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Refrigerators

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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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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4.0
Great Fridge compared to my whirlpool
10/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Loss of words
10/28/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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