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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Updated 15 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Sharp Microwave?

Sharp is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its TVs, dishwashers and washing machines.

If you are wondering how Sharp microwaves compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,700 microwaves by objectively and impartially analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $110 for the SMC1131CB which has an interior capacity of 37L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $538 for the R-1874 which has an interior capacity of 31.1L, a microwave power of 850W and is a freestanding microwave. The average price of a new Sharp microwave is $310.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves.

Is Sharp the Best Microwave Brand?

So are Sharp 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.

Sharp is ranked the No. 10 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sharp is the 10th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,018 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
86%
86%
1,756 reviews
#6
Avanti
86%
86%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,222 reviews
#8
South Korea
82%
82%
197 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#10
Japan
78%
78%
765 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
74%
74%
22 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#13
Tower
69%
69%
31 reviews
#14
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
4 reviews
#15
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
5 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
383 reviews
#17
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#18
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#20
Germany
63%
63%
19 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 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 Sharp 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
Sharp Microwaves

Sharp have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Sharp microwave being 80%.

The average review score for a Sharp microwave is 80%.

There's a smaller selection of Sharp microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 4 Sharp microwaves currently on the market in the US. Sharp microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sharp 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
$310
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
Price Distribution of Sharp Microwaves

What Do the Sharp Microwave Reviews Say?

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

Sharp logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
447
4 stars
173
3 stars
51
2 stars
26
1 star
66
Sharp has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Sharp microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 86% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Sharp microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 2 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Sharp 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 Swan Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
69%
3 reviews
69%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Sharp microwaves. The table below compares the number of awards given to Sharp to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sharp has won 2 awards for its microwaves.

Compare all award winning microwaves

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

How Reliable Are Sharp Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp microwaves. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 81% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sharp microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

81% of reviewers think Sharp microwaves are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

A great buy for a well made kitchen tool
ao.com
Good durable mircowave
amazon.co.uk
Sadly mine was broken so had to be returned
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

not got a reliable turntable
amazon.co.uk
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?
Is Sharp the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Sharp Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Sharp Microwaves?

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