4.7
20 reviews
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Type:
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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Samsung French Door Refrigerator
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Easy access (4)
  • Holds temperature well (4)
  • Customizable shelving (3)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Big families (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (3)
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    • Personal (4)
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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

Roomy & Wide.

By 

from Perryville Kentucky

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

    I absolutely love this refrig! Found it for a little bit over a year now. It's very wide and spacious. I have room for everything and I return from the grocery. Considering the cost compared to other refrigs Sunil to m this one, I feel it is the best value for the money. I would definitely purchase again.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    By 

    from Natchitoches,la

    About Me Casual Cook

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Families

      Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

      Beautiful

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      buy it and will never regret

      By 

      from Misurata ,Libya

      About Me Casual Cook

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Access
      • Holds Temperature Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Families

        Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

        keep foods good as long as possible thanks to its ability to hold temperatures steady. Plus temps don't vary from shelf to shelf so you won't have to worry about which to store foods on to keep freshness. The pantry drawer stayed colder than the rest of the fridge, which will preserve meats and poultry longer. One thing to be wary of with the door's temperatures. The interior offers lots of flexibility with the ability to rearrange all of the shelves and compartments; unlike most it has two trays in the freezer in addition to the bin, which helps frozen foods stay organized. We love that it's easy to open the freezer, even when it's packed to the gills so don't worry anymore about your food go ahead and try it.

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        • Personal
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        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        Nice cofee

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        from Ex.fkkfgk.gnf

        About Me Gourmet Chef

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Customizable Shelving

        Cons

        • Bad Ice Maker
        • Flimsy Shelves

        Best Uses

        • 2nd Refrigerator

        Comments about Samsung French Door Refrigerator:

        Ckckckhkgk

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        wonderful

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        from sudan

        About Me Avid Cook

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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

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          • Personal
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          • I received a sample

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great reliable refrigerator

          By 

          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

          By 

          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

          By 

          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!

          By 

          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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