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Is the Samsung RF22KREDBSR Counter Depth Refrigerator Any Good? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices / Problems)

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You now have plenty of French door, counter depth refrigerators to choose from in a dizzying array of styles. In this article, you will look at this one very popular model and learn some very compelling features.

Then you will learn when to buy it at the lowest price and some potential problems with buying this and other French door refrigerators. First, let's review what counter depth refrigerators are.

What are counter depth refrigerators?

Counter depth refrigerators are shallower than regular refrigerators, so the body of the refrigerator is hidden by the cabinet.

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In other words, you will not see the texture side of the refrigerator. Counter depth refrigerators are the most economical way to improve the overall look of your kitchen.

 

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Features of the RF22KRED:

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There are three key features to this refrigerator. 

  1. Door Within Door - This is a separate door on the right-hand side of the refrigerator. You can access your milks, juices, and foods on the door without opening the refrigerator itself

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  1. Refrigerator/Freezer Drawer - The first drawer has 4 separate temperature settings from refrigerator to freezer allowing you to adjust to your needs. Drawers are a great concept especially for kids (I get it now), so they do not rummage through your refrigerator looking for soda, juice and yogurts

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  1. Metal Cooling - Metal absorbs cold better than plastic keeping your foods/beverages colder

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How to Buy this Refrigerator

Of all the companies I have partnered with over my 32 years, Samsung is the most aggressive.  Appliances now follow their electronics strategy of deeply discounting around the holidays.

You want to buy Samsung on a major holiday if possible because the price could be $200-600 cheaper.

The best times to buy appliances are Black Friday, President’s Day, and Labor Day. Memorial Day and July 4th are pretty good as well.

The strategy worked in electronics because we can wait to replace an out of date TV.  If your refrigerator is dead, you are probably not waiting.

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Are Samsung Appliances Reliable?

According to 30,761 service calls completed in 2017, Samsung is the most reliable at 16% service within the first year. That number is still high but is much lower than most French doors at 25%.

Ice makers in French door refrigerators are the number one service problem in appliances.  Sending a frozen cube through a warmer refrigerator compartment is prone to leaks.

Samsung Problems

There is nothing radical about repairing a Samsung refrigerator. That is not the problem.

In certain parts of the country, you will be hard-pressed to find a Samsung technician.

The same could be said for many brands who do not have their own service department (and many that do).

You want to make sure there are repair services easily available before you buy Samsung appliances or from any other competitive brand.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a great refrigerator with flexibility in the drawer and door. Just be mindful of when to buy and who will be repairing.

Additional Resources

Want to learn more about Refrigerators? Get the Yale Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide with features, specs, and detailed descriptions of every refrigerator available. Well over 240,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

A Note About Pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing. Please call the stores for most accurate price.

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