The Samsung RF323TEDB[SR] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the RF323TEDB[SR] 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.
Even though we are empty nesters the contractor grade refrigerator we previously used was just too small. This unit more than meets our needs and, I suspect, would be spacious enough for a much larger family. I particularly like that one shelf can slide back to make room for tall items. The shelves are adjustable; that might be quite convenient for some users.<br /><br />Another feature I like is that the touch pad on the door allows setting both the freezer and refrigerator temperatures by degree - not just a scale from warmer to cooler.<br /><br />Our home has an open floor plan so noise is a primary concern. Unlike some other reviewers we have found this model to be very quiet.<br /><br />One caution - this is a big refrigerator. Even though our house has 36 doors, both the door to the house and the refrigerator doors had to be removed to allow the unit in.<br /><br />This model was a very good choice for us.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Marathon Gurl
from San Jose, CA
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Is not functional since its installation
I am very dissatisfied with Samsung and its service and am going to be venting on social media, with the hope someone takes notice. Bought a brand new SAMSUNG RF323TEDBSR 3 days ago, got it installed on Saturday and after more than 48 hours, the fridge has not cooled down below 68F. I have called Samsung service multiple times now, my food is now rotten and I still do not have a confirmed appointment for a Samsung service technician to come out and FIX it. Is this the kind of service we should expect? I did get a call on my home number in spite of explicitly requesting to be called on my cell# since I am not home during day time. The person I talked to this evening told me that my cell# never got entered into the transaction record. Now I have been given the service dept. number, which is closed now. So, it will be now another day before someone comes out. As you can imagine, you have a very frustrated and dissatisfied customer.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
from Columbus, OH
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Unable to hold temperature
Space For Tall Items
Not Cold Enough
After a year, we discoverd that the freezer section would not keep fruit popsicles solid. We keep the freezer section set to -8, it was measured about +4. We then checked the refrigerator, the tempeature of the food was 42. We have another old GE frig in the garage and it's food temperatures were correct. e.g. a bottle of water in the old frige was 34. I have three different thermometers and they all agree with these findings. <br /><br />It took almost a month to convince Samsung that the unit was not working, but at last after more than 12 calls, they agreeded to replace it.<br /><br />Well......Based on CR's frequency of repair, we decided to just get another Samsung, but this time we got a newer model, RF31FMEDBWW. Guess what, it too cannot hold cold temperatures. It is set for 34 and the food is 39-41. We have had it for one day and it is going back! We will try another brand.