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Should You Buy a Samsung Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 18 December 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Microwave?

Samsung is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and washing machines.

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 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $338 for the MC28H5015 which has an interior capacity of 28L, a microwave power of 900W 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 $348.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 7 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 7th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,628 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
92%
92%
952 reviews
#3
Germany
90%
90%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
89%
89%
218 reviews
#5
Tower
82%
82%
82 reviews
#6
Swan
82%
82%
1,273 reviews
#7
South Korea
80%
80%
2,599 reviews
#8
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#9
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#10
South Korea
77%
77%
195 reviews
#11
Miele
Germany
73%
73%
10 reviews
#12
Medion
72%
72%
15 reviews
#13
Igenix
72%
72%
186 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
19 reviews
#16
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#17
United States
65%
65%
80 reviews
#18
Italy
64%
64%
22 reviews
#19
64%
64%
171 reviews
#20
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#21
Danby
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#23
RCA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#24
Fersay
56%
56%
0 reviews
#25
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
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 87%. 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 87%.

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, 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 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$348
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
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
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,805
4 stars
573
3 stars
131
2 stars
59
1 star
134
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 88% of user reviews for Samsung microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 85% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Samsung microwaves frequently mentioned that the product had a big capacity, was well designed and fairly priced.

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 Beko Russell Hobbs Swan Panasonic Hotpoint Samsung
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
78%
1 review
77%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
83%
6 reviews
81%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
3 reviews
84%
2 reviews

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 Beko Russell Hobbs Swan Panasonic Hotpoint Samsung
Which? logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
2

How Reliable Are Samsung Microwaves?

We checked over 17,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung microwaves. over 220 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Well made
Argos.co.uk
otherwise there is very little to fault with this solidly built microwave
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

a bit tinny build quality not greatControls are a bit hard to read
ao.com
Broke after 2 months
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Not sure about the durability as only just had
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.

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).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Microwave?

Samsung MC28M6055CK

$441.90
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Samsung MC28M6055CK
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Samsung MC28M6055CK
900W
28L
CAPACITY
6
POWER LEVELS
$549
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $441.90 is the Samsung MC28M6055CK, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Big interior capacity (28L)
Six power levels
Grill
Convection cooking
Child lock

A top-rated and fully featured freestanding microwave, with moderate running costs and the latest technology. Owners report that this microwave has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

95
Reviews
229 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
67
Running Costs
$550 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Samsung MC28M6055CK has superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this microwave to others.

Samsung Easy View MC28M6055 Review
Samsung Easy View MC28M6055 Review
Test Samsung MC28M6055CK freistehende Kombi-Mikrowelle, 28 l, 900 W, Schwarz ? Mikrowelle (frei
Test Samsung MC28M6055CK freistehende Kombi-Mikrowelle, 28 l, 900 W, Schwarz ? Mikrowelle (frei
Test Samsung MC28M6055CKEG Kombi-Mikrowelle mit Grill und Heißluft  900 W  28 L Garraum (Extr
Test Samsung MC28M6055CKEG Kombi-Mikrowelle mit Grill und Heißluft 900 W 28 L Garraum (Extr
Review Samsung Mc28M6055Cs/Ec Mikrowellenherd mit Grill, 28 l, innen aus Keramik, EasyView-Fenst
Review Samsung Mc28M6055Cs/Ec Mikrowellenherd mit Grill, 28 l, innen aus Keramik, EasyView-Fenst

The cheapest price that we could find for the MC28M6055CK in the US is $441.90 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Microwave?

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