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 a September 2018 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

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
90%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
64%

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
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
No
Quick start
No
Adjust time during cooking
Yes
Delayed start
No
Multi-stage cooking
Yes
Standalone timer
No
Stainless steel exterior
No
Inverter
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
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