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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 10 June 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 $850 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 $415.

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
Germany
95%
95%
395 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
95%
95%
803 reviews
#3
Japan
94%
94%
218 reviews
#4
Swan
88%
88%
1,581 reviews
#5
Tower
87%
87%
375 reviews
#6
Igenix
84%
84%
274 reviews
#7
Japan
83%
83%
994 reviews
#8
Germany
78%
78%
21 reviews
#9
Avanti
78%
78%
1 review
#10
Miele
Germany
77%
77%
21 reviews
#11
South Korea
75%
75%
3,561 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
29 reviews
#13
Italy
74%
74%
31 reviews
#14
LG
South Korea
71%
71%
43 reviews
#15
Emerson Radio
68%
68%
0 reviews
#16
United Kingdom
68%
68%
7,271 reviews
#17
South Korea
67%
67%
346 reviews
#18
United States
67%
67%
94 reviews
#19
66%
66%
337 reviews
#20
Danby
65%
65%
0 reviews
#21
Haden
64%
64%
4 reviews
#22
Medion
62%
62%
15 reviews
#23
RCA
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Fersay
58%
58%
0 reviews
#25
Haier
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Gastroback
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 81%.

The average review score for a Sharp microwave is 81%.

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
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$415
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,799
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
604
4 stars
224
3 stars
57
2 stars
31
1 star
74
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 84% of user reviews for Sharp microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 85% 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 Breville Panasonic Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
5 reviews
72%
3 reviews
57%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
49%
1 review
66%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
94%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
product-test.ru logo
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
Average
82%
8 reviews
81%
6 reviews
74%
3 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 Breville Panasonic Sharp
Which? logo
1
1
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
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 40 of these reviews mention reliability of which 67% were positive. Therefore the majority of Sharp microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

67% 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

reliable to use without any noise
Argos.co.uk
Good Build Quality
ao.com
since there is no weighing system built in
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

This microwave was bought as a replacememt for one which had broken
amazon.co.uk
Sadly mine was broken so had to be returned
Argos.co.uk
secure preventing damage
ao.com
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