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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 30 August 2020
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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 15,000 user and expert reviews and 9 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $127 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 $554 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 $381.

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. 9 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sharp is the 9th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,087 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
396 reviews
#3
Japan
90%
90%
246 reviews
#4
Germany
88%
88%
276 reviews
#5
Swan
84%
84%
1,214 reviews
#6
Igenix
83%
83%
186 reviews
#7
South Korea
80%
80%
197 reviews
#8
Tower
80%
80%
82 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
486 reviews
#10
Avanti
78%
78%
1 review
#11
United States
77%
77%
80 reviews
#12
South Korea
77%
77%
2,114 reviews
#13
Miele
Germany
74%
74%
10 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
72%
72%
47 reviews
#15
Italy
71%
71%
22 reviews
#16
Italy
68%
68%
7 reviews
#17
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#19
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#20
Medion
60%
60%
2 reviews
#21
Emerson Radio
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Fersay
56%
56%
0 reviews
#23
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Gastroback
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 85%.

The average review score for a Sharp microwave is 85%.

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 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$381
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
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
325
4 stars
106
3 stars
30
2 stars
10
1 star
13
Sharp has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Sharp microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% 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 Samsung Panasonic Bauknecht Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
68%
3 reviews
71%
4 reviews
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Chip.de logo
93%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
83%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
82%
3 reviews
93%
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. 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 Samsung Panasonic Bauknecht 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 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp microwaves. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sharp microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% 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

The door handle is sturdy
Argos.co.uk
A great buy for a well made kitchen tool
ao.com
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