The third and last challenge for #MissionSamsung is to complete a review of the Samsung Smart Oven, and to motivate why this oven should become a permanent feature of my kitchen!
Background to my review:
In February 2005 Dave and I moved into our cottage. This is a converted garage, complete with garage doors, and I cook in a kitchen that is 7.5m². I have 8 cupboards and 5 drawers in this tiny space. Only 2 of the cupboards are for pots, pans, bowls etc. and so I have converted my stand alone oven into a cupboard. The oven part has my paella pan, wok and grill pan and the warmer drawer contains all of my baking trays and tins. So, without an oven that I could use, I had to purchase a smart oven. When the Samsung Smart Oven arrived at my home my current smart oven was relegated to the scullery of the house we are building and the Samsung took its place. I used it every night from when it arrived until today, when it is going back into its box and heading back to Samsung.
Samsung Smart Oven Review:
This microwave size oven is way more than a microwave! It will fit perfectly into your kitchen and would even make a perfect accessory for a student. If you are in the market for a microwave then I would look at this oven and give it serious consideration.
using the microwave:
Every night we heat our plates using the microwave. After 90 seconds the plates are perfectly warm and ready for dinner. The quick start feature is perfect, setting the microwave in 30 second bursts. I also used the microwave to heat my bean bag, and for my ginger which I keep in the freezer. I microwaved some frozen peas the other night and they took 3 and a half minutes from frozen to ready for eating.
the control panel:
Is very easy to use and really self explanatory. There is also a ‘quick guide’ in the oven itself. There is a clock on the control panel which displays the time when the oven is not in use.
The roller ring supports the glass turntable which is easy to clean and is left in the oven at all times to rotate what ever you are cooking. There are two metal racks which can be used when grilling and cooking convectionally. It also comes with a handy crusty plate and this is the one accessory I will go out and buy if I am not the winner of this challenge.
The two metal racks have one flaw in my opinion and that is that the legs are formed over the part where you are meant to place your cooking utensil.
I have test driven:
The smart cook feature to bake croissants and cookies,
and the slim fry feature to cook frozen oven chips and make oven roasted tomatoes.
I have loved the auto fermentation feature and given how much bread I make, I so want to win this oven so I can carry on enjoying this feature.
This oven can be used for convection cooking and to test how perfectly it works, I baked a lasagne to feed 4 people. I then put the lasagne into the fridge overnight and used the auto reheat feature for a ready meal. The lasagne took 18 minutes and 35 seconds to reheat.
I also decided to see how well the grill works by making myself a Welsh rarebit for lunch. I learnt that it is important to place what ever I am cooking into the middle of the oven. A bit of the cheese oozed onto the crusty plate and all it needed was a wipe with a damp cloth to get it clean.
It takes 5 minutes and 55 seconds to heat to 200° Celsius and this is to me, one of the top features of this oven. Baking is a breeze when the oven needs no preheating for some programmes. There is a safety locking feature so that you can prevent someone accidentally using the oven (such as young children). The cooking time can be adjusted at any stage by a simple turn of the dial. You can open the oven door to pause the cooking process, or stop it completely before the time is up.
The beep function can be turned off but I would not do that! It beeps as soon as what ever you are cooking is done, and then only once a minute until you pay attention to the oven!
Dimensions: (W x D x H): outside 523 x 506 x 309mm, which means it will fit into any pre existing kitchen space which is specifically designed for a microwave. Inside 373 x 370 x 233mm, which means it will not take a standard roasting dish. Volume 32 L. Weight 20kg
Why I should win this:
While I had the pleasure of the Samsung Smart Oven to use and review, my current smart oven was serviced by Dave. Sadly, the door is broken and the oven will need replacing soon. If that is not enough motivation then maybe I should say that the kitchen I am building is going to need a lot of appliances! We are going to need a smart oven as this is the most energy efficient way I know of cooking. I would love to win this oven but regardless of whether it goes to me, or any of the other 9 contestants, I can say that this would make a great buy!
Disclosure: I was provided with the Samsung Smart Oven to use for this challenge. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
What I blogged:
- one year ago – Amarula Hot Chocolate Spoons
- two years ago – Home Made Tomato Ketchup
- three years ago – Challenge Using Nuts
- four years ago – Cauliflower Purée
32 thoughts on “Samsung Smart Oven”
You have certainly got me interested in this oven – and with a new kitchen to outfit in the near future I will be taking a look at it.
I am so excited for you to be outfitting a new kitchen!
Lovely post Tandy. I hope you win! 😉 xx
Thanks Tami xox
It looks fantastic Tandy! Good luck 🙂
Thank you Giovanna 🙂
Sounds like quite a microwave oven!!
It is indeed!
What an awesome microwave oven, I guess I’d better start saving now! I really hope you win, only 9 other contestants, so you’re chances seem pretty good.
Can’t believe a microwave can do all these things like bake and grill. I had no idea. Time for an upgrade…wow!
Thanks Laura, I hope I win as well!
Definitely sounds like the perfect oven for you, Tandy!
Wow – I can’t imagine having to use my oven as a cupboard, but how sweet it will feel when you finally get your new house built!
I am not sure I will know what to do with all the space Helen 🙂
Crossing fingers you win Tandy!
Don’t you find a 32l a little small?
Have a wonderful day.
🙂 Mandy xo
It is the size of a standard microwave, so only small if you want to make a roast dinner. But for bread making etc. I think it is perfect 🙂
Wow this oven does it all. I also made oven roasted tomatoes in a traditional oven and it took me over 4 hours to make, but so delicious. I am sure your special oven could make that in no time flat..
That was a serious bonus BAM to have the oven roasted tomatoes in a quarter of the time 🙂
Nice gadget, i think it’s really worthed to had this kind of kitchen toys!
Me too Dedy 🙂
This looks awesome, I love all the smart devices that Samsung is making for the kitchen!
I so love the fridge that tells you what’s in it!
It is such a smart device, well named! 😀
Great to have in the kitchen!
Choc Chip Uru
It is a great addition to any kitchen Uru 🙂
Time to start saving up………… ><
So worth it!
Where can I buy a new crusty plate for my smart oven, my one is chipped and sparks all the time in the oven
Hi Sue, I am not sure where you can get one. Have you tried the retailer where you bought your oven?
I ABSOLUTELY love it, I use it for a lot of things, but the way it makes everything taste is amazing, like chicken, can be juicy and crispy, such a huge fanas well
Glad you make use of yours Steve 🙂
Hi, I love your site and the detailed way you explain everything.
I wanted to ask about the cookware you use for baking in a Samsung Smart Oven. I recently bought the Samsung oven and I am confused about what cookware to use. I am very new to baking and have absolutely no idea which is safe and which can be used in a microwave convection oven.
Would appreciate your help.Thanks.
Hi Tia, thanks for the compliment. You can use any of your ordinary baking equipment as you would in a ‘normal’ oven as the Samsung is treated like a standard oven when you use the convection setting. Good luck and hope you enjoy using it.
I am a Samsung fan.I just love anything manufactured by Samsung.The quality given by Samsung is far better than other brands.