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Samsung RF217AC[WP]
 
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$1,349.88 - $1,499.00
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Summary: This 19.7 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF217AC[WP] refrigerator has
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF217AC[WP]

The Samsung RF217AC[WP] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF217AC[WP] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) 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.

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.
About This Brand

Samsung's new bottom-freezer French-door refrigerators will come with new easy-open door systems, foldaway shelves, LED lighting, and dual evaporators. It's expected to be debuting the largest French-door model in the U.S. market with its 29-cubic-foot refrigerator.

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Features & Specs - Samsung RF217AC[WP]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 19.7
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Samsung RF217AC[WP]
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1.0
Nice looking, terrible refrigerator
10/1/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this refrigerator based on the name and looks. Within the year of purchasing it has been a constant headache with the crisper trays filling with water and beneath them due to condensation. The factory has been of no help, they continually send a repair man to fix it, and he constantly tells us it is a defect and only a temporary fix, within the past year we have had the refrigerator repaired 3 times. Samsung will not live up to their warranty agreement Totally upset with their service, product and all around customer care. I would not recommend a Samsung product to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Good looking piece of junk
8/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This unit has consistently filled the crisper drawers, as well as the area beneath the drawers, with condensation. The factory offers no help, and the only suggested repairs are temporary. This is a design flaw, and is inexcusable in a product like this. After putting up with this issue, ruined food, uneven cooling, more ruined food, as well as a whole lot of ruined food, i am selling it cheap and replacing it with one that works.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I would recommend
7/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
This fridge replaced a very old fridge that came with the house I bought. I did a lot of research before i purchased and I have to say it paid off. I couldn't be happier. This is everything I had hoped for and more. Works perfectly, lots of space, love the design. I did not want a fridge with water on the door and I found it!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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