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Samsung 30" Over the Range Microwave SMH1816

Samsung's powerful 400 CFM ventilation system quickly and quietly eliminates any food odors. The SMH1816 over-the-range microwave oven with an 1.8 cu. ft. capacity and a power output of 1,100 watts includes 12 sensor cook options that adjusts the cooking time based on the vapors emitted from the food during cooking and reheating. The electronic touch control lets you easily program the desired cooking time and power level, at the gentle press of a button, for error-free results every time.
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4 of 6(67%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Samsung 30" Over the Range Microwave SMH1816
Review 1 for Samsung 30" Over the Range Microwave SMH1816
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Location:9cats
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Heavy
Would Recommend: Yes
Great replacement for old above stove micro
Posted:8/17/13
Pros: great ventilation system great features
Cons: the light could definitely be brighter on high it, is still pretty dim.
"We had to replace an older above-stove microwave that our long-time tenant broke the handle off. We moved back into our Calif. cottage (very small) and discovered he had destroyed most, if not all, appliances. This micro is so good -- I especially love the vent system -- it works so well. I really, really cook, so I need a 'real' ventilation system and this micro has it. It was the main reason we bought it and I haven't been disappointed. AND it has a feature called the 'kitchen timer' than you can use to time other appliances. I love it. Oh, and it cooks too."
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Location:Gurner Illinois
Owned Product:1-2 years
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
Don't buy Samsung
Posted:12/9/12
"Samsung products are for a short time. First time I bought Samsung and very disapointed.my advice is to never buy any thing made by Samsung."
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Location:San Jose, CA
Owned Product:0-6 months
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Would Recommend: Yes
So far, excellent
Posted:11/21/12
"I've only used this microwave for 2 months, but so far I think it's great. Looks good, performs perfectly, and far less expensive than some GE models I considered."
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Would Recommend: No
Bad Keypad
Posted:11/17/12
Cons: will break with in 24 months
"Samsung microwaves have a recent history of breaking within a 24 month window. The keypad will probably short out just after the warranty has expired.
It works well, but all Samsungs will give you an SES - keypad short out within 2 years."
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Samsung 30" Over the Range Microwave SMH1816
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Location:Bergen,NJ
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Great price related to product performance.
Posted:11/15/12
Pros: value
"I replaced an old kenmore model that was dying. The touch screen was intermittently going out. I suspect that this was due to the new high output burner that was frequently used and my wife not using the ventilator creating high heat level causing the touch pad to go bad.
Two items that stood out.
1. larger rotating glass allowing more items to put in the microwave.
2. Fan automatically goes on when the stove top gets too hot. I assume was designed to protect the sensitive electronic touch pad.
Finally, AJ Madison had this Microwave at a very attractive price and free delivery.
I highly recommend this for the budget minded.
Not as fancy as some other newer technology (coded reheating) enhanced Microwaves costing more but does an excellent job.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Location:Vienna, VA
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Great microwave!
Posted:9/18/12
"Great microwave. Very powerful and good looking. Perfectly matches the Samsung refrigerator which is located on the same wall. Seems like a small thing, but has very pleasant sounds - the old microwave sounds were sooo annoying and loud."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.