Updated 12 Oct 2016

Samsung

ME-83D-1W

Snapshot: The Samsung ME-83D-1W is a standard microwave with 6 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

ME-83D-1W
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$189

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Test results

Overall score
70
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.
  • OK at defrosting mince.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • Digital display is easy to read.

But

  • Small usable volume.
  • Extremely poor visibility through door.
  • Firm pressure required to open door and press buttons.
  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior, mainly around door release button.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Avg prices are from an August 2017 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).

Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$189

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.5
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
5.7

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
22
Wattage
800
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
49 x 28 x 35
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
33 x 20 x 33
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
27
Number of power levels
6
Running costs ($/year)
$12
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$4

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
×
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
×
Stainless steel exterior
×
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-