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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 11 November 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 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ 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 $568 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 $324.

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
United Kingdom
95%
95%
2,554 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
869 reviews
#3
Japan
91%
91%
246 reviews
#4
Germany
88%
88%
189 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
708 reviews
#6
Swan
81%
81%
412 reviews
#7
Japan
80%
80%
139 reviews
#8
Igenix
80%
80%
164 reviews
#9
South Korea
78%
78%
26 reviews
#10
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#11
United States
73%
73%
55 reviews
#12
LG
South Korea
73%
73%
2 reviews
#13
Miele
Germany
70%
70%
6 reviews
#14
Tower
68%
68%
82 reviews
#15
Italy
65%
65%
2 reviews
#16
Germany
63%
63%
14 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Medion
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Emerson Radio
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#23
53%
53%
18 reviews
#24
Gastroback
52%
52%
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%. 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 more efficient than most other microwave brands.

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.

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
$324
$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
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 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 87% and 85% 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.

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 Russell Hobbs Beko Swan Panasonic Hotpoint Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
71%
4 reviews
69%
4 reviews
78%
1 review
77%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
80%
6 reviews
83%
6 reviews
76%
3 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
3 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 Russell Hobbs Beko Swan Panasonic Hotpoint 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 17,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sharp microwaves. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 69% were positive. Therefore the majority of Sharp microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

69% 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

economical)This is a strong sturdy powerful microwave with many useful programmes
Argos.co.uk
It's really well made
ao.com
since there is no weighing system built in
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Aside from the woeful reliability
amazon.co.uk
Sadly mine was broken so had to be returned
Argos.co.uk
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