|

Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] Refrigerator

 
Price range:
$1,895.50 - $2,560.03
Price it button
Summary: This 25.6 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
Dividing line
Community icon16 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]

The Samsung RF263BEAE[SR] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF263BEAE[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.

Read our Brand Reliability
Features & Specs - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.6
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
More features and specs
User Reviews - Samsung RF263BEAE[SR]
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
 
4.0
Fine Refrigerator, But for One Issue...
1/18/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Flimsy Pantry Self
Flimsy Pantry Shelf
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Fine For Family Of Four
Comment:
Love this refrigerator overall. Everything functions well except plastic pantry door located on bottom of refrigerator section. Main problem is with the tracking system. Unless the door is opened with VERY deliberate care and precision, it goes off track - basically ALL the time! I called Samsung's Warranty Dept. and was told, ...It's just the way this refrigerator is made. The floor model here at Samsung does the same thing. But it's not a warrant issue. Really??? As a work around, I find that if I don't open the pantry door all the way, it doesn't go off track; but it isn't fully functional then either. <br /><br />Again, overall it functions great: Food stays fresh very long, it's quiet, water/ice maker works fine, very easy to locate food = good layout. (Note my refrigerator was made 5/2014, maybe issues encountered by other reviewers were re-engineered and corrected.)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Cheaply made
12/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Like The Looks
Quiet
Cons
Broken Door Shelf
Broken Pantry Cover
Cheaply made
Door Stays Open
Flimsy Shelves
Freezer Hard To Organize
Hard to clean
Plastic breaks easily
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Comment:
the plastic shelving breaks too easily. Pantry bottom drawer does not shut well and broke within 1 month of having it. I have a door shelf I have to hold together with duck tape. Really hard to get drawers especially bottom drawer out to clean. Impossible to organize freezer. I am disappointed that Consumer Reports recommended this refrigerator; it does not stand up to normal family use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not satisfied, at all!
11/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Samsung refuses to accept that this refrigerator has a lousy, unacceptable ice maker. Initially it works fair and then degrades consistently to a point where the ice is coming out in chips. I replaced the ice cube mold and it worked for a while, then back to the same old junk. Like I said, Samsung refuses to admit it's got problems.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more