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Should You Buy a Hotpoint Microwave?

Updated 21 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Hotpoint Microwave?

Hotpoint is well known for it's washing machines, tumble dryers, cookers 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.

Hotpoint are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $122 for the MWH251B which has an interior capacity of 25L, a microwave power of 900W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $142 for the MWH 301 B which has an interior capacity of 30L, a microwave power of 900W and is a freestanding microwave. The average price of a new Hotpoint microwave is $128.

Hotpoint are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular microwaves.

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. 13 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hotpoint is the 13th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,982 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
92%
92%
72 reviews
#4
Avanti
87%
87%
1 review
#5
Japan
87%
87%
247 reviews
#6
Swan
87%
87%
1,228 reviews
#7
South Korea
85%
85%
1,728 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
77%
77%
22 reviews
#12
Beko
Turkey
75%
75%
261 reviews
#13
United States
72%
72%
349 reviews
#14
Akai
Japan
72%
72%
22 reviews
#15
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#16
Germany
70%
70%
16 reviews
#17
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#20
Igenix
65%
65%
152 reviews
#21
Kenwood
United Kingdom
65%
65%
2,134 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
64%
64%
10 reviews
#24
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
4 reviews
#26
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Orbegozo
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
Montpellier
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Caso
54%
54%
1 review

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 $128, 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 2 Hotpoint microwaves currently on the market in the United States. 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
$137
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$128
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Hotpoint logo

User Reviews

5 stars
243
4 stars
75
3 stars
15
2 stars
5
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 91% of user reviews for Hotpoint microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% and 87% 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 Russell Hobbs Samsung Bauknecht Hotpoint
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
63%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
1 review
Chip.de logo
93%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
66%
3 reviews
89%
3 reviews
93%
2 reviews
70%
1 review

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 Russell Hobbs Samsung Bauknecht Hotpoint
Which? logo
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
1

How Reliable Are Hotpoint Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Hotpoint microwaves. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Hotpoint microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% 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
Broke down after 3months limited use contacted Hotpoint who were not interested just kept saying contact seller
amazon.co.uk
Build quality is great
ao.com

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 ($142) and the Hotpoint MWH251B ($121).

Hotpoint Smart Microwave

Hotpoint microwaves that feature Smart Microwave include the Hotpoint MWH251B ($121).

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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
Hotpoint Smart Microwave

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