Best 6 Samsung Refrigerators for different budgets

BEST OVERALL

Samsung RF28R7351SG

The Samsung RF28R7351SG is our favorite Samsung refrigerator. It has a massive storage space, is super attractive, and has a ton of features with which to play. 

It has a mid-range price point that it has more than earned. The only downside to this appliance is an Ice Maker that is inefficient and prone to freezing up.

BEST VALUE

Samsung RF260BEAESR

Not everyone has the budget for a large, feature-filled appliance, so Samsung RF260BEAESR fills a gap in the market for lower-end devices with enough storage capacity larger families might need. The lack of features and cheaper materials used on the interior make this possible.

Large refrigerators are increasing in popularity. The number of appliances on the market can be overwhelming for consumers to research when looking for a new device. We’re going to narrow it down by revealing our favorite six models from South Korean electrical giants, Samsung.

1. Samsung RF28R7351SG French Door Refrigerator

BEST SAMSUNG REFRIGERATOR

4-Door French Door Refrigerator With 28 Cubic Feet of Storage in Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless

  • Food Showcase Door: Provides quick access to everyday items
  • FlexZone Drawer: flexible storage with four temperature settings
  • Wi-Fi and Bixby Enabled: Control and monitor your fridge remote

Things To Love

  • Huge Storage Capacity: With a cavernous 28 cu.ft of space, this appliance is the joint largest on our list. It has tons of organizational options for maximum storage efficiency.

  • ‘FlexZone’ Drawer: Half of the freezer’s space is taken up by the ‘FlexZone’ drawer, which comes with four different temperature settings. This feature gives you the option to turn part of the freezer into a fridge, depending on your needs.

  • Food Showcase Door: The showcase door allows you to look inside your appliance without opening the door and losing cold air.

  • Twin Cooling+ & Metal Cooling Panel: These two features combine to ensure your groceries’ maximum longevity. The Twin Cooling+ uses the correct air-type for each compartment while the cooling panel helps maintain a consistent temperature.

  • The Style: This is the best looking Samsung appliance on the market, in our opinion, helped by the sleek fingerprint resistant black stainless steel finish.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Ice Maker: One of many features on this refrigerator, however, this one isn’t the best. It has low ice storage and over-freezing issues.

  • Limited Space For Tall Items: The tremendous amount of space is a significant selling point for this appliance; however, the design team gave little thought to storing tall items.

Final Remarks

This refrigerator has so many cool features that we just don’t have space and time to list them all. However, the Adjustable shelving, Autofill pitcher, ENERGY STAR rating (to name but a few), alongside the excellent storage, beautiful looks, and efficiency make this the best Samsung appliance on sale. It does lose marks for the questionable ice maker. 

Overall Score: 18/20

2. Samsung RF260BEAESR French Door Refrigerator

BEST VALUE SAMSUNG REFRIGERATOR

3-Door French Door Refrigerator With 26 Cubic Feet of Storage Space in Stainless Steel

  • CoolSelect Pantry provides added temperature control
  • Twin Cooling Plus keeps food fresher longer
  • High-Efficiency LED Lighting helps you quickly spot what you want

Things To Love

  • Low Cost: This is a lot of refrigerator for a relatively small outlay. It’s a little short on features, but the primary function is to store chilled and frozen goods. And it can store a lot.
  • Storage Space: Considering the aforementioned low cost, the amount of storage space available is ridiculous. Samsung’s interior design maximizes the space to its full potential.
  • ‘EZ’ Handle: Modern freezers have a seal around the door to maintain the internal temperature; they can sometimes be challenging to open. The ‘EZ’ handle makes opening the drawer easier. Just pull it upwards to break the seal, and the freezer drawer will open effortlessly.
  • Running Cost: It’s not just relatively cheap to buy. For a large French door refrigerator, it’s also reasonable to run at $7 per month.
  • ‘CoolSelect Pantry’: This fridge within a fridge is ideal for storing party platters, meats, or whatever produce that needs to be kept at a different temperature to the rest of the refrigerator.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Cheap Plastic Interior: To offset the low price-point of this large appliance, Samsung used thin, cheap plastics for the drawers and bins.
  • No Water Dispenser: The water dispenser is a staple in large refrigerators; however, this model lacks one.
  • It Can Be Loud: Some consumers have reported the refrigerator can be a little loud when functioning.

Final Remarks

Not everyone has the budget for a large, feature-filled appliance, so Samsung RF260BEAESR fills a gap in the market for lower-end devices with enough storage capacity larger families might need. The lack of features and cheaper materials used on the interior make this possible.

Overall Score: 14/20

3. Samsung RF27T5201SR French Door Refrigerator

3-Door French Door Refrigerator With 27 Cubic Feet of Storage Space in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

  • Modern design with 10% more capacity than previous models
  • Spend less time cleaning with Fingerprint Resistant Finish
  • ADA Compliant with easy to reach controls

Things To Love

  • Plenty of Storage: With 27 cu.ft of storage, this is a significant appliance. The fridge has more than double the freezer capacity, so it’s suited to consumers who prefer fresh produce over frozen.
  • Adjustable Shelving: The adjustable shelves in this appliance can be arranged to store even the tallest of bottles.
  • Lots of Ice: The ice maker has enough space to store 4.2lbs of ice at any one time.
  • Ceiling Mounted LED Lighting: Many refrigerators are back-lit or have the lights mounted on the side. The ceiling mounts give a more even glow across your shopping.
  • Lack of things to list in “What’s Not To Like?”

What’s Not To Like?

  • Lack of Features: There is very little to complain about with this model. So if we have to nit-pick, we’d say there could have been a few extra features for the price.

Final Remarks

If you want your refrigerator to chill fresh produce and freeze frozen goods, this might be the product for you. The complaints around the performance of the RF27T5201SR are minimal. So while you forego many features, what you get in return is a more reliable unit. 

Overall Score: 14/20

4. Samsung RS22T5561SR Side by Side Refrigerator

Family Hub Side by Side Smart Refrigerator With 22 Cubic Feet of Storage Space in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel, Counter Depth

  • Stay connected while keeping food, drinks fresh with Family Hub™
  • Counter Depth, Built-In look blends in perfectly with the cabinetry
  • Fingerprint Resistant Finish withstands everyday smudging

Things To Love

  • Style: This appliance is the best looking refrigerator on this list. Even the handles are recessed to give it a seamless look.
  • Counter-Depth: We love a counter-depth appliance. You do lose some space, but in return, you get a more high-end look that suits this modern design.
  • Family Hub: If you love technology, then the Family Hub will be right up your street. A built-in touch screen that you can connect to all your smart home devices for complete control. You can display photos or leave a message for other members of the family.
  • All Round Cooling: The multi-vent cooling system gives a more even temperature throughout the device, maximizing your products’ longevity.
  • LED Lighting: The lighting in this appliance makes the interior look almost as lovely as the exterior.

What’s Not To Like?

  • No Adjustable Shelving: While this appliance is a technological marvel, the lack of adjustable shelving is a big disappointment.
  • Ice Maker Takes Up a Lot of Space: This isn’t a massive refrigerator, and the ice maker takes up around 75% of the left-hand side door.
  • Family Hub Difficult to Set-Up: Consumers report that while the hub is brilliant to use and a handy feature, the initial set-up can be confusing.

Final Remarks

The first of two side-by-side refrigerators on our list, the RS22T5561SR is a fantastic piece of modern technology. It looks impressive, and the performance levels are good. However, because it’s counter-depth, it does lose some space, and you’re stuck with the storage configuration with which it comes.

Overall Score: 14/20

5. Samsung RF22N9781SR French Door Refrigerator

Family Hub 4-Door French Door Smart Refrigerator With 22 Cubic Feet of Storage Space in Stainless Steel with AKG Speaker, Counter Depth

  • See inside refrigerator from anywhere with three built-in cameras
  • Customize Family Board: pictures, stickers, hand-written notes
  • Transition Spotify music from any mobile device to your fridge

Things To Love

  • 4-Door French Door: In a break from the norm for a French door refrigerator, this appliance has two doors apiece for the fridge and the freezer instead of the usual doors and drawers. It gives the unit a distinct look and offers better access to your frozen goods.
  • Built-In Speaker: It’s not something you usually look for in a refrigerator, but this appliance lets you run Spotify and Amazon Music through the built-in speaker.
  • Family Hub: It has the same touchscreen device as its side-by-side door, cheaper, little brother. And it’s great.
  • Adjustable Shelving: Unlike the smaller side-by-side appliance, this does have adjustable shelves to configure your storage just as you’d like.
  • Wine Rack: If you like a nice bottle of wine, make use of the wine rack for a lovely refreshing glass of white.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Persistent Ice Maker Reliability Issues: Performance issues have dogged the ice maker for a while. Many consumers report ice build-up, no ice at all, and leaky dispensers.
  • Handle Isn’t Fingerprint Resistant: While the exterior of the refrigerator has a fingerprint-resistant coating, the handle (where your hand goes) does not. It’s a minor complaint.
  • Family Hub Difficult to Set-Up: Consumers report that while the hub is brilliant to use and a handy feature, the initial set-up can be confusing.

Final Remarks

The RF22N9781SR is an expensive appliance, and it is obvious to see why. Its state-of-the-art technology means you can link it to your entire smart home. The main selling point of this refrigerator is connectivity, and it does a great job of it.

The ice maker issues are a massive disappointment to an otherwise superb unit. Whether it is a deal-breaker is for the consumer to decide.

Overall Score: 12.5/20

6. Samsung RS27T5200SR Side by Side Refrigerator

Side by Side Refrigerator With 28 Cubic Feet of Storage Space in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

  • Large 28 cu.ft capacity fits 10% more groceries than before
  • Clean lines and modern form blend beautifully into your kitchen
  • Fingerprint Resistant Finish withstands everyday smudging

Things To Love

  • Massive Storage Space: For a side-by-side device, the 28 cu.ft of space is vast and more than enough for most large families.
  • Low Cost: This appliance is easily the cheapest refrigerator on our list. It offers much space for little money.
  • Adjustable Shelving: A little adjustability to help with housing taller items.
  • All Round Cooling: The multi-vent cooling system gives an even temperature throughout, maximizing the longevity of your products. 

What’s Not To Like?

  • Bland Exterior: This appliance is relatively uninteresting to look at, but that’s not surprising considering the low cost.
  • Slow Ice Maker With Low Storage: The ice maker takes ages to produce ice, and when it does, there isn’t much room to store it.
  • Poor LED Lighting: LED lighting is usually a good thing, but in this case, it only illuminates the top shelf leaving the rest of the appliance in darkness.

Final Remarks

The adage “You get what you pay for” is only half right in the case of the RS27T5200SR. Because while you pay a relatively small price for this appliance, you get a considerable amount of storage space, but when it comes to features and style, this refrigerator is lacking in both.

Overall Score: 12/20

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