The Samsung RF31FMESBSR is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the RF31FMESBSR 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.
nothing but problems, Ice maker never makes cubed ice, there is water leaking in the middle flex zone drawer. Everything that we have read is that Samsung has not addressed the problem and you once your warranty is up your are out of luck. The last refrigerator we had lasted over ten years and no problems. This refrigerator cost a small fortune and problems since day one. Don't buy the Samsung!!
How long have you owned it:
from Peachtree City Ga.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
ice maker failed
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Bad Ice Maker
it keeps things cold like it should. Ice maker is incredably noisy but now after 3 years it has quit working so I guess the noise will stop. trying to decide whether to spend $500 to repair it or just buy a more reliable product
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Kathy B
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Bad Ice Maker
Limited Shelving Options
Not Cold Enough
Really noisy. The reason per Samsung: dual cooling. Sorry, that is a feature, not a reason, and definitely not acceptable. It wakes us up at night and our room is 157.3 feet from it. The ice maker is consistently underpowered. There is a cube ice option, but I defy you to actually get cubes out of it, more like large and small crushed ice. You cannot lower the temp in the main compartment, only the deli drawer. The exterior finish is different from all other stainless steel appliances I have ever owned. Do not use stainless steel cleaner on it, or you will be cleaning for months. Freezer compartment tray is annoyingly attached, it doesn't operate independently of the drawer. For $3400, you can and should do much better to buy something else. I replaced my wonderful reliable 12 year old Electrolux with this garbage, I sincerely regret selling it as I would much rather have it back.