This Amana is a perfectly fine appliance, but at this price, we expect a little more than just "fine."
For $289.99, we expect all presets to function well and as only half of them do, the Sharp isn't a good value.
If you're interested in the inverter tech angle, you may be disappointed. But if you don't expect to get artisanal omelets from a microwave, it's still a solid choice for a large, midprice countertop model.
The Panasonic Genius Prestige Plus rotates its inverter to cook your food more evenly.
We've seen other high-power, high-capacity cookers that cost a lot less. Reheating almost anything at the touch of a button is a tempting feature, but unless you think you'd use it often, you'll probably want something less expensive.
The Whirlpool WCM50522AS is a fine microwave, but not worth the asking price.
The Alexa integration is great, but the rest of this GE Microwave's smarts aren't useful enough to make up for its relative lack of power.
If you're an Alexa fan and you don't already have the AmazonBasics Microwave, the Amazon Smart Oven is a capable countertop cooker.