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.
This refrigerator is awesome! The dual ice maker is such a plus and it truly makes a lot of ice fast. There is a lot of room and versitile. I originally ordered the Samsung RF30HBEDBSR but was delived the RF28HMELBSR. I got to use the refrigerator for a few days but HATED the design. Took forever for frige to cool. Not enough ice etc. changed order to receive RF323TEDBSR and was extremely happy with the RF323TEDBSR. It cooled quickly, much larger and tons of ice PLUS it was nearly $1000 cheaper from my original purchase. <br /><br />The noise level others have spoken about I do not find loud. IT HAS AN ICE MAKER AND ICE DROPS INTO ICE BIN; thus, making a little noise! Happens with ice makers. <br /><br />This is an awesome refrigerator both price and versitility compared to it's higher-priced Samsung refrigerators. Quality through and through.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from RSM, CA
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Useless Water Filter
Holds Temperature Well
Bad Ice Maker
Tested the purity of the water from the newly replaced water filter. There was no difference from the filter water and tap water. It is a wast of money to spend $60+ for a filter which does nothing.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Kansas City, MO
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Doesn't work consistantly
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
The first repair in the first year was the water dispenser. It was dispensing water so slowly that we finally quit using it until the repair. In the second year under the extended warranty, the refrigerator started making a loud, whining noise. During this time, the fridge and freezer both got warm several times when we were gone for the weekend. It seems to be shutting down when no one is opening and closing the unit. Three service calls and no fix. Check online and see how many people are unhappy with Samsung refrigerators. Buy another brand.