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Posted by: UtahSpike from: Salt Lake City, UT on
I did extensive research before I finally purchased this fridge so I can honestly say this was the absolute best design and quality I could find for our circumstances.
First, let me talk about quality. Samsung and LG are the best quality and reliability. The more expensive European brands are actually much less reliable. I have previously purchased a Samsung washer, dryer and TV and have been very satisfied with the reliability.
This fridge is large. So large that you must measure to make sure you have the room for it. Fortunately, I live in a brand new home that has plenty of room for a fridge, so it fit perfect. It does stick out from the adjacent countertop, but that is not a big deal for us as we have the room.
This fridge has tons of room. The shelves are large and thoughtfully laid out. The ability to flip up certain shelves to create room for taller items is essential since the height of the shelves in the main area of the fridge does not fit a 2 liter soda bottle. The in door shelves do allow a soda bottle and milk jug to fit, but the inside shelves do not. Sure you could adjust the shelf height, but that would render the other shelf height so short that it is useless. This issue is the same issue with any fridge however, you just need to be aware of it. The shelves on the left door are very limited in size and shape due to the ice maker. No manufacturer seems to have figured out how to solve the ice maker taking up so much room issue as it is roughly the same with all models and manufacturers. The inside of the fridge and freezer are very well lit with the LED lights.
The crisper drawers are large and have adjustable humidity for fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. I have read some complaints that the drawers do not pull all the way out, so you can't directly see or access the back of the drawer. While accurate, this just isn't a significant issue for us.
The ice maker creates plenty of ice. The crushed ice setting creates ice that is very crushed - not huge chunks. The ice does take a few seconds to get to your glass as there is quite a distance for it to travel from the bin down through the chute into your glass. This delay applies to when you stop requesting ice - ice still comes out for a second or two. Truly this is not big deal and you quickly become accustomed to the delay.
The flexible use middle drawer is our favorite part of the fridge. It is at the perfect height, easy to use, well lit which we use for sodas. It keeps the sodas at 33 degrees which is perfect for drinks. One minor criticism is that you cannot pull this drawer all the way out to see and access items in the back of it. As we use it for soda, this is not much of an issue. i could see if you use it for other, smaller items - this would be a draw back.
The freezer is well lit and spacious. It has one drawer which we use for our most frequently used items. The only downside of the freezer is that other than the shelf, the freezer is a large bin - which means you have to 'dig' through items to get to the bottom items. I'm not sure of a better way to design the freezer though - we looked at the new 32 cubic foot Samsung model with french doors for the freezer and it has its' drawbacks too. You have to stoop down to see what's in the freezer and the freezer is divided vertically, which greatly reduces the space efficiency and size of items you can store.
The compressor is a bit loud. Not too loud for us, but I could see how others may be bothered by it if there bedroom was close. I don't have any other models to compare the compressor noise to - so I don't know if it is louder than other makes and models or not.
The outside finish of brushed aluminum is gorgeous. I have heard horror stories about keeping the finished clean and free of fingerprints and smudges. I have not experienced any issues with that It is easy to clean and does not require frequent cleaning. I will say though that our children are grown and out f the house, so maybe that would change my opinion if we had children.
The side dispenser is great also. I didn't think I would use it much, and it was a non factor when deciding which model fridge to buy. It works well, dispenses exactly what it says it does - soda water. We have not yet tried to add flavoring yet as i didm;t think i would ever use this feature. But based on how well it works, I have ordered flavoring and look forward to trying it out.
The display on the left side above the ice dispenser is well done. The controls are not complicated and are well laid out and logical. Even though I am a gadget freak, I did not want the display that was an LCD screen with apps. I just can't think of any reason why you would want that or why an LCD screen with apps would be useful in any way. I realize eventually they will have RFID tags for your grocery items and the 'smart fridge' of the future will be able to create a grocery list for you - but that info will be sent to your smart phone or computer. The only thing I do not like about the display is the amount of time before the display goes dark is too short. I'm sure this is for the energy saving certification, but I wish there was a setting to change it.
The Best Buy purchasing experience was great. The sales person I bought it from was knowledgable and helpful. The delivery was on time, courteous and painless. 5 Stars to Best Buy - no complaints whatsoever.
Overall, this is a great fridge in almost every way. I am very detail oriented and examine things in minute detail and do plenty of research and comparison. This is without a doubt a great fridge that is very well thought out, reliable, functional and attractive. As with all alliances it is not perfect and there is some room for improvement - but please keep in mind all the issues I raise here are truly minor ones. Wait for this fridge to go on sale or buy an open box item like I did and you will be very satisfied and will not regret your purchase.
23 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 1234def578 from: Suwanee GA on
Great fridge overall. A little loud at first. Had to have Samsung come out 3 weeks after install and they leveled it, and fixed pipe near compressor that made it loud. Should have been done at install they said. Other than that, works and looks great.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
First of it's kind, and it works great!
Posted by: jakmuiz from: Lancaster, CA on
The main draw of this refrigerator is it's brand new Sodastream dispenser where along with a water filter, you place a canister that can produce up to 60 liters of fizzy drink. Because of the partnership with Sodastream, there are a lot of accessories and flavors to choose from. This is the first of its kind innovation and probably won't be seen outside of Samsung for a very long time unless companies develop their own technology. I replaced a side by side fridge with this one and was surprised to find less door space, only because I was so drawn in by the cool new dispenser. 30 Cu ft. is quite large though so if you don't need this much space then just go for the separate Sodastream counter top dispenser if you really want the bubbles.
34 out of 45 found this review helpful.
Awesome fridge with soda!
Posted by: Jasonrobins from: Washington, ut on
The sodastream is great. One thing though, if you are expecting as much carbonation as your countertop sodastream, you want get it here. We have our fridge set on level three, and I like the amount of carbonation it uses, not to much and in my opinion not to little either. The fridge is huge also. Keeps with with our family of 8 on ice also.
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Great refrigerator with a lot of features.
Posted by: JohnG0023 from: Grafton,MA on
Overall I'm very pleased with this refrigerator. The many features include a sparkling water dispenser, filtered water, crushed and cubed ice and a large freezer compartment.
Temperature settings are easily done for the main compartment, freezer and the secondary storage area.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Latest and greatest
Posted by: cowboy46 from: Summerville, SC on
It works very well for a new product. How to use the soda stream is just a little hazy to start with. Ice maker functions extremely well and produces as advertised. We particularly like the 4th door where you can control the temperature as to your needs. Bottom freezer compartment works well.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Expensive But Great Features
Posted by: MThom from: Frederick, MD on
Overall, my wife and I love this fridge! It has tons of room with adjustable shelves that makes it quick and easy to reconfigure when needed. The gallon storage bins on the door are great for milk and juices which leaves the main shelving open for other items. The seperate drawer for drinks or party platters is awesome and very convenient. The freezer provides ample room for everyday freezer items though organization of the freezer drawer is somewhat difficult. This is not a particular issue for us since we have another full size freezer in the garage to store bulk/family size items and the freezer drawer serves its purpose. The water and ice features work great with no issue. The biggest complaint I have is with the sparkling water feature. This has not worked or worked correctly since the fridge was installed about a month ago. We did not purchase the fridge for the sole purpose of this feature and even if it did work correctly, I would probably not use this anyway. With that said, this is certainly something to consider if the sparkling water feature is important to you.
Despite the high price, we would definitely recommend this fridge!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
It's very loud
Posted by: Kookykim from: San tan valley, az on
Motor is really loud. Have had techs come out several times with no luck. Other than that really enjoy the fridge.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Thank goodness it was on sale.
Posted by: Star2773 from: Albany, NY on
Much louder than my old inexpensive fridge (deep drone that sounds like a truck is running outside house). Carbonation is nothing like what you purchase in a bottle but is saving me from purchasing bottles of seltzer and storing them inside fridge. It also has stopped working on occasion requiring a reinstall of CO2 but this may be mistakes in hitting buttons (which can cause a 20+ min delay for reboot). Inside has many possible configurations and quick fixes for placing large items inside. Middle door/compartment is very useful. Pizza drawer and quick reach shelf in freezer has turned out to work well for our needs. $1000 off sale made the little annoyances easier to swallow. Teens in house find items easier so less waste of leftovers and other items as well as less "mom, dad where's the...?".
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: uawman12 from: barefoot bay on
we really like the refrigerator and would recommend it to every one.
the sparkling water is not something I would buy, it came w/fridge.
the best feature is the drawer for quik items and not have to open doors to get it and it's visable