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Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's)
 
Approximate retail price:
$2800
Summary: This 28.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) 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 RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's)

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.


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.

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$1,599.00
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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 RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's)
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 28.5
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 RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's)
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1.0
Samsung ice maker
9/11/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
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
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Ice Maker Breaks every 6 months
8/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
2nd Refrigerator
Comment:
We inherited this fridge with our house and have had it for a year and a half. The fridge is about 4 years old total. In the year and a half we have owned it, the ice maker has broken 3 times including the first time when it flooded our kitchen- water was streaming full blast out of the door ice/water dispenser. After spending about $1000 for repairs and new parts, we've decided it is more ecomomical to buy a new fridge. (Plus we just remodeled the kitchen and can't handle the worry about another flood). I was very disapointed to see the high review rating from consumer reports on this fridge that we will have to replace when I started my research on our new fridge. Our repairman has said that they see these ice makers break all the time and Samsung made these as junk for Big Box stores. Please don't buy this fridge!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Samsung RFG298 HD Dual Ice maker Frig
8/26/2014
Pros
Attractive
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Dual ice makers
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Excessive Filter Use
Inop Door Dispenser
Noisy Ice Makers
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
The refrigerator worked well at first, however, we considered the filter replacement rate was too often. When the sensor determines the time is right for a new filter, the lower ice maker stops working. When working properly, the ice makers do fine, but the dropping ice is excessively loud. After approximately 2 years the door ice/water dispenser stopped working. This is unsatisfactory considering the door dispenser is a primary feature which is almost generic in modern refrigerator design. Though I can live with noise and a high filter usage rate, an inoperative door dispenser is unacceptable in a primary home refrigerator of this size and price range. We specifically purchased this unit for the dual ice maker feature; oddly, it's the primary (top) ice maker that's unusable due to the faulty dispenser. We would not recommend any Samsung refrigerator to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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