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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 23 August 2021
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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 1,800 microwaves by objectively and impartially analysing over 23,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ 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 $370 for the R-1514 which has an interior capacity of 1.5L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is an integrated microwave. The average price of a new Sharp microwave is $270.

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. 7 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sharp is the 7th best microwave brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
836 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
479 reviews
#3
Japan
86%
86%
218 reviews
#4
Swan
86%
86%
1,893 reviews
#5
Tower
83%
83%
419 reviews
#6
Igenix
77%
77%
274 reviews
#7
Japan
76%
76%
1,023 reviews
#8
Avanti
75%
75%
1 review
#9
Miele
Germany
75%
75%
12 reviews
#10
Germany
71%
71%
22 reviews
#11
LG
South Korea
68%
68%
43 reviews
#12
United States
65%
65%
95 reviews
#13
64%
64%
393 reviews
#14
Italy
64%
64%
31 reviews
#15
RCA
64%
64%
0 reviews
#16
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
Danby
62%
62%
0 reviews
#18
Haden
62%
62%
4 reviews
#19
Fersay
56%
56%
0 reviews
#20
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#21
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#22
Gorenje
Slovenia
53%
53%
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 3 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
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,349
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$270
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sharp logo

User Reviews

5 stars
618
4 stars
231
3 stars
61
2 stars
32
1 star
77
Sharp has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 67% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Sharp microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 82% and 84% respectively across all Microwave brands.

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 Beko Russell Hobbs Swan Panasonic Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
5 reviews
74%
3 reviews
78%
1 review
57%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
product-test.ru logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
8 reviews
85%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
79%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Sharp microwaves. This means that Sharp has more awards for its microwaves than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sharp to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sharp has more awards for its microwaves than any other brand.

Compare all award winning microwaves

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

How Reliable Are Sharp Microwaves?

We checked over 23,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp microwaves. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 61% were positive. Therefore the majority of Sharp microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

61% 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
since there is no weighing system built in
amazon.co.uk
reliable to use without any noise
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

This has broken down WAY too soon
amazon.co.uk
Sadly mine was broken so had to be returned
Argos.co.uk
secure preventing damage
ao.com
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