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French Door Refrigerators
Brand:
Samsung
Model:
RFG296HDRS
Samsung French Door Refrigerator

Summary

The Samsung RFG296HDRS 36 Stainless Steel 29 cuft French Door Refrigerator with Dual Ice Maker features an Attractive Design Large Capacity LED Lighting and Superior Ice Production and

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4.6

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very functional unit

After having two side by sides, getting back to a wide refrigerator is great. The french doors are an added bonus.

Noise Level
Extremely quiet running. However, it will get...Read complete review

After having two side by sides, getting back to a wide refrigerator is great. The french doors are an added bonus.

Noise Level
Extremely quiet running. However, it will get your attention when the icemaker dumps ice. Sounds like someone dropping rocks inside.

Interior Organization
The flexible shelving system is great

Temperature Control
I do have to set the thermostats higher as the interior temps of both the refrigerator and freezer compartments are significantly colder than whatever you set them at on the control panel.

Ease of Cleaning
No complaints. Worst part is having to move all the stuff on a shelf or shelves.

Durability
Have only had the unit for about 6 months, but I hope it lasts much longer than the cantankerous G.E. Arctica which it replaced.

Design
I had to drop the rating by a point as the ice/water dispenser in the door is not designed as well as it could be. Water spout shoots too close to the back of whatever container you're using, and the ice dispenser, particularly the crushed, seems to go every which way as it dispenses regardless of the container you're using. Also, after dispensing ice, watch out the next time you go to get some as most times it seems that a bit of undispensed ice will stay in the chute, melt, and then run out as you try to get more ice. Does prove one thing, however, and that is that the door on the dispenser is very well sealed. By the way, don't forget to check the drip pan below the dispenser frequently and remove any water in there so you don't end up with the shallow tray getting mildewed or filling up and overflowing down the front of the door.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great refrigerator but a pain to change water filter

I have owned this Samsung refrigerator for a little over two weeks now. The interior of the refrigerator is designed well, and the depths of chambers inside doors allows for storage of gallon size...Read complete review

I have owned this Samsung refrigerator for a little over two weeks now. The interior of the refrigerator is designed well, and the depths of chambers inside doors allows for storage of gallon size milk bottles which is immensely helpful. The noise level is within tolerable limits and so far there have been no issues with the freezer frosting over. Cleaning this refrigerator is fairly easy too, especially since the shelves and compartments are discontinuous, a spill in one compartment can be cleaned up without it overflowing into a different section. The one thing that has really bothered me about this refrigerator (and hence a rating of 6) is the difficulty of changing the water filter. Since the water pressure in the filter housing is too high, we have had to turn off the main water supply of the house, drain the filter housing and then install a new filter. This was not too big of a deal the first time, but I am not sure this will be a pleasant experience when repeated every six months for the life of this fridge.

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5.0

wonderful

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 2nd Refrigerator
    • Big Families
    • Large Kitchens
    • Office Fridge
    • Small Kitchens
    • Wet Bar

    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    Suitable refrglt. for all

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great reliable refrigerator

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    from Slidell, LA

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    This is a very large refrigerator. We purchased it because it is so spacious and it is great having the freezer drawer at the bottom. The side by side type of refrigerator makes it easy to find what you are looking for. I like having the display above the water and ice compartment that shows when the filter needs to be changed. I absolutely love the fact that it has an alarm button on the display that you can leave on or turn off. This is by helpful to me. It beeps if the door is left open just a tiny bit. One drawback that we find is that we do not like the ice maker being in the top of the refrigerator. Other than that, it is an awesome product and I would highly recommend this one. It is very reliable and we have not had any problems with it.

    Noise Level
    This refrigerator really has no noise at all. I have never heard anything other than when you get water, the water refills. Other than that, it is very quiet.

    Interior Organization
    There is a lot of room, and you can move the shelves. I especially like the half shelves that can be converted to whole or half.

    Temperature Control
    Temperature control is great because it seems to maintain a steady temperature as to what you put it on.

    Ease of Cleaning
    The interior of this refrigerator is very easy to clean. I use a damp rag and soapy water and spills clean right up. As far as the outside of the refrigerator, the stainless steel finish, I found that one easy way to keep water marks and hand prints off of the finish is to clean it with WD 40. Once you clean it with that, you basically don't have to clean it for a few weeks and the stainless steel looks great.

    Durability
    This is a very sturdy refrigerator. It is very heavy, but sturdy.

    Design
    The design of this refrigerator is a very convenient one, with the 2 doors on the top and the drawer at the bottom. Easy to reach.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very functional unit

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    from USA

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    After having two side by sides, getting back to a wide refrigerator is great. The french doors are an added bonus.

    Noise Level
    Extremely quiet running. However, it will get your attention when the icemaker dumps ice. Sounds like someone dropping rocks inside.

    Interior Organization
    The flexible shelving system is great

    Temperature Control
    I do have to set the thermostats higher as the interior temps of both the refrigerator and freezer compartments are significantly colder than whatever you set them at on the control panel.

    Ease of Cleaning
    No complaints. Worst part is having to move all the stuff on a shelf or shelves.

    Durability
    Have only had the unit for about 6 months, but I hope it lasts much longer than the cantankerous G.E. Arctica which it replaced.

    Design
    I had to drop the rating by a point as the ice/water dispenser in the door is not designed as well as it could be. Water spout shoots too close to the back of whatever container you're using, and the ice dispenser, particularly the crushed, seems to go every which way as it dispenses regardless of the container you're using. Also, after dispensing ice, watch out the next time you go to get some as most times it seems that a bit of undispensed ice will stay in the chute, melt, and then run out as you try to get more ice. Does prove one thing, however, and that is that the door on the dispenser is very well sealed. By the way, don't forget to check the drip pan below the dispenser frequently and remove any water in there so you don't end up with the shallow tray getting mildewed or filling up and overflowing down the front of the door.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not a Bad Selection

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    from Portland, TX

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    The Samsung French Door Refrigerator is a great selection for those individuals who want to break the traditional barrier of refrigerators. The sleek, stainless steel look is very expensive-looking and is definitely a must for those who have other Samsung stainless steel kitchen appliances. The reason I say this is that it will match perfectly with other Samsung stainless steel surfaces, and as an owner of stainless steel appliances, the purchaser would know that the outside of this particular appliance is somewhat high maintenance, as stainless steel fingerprints easily. Not an appliance I would own with young children, this refrigerator is perfect for people with older kids because that would mean less fingerprinting and less worry about the child opening the bottom compartment--the freezer. The interior organization is very nice because there is a very large portion for the refrigerator and a large deep-freeze style portion for the freezer.

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    5.0

    I loved this refrigerator!

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    from Davie, FL

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    My old apartment had this refrigerator. I lived there for two years, and boy, do I miss this refrigerator! I loved the sleek French doors. This refrigerator is very spacious, and I always had enough room in my fridge to fit whatever I needed to fit inside of it. I hope to eventually be able to afford to buy this refrigerator for my house. It is on the pricey-side, but it is definitely worth every penny!

    Noise Level
    All refrigerators make noise, but this one is definitely quieter than the average refrigerator.

    Interior Organization
    Very organized; love it!

    Temperature Control
    It's very easy to adjust the settings and keep your fridge as cold as you want it to be.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Like all refrigerators, you just wipe down the interior and exterior with a wet rag. Very simple to clean.

    Durability
    For the two years that I owned this refrigerator, I never experienced any problems with it.

    Design
    The design is my favorite aspect of this refrigerator. The French doors are so modern.

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    3.0

    Great refrigerator but a pain to change water filter

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    from Merced, CA

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    I have owned this Samsung refrigerator for a little over two weeks now. The interior of the refrigerator is designed well, and the depths of chambers inside doors allows for storage of gallon size milk bottles which is immensely helpful. The noise level is within tolerable limits and so far there have been no issues with the freezer frosting over. Cleaning this refrigerator is fairly easy too, especially since the shelves and compartments are discontinuous, a spill in one compartment can be cleaned up without it overflowing into a different section. The one thing that has really bothered me about this refrigerator (and hence a rating of 6) is the difficulty of changing the water filter. Since the water pressure in the filter housing is too high, we have had to turn off the main water supply of the house, drain the filter housing and then install a new filter. This was not too big of a deal the first time, but I am not sure this will be a pleasant experience when repeated every six months for the life of this fridge.

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    5.0

    Couldn't be happier

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    from USA

    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    After much research on a replacement refrigerator I decided on this one. I am more of a utilitarian type but I find myself admiring this unit. On the utilitarian side it dramatically reduced my electrical bill and the purified water dispenser is a big hit.

    Noise Level
    You can barely tell the unit is running. I find myself checking just to be sure.

    Temperature Control
    You can adjust to the degree with this thing. The power cool is nice when it has been restocked from a trip to the store. The Eco mode is a nice feature I used while we were away on vacation.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Interior shelves remove and adjust easily and the bins come right out. The door tray comes out while keeping any spilled liquids inside. I didn't realize this until we discovered a leaking milk container. It was a pleasant surprise.

    Durability
    I've only owned it for 6 months but it has stood up very well so far. The doors have no dings scratches or dents but as with any stainless steel it does show fingerprints. Very easy to clean though.

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    4.0

    Great Samsung model

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    from USA

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    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    Overall, great refrigerator!

    Noise Level
    Noise level? Can barely hear it! Works like a charm, great fridge!

    Interior Organization
    Organization is quick and easy. Get the model with the heavy-duty adjustable glass shelves.

    Temperature Control
    The temperature can be slightly variable, but it's not a large variance. I've owned other refrigerators with MASSIVE variances in temperatures. It was a chief concern when I went shopping, and this fridge holds up great. I used 3 thermometers to test, and only the bottom thermometer ended up slightly colder.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Very easy to clean! The shelves are slightly raised so smaller spills will get trapped.

    Durability
    We got the stainless steel model. Highly durable, solid construction. Glass shelves. Look at the filter parts when comparing durability! Most fridges offer good externals/shelves, but the internals are shoddy. Not Samsung!

    Design
    Very attractive design, and 4 different exteriors to choose from; black, stainless, white, and "platinum". Goes with any decor!

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    4.0

    Good solid refrigerator

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    from USA

    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    It is a good refrigerator with a lot of space and great features.

    Noise Level
    It keeps having a buzzing sound that is loud and annoying but no one knows what it is.

    Interior Organization
    Set up extremely well to maximize room. However, the tray at the bottom of the refrigerator portion gets stuck and is sometimes difficult to return to its proper position.

    Temperature Control
    Great temperature control

    Ease of Cleaning
    Easy to clean.

    Durability
    seems very durable

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    4.0

    a nice refrigerator for family of six or more

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    from USA

    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    It's a pretty good refrigerator. It's cool to be able to move some of the shelves around if needed, and it's kinda easy cleaning. the water tastes fabulous! Like this a lot better than our old one.

    Temperature Control
    it's nice.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Kinda hard cleaning the stainless steel doors and nanny/nooks but other than that, no problem cleaning.

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