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Should You Buy a Samsung Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 01 October 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Microwave?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, digital cameras and headphones.

If you are thinking about buying a Samsung microwave then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of microwave brands is compiled by analysing over 2,500 user and expert reviews and 6 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $130 for the MS23F301 which has an interior capacity of 23L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $442 for the MC28M6055 which has an interior capacity of 28L, a microwave power of 900W and is a freestanding microwave. The average price of a new Samsung microwave is $303.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves.

Is Samsung the Best Microwave Brand?

So are Samsung 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.

Samsung is ranked the No. 8 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 8th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
633 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
3 reviews
#3
Japan
94%
94%
246 reviews
#4
Germany
89%
89%
175 reviews
#5
Swan
83%
83%
29 reviews
#6
Japan
81%
81%
139 reviews
#7
Igenix
81%
81%
130 reviews
#8
South Korea
78%
78%
356 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
26 reviews
#10
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#11
United States
74%
74%
55 reviews
#12
LG
South Korea
73%
73%
1 review
#13
Miele
Germany
71%
71%
2 reviews
#14
Tower
69%
69%
0 reviews
#15
Italy
68%
68%
1 review
#16
Germany
63%
63%
9 reviews
#17
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Italy
61%
61%
1 review
#20
Medion
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Emerson Radio
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
AEG
Germany
53%
53%
0 reviews
#26
Gastroback
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung 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
Samsung Microwaves

Samsung have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Samsung microwave being 88%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung microwave is $43 (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 Samsung microwave is 88%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 3 Samsung microwaves currently on the market in the US. Samsung microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Samsung have a number of interesting features including Easy to Clean and Slim Fry Technology, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,649
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$303
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,499
Price Distribution of Samsung Microwaves

What Do the Samsung Microwave Reviews Say?

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

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
228
4 stars
91
3 stars
17
2 stars
8
1 star
11
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Samsung microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 89% respectively across all Microwave brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung 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 Panasonic Sharp Samsung Beko Breville
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
Average
82%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Microwaves Received?

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

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Sharp Samsung Beko Breville
Which? logo
2
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Samsung Microwaves?

We checked over 2,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung microwaves. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think Samsung microwaves are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung microwaves are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung microwaves that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

It's well built easy to use
currys.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the well known reliable brand
Argos.co.uk
otherwise there is very little to fault with this solidly built microwave
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

broke down three times
johnlewis.com
has broken 4 times
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Samsung Microwaves

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung microwaves that set them apart from the competition. These include Easy to Clean and Slim Fry Technology.

Samsung Easy to Clean

Samsung microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Samsung MC28M6055CK ($442).

Samsung Slim Fry Technology

Samsung microwaves that feature Slim Fry Technology include the Samsung MC28M6055CK ($442).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Microwave?
Is Samsung the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Samsung Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Microwaves?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Microwaves
Samsung Easy to Clean
Samsung Slim Fry Technology

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