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    Samsung Chef Collection RF34H9960S4 Refrigerator

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    Chef Collection RF34H9960S4
    This 34.3 cu.-ft. (claimed) four-door French-door Samsung Chef Collection RF34H9960S4 refrigerator has
    • digital controls on its front door that show actual temperature
    • an external water dispenser
    • dual compressors
    • a door open alarm
    • a built-in water filter
    • spillproof shelves
    • ice storage in its refrigerator
    External Dimensions
    Height: 73 in Width: 36 in Depth: 36 in
    Description
    This 34.3 cu.-ft. (claimed) four-door French-door Samsung Chef Collection RF34H9960S4 refrigerator has
    • digital controls on its front door that show actual temperature
    • an external water dispenser
    • dual compressors
    • a door open alarm
    • a built-in water filter
    • spillproof shelves
    • ice storage in its refrigerator

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Thermostat control

    Thermostat control

    This assesses the ability of the refrigerator's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations 2) achieve optimum temperatures in both the fresh food and freezer sections simultaneously and 3) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

     /  5
    Temperature uniformity

    Temperature uniformity

    This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within its fresh food and freezer sections.

     /  5
    Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    This reflects electricity consumption 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.

     /  5
    Noise

    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.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    This assesses features and design including layout, controls, and lighting.

     /  5
    Number of doors

    Number of doors

    Number of doors and/or drawers on front of unit.

     /  5
    Claimed capacity

    Claimed capacity

    Capacity of refrigerator is as claimed by the manufacturer.

     /  5

    About

    The Samsung Chef Collection RF34H9960S4 is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, French-Door Refrigerators models like the Chef Collection RF34H9960S4 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Thermostat control This assesses the ability of the refrigerator's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations 2) achieve optimum temperatures in both the fresh food and freezer sections simultaneously and 3) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

    Temperature uniformity This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within its fresh food and freezer sections.

    Energy efficiency This reflects electricity consumption 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.

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