Let me start off by saying the appliance this replaces was also a Samsung, one which had survived three kids and three moves in twelve years, and still worked quite well before we decided to upgrade. That kind of durability definitely inspires brand loyalty. I like the design; the French Door/Bottom Freezer layout is basically the best, and this model has more room, more options, more places to put things than even the previous one. I especially like the way the inner doors are arranged, lots of room for several gallon containers, dozens of bottles, etc. But the door depth doesn't detract from the shelf storage; we've not had any problems fitting an enthusiastic grocery trip and a couple days of leftovers inside. The freezer is also well laid out, very roomy and convenient. I'm really a fan of the brushed stainless finish, but it's had the unfortunate side-effect of wanting to upgrade the entire kitchen to match :) The only "flaw," though it's really just a matter of personal preference, is I'd rather have the water dispenser on the exterior. But I was overruled, so what can a guy do? Besides, the one on the inside is tall enough for a refillable hiking/sports-type water bottle, so I'll call that a win. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This article was written in 2010 and these fridges still have these issues that Samsung will not recognize. A design defect in Samsung refrigerators causes the coils to freeze over, leaving the refrigerator unable to remain cold enough to keep food from spoiling, according to a class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey. The lawsuit estimates thousands of U.S. consumers have purchased the defective refrigerators since 2005, and that consumers have suffered hundreds of dollar in damages from lost groceries and repairs caused by the alleged defect. According to the Samsung refrigerator class action lawsuit, “The refrigerators are designed and manufactured with heated coils that are intended to prevent excess frost from developing in the back of the machine. Instead of preventing frost, however, the coils allow frost and ice to build up in the refrigerators until the ice clogs and/or disables the machine’s fans, making it impossible for the fans to work to keep the machine cool.” The alleged defect not only renders the refrigerators unusable, but also poses a safety risk to consumers because it leads to food spoilage and the risk of food-borne illnesses. Further enhancing consumers’ risk of illness is the fact that many of the refrigerators falsely display on the exterior temperature reader that the inside of the fridge is at a standard cool temperature. The class action lawsuit alleges the defect exists in all three varieties of refrigerators Samsung manufactures, including its French door, side-by-side and bottom freezer varieties, and the model numbers: RF266AASH RS263BBWP RB1955SH RS2533SW RS267LASH RS267TDRS RS2630WW The lawsuit further charges that “Samsung sold and serviced the refrigerators even though it knew, or was reckless in not knowing, that the refrigerators were defectively designed, would fail prematurely, and would ultimately result in [class members’] inability to use their refrigerators for their intended purpose.” This is the second class action lawsuit filed in two months over defective refrigerators causing food spoilage. A class action lawsuit filed in July alleges LG’s French door refrigerator models contain a defect that causes the interior light to stay on after the doors are closed, resulting in overheating, food spoilage, melted plastic and fire hazard.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My refrigerator refrigerates which is what it was purchased for
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Nice design and very functional. The biggest thing we needed wasn't all the bells and whistles but something you can depend on. The only "complaint" I can think of, is I wish there was a special can holder.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this fridge. This is my favorite fridge I have ever owned
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this fridge as a Christmas gift from my parents. It's great! It has the space we needed and I just love the pantry drawer where we keep our kids' snacks.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] great product, a little pricey, but great other wise