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Should You Buy a Samsung Microwave?

Updated 01 January 2020 by Matthew
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Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and digital cameras.

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 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 microwaves.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $122 for the MS23F301 which has an interior capacity of 23L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $446 for the MC28M6055 which has an interior capacity of 28L, a microwave power of 900W and is a countertop microwave. The average price of a new Samsung microwave is $259.

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. 5 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 5th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,018 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
86%
86%
1,756 reviews
#6
Avanti
86%
86%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,222 reviews
#8
South Korea
82%
82%
197 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#10
Japan
78%
78%
765 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
74%
74%
22 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#13
Tower
69%
69%
31 reviews
#14
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
4 reviews
#15
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
5 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
383 reviews
#17
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#18
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#19
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#20
Germany
63%
63%
19 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#23
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
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%.

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 8 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 Slim Fry Technology, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. 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 less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$171
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$259
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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
3
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,165
4 stars
384
3 stars
82
2 stars
33
1 star
87
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 86% 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 Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
49%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
69%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Samsung microwaves. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has won 2 awards for its microwaves.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville
Which? logo
1
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2

How Reliable Are Samsung Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung microwaves. over 120 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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

Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Well built
ao.com
Unfortunately it broke last week
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

More bought this a my sharp microwave just broke after 18months use which is not very often I just love this Samsung product lots of good features I have a lot of Samsung products which are all excellent really pleased
johnlewis.com
does not feel durable
ao.com
Broke down after ten days
Argos.co.uk
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 Slim Fry Technology.

Samsung Slim Fry Technology

Samsung microwaves that feature Slim Fry Technology include the Samsung MC28M6055CK ($446).

Samsung Easy to Clean

Samsung microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Samsung MC28M6055CK ($446).

What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Microwave?

Samsung MC28H5013AS

$181.65
Crampton and Moore
Samsung MC28H5013AS
Buy Now
Samsung MC28H5013AS
1,400W
28L
CAPACITY
6
POWER LEVELS
$534
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $181.65 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the Samsung MC28H5013AS makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big interior capacity (28L)
Grill
Child lock
Convection cooking
30 auto programs

Owners report that this microwave has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. It's a fully featured and award winning freestanding microwave, with ok running costs and a fair price.

96
Reviews
249 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
67
Running Costs
$530 Over 10 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Samsung MC28H5013AS has superb expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this microwave to others.

Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the MC28H5013AS in the US is $181.65 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 Slim Fry Technology
Samsung Easy to Clean
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Microwave?

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