Organize your groceries your way with this Samsung RF23J9011SR 4-door French door refrigerator, which features a Cool Select Plus area that can be used as extra refrigerator or freezer space. Gallon door storage keeps your family's favorite drinks handy.
Excellent and would recommend to a friend
Posted by: ChuckS from: on
This review is for the Samsung counter depth refrigerator model number RF23J9011SR/AA.
We've had this refrigerator for about two weeks. Overall, we absolutely love it. We are a family of 4. We do not stock up on food. We tend to shop several times a week as we live very close to a grocery store. So the counter depth design not only looks great, it has plenty of space for us. So much so, that we have yet to come close to filling it. I believe it would be fine for families of our size that tend to stock up. The refrigerator section is wide and shallow keeping everything within easy reach and view. Hopefully this will cut down on forgotten leftovers hidden in the back that come to resemble biological experiments. The ice maker makes ice cubes at a rate that is on par with every other ice maker on the market including Sub-Zero (I'm getting about 160 cubes/day). The French door freezer design was my #1 reason for purchasing it. Each side of the freezer has two good-sized pull out drawers, a top pull out shelf and shelves in the door to keep everything organized. Each side of the freezer can be set to a different temperature. We use one side as a standard freezer for things like frozen veggies. The other side we set to "Soft Freeze" and use for meat, fish, and sandwich meat. The food doesn't freeze solid, but is kept really cold and fresh! So we gain more refrigerator space as we don't store any meat in that section. I love not having one, giant freezer drawer so that I don't have to bend over and dig for frozen food. Freezers with one big drawer also collect debris on the bottom: crumbs and hair. Yuk!
There are a few, minor annoyances that, all tolled, keep me from giving it 5 stars: First, the doors are not smudge/fingerprint free and require frequent wiping. Secondly, the recessed door handles, while they look stylish, are a bit of a pain. You can't grab them naturally with either hand. My 10 year old son was the first to point this out. You either have to open the right door with your left hand and vice versa or you have to twist your right hand with your thumb pointing down to open the right doors and similarly with the left. Third, none of the drawers pull out far enough. They all have a stop which I feel is too short. Lastly, and this one is very very minor, while it is generally very quite, it does emit a gurgling sound on occasion. I know for sure that it is not the water line because it made that sound before we even hooked it up.
To address some issues I've read about in other reviews (from many different sites)
Issue 1) "It only lasted a year and a half.": 2015 is the first year this model was released and there were no previous versions of it. So these reviews must be for the non-counter depth version of this model. The /AA in the model number indicates country of manufacture which is the USA. So the AA is not a version indicator.
Issue 2) "The outside sweats and drips water all over the floor.": The manual clearly states that if this happens, turn off the "Energy Saver Mode." This could happen in humid environments.
Issue 3) "Ice cube making rate is slow.": There are several issues here clearly addressed in the manual. First, upon installation, it may take several days before it makes ice cubes at its normal rate. Secondly, the rate is dependent upon the temperature to which you have the freezer set. Initially, our freezer was set to 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the rate was slow. I set it to -2 and am getting a rate of about 140-160 cubes per day which is the same as every other refrigerator on the market.
Issue 4) "You can't pull out the ice maker bucket to access the ice cubes en bulk." This one is just not true. Maybe they didn't pull hard enough or they are talking about a different model.
68 out of 71 found this review helpful.
Best Fridge Layout Available
Posted by: lskjdflk from: Florence AL on
After extensive research for counter depth fridges, of all layout designs, I decided on this model. It seem to have the best reviews with the least amount of reoccurring identical issues. I have to say that I love it. This is the best fridge I have owned or used so far (barring future failure). Props to Best Buy for price matching. It saved me enough to cover the extended warranty just in case. After using this fridge for a couple of months, I do believe this layout will replace the french door layout. It is much easier to see all of your freezer foods and keeps them separated vs the one large pull out drawer.
Great internal layout. The open top section has more usable space and it considerably wider than a side by side. Can fit a LOT more food in the freezer section due the drawers layout vs the standard shelving. I have seen review complaints about the small door section under the ice maker. I use it for butter and leftover fast food condiments. The other door shelves are large and very adequate for small to large condiments, drinks, ect. Awesome interior lighting. For anyone with a secondary deep freeze, the third zone (lower right freezer section) can be used as a fridge and would be a major bonus. The fridge has a beautiful exterior design and I have received multiple compliments on it's looks.
Cons: Small ice maker bin. Slightly more expensive than other fridges in it's class.
Note: I have not owned a french door layout fridge but have used several at other peoples houses. My research for purchasing started with online reviews of reliability and reoccurring product failure for specific models. Using the review information I went to the store for a hands-on personal review of the layouts, looks, ect.
Personal Opinion: I have read review from all model fridges of customers saying that they were dead on arrival and/or never cooled to proper temp from the beginning. I think a lot appliance and electronic damage happens during delivery. There are so many electronics and fragile internal parts that can be damaged if they are not careful. I also think people fill the new fridge before it cools to specified temperature which stresses the compressor and other electronics. The men that delivered my fridge were very professional and careful when delivering.
39 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Beaux from: on
I have build in cabinets and searched for a counter depth fridge that would actually fit this space on all side especially the top. I did not want any gaps. This fridge did the trick!! It is the ONLY counter depth that stands 72" tall. Although it is only 22.6 cu ft, It has more than enough room for our needs. We totally have the look we were after and definitely the function with this Samsung. Don't hesitate to buy this one....It is Amazing!!!
29 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Fb12 from: on
I was skeptical at first when I read some of the reviews that said the ice maker/ water dispenser leaked. I purchased it anyway and quickly found out why people where having problems. If you have the water supply turned up too high and there is enough water pressure, it will cause it to drip. I turned my water supply down a little and it has worked perfectly. No problems. Amazing fridge.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Different from the rest.
Posted by: Jeff from: on
This Samsung is new in our home and so far we love it. Its style and design is very unique. We bought because of the 4 door design, very good door materials, design of door dispenser and 4th compartment freezer or refrigerator option.
It is very silent during operation and inside lighting is fantastic. So far all is good.......Jeff
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
The non-plus-ultra of refrigerator/freezer!
Posted by: JohanSF from: on
Most important! "The doors come off (follow instructions!) to maneuver the unit through regular size (kitchen-) doors". Once installed you notice that the extra volume comes from height and depth, NOT width of the unit. It fits anywhere in the kitchen. The 2 lower compartments can both be set to be freezer, or one freezer, and the other a cooler for drinks (what we do). The included compartment baskets roll on the best possible light wheels. Hook-up to the tap is easy with the included connection hose. The computer control panel is straight-forward and clear. The capacity is HUGE, while access with the 2 opening top-doors is FABULOUS. The roller-coasters on the baskets in the bottom help you pull out the baskets with a finger tip. Insulation and electricity use is low. THIS IS THE ONE!
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Finally, we can see the food in the back.
Posted by: Keithtu from: on
In our old refrigerator food would get lost in the back of the shelves and turn bad. In this counter depth unit we can always see what we have; it doesn't get lost. Having the four doors allows easy division of foods. Plus the "no fingerprint" finish is fantastic.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great refrigerator. Very quiet
Posted by: Jeannie from: on
It fits nicely in the space. Truly hides finger prints.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MLS19020 from: on
I love everything about this refrigerator! No complaints! The storage in the freezer is great, we can organize everything and it is still wide enough to fit a frozen pizza.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: meandeanman from: Eugene Oregon on
We replace our old refrigerator with this fantastic 4 door Samsung. extremely quiet, very efficient, lot of space for a counter top model.
works great. No issues. The Best Buy installers were also fantastic.