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Should You Buy a Sharp Dishwasher?

Matthew
Updated 06 June 2020
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should you buy a Sharp Dishwasher?

Sharp is one of the most popular dishwasher brands as well as being well known for its TVs, microwaves and washing machines.

If you are wondering how Sharp dishwashers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,000 dishwashers by objectively and impartially analysing over 20,000 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of popular and highly recommended dishwashers and start at £230 for the QW-DX41F47W which has a noise level of 47dB and 13 place setting place setting and go up to £349 for the QW-GD54R443X which has a noise level of 44dB and 15 place setting place setting. The average price of a new Sharp dishwasher is £280.

Sharp are recognised for their wide selection of popular and highly recommended dishwashers.

Is Sharp the Best Dishwasher Brand?

So are Sharp dishwashers any good? We give every dishwasher a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all dishwashers we are able to impartially rank all the dishwasher brands.

Sharp is ranked the No. 18 best dishwasher brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sharp is the 18th best dishwasher brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
4,609 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
76 reviews
#3
United States
90%
90%
1,336 reviews
#4
Germany
89%
89%
367 reviews
#5
Italy
89%
89%
159 reviews
#6
Germany
88%
88%
340 reviews
#7
AEG
Germany
86%
86%
211 reviews
#8
Turkey
86%
86%
3,373 reviews
#9
United States
85%
85%
92 reviews
#10
Italy
85%
85%
1,169 reviews
#11
Italy
84%
84%
397 reviews
#12
United States
82%
82%
449 reviews
#13
Kenwood
United Kingdom
81%
81%
1,721 reviews
#14
Italy
81%
81%
150 reviews
#15
Grundig
Germany
79%
79%
237 reviews
#16
John Lewis
77%
77%
108 reviews
#17
South Korea
77%
77%
198 reviews
#18
Japan
77%
77%
205 reviews
#19
New Zealand
77%
77%
17 reviews
#20
Blomberg
77%
77%
3 reviews
#21
Essentials
United Kingdom
77%
77%
1,006 reviews
#22
Belling
United Kingdom
76%
76%
96 reviews
#23
Slovenia
76%
76%
2 reviews
#24
Electra
76%
76%
612 reviews
#25
Sweden
73%
73%
1 review
#26
Poland
73%
73%
33 reviews
#27
Hisense
China
73%
73%
0 reviews
#28
Swan
72%
72%
29 reviews
#29
Stoves
United Kingdom
72%
72%
21 reviews
#30
Montpellier
71%
71%
0 reviews
#31
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
71%
71%
40 reviews
#32
Galanz
67%
67%
0 reviews
#33
67%
67%
0 reviews
#34
CDA
United Kingdom
66%
66%
0 reviews
#35
KitchenAid
65%
65%
1 review
#36
Electriq
64%
64%
0 reviews
#37
Fisher & Paykel
New Zealand
62%
62%
0 reviews
#38
White Knight
62%
62%
28 reviews
#39
Statesman
62%
62%
0 reviews
#40
Caple
61%
61%
0 reviews
#41
Baumatic
61%
61%
111 reviews
#42
Bomann
61%
61%
0 reviews
#43
Logik
United Kingdom
60%
60%
0 reviews
#44
Klarstein
59%
59%
0 reviews
#45
De Dietrich
France
59%
59%
0 reviews
#46
Germany
58%
58%
0 reviews
#47
Servis
United Kingdom
58%
58%
0 reviews
#48
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
57%
57%
0 reviews
#49
Nordmende
57%
57%
0 reviews
#50
Ignis
56%
56%
0 reviews
#51
ECG
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sharp dishwashers compare to the other dishwasher brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All dishwasher Brands
Sharp Dishwashers

Sharp have a number of great features including SoftSpikes, Adjustable Baskets and Intelliwash which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sharp dishwasher is £75 (based on a person typically doing 3 washes per week), which makes them more efficient than most other dishwasher brands.

There's a smaller selection of Sharp dishwashers available compared to other dishwasher brands, with only 9 Sharp dishwashers currently on the market in the UK. Sharp dishwashers also tend to be cheaper than most other dishwasher brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Sharp have worse reviews than the typical dishwasher brand, with the average rating of a Sharp dishwasher being 66%.

No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
£449
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,949
Price Distribution of All Dishwashers
No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
£280
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,949
Price Distribution of Sharp Dishwashers

What Do the Sharp Dishwasher Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sharp dishwasher to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sharp and then compared this to the other dishwasher brands.

5 stars
133
4 stars
47
3 stars
9
2 stars
7
1 star
9
Sharp has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its dishwashers than most other brands.

Over 88% of user reviews for Sharp dishwashers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% across all dishwasher brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp Dishwashers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Sharp dishwashers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular dishwasher brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning dishwashers

Number of Awards Bosch Miele Neff Blomberg Samsung
Which? logo
16
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
3
Total
17
5
3
2

Features to Look Out For On Sharp Dishwashers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sharp dishwashers that set them apart from the competition. These include SoftSpikes, Adjustable Baskets and Intelliwash.

Sharp SoftSpikes

Sharp dishwashers that feature SoftSpikes include the Sharp QWGD54R443XEN (£349), the Sharp QWD21I492X (£240) and the Sharp QWHX13F472S (£299).

Sharp Adjustable Baskets

Sharp dishwashers that feature Adjustable Baskets include the Sharp QWGD54R443XEN (£349), the Sharp QW-DX26F41A (£0) and the Sharp QWD21I492X (£240).

Sharp Intelliwash

Sharp dishwashers that feature Intelliwash include the Sharp QWGD54R443XEN (£349).

Sharp Time Saver Function

Sharp dishwashers that feature Time Saver Function include the Sharp QWGD54R443XEN (£349) and the Sharp QWHX13F472S (£299).

What is the Best High End Sharp Dishwasher?

Sharp QWGD54R443XEN

£349.00
Currys
Sharp QWGD54R443XEN
Buy Now
Sharp QWGD54R443XEN
15
PLACE
SETTINGS
44dB
£772
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

If you're looking for a high end Sharp dishwasher then the Sharp QWGD54R443XEN takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at £349.

Features We Love:
WaterBlade
SoftSpikes
Dual ProWash
Intelliwash
AutoDoor Technology
AquaGlide
Time Saver Function
15 place settings

A fully featured and place setting quiet dishwasher, with a fair price and very low running costs.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£770 Over 10 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the QWGD54R443XEN in the UK is £349.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Sharp Dishwasher?

Sharp QWD21I492X

£239.99
Currys
Sharp QWD21I492X
Buy Now
Sharp QWD21I492X
12
PLACE
SETTINGS
49dB
70°C
MAX
£815
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

At only £239.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the Sharp QWD21I492X makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
SoftSpikes
Microban Antibacterial Treatment
Quick wash setting
Pre-wash setting

A positively reviewed but 3 year old 12 place setting, average noise level dishwasher, good for small families. Multiple reviews mentioned that dried dishes well, it's very noisy and not {more} well designed.

86
Reviews
23 Reviews
71
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£820 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Sharp QWD21I492X has good user reviews with an average user rating of 71%, based on 23 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the QWD21I492X in the UK is £239.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sharp Dishwasher?
Is Sharp the Best Dishwasher Brand?
What Do the Sharp Dishwasher Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sharp Dishwashers Received?
Features to Look Out For On Sharp Dishwashers
Sharp SoftSpikes
Sharp Adjustable Baskets
Sharp Intelliwash
Sharp Time Saver Function
What is the Best High End Sharp Dishwasher?
What is the Best Budget Choice Sharp Dishwasher?

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