The Samsung RS265TD[WP] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, side by side refrigerator
models like the RS265TD[WP] 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 refrigerators 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 RS265TD[WP].
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Samsung RS263TD[ ] come from our tests of model Samsung RS265TD[WP], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model Samsung RS267TD[ ] come from our tests of model Samsung RS265TD[WP], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
Water dispenser The water dispenser is normally accessible from the outside as part of the ice and water dispenser.
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.
Energy cost/yr. ($) Estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.
I have the 265 model with icemaker in the door. I have no issues with the fridge, icemaker or water dispenser. A little larger drip tray would be the only thing I could see as an improvement. Unit makes plenty of ice for myself and two kids. If you throw a party, better get a couple bags from the local convenience store. I've not had any problems with it spilling ice on the floor or dispensing ice after removing my glass.<br />The LED lighting is bright and actually better than the fridge it replaced (it was also a side by side)<br />Gallon milk jugs fit great in the door.<br />Unit runs quietly. I do hear it dump the ice into the bin, however, it's about the same as all the others I've owned.<br />I really like the layout. It seems to hold a lot more than the one it replaced.<br />I highly recommend this fridge.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Shirley the dog lover
from Grass Valley, CA
(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I like this side by side refrigerator.
Space For Tall Items
Freezer Liner Cracked
Haard To Clean Ss Doors
Shelf Support Broke
Service Refused By Samsun
I cook all the time. Have owned same refrigerator 25 yrs with no problem. The service took many months to come see it. <br />Then was told they wouldn't fix it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Bad Ice Maker
Very unreliable ice maker. It will only give crushed ice, never cubed. Very loud water filter, customer service said, Some are just like that.