Whilst Hotpoint have a number of interesting features including Auto Clean Function, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Hotpoint microwave is $45 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$171
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$130
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
Price Distribution of Hotpoint Microwaves

What Do the Hotpoint Microwave Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Hotpoint microwave to work out the average distribution of reviews for Hotpoint and then compared this to the other microwave brands.

Hotpoint logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Hotpoint logo

User Reviews

5 stars
267
4 stars
83
3 stars
15
2 stars
6
1 star
10
Hotpoint has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for Hotpoint microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 86% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Hotpoint microwaves by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other microwave brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville Hotpoint
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
77%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
49%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
69%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews
74%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Hotpoint Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Hotpoint microwaves. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville Hotpoint
Which? logo
1
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2

How Reliable Are Hotpoint Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Hotpoint microwaves. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 95% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Hotpoint microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

95% of reviewers think Hotpoint microwaves are reliable.

So, most people think that Hotpoint microwaves are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Hotpoint microwaves that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Looks very good in built into units
currys.co.uk
Solid built
ao.com
Door broke so not great
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Broke down after 3months limited use contacted Hotpoint who were not interested just kept saying contact seller
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Hotpoint Microwaves

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Hotpoint microwaves that set them apart from the competition. These include Auto Clean Function.

Hotpoint Auto Clean Function

An auto clean function routinely cleans the microwave to keep it clean and sparkling!

Hotpoint microwaves that feature Auto Clean Function include the Hotpoint MWH301B ($131).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Hotpoint Microwave?
Is Hotpoint the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Hotpoint Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Hotpoint Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Hotpoint Microwaves?
Features to Look Out For On Hotpoint Microwaves
Hotpoint Auto Clean Function

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