Samsung - 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black stainless steel

Class up your cooking space. This Samsung over-the-range microwave has a sleek design and LED display to keep your kitchen looking sharp. Plus, the interior is easy to keep fresh and stain-free with ceramic enamel that is effortless to maintain.

Microwave Buying Guide
$269.99
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Was $369.99
Protection Plan Options
Complete Your Kitchen
Color:
Black stainless steel
  • Black
  • Black stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • White

Key Specs

  • Product Height
    17.06 inches
  • Product Width
    29.87 inches
  • Product Depth
    15.56 inches
  • Microwave Type
    Over-the-range
  • Convection
    No
  • Turntable Diameter
    14.18 inches
  • Microwave Controls
    Electronic
  • Sensor Cook
    Yes
  • 1000 watts
  • Color Finish
    Black stainless steel
15.56"
Samsung - 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking - Black stainless steel - Front_Standard
29.87"
(Doors closed)
17.06"

Overview

What's Included


  • 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2222 out of 2437)

Features


1.8 cu. ft. capacity

Surprise your family and friends with your culinary skills. The spacious interior of the microwave accommodates larger platters and dishes.

Sensor Cook

Convenient preset buttons. Sensor cook technology heats food to the right temperature the first time, so you can enjoy your meal right away.

Ceramic Enamel Interior

Bring on the grease and oil. The scratch and stain-resistant ceramic enamel is easy to wipe and clean.

LED display

Add style to your kitchen. Placed below the microwave door, the membrane touch controls give you precise and easy access to all your cooking options.

400 CFM Ventilation System

Keep your kitchen environment healthy. The powerful turbo ventilation system removes fumes and odors quietly.

Simple Clean Filter™

Dirt and grease don’t stand a chance, as one touch removes the filter with ease. Clean it every month for optimal performance.

Eco Mode

Your new Samsung microwave is an eco-friendly appliance. The Eco Mode button turns off the display and conserves power when the oven is not in use.


Overall customer rating

4.4
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Above the Range Microwave

    Posted
    James
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We did our research and after much deliberation we chose the Samsung 1.8 model: ME18H704SFS . Some reviews talk about the buttons being hard to press...not at all. Our previous OTR Microwave was a Fridgidaire and the buttons didn't require any more or less pressure. The 400 CFM fans in the Samsung works well. Follow the instructions carefully to determine how your microwave exhaust will be used. Ours recirculates back into the house. To do this you have to reposition the fans prior to the install. Remove 3 screws, lift and rotate the fans 90 degrees, reinstall and your'e done with setting it up for recirculation. There are 4 settings and all of them work great. The templates supplied were dead on. I followed all the instructions to a T and had no issues with the install. Infact, my wife and I took about 2 hours to complete the task. That time includes running to a hardware store for the mounting hardward....wasn't included in our box but Best Buy refunded us a percentage to off set the costs. (Outstanding customer service!, Thank You BEST BUY) The interior is so easy to clean. It's not the typical white plastic interior. It looks like the interior of our Samsung smooth top oven interior. Looks nice and easy to clean. We removed the interior tray because we don't like the inside divided into two small compartments. The lights on the bottom of the microwave are bright and they light up the smooth top stove. The filters on the bottom are easily installed and so is the charcoal filter. All in all, after following the installation instructions and after a few days of use, we are extremely happy with our purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    won't buy samsung again

    Posted
    sadproduct
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Within 6 months after buying the over the range Samsung microwave (model ME18H704SFS) the unit would shut off and not restart, screen blank. when I did get the screen back on the service company wouldn't look at it as it was working. 12 months later same thing. Unit shut down, blank screen. Since I had reported this before the warranty was out the first time, I finally got them to approve the service company to come check it out. They replaced a part to it. Now a month and half later it's doing the same thing. Sometimes it shuts down after heating items up, sometimes it just shuts down on its own and even closing the door can shut it down. Unplugging for awhile doesn't help but closing the door can make it come back for awhile. Guess the jar from the closing rattles something to make a connection. Need to call and see if they will cover this now since they replaced a part already. Not real happy with the microwave, the repair company was fast and efficient when they first checked it out. Also after changing out part only 2 speeds of the fan worked, however now all 4 have started working again. My last microwave was a counter top that lasted over 15 years. I've had this less than 2 years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lemon Right Out of the Box!!

    Posted
    AngelaB
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We bought this microwave part of a package price for black friday. We were doing renovations and didn't open it until 6 months later. Right out of the box, the LCD screen was zig zagging and malfunctioning. Would not stay lit or readable. We called Samsung, and they would only repair it. Brand new appliance and they only repair, not replace! After about 4-5 service calls with 2 different companies, either not showing up at all, or coming 7pm when a 1-4pm time frame was given, I gave up. On my honeymoon overseas, I had to call and argue with Samsung and tell them I did NOT want a FIXED microwave, when it was not even used 1 minute. Long story short, and about 1 month later of arguing and calling and failed service attempts, they agreed to authorize an exchange. THis meant paying the contractor extra to uninstall, and now reinstall a new one. Not happy at all with Samsung's customer service. Even when you call, you will never speak to a manager. If I was to do it again, I would buy the appliance suite from Whirlpool or even Frigidaire that my mom has had for 7 years and going strong. I know I must have had a lemon, but still disappointing! Customer service should be better, ESPECIALLY since I spent thousands of dollars and bought a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, oven, TV, washer and dryer ALL from samsung.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, works ok, inept design

    Posted
    DavidU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We had a GE Profile microwave before buying this one. Unfortunately, the GE's superior design has made our transition to Samsung irritating and painful because of some unnecessary design flaws: 1) The kitchen timer can't be used while cooking. Our GE microwave was intelligent enough to do both at the same time. 2) When the kitchen timer ends on the Samsung, it beeps 3 times and stops, making it practically useless. Our GE kept beeping until we stopped it, "knowing" that we might not hear it immediately. 3) The Samsung's nightlight timer (which lets you program when it turns on and off each day) apparently can't be reprogrammed without unplugging the microwave and resetting all options. Our GE microwave made it very easy to change just the nightlight program. 4) The Samsung has no express cook function. On our GE, we could start cooking immediately by pressing the +30 or any of the 1-6 buttons. 5) The exhaust fan on the Samsung has 4 speeds, but only the 2 lowest speeds work when cooking. If the fan is at a higher speed when you start cooking, it will be slowed down. When cooking ends, it won't return to the previous speed. Our GE could cook while the exhaust was at any of its 4 speeds. 6) The options menu on the Samsung is a series of numbers, so you have to refer to the list inside the microwave to know which is which. The GE had clear option names on-screen, scrolling when they were wider than the screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Like a dummy, I bought a second one

    Posted
    GreggS

    My first one failed after one year and one week. Just stopped heating. Samsung would not give me a break on the warranty. I do not remember how much the service call was, but I do know, economically, it made no sense. I elected to buy the same model at BB, just because it would be convenient to install and I did like the microwave. Being smarter now, I invested in the three year service plan. This is really a two-year extension of the warranty. (Not really). After five months, the same failure happened. If I called Samsung for the warranty service, they would’ve came out and picked it up. But no, I decided to take it to BB. I had to remove and deliver it. They in turn, sent it to a Service Center, which did repair it after 2~3 weeks. A failed magnetron, same as the first one. After one year and two weeks since the original purchase, it again stopped working. Back to B.B. and a week later, they elected not to repair it. Issued me a store credit for the purchase price, but not the service plan. Samsung should have picked up the first repair, but B.B. would have to cover the second. They made the same decision I made on the first microwave I bought. To be fair to B.B., they did give some compensation on the next microwave. I will never buy any Samsung item again. BTY, I had bought a Samsung blue ray player that failed after 1 year and 3 months! Should have learned something then.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy from Best Buy

    Posted
    Willneverbuyfrombestbuy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Best Buy sold me a used or refurbished microwave that was listed on their website as new. I had the microwave delivered to my home and when I opened it, it had a dent on the side. 1st warning that the microwave was not new, I didn't realize at the time but I did not pull any tape or plastic off of the microwave like I did for the real new microwave I just bought from another store. 2nd warning that the microwave was not new, I only had the microwave for less than 2 months when it stopped working. I contacted Samsung to have them fix the microwave. The repair Technician took apart the microwave and noticed that the microwave was not new and suggested that I take it back to Best Buy and exchange it for a new one. I took the Technicians suggestion and returned it to the local Best Buy store. Here is the reason why I will never give Best Buy another penny of my money, I explained to them what happened and that I just wanted a new microwave - the same model. They did not exchange the microwave or give me the exact model I wanted. I did get my money back but Best Buy wanted me to purchase the new microwave at the current price which of course is higher than what I paid 2 months ago. Best Buy is probable using Geek Squad to repair broken electronics and passing them off as new.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I Will Never Buy Samsung Again!

    Posted
    DisappointedCustomer
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I replaced my entire kitchen with Samsung appliances 2 years ago. I did not purchase an extended warranty on the microwave due to the low price of it...but definitely expected it to last for at least 5+ years. Boy was I wrong! Within 2 years, the microwave has died and Samsung isn't willing to stand behind their product. I first held for a very long time to speak to a representative who initially offered a courtesy coverage of the parts...but then retracted that, stating the system wouldn't allow her to input it. They also offered to refer me to a repair company who wanted to charge $80 for the trip, $80 for labor and additional fees for the parts. I said no thanks! If I'm going to pay $160+ for a repair, I can just go and buy a new one! By the way, it's on sale today for $219.99. I'm still waiting to hear back from the manager to see if they can indeed override parts coverage. It's been a week now...and no return phone call. At the end of the day, I have to make a decision because I need a microwave. I'd like to keep all of my appliances in the same family but because of this terrible experience, I'm being forced to buy another brand. I'm very disappointed with Samsung!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Microwave easy to install

    Posted
    DBTKC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I am really happy with this unit (Samsung 1,8 cubic ft. over the stove model 18H1704SFS). It was a replacement for a 13 year old GE model that failed. This unit fit the existing wall support plate perfectly and as a result was very easy to install. One note, if you use the internal fan vent, you will have to remove and rotate the fan motor 90 degrees. This is simple and well documented, but there is a metal rim inside the front of the opening and a slot on each side of the motor housing. It looks like its designed to fit over the metal rim, but its not. It will fit except the unit will only go half way down. Make sure the entire motor housing is behind that metal edge. If it doesn't slip right in and go all the way down, this may be why. When you start to insert the motor, angle it's top to the back of the microwave slightly, After it starts in, rotate it forward and it will slip right into place. Note the description says it has a four speed fan but the specifications say two speed. The 4 speed is correct. The sensor cook works well, and the microwave cooks fast. All of the features are intuitive and work well. I have heard people say it is loud, but I find it to be less noticeable than the unit it replaced, the only real noise is the air flow through the fan on higher speeds. Also the balance of stainless steel and black accents on the front make it a reasonable choice for a kitchen with stainless steel appliances or black appliances. That will be nice if we decide to change from one to the other color. Note this is all based on a good installation experience, and the initial use of the microwave. Durability/reliability is not yet established since I have only had it in place for three days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MsSamsung

      Thanks for the feedback and installation advice, DBTKC!
      - Ms. SamsungMsSamsung





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