Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven – Buyer’s Guide
Review Score: 7.4 out of 10
The Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven offers a sleek and stylish design.
Don’t be fooled by it’s good looks, the Samsung is a great microwave toaster oven combo that combines the convenience and speed of a microwave oven with the toasting capabilities of a regular toaster oven.
It comes with a grilling element and ceramic plate to prepare crispy foods including pizza.
In a standard microwave oven this would not be possible, however with the Samsung countertop microwave it’s grilling element allows you to cook bread, fish, bacon and any other foods which require a crispy finish for best taste.
Measuring 12.3 by 21.9 by 18 inches, the Samsung countertop microwave oven is larger than most of the other similar appliances we tested.
This is great because the 1.4 cubic foot internal capacity allows you to cook more than just a small pizza or few slices of toast, but obviously it requires more countertop space so you need to measure your kitchen countertop space carefully before ordering one.
Design and Features
It comes down to personal preference, but for me I love the “Shiny mirror design and asymmetric shape” which give this unit a premium look.
On a more practical note, it’s ceramic enamel interior provides enhanced scratch and stain resistance, is easy to clean and maintain – simply wipe away oil or grease from the surface.
Most microwave toaster oven combinations come with presets which make cooking so simple, and I am happy to tell you in this regard the Samsung countertop microwave oven is no exception.
In addition to a choice of ten power levels, you can also use the auto-cook presets to take the guesswork out of cooking foods such as potatoes, pizza, vegetables, poultry and popcorn.
There is a digital control panel which is accompanied by a LED display. As I mentioned earlier, the highlight of the Samsung MG14H3020CM is the grilling elements which are located at the top of the oven cavity which can be used to make pizza crusts, bagels and more, to become crisp and crunchy.
Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven Performance
I have to be honest and tell you that when I read the power rating of the Samsung Counterop Microwave was 950W, I was concerned that it would not be powerful enough to cook my food properly (note: this is a common issue to look out for when purchasing a microwave toaster oven combination).
Despite my reservations, we tested the Samsung rigourously to assess its performance when cooking everything from pizza to popcorn and let me tell you that it performed like a charm.
Not only did it perform well but we found the digital control panel and presets made cooking really easy.
One word of caution to note is that I read on Amazon a few customers had issues with the door opening mechanism not functioning properly.
This is not something I experienced with my unit but nevertheless you may want to read the customer reviews for yourself before deciding if the Samsung is right for you.
- Stylish Design
- Ceramic interior
- Digital Control Panel
- Large Capacity
- Not easy to see food cooking
- Requires larger countertop space
Overall, the Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven is a solid performer and the inclusion of a grilling element gives it a one-up on conventional microwave ovens because it allows you to crisp and brown foods such as pizzas and bagels, something you could not do in a standard microwave.
The design is, in my humble opinion, very stylish and will look really neat in your kitchen.
If you are looking for a larger capacity microwave oven toaster combo then the Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven is definitely worth a closer look.
Get more details on the Samsung Countertop Microwave Oven here.