The Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) 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.
The following models have the same ratings as Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Samsung RFG297HD[ ] come from our tests of model Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Does not have dual icemakers, does not have slide and go shelf
The Ratings applied to untested model Samsung RFG296HD[ ] come from our tests of model Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Does not have cool select pantry, does not have slide and go shelf
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.
Me and my wife were looking to replace our 2 year old whirlpool which gave us nothing but problems and there tech support is terrible so wont buy them again. The Samsung had everything we needs and works great. It keeps helps with our veggies they last a lot longer then the old fridge. Only complaint I have is the shelving should be able to go higher since cant use all the shelves with tall bottles one to 2 more notches would of been helpful
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Ron hopkins
from Portland oregon
Loss of words
Bad Ice Maker
Very noisy as ice builds up and the fan motor rubs on the ice. But worst problem is the full sheet of ice that builds up under the freezer drawer to the point were the freezer will barley open our close so that said I've had to defrost and reset the unit three times in 10 months.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Jack of ft Myers
from Ft Myers, fl
Samsung ice maker
Bad Ice Maker
Samsung refrigerators are the worst. I would have rated it a zero if that had been a choice. The ice maker has broken no less than ten times. We finally gave up and bought a separate ice maker