Samsung is now the number 1 appliance brand in the US. It probably wasn’t even in the country the last time you shopped for a refrigerator. Along with laundry, their refrigerators are their most popular products with counter depth being their best category.
In this article, you will learn about several types of counter depth refrigerators, Samsung's best models, and technology. We will also tell you when the best time to buy a Samsung refrigerator is.
But first, you should understand their service issues and the overall problems of refrigerators.
We have 25 service techs completing 8-12 service calls per day, so we look at service percentages almost daily. Samsung is one of our most reliable brands as a percentage of sales.
It is also the second most reliable refrigerator we sell at 19% service within the first year. It is by far the best unit with a water dispenser as the average service rate is almost 30%. (You can click on both articles at the end of this article).
However, Samsung has the same problem as almost every other brand. They do not employ service techs. Many techs are not trained on their product and different technology.
Their products are reliable. However, finding competent service will be your challenge, so you should check in your area before buying.
Counter Depth Refrigerators
The standard cabinet or counter depth is 24 inches. This allows a certain aesthetic where only the door and handles will protrude from a 24-inch cabinet, so you do not see the sides of the refrigerator sticking out in your kitchen.
Counter depth is the least expensive way to improve the look of your kitchen. There are three types of counter depth refrigerators regular, Pro with the compressor on the top, and integrated or a refrigerator completely hidden by cabinets.
Samsung only produces regular counter depth refrigerators.
How To Buy Samsung
I have to mention this. You want to buy Samsung appliances during holidays because the pricing is anywhere from 10-35% less during President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Black Friday.
You are reading this in November (hopefully). Black Friday is the best time to buy an appliance.
Of course, Black Friday now starts November 1 and ends, for us, November 27th. You do not have to wait in lines anymore and you can beat the rush.
Samsung Counter Depth Refrigerators
RF18HFENBSR - $1,249
- 17.5 cu. ft. Capacity
- Twin Cooling System
- 33-inch Width
- Power Freeze and Cool
- Led Lighting
Samsung has twin cooling on all their refrigerators, so the air in the refrigerator and freezer do not comingle. Your food will taste better because the warmer, refrigerator air will not transfer to the colder, dryer air of the freezer.
Twin Cooling System
Think of the tastes and odors from fresh fish not landing in your ice cream. Sub-Zero has used the same argument for years.
All the Samsung refrigerators will have LED lighting as well. LED will never need to be replaced like incandescent lights. It is also a “cool” bulb and will not project heat into your refrigerator or freezer.
Ever try to change an incandescent bulb? It burns your hand because the outer skin heats to almost 350 degrees.
This is the best 33-inch counter depth sold and is the only French door. Every other company has options at 30 and 36-inch widths.
It is also $300-1000 cheaper than the other brand, Fisher Paykel. The availability is always poor because of demand for this one product.Short on time? Get our free Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide
RF23HCEDBSR - $2,349
- 22.5 cu. ft. Capacity
- Twin Cooling Plus
- Cool Select Pantry
- LED Lights
- Ice Master Ice Maker
Like the side-by-side, this fridge had an ice and water dispenser on the door for convenient cold beverages and also digital refrigerator controls for easy access to changing settings.
The cool select pantry is a large drawer in the refrigerator that has 3 different temperature settings: Deli, Fresh, and Chill.
RF22KREDBSR - $3,049
- 22.4 cubic ft
- Showcase door
- 4 temperature flex zone drawer
- Large freezer drawer
- Triple Cooling System
- Flex Zone
- Showcase Door
- Fingerproof coating
- Wine Rack
This refrigerator has a door within a door on the refrigerator for easier access to your juice, milk or any other items on the door.
The doors are also metal instead of plastic. Metal retains cold better, so your items on the door will be kept as cold as the items in the refrigerator. The Triple Cooling System allows air from each compartment to be cooled and recycled back into the same compartment for better food preservation.
The second drawer is convertible from a refrigerator to a freezer and vice versa.
RF23J9011SR - $2,649
- Flex Zone drawer-4 different settings
- 22.5 cubic ft
- External ice and water
- Twin Cooling Plus
- Power freeze/power cool
This fridge is really about versatility. The bottom right compartment can be turned from freezer to fridge depending on your needs for three possible cooling environments.
The sleek, handleless look will match almost any decor.
- Family Hub connectivity to Wi-Fi
- Convenient French door design
- Flex drawer
- Stylish polygon handles
- In-door cameras
- Auto fill water with flavor infusor
- Gallon storage in the door
This refrigerator can look inside from an app, can answer commands and has an interactive screen message pad.
Look at this short video to see its full capability.
|RF18HFENBSR $999||RF23HCEDBSR $1,899||RF23J9011SR $2,199||RF22KREDBSR $2,299||RF23M8590SR $3,299|
|Style||French Door||French Door||4-Door, French Door||French Door||French Door|
|Installation||Counter Depth||Counter Depth||Counter Depth||Counter Depth||Counter Depth|
|Dimensions||32 1/4 x 70 7/8" x 30 1/2"||35 3/4" x 70" x 31"||35 3/4" x 70" x 31"||35 3/4" x 70" x 31"||35 3/4" x 70" x 30 1/2"|
|Cooling System||Twin Cooling System||Twin Cooling Plus||Triple Cooling System||Twin Cooling Plus||Twin Cooling Plus|
|Icemaker||Yes (Internal)||Yes (Internal)||Yes (Internal)||Yes (Internal)||Yes (Internal)|
|Ice Dispenser||No||Yes (External)||Yes (External)||Yes (External)||Yes (External)|
|Water Dispenser||No||Yes (External)||Yes (External)||Yes (External)||Yes (External)|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||No||No||No||No||Yes and in-door cameras|
|Digital Temperature Control||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Samsung has the best technology with twin and metal cooling along with the ability to switch from refrigerator to freezer in certain models.
The brand should be considered, but first, you must look for the right company to fix any problems (same could be said for every brand).
Then buy it at the right time.
Download the Yale Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide with features, specs, and inside buying tips for regular, pro, and integrated counter depth refrigerators. Well over 240,000 people have read a Yale Guide.
Todd Rourke is a Sales Consultant for Yale Appliance + Lighting. He has worked in sales for over 17 years. He loves putting dream kitchens together for his customers. In his free time, Todd is a musician and an avid bass fisherman and prefers the Lakes Region in NH. Mainly, he is a Dadda to his 2 beautiful daughters and a housekeeper to his beautiful wife. They take up most of his free time nowadays, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. HelloFresh and Blue Apron have saved his nights! Todd loves the outdoors and anything lighthearted and silly.
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