Samsung NX58H9500WS Gas Range Review

If you’re looking to add some good-looking hardware to your kitchen then the 30-inch Samsung NX58H9500WS slide–in gas model may be for you. Visually appealing, with a sleek ice blue interface and intuitive touch controls, this stove will add a digital dimension to your kitchen. 

Pros
  • Safety features like auto shut off and child safety lock
  • Spacious oven capacity of 5.8 cu.ft
  • Large oval burner in center of stovetop ideal for light grilling 
  • Self-cleaning oven
  • Fast gas-cooktop boiler
  • Tilted highly reactive control panel 
  • Sabbath mode
  • Wifi connectivity
Cons
  • Some remarked that the stainless steel was difficult to keep scratch-free and clean
  • Knobs to control stove are reported by some users as inferior 
  • Oven fan relatively noisy
  • Possible igniter issues
Recommended alternatives:
GE JGS760SELSS
GE Profile PGS930BELTS
KitchenAid KSGB900ESS

Stovetop Performance

Samsung NX58H9500WS cooktop

Stovetop consists of 5 powerful gas burners providing 5,000 to 18,000 BTU’s of power. 

Some complain that the oblong grill in the center of the stovetop takes up valuable cooking space, and when utilizing the other 4 corner burners with large pots they overlapped and bumped onto the center burner. Users also reported that it took a while for the center burner to get warm.

Many who bought this unit were undoubtedly impressed at how fast and efficiently the double-ring burner boiled water. This dual-power burner was reportedly extremely effective and thus reduced cooking time.

Oven Performance

Samsung NX58H9500WS oven

The Samsung NX58H9500WS has one of the largest ovens on the market at 5.8 cu.ft capacity, with oven power of 5275 watts & grill power of 4689 watts. It has 7 rack positions, affording you the opportunity to cook multiple dishes at once. This is convenient if you have a big family or enjoy entertaining and cooking for large numbers of guests.

The ultimate test to a convection oven’s capabilities, the infamous biscuit test, was reported to be disappointing with a lack of uniformity in the cooking of the biscuits. Some users lamented that after baking multiple racks of biscuits, the heights and levels of the different racks baked the biscuits at different temperatures despite using the convection oven, so some biscuits were crispy and brown and others not.

Busy moms liked the multiple oven cooking programs like the delay-bake program which allows you to start cooking or baking even when you are not at home. 

Some were disappointed in the oven’s ability to brown meat or roasts and ultimately add a crispy finish to their dishes, whilst others loved the assistance the 4 “healthy cook”  presets provided. The 3  “favorite cook”  presets were also deemed very helpful by most users.

Features

Samsung NX58H9500WS design

Wifi connectivity

The Samsung NX58H9500WS offers Wifi connectivity which means you will receive notifications about completed cooking tasks right to your cell phone.

‘Wake up’  touchpad

A button in the bottom left corner of the control panel  ‘wakes up’ the touch screen making it ready for use. The panel is tilted towards the user to eliminate bending over when using the controls.

‘Healthy cook’  button.

This button provides six cooking suggestions for cooking specific food like certain types of fish or chicken. A highlight for a novice cook.

Large oven window

Great for young eager kitchen assistants to peer through while eyeing their cookies or cupcakes baking in the oven. 

Reversible griddle 

There is a reversible griddle that goes over the oblong shaped gas burner in the middle of the stovetop. This added extra offers great flexibility as a two-sided grill: one side ridged and the other flat. Users loved this for grilled cheese sandwiches or breakfast pancakes but meat lovers reported that ultimately it wasn’t hot enough to sear their steaks, so they would have to fire up their barbecues outside instead.

Warming drawer

A warming Drawer offering 0.7cu.ft capacity and 3 temperature levels. 

Also included are various accessories

  • Wok ring: This circular ring helps to stabilize the pan when making stir-fries and the shape of the ring also distributes heat evenly and thoroughly throughout the wok.
  • A split oven rack: Useful for squeezing that extra something into the oven.
  • Temperature probe: A cooking probe that tells you exactly what the internal temperature of your food is, without you having to open and close the oven door thereby ensuring perfectly cooked food and also food that’s safe for human consumption as it won’t be undercooked. 

Build Quality

Wrapped in brushed stainless steel the Samsung NX58H9500WS      is a solid looking stove but some users were displeased with the inferior quality of the knobs, whilst others reported that they felt the stainless steel was thin and not as sturdy as they would have liked.

It has heavy cast iron grates that some remarked were difficult to clean. The continuous grate, however, was enjoyed by users who said this feature made it easy to maneuver and slide heavy pans across the stove-top and off the heat quickly and easily. 

Some users pointed out that the oven thermometer was sometimes unreliable and did not give an accurate reading of the oven temperature.

Value

The Samsung NX58H9500WS undoubtedly has a lot to offer and is certainly an attractive visual addition to any modern 21st-century kitchen. Although some users commented that it was slightly overpriced for its functionality and quality because of cheaper and more basic options with similar capabilities (like the Kenmore 74343 unit)  the overall consensus was that it was still a good buy. The stovetop was reportedly impressive with quick heating times and effective and fast water boiling and meat searing capabilities. Despite reports by some that the oven did not deliver consistent heat to the multiple levels of cooking racks, most discerning buyers were still happy with the Samsung NX58H9500WS capabilities, looks and high-end technology that is offered.

Alternatives

Cheaper model
GE JGS760SELSS

You could consider cheaper more basic models on the market like the GE JGS760SELSS with only a slightly smaller oven but a considerably smaller price tag. The GE JGS760SELSS has fewer perks and admittedly not as many extra accessories that the Samsung NX58H9500WS offers, for example, it has 6 racks instead of 7, a slightly smaller oven, and no middle griddle on the stovetop. This is definitely a more basic unit than the Samsung NX58H9500WS but still a solid offering, and some have said possibly better value for money than the Samsung NX58H9500WS.

Similar price
GE Profile PGS930BELTS

This slide in model gives you the choice of  stainless steel (GE PGS930SELSS), or  black.  It also offers wi-fi connectivity as the Samsung NX58H9500WS does, and a 18 000 BTU power boil burner  that users remarked was great for fast cooking and searing of meat.

Upgrade
KitchenAid KSGB900ESS

For baking connoisseurs you may be happy to fork out a little extra for the KitchenAid KSGB900ESS which has a bigger oven capacity to the Samsung NX58h9500WS at 6.5 cubic foot, and also offers something a little different in the form of a baking drawer. This feature allows you to bake, cook or even just keep food warm while you cook in the main oven. Users enjoyed this feature as they could cook supper and bake pudding simultaneously thus saving unnecessary time in the kitchen.

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