Samsung is a top manufacturer of home electronics, but it is increasingly becoming a top contender in home appliances. Leading the way in innovation, Samsung has several series of refrigerators that offer different experiences to the consumer. The Samsung 4000 series has a smart refrigerator and the RF series has a refrigerator with a built-in Sodastream that dispenses sparkling water. The Samsung RF323TEDBSR, part of the Samsung RF series, is one of our top-rated french door refrigerators and the recipient of our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award.
This is the largest french door refrigerator we looked at. It has a total capacity of 31.6 cubic feet and the refrigerated compartment uses 21.6 cubic feet of that alone. The refrigerated compartment is also the largest one of the fridges we looked at. The freezer compartment has a total capacity of 10 cubic feet. However, two of the best french door refrigerators we reviewed also had freezers with that capacity.
The interior of the fresh food compartment is striking with its stainless steel trim and glass shelves; however, the LED lighting is not strong enough or well-placed enough to fully light the interior. A few more strategically placed lights would help improve the dimness.
There are five spill-proof shelves, if you include the full-width shelf that also serves as the ceiling to the crisper bins. Three of the shelves are half width and can move up and down in the compartment. One of these shelves can also slide back to make room for tall containers like soda bottles or large salads. A fourth shelf is only a quarter width because it shares space with the icemaker. To make extra room for tall items, this shelf can fold up against the icemaker. Under the shelves, you'll find two crisper bins. You can adjust the humidity levels in each of the bins so that it better suits your produce. The humidity levels affect the freshness of your produce and the right humidity will lengthen the life of your fruits and veggies. Additionally, in the main compartment you will find a full-width drawer. This drawer has temperature controls you can adjust to different purposes, including defrosting frozen goods or just storing your meats and cheeses.
The doors to the fresh food compartment have a total of six bins. Two of these bins can hold gallon-sized containers such as milk and juice jugs. This fridge doesn't have a covered dairy compartment and the left side door has limited space thanks to the ice chute that cuts right through it. Anything in the left side door will need to be shorter and narrower.
The freezer section has two tiers and a total of five bins, which includes a pizza pocket on the inside of the door. The pizza bin is tucked up against the door and is designed to hold a few of the boxes that frozen pizza frequently comes in. One of the five bins is a portable ice bin that catches ice from the icemaker in the freezer. All of these bins are made of a durable plastic.
This Samsung model has two icemakers. One of the icemakers is in the freezer and the other is in the refrigerated compartment. This is the only top-rated french door refrigerator with two icemakers, and it is the only one with an icemaker still occupying space on the top shelf. However, as far as top-shelf icemakers go, this one is very narrow and takes up little space. Between the two icemakers, this fridge can produce 12 pounds of ice a day.
This model has an external ice and water dispenser that dispenses both cubed and crushed ice. In this same series is the Sodastream fridge, which is a refrigerator with a built-in Sodastream that carbonates water. That fridge can dispense sparkling water at the touch of a button.
Samsung offers a one-year warranty on parts and labor, as well as a five-year warranty on the sealed refrigerated system. The company also offers a 10-year warranty on the compressor, which is a common piece to malfunction in any kind of refrigerator.
This refrigerator will use 753 kilowatt hours yearly, which will cost around $90 annually. This french door refrigerator is the most expensive to run of any french door fridge we reviewed.
Out of our top three french door refrigerators, this is the only model without some sort of diagnostic tool. Some of the other refrigerators we looked at have fault codes or a diagnostic system that can tell you what is wrong with the refrigerator. In the case of this Samsung fridge, you will have to rely on a technician. However, should you run into any problems, you can find a copy of the user manual online and you can contact the company by phone, email, live chat or one of the company's social media pages.
The Samsung RF323TEDBSR is great fridge with a ton of space. This large-capacity fridge has more than enough room and icemaking capacity for a large family. And despite the icemaker that takes up valuable shelf space in the fresh food compartment, this Samsung fridge has plenty of helpful organization options.
This model has dual icemakers, huge compartments and plenty of advanced amenities that we looked for.
The LED lights in the fridge and freezer compartments are a bit too dim.
This is the most spacious fridge we looked at and it offers a lot more than just extra space.