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Should You Buy a Sharp Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 22 May 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 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 $124 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 $560 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 $318.

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%
3,676 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
396 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
247 reviews
#4
South Korea
82%
82%
197 reviews
#5
Germany
81%
81%
276 reviews
#6
South Korea
80%
80%
2,046 reviews
#7
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#8
Swan
78%
78%
1,234 reviews
#9
United States
77%
77%
80 reviews
#10
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#11
Tower
75%
75%
58 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
75%
75%
22 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#14
Italy
68%
68%
7 reviews
#15
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#16
Medion
64%
64%
2 reviews
#17
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#18
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#20
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
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
$189
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$318
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
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 90% 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 Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Samsung Bauknecht Sharp
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
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%
6 reviews
72%
4 reviews
87%
4 reviews
89%
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. 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 won 2 awards for its microwaves.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Samsung Bauknecht Sharp
Which? logo
1
1
1
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
3
1
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 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 reliable
amazon.co.uk
reliable Sharp combination microwave with a smaller one
ao.com
has a built in timer to time other things you are doing this is my second sharp microwave
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Unfortunately the build quality is shocking
amazon.co.uk
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