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Refrigerators

Samsung RF323TEDB[SR]
 
Approximate retail price:
$3300
Summary: This 31.6 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF323TEDB[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
  • an additional icemaker in freezer
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF323TEDB[SR]

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.


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 RF323TEDB[SR]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 31.6
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF323TEDB[SR]
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Useless Water Filter
7/25/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Water Filter
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Doesn't work consistantly
7/14/2014
Pros
Large
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Very Pleased
12/2/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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