Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SandyH Excellent Range!!
Wide variety of features and great looking range! I didn't think I would use the griddle portion that much, but I use it just about every day. Sturdy and efficient.
July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by skoozz Beautiful stove, issues with dented door/replacement. Powerful stove-GREAT oven.
Purchased November 29, 2014 and it is being replace Jan 28, 2015 because of a nice dent in the oven door. We didn't notice it until 5 minutes after the delivery guys made a hasty retreat. Initially they said they would just replace the door, great, then changed their minds and now have to go through entire new install, two months later. Oh well, another smell up my house burn off is coming.
I like the oven a lot! Our previous oven was horrible, Kenmore, that never really worked right. Changed out the element/igniter twice and still never came up to temp. 325 at most. I love the oven and have used it more in 2 months than I ever did in 10 years with the previous one. Love the glide rack and wished it would have come with 2. (or $100 or so I can add another.) My only complaint with the oven is I don't like the fact that I have to toggle the oven light every time the oven has been opened. I like to keep the light on continuously to spy on the progress of the food. Have you ever watched a Papa Murphy's Stuffed Chicken Pizza magically rise in the oven? OMGosh it's beautiful!
Probably won't use the tiny warming drawer, had one on the last stove (10 Years) and never once used it for anything but storage. This one is considerably smaller.
The top is black and shows every crumb, every grease drop, every speck of dust, but thankfully does clean up easily. I keep a can of "air" in the kitchen for quick dusting! :) My previous stove had four burners, largest front left, simmer back right, medium back left and front right. I mostly used the 2 front burners.
This stove has a MONSTER burner front right, large front left, medium back left, simmer back right, and oval low heat in the center. I am constantly moving pots since the front ones can't get low enough- making everything want to boil over! So I heat on the two left burners then move to the simmer to finish cooking. I have not used the MONSTER burner yet and that is the position I used to cook on mostly! Definitely a learning curve and planning when using this stove top. Don't get me wrong it works like a champ, just very different from what I'm used to.
The oval burner is ok using the griddle but be sure to heat it up for 5 mins first or you'll get soggy pancakes. I purchased an all-clad oval anodized aluminum pot just for this burner and slow cooked a chicken in it...ibut again I had to move that huge pot to the simmer burner as it too couldn't get low enough to simmer; the chicken was fab!
Next time I need a stove I hope they have choices that don't have a monster wok burner front and center. How's about some nice medium burners for us non-professional chef types! Or customer configured models, now that'd be cool. Did I mention the oven is awesome??
Will update once new unit is installed and used awhile.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rarebear Excellent range, good price
First, I want readers to know that I am a retired professional chef. In my carreer I powned a cooking school for home chefs that had 15 high end ranges for home use. I consulted with major manufacturers on the design and performance of the high end appliances for home use as well..the ones that cost between $6-$15,000 each. I purchased this Samsung range for a small mountain home. I've owned this range for a month and am loving it for the price. It has all the features of the more expensive ranges but it only has two higher heat burners and it costs a fraction of the price. I would prefer all the burners to be 18,000 btu's. There is NO need whatsoever for simmer burners. I loved Dacor ranges as they included a simmer plate, a heavy duty cast plate that was placed over any high heat burner that when set on low would keep chocolate warm and not burn it. I have simmered a stock successfully on this new range. The American public is obsessed with simmer burners because marketing has told us to be. Those low heat or simmer burners on this range are totally worthless to me and anyone wishing to do cook. I also would have liked the oval burner in the center to have high BTU's. There are many large saute pans that would be perfectly placed on that center burner but only if there was 18,000 BTU available. The more important feature of a range is the high BTU output NOT simmer burners. I have this model, the black top which is much easier to clean that the ext model up, the stainless topped one. I wish companies would abandon the stainless altogether and go back to colored porcelain appliances. I had a 14,000 square foot cooking school filled with the high end stainless appliances for home cooks and they were and are a nightmare to keep clean and fingerprint free. Porcleain is so much easier to keep clean plus I personally like the colors ( as long as they are not are harvest gold or avocado green :) )
I use the two front burners consistently, one of 18,000 btu's the other is 15,000 btu's. Those simmer burners in the back are fairly useless. I needed to simmer two stocks overnight and did so using the low setting on the 2 front burners. It was perfect.
The gas convection oven does a a good job baking evenly on both convection and regular bake. It has a fan and two elements claiming true convection. I am not sure how Samsung's elemnrts stack up to the more expensive brands but have had excellent results thus far baking. The bread proofing setting is perfect and certainly beats turning the oven on and then off and hoping for the best. I am anxious to try their dehydrate option.
Another really nice option is the slide out gliding rack. It is outstanding to be able to slide the rack out rather than struggling getting into a large Le Creuset dutch oven to check on the contents. I may but 2 more of these racks to replace the other two standard racks.
I am buying a 600 CFM hood fan that will be vented outside as the silly overhead microwave that came with the house never shuts off while I am using this high BTU range. In addition my smoke alarms go off at least once a day. I highly recommend investing in a good hood fan. It will suck all the grease and odors from your home outside. I ended up buying a Broan fan which cost almost as much as the sale price of the range. ...but worth every penny. Grease floats through the air and resides on your furniture and walls if not removed by a good fan.
Overall this range is an excellent buy. I had to have mine converted to propane as there is no gas in the mountains which was a 10 minute job for in the installer and the kit came with the range.
I have recommended this range to my son and a friend. Samsung has done a good job bringing an affordable range to the general public. With all this being said, I have only owned this for a month and have had no issues, breaks or failures. I will report any service or failure problems if they arise. I will say that Samsung customer service is not very knowledgeable or helpful. They seem to be reading off of a chart and could not answer questions intelligently.
I got this range on sale for about $1,100 dollars, almost $400 off the regular $1,500 price. Home Depot seems to run this sale every few months.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cody111607 This range has everything.
This range has so many features. It has a pizza button and a great warming tray. I love the 3 racks in the oven and how the light goes on when you open the door. The gas top works well also. The wok burner is great.. There is nothing negative to say about this range.
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBLOUISVILLE GREAT RANGE
THE CONVECTION GAS RANGE IS A VERY NICE PRODUCT AND COMPARES WITH ONES MUCH MORE EXEPNSIVE.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HildaC This is an incredible oven!!!! Best one I have ever owned
This oven is fantastic. Even baking. Fast boiling on stovetop. Looks and operates like a professional oven. I thought it would be much more. Priced is fantastic.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pantana Great Range
I found this range easy to clean. Love the burners. I would recommend this range. Cooks great!
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MechanicalEngineer All the features we could ask for. We love it!
Before buying this stove, we read all the reviews we could find; not all of which were full 5 star ratings - though for the most part, high ratings.
To be fair, we have had it for only a week so far; but at this point every aspect of it has met or exceeded our expectations. It was delivered in nearly perfect shape; the only defect being a slight bend in the chrome flashing around the bottom drawer, lower left corner. But this was so slight that it was much easier to straighten it than complain about it.
Packaging was perfect.
April 30, 2016