About Sharp Microwaves

Sharp Corporation was founded in 1912 by an 18 year old Tokyo resident, commencing with three employees and capital of around 50 yen (or just under 60 cents). Today, Sharp products are sold in 140 countries, with 27 manufacturing plants around the world. Sharp’s business creed is worth sharing: “Sincerity is a virtue fundamental to humanity …always be sincere. Harmony brings strength….trust each other and work together. Politeness is a merit …always be courteous and respectful. Creativity promotes progress …remain constantly aware of the need to innovate and improve. Courage is the basis of a rewarding life …accept every challenge with a positive attitude.” From its first modest “snap buckle” product more than   100 years ago, Sharp is now a global household name, producing pretty much every large appliance your home (or office) could need, from refrigerators and ovens to projectors, copiers and cash registers.

What our survey respondents say about Sharp microwaves

Canstar Blue’s most recent microwave satisfaction survey sought the opinions of 745 New Zealanders; some of the comments from owners of Sharp microwaves were as follows:

It’s easy to wipe clean. It doesn’t have too many fancy features and functions to distract from the basic tasks we need it for. Also, it doesn’t screw up popcorn. Ever. Which is fantastic. Layout of keypad could use some improvement – not always intuitive.
Good little microwave, very powerful compact and easy to use. LCD display is hard to read.
Really cool easy design goes well with other stainless steel  appliances. Not as easy to clean as I had hoped and the face pad plastic stuff is coming off.
Convenient, cheap to run, big capacity, used every day. It moves around too easily, needs to have better feet to hold it in place.
Reasonable cost and there were a range of sizes to choose from. Found I couldn’t fit a particular microwave bowl as I got too small a model.

Source: microwaves survey 2015, conducted by Colmar Brunton

Other microwave brands we surveyed

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey New Zealand consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased a microwave in the last three years – in this case, 745 New Zealanders. The other microwave brands in this year’s survey are:

  • Samsung
  • Panasonic
  • LG
  • Breville