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Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]
 
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$1,849.00 - $2,099.00
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Summary: This 25.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF261BEAE[SR] refrigerator has
  • an internal water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Community icon12 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]

The Samsung RF261BEAE[SR] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF261BEAE[SR] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
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.

Energy efficiency:
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:
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.

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Features & Specs - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.5
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser Internal
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]
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2.0
Pop, Bang, jump!
8/25/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Cons
Loud Popping
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
Unfortunately, I didn't heed the warnings written here and many other places. I was lured in by the shiny surface and bright lights. Ladies and gentlemen, the popping sound is real. Samsung said it was normal to me too. Imagine sitting in your chair and calmy enjoying your favorite book. Someone sneeks up behind you and claps right by your ear. Do you jump? Yes, very high. It is loud and random. Not the ice dumping, that's a pleasant sound of success. Not just normal expanding/contracting that would be pleasant. Please don't purchase this fridge - or any Samsung now seeing how they don't stand by their products (they're afraid of the sound probably). Samsung rf261beaesr/aa purchased in July 2014, it's now only August 2014. *sigh*
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Easily dented and hard to close
8/14/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Dents Easily
Hard to clean
Hard To Close
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
This refrigerator holds temperature well and has a nice design. It was relatively inexpensive. But it requires a strong push to close the doors, the opposite of self closing cabinet drawers. It has numerous dents from just average household use. We had some leaking fish, and it took weeks to get the smell out, the glass shelves are not removeable or sealed.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
7 days and it has to go
7/12/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Cons
Noisy
Sounds Like Ac Compressor
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Loud,loud and loud. Appliance Tech said no insulation on compressor line to coil which allowed line to vibrate inside. Use caution when buying any appliance if you sit near it.Tried 2 Samsung's and I am moving to another brand. Good for the garage maybe.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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