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Samsung RF18HFENBSR Counter Depth Refrigerator Review (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

July 10th, 2017 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Samsung RF18HFENBSR 33

This Samsung refrigerator is the fourth most searched single product on our website.

You would think it would be a Bosch dishwasher, or an inexpensive washer or dryer but there are some real reasons behind the popularity.

It is a very good product in a niche category of 33-inch counter depth refrigeration.

So, we will look at the counter depth refrigerators, Samsung as a company and review the product itself to see if it is worth your consideration.

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Counter Depth Refrigerators

Counter depth refrigerators have become more popular because they do not protrude out of your cabinet and into the kitchen. Take a look:

counter depth refrigerator vs. regular depth refrigeratorDisplay at our Framingham store

Most counter depths are offered in the popular 36" width. However, in many
kitchens, especially in the city, the cabinet sizes are the smaller 33-inch and 30-inch widths.

Samsung, Electrolux, and Fisher & Paykel are the only companies marketing a 33-inch width counter depth refrigerator, so there are only a few viable options.  

Here are pictures of the other two:

Electrolux 33" Refrigerator EI32AF80QS - $2,349

electrolux 33" counter-depth refrigerator Fisher & Paykel 33" Refrigerator RF170ADUSX4 - $2,399

fisher & paykel 33" counter-depth refrigerator


Samsung was founded in South Korea in 1938 as a trading company. For about 30 years they expanded into textiles, insurance, retail, security, and also food processing. They didn’t expand into the electronics business until the 1960's.

For many years they have been known for their electronics and cell phones. In the past decade Samsung has become a major player in the home appliance business.

Samsung RF18HFENBSR 33” Counter-Depth Refrigerator

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Samsung RF18HFENBSR 33" Refrigerator - $1,249

$999 on Promotion

Samsung RF18HFENBSR 33" refrigerator

Samsung RF18HFENBSR 33" refrigerator Features:

  • 17.5 Cubic foot capacity
  • 2 gallon storage bins on the door
  • LED lighting
  • Twin cooling system
  • Filtered ice maker in freezer
  • Power freeze and power cool options
  • Humidity controlled crispers
  • Digital temperature control


This refrigerator has some nice features, like LED lighting. Also, the twin cooling systems do not allow the moist refrigerator air and the dry freezer air to mix, so there is less freezer burn. This also eliminates taste cross overs between the refrigerator and freezer.

samsung refrigerator twin cooling systemHowever, this refrigerator has two main benefits. The first is it's 33-inch width, but most importantly, the price is only $1,249 (at this writing). Fisher & Paykel are $500 - $1,000 more.

Should You Buy?

Our short answer: Yes. It’s a really good refrigerator at an unbelievably low price. The Fisher & Paykel does have an external water dispenser, but it is more expensive.

Our only word of caution: The demand is warranted. This Samsung counter depth refrigerator is both new and incredibly successful. There are drawbacks in availability and service due to surging demand.

Additional Resources

Looking for more information on counter depth refrigerators? Get The Yale Counter Depth Buying Guide with features, specs and inside tips to all the brands. Over 250,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our counter depth refrigerator buying guide

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on October 21, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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