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Refrigerators

Samsung RF4287HA[RS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$2800
Summary: This 28.0 cu.-ft. four-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF4287HA[RS] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
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Community icon54 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Four-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF4287HA[RS]

The Samsung RF4287HA[RS] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF4287HA[RS] 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 RF4287HA[RS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 28.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF4287HA[RS]
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5.0
Fabulous !
10/15/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We've had this refrigerator for several years and just love it. This was the largest one that would fit into our limited space - the extra space is great. We ended up keeping the old Maytag which we thought was failing. One can tell how much better the Samsung is - food stays fresher longer and the temperature throughout is steady. The deli/pizza drawer is fantastic- rather than opening up the large doors our family is constantly in and out of this compartment. It is so convenient and has flexible temp controls. When we purchased this model none of the other manufacturers had these features. Sadly a problem just arose with the lever that dispenses ice. The reviews on samsung ice makers were a forewarning as a weakness; we'll be contacting the store since we purchased a 10 year extended warranty so expect this problem will be handled properly. While this is, of course, a major disappointment I still love this beautiful appliance and would surely consider samsung again when this one leaves us someday.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Turns cooling mode off regularly
9/1/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
none
Comment:
The refrigerator does not reset itself if the power blinks or turns off. It has stopped cooling several times in the last 6 months when we didn't even realize the power had fluctuated. If<br />You don't keep a thermometer inside you may not catch it. If you are at work it will just stop cooling until you reset it! A very faulty design, we wish we had known about this before wasting our money. Technical support on advises us to invest in a power backup specifically for this fridge because the design resets it to default mode which is lights on but cooling off every time the power fluctuates. Bad design.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
I would not recommend this unit.
8/29/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Display Unit Failure
Ice Maker Failure
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The concept of this fridge is great, separate drawers, big, roomy, etc. The execution by Samsung is not good. The LED display failed days after warranty expiration. The ice maker failed in year two. Now it makes ice, but won't dispense it because of a small plastic tab that broke off that is associated with the Display Panel/Ice/h2o dispenser. This all under four years. Never again....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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