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Great Microwave. Great Price. For best results, read instructions!
This microwave replaces a 15+ old Samsung microwave. It is good looking and functions as designed. There are features I may never use but that's OK. I just wanted it to be easy...Read complete review
This microwave replaces a 15+ old Samsung microwave. It is good looking and functions as designed. There are features I may never use but that's OK. I just wanted it to be easy to use to heat up food. I wanted to address two of the most common reasons that people gave this microwave a bad review. ONE: You can't see inside. The door is very dark. If you are someone who needs to watch for spillover or you like to watch the food cook, then this is NOT the microwave for you. The only time you can see inside the microwave with the door closed is at night OR if you have a really dark room. This hasn't been an issue for me. It's the only downside to an otherwise great microwave. TWO: the dial doesn't work. YES is does. Read the manual. If you want to set a specific time, you need to press the MICROWAVE button, then the button to the right of the dial (hand/finger symbol) to select the the power setting, THEN you can turn the dial to choose the time. I find that for most quick reheating, I'm using the Start/30Sec button to select the amount of time. This is easy enough for 1 or 2 minutes of cook time. Overall, I love the microwave. It fits in well with the other appliances in my kitchen and you can't beat the price. I've only had it a couple of weeks but hopefully it will last as long as our first Samsung microwave.
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Don't believe good reviews
WARNING- Do NOT buy this microwave if you just want an ordinary working microwave. There is no way to set it to work for 20 minutes without pushing the 30 second button 40...Read complete review
WARNING- Do NOT buy this microwave if you just want an ordinary working microwave. There is no way to set it to work for 20 minutes without pushing the 30 second button 40 times!!! (At least the control knob didn't work for me or for my kids!) The instruction booklet will tell you what program to use for some foods (that I never use a microwave for) BUT you would have to memorize not just the program number but the additional number to push after pushing a button in between! I really have to wonder if the other reviews are legitimate people. I mean who in the world would want this?! If you do choose a program there is NO TIMER that counts down until the last minute! You will have no idea if it's going to run for 20 or 2 minutes! It's CRAZY! I'm taking it back! Good riddance! The sensor cooking doesn't work either! I thought it would be a nice feature, but I always stop the microwave when food starts popping and it was always overdone in this microwave even before the time ran out. And who knows how much longer it was going to run, because as I stated there is no countdown until the last minute! Be glad you read this before purchasing. I wish someone else had taken the time to explain it. This is the first time I have taken the time to write a long review, but if I ever run into something like this again you can bet I'll be doing it again!
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Good looking microwave
Comments about Samsung Silver Sand Countertop Microwave:
I read a lot of reviews about how the push-button door-openers on many microwaves are the first thing to break. This is one of the few that offers a handle instead, and it also has a handy dial for adjusting the cook time, which I love. Note that there's no number pad, so you set the time in 30 second increments using one button, then can adjust up or down by 10 second increments using the dial. It turns out to be easier and faster than using a number pad! There are also multiple settings programmed in for longer cook times (20 minutes plus, etc.). I haven't had this microwave long, so I can't speak to longevity (if it lasts a long time, it will earn a fifth star on this review), but so far I love the functionality of it! And it is among the best looking of microwaves, and probably the best looking appliance in my kitchen. Happy with this purchase so far!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sleek and very functional
Picked up this microwave from a retail store and I've been very happy with it. Coupled with it's modern, stainless steel look is an efficiency that's quite impressive. A lot of pre-set cooking parameters that makes cooking anything a simple button away. It heats evenly and thaws without cooking the edges of your meat. Very happy with it.
Perfect fit for my kitchen
from Lancaster, PA
The microwave does everything I need it to do. I love the 30 second button and use it all the time. I'm still getting used to the reheat button which is different from my previous microwave. I also will use it quite a bit as well.
from Boca Raton, FL, USA
I just bought this microwave after long research. Samsung has overall the best ratings on microwaves. I love the design, only the handle I don't like. . it looks great on my counter and doesn't show sticky fingers. the display is easy, just what you need and not too many features I will never use anyway. it works good and i'm looking forward using it more
Good bang for the buck
from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Although this microwave is not the least expensive unit on the market compared to comparable units (i.e. wattage, cu. in., etc), it performs well. It doesn't have many of the moving parts, (parts that eventually break or malfunction), that others in its class have, which I like. Overall, a good unit.
GOOD PERFORMANCE, SO-SO DESIGN.
Cooks great but not user friendly. Timed cooking does not show time -- merely a blinking dashed rectangle. Operation needs constant reference to manual which shows some units in ounces, others in grams and still others in pounds. Unit indicator does not show which or whether the number is simply a use code. Light is useless as chamber is dark during use. Control buttons are unlit -- dark with small print. A flashlight is required even in a well-lit kitchen. Unit's plastic feet mar countertop.
Very nice and easy to use. Very easy to clean the inside splatters!
from Bellevue, WA, USA
I love the compact size that doesn't overwhelm my counter top. It is also attractive and very simple to use compared to other microwaves. I like how you can easily add or subtract more time. I also love the interior as my old microwave chipped inside and the inside of this microwave is made like an oven, it should be much more durable. I love it!
This product is wonderful
from Conyers G
Just bought a new microwave...I've always kept my previous microwave in my laundry room because i couldn't bear to put it on my granite countertops...this new Samsung microwave is a perfect fit on my granite!!
This was my third microwave this week and I finally am very happy with the sleek design, options and it has ENAMEL!!!
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