The Samsung RB195AC[PN] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the RB195AC[PN] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand
Samsung's new bottom-freezer French-door refrigerators will come with new easy-open door systems, foldaway shelves, LED lighting, and dual evaporators. It's expected to be debuting the largest French-door model in the U.S. market with its 29-cubic-foot refrigerator.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Have owned this refrigerator since 2004 with no problems at all. It's also very quiet. The condenser can barely be heard cycling on and off.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Pasadena, CA
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Great looks, BAD reliability!
Loved the look, and I needed a cabinet-depth fridge. Delivered in late May 2012. On December 21, 2012, it simply STOPPED working. Motor was running, ZERO chill. Everything melted. Pacific Sales repairman came out, said it needed a new compressor and computer board. Waited weeks for the parts. He installed, and it worked again for TWO days. Then stopped again. Waiting right now for him to return. But I no longer trust this unit, and want it replaced. My advice is TO BUY ANY AVAILABLE EXTENDED WARRANTY from the retailer. You'll need it.