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Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator - RF197ACRS

Abt Model: RF197SS | UPC Code: 036725568273
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12.1 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator Capacity/ 5.7 Cu. Ft. Freezer Capacity/ 3 Tempered Glass Shelves/ Twin Cooling Plus System/ CoolTight Door/ 2 Humidity Control Crispers/ Built-In Automatic Icemaker/ Internal Digital Display/ Blue Display Color/ LED Lighting/ Counter-Depth/ Stainless Steel Finish
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Samsung RF197 Stainless Steel 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - RF197SS

Features:

  • Twin Cooling keeps food fresher
    Samsung's Twin Cooling System® controls and generates cooling air for the refrigerator and freezer separately. Airflow between the two stays separate so the freezer air stays drier, while the refrigerator's moisture level stays at 42%-almost 5x higher than single cooling systems resulting in fruits and veggies that stay fresher, longer
  • More ice with an automatic ice maker
    Automatically makes as much ice in less space than conventional models
  • Easy access to internal temperature controls
    The internal digital display gives you easy access to temperature controls and other information
  • Drop temperatures with Power Freeze and Power Cool
    The Power Freeze and Power Cool feature drops the temperature in each compartment by 10 degrees within minutes. Great for chilling down cases of soda or hardening up ice cream in a flash
  • Surround Air Flow
    Surround Air Flow ensures air circulates for even cooling throughout the refrigerator
  • ENERGY STAR® Compliant
    You'll save money while conserving energy with our ENERGY STAR®-rated refrigerators. Plus, a handy alarm alerts you when the door is left ajar or open too long

Specifications:

General

  • 18 cu. ft. Total Capacity
  • 5.7 cu. ft. Freezer Capacity
  • 12.1 cu.ft. Refrigerator Capacity
  • 2-Minute Door Alarm
  • Concealed Hinges
  • Twin Cooling Plus System®
  • CoolTight Door
  • Blue Display Color
  • Short Arc Handle
  • Power Freeze and Power Cool Options
  • R-134a Refrigerant
  • Surround Air Flow
  • Counter-Depth

Refrigerator

  • Dairy Compartment
  • 5 Opaque Gallon Door Bins
  • 2 Humidity Controlled Crispers
  • LED Lighting
  • Internal Digital Display
  • 3 Shelves
  • 3 Tempered Glass Shelves

Freezer

  • Built-In Automatic Icemaker
  • EZ-Open Handle™
  • LED Lighting
  • Large 2-Divider Opaque Bins

Refrigerator Type

  • French Door Configuration

Approximate Dimensions:

  • High with Hinges: 69-3/4"
  • High without Hinges: 68-5/8"
  • Width: 32-1/4"
  • Deep with Door Handles: 30-1/8"
  • Depth Without Door Handles: 28-1/2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 238 lbs
  • Shipping: 269 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Years Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Counter DepthYes
French DoorYes
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)5.7
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)12.1
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)18
Height (inches)69.75
Depth (inches)30.5
Depth With Door Open (inches)41.2
Width (inches)32.25
Installation TypeFreestanding
Defrost TypeAutomatic
Freezer Interior LightYes
Freezer LocationBottom
Number of Freezer Baskets/Drawers2
Number of Refrigerator Shelves/Bins6
Number of Refrigerator Door Shelves/Bins5
Crisper TypeHumidity Controlled
Can DispenserNo
Refrigerator Interior LightYes
Refrigerator Shelves MaterialGlass
Water DispenserNo
Ice MakerYes
Ice DispenserNo
Deli DrawerYes
Reversible DoorNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
TypeBottom Freezer
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Energy efficient (20)
  • Easy access (19)
  • Quiet (17)
  • Holds temperature well (14)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (14)
  • Noisy (3)

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (18), Avid cook (4), Gourmet chef (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great fit and great price

Great fridge. Great price. And it's a perfect fit for my kitchen, which has especially shallow counters and a pretty tight spot for the fridge. It's also very attractive. I like the...Read complete review

Great fridge. Great price. And it's a perfect fit for my kitchen, which has especially shallow counters and a pretty tight spot for the fridge. It's also very attractive. I like the simple design and clean lines. I frequently BBQ big pieces of meat and I was worried about capacity, but so far everything fits very well, provided I can find the right spot for it. Taller drinks/ my britta pitcher go in the door. I wish there were more options for configuring the shelves, but, so far, no major complaints and I'm very happy with the value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does hold

I usually have two gallons of milk, a jug of OJ, a liter of soda and a homemade jug of iced tea. Only fits two gallons of milk in door.....so...Read complete review

I usually have two gallons of milk, a jug of OJ, a liter of soda and a homemade jug of iced tea. Only fits two gallons of milk in door.....so NO shelf space for tall containers, even salad dressing or beer bottles in main unit area.

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4.0

Great for small kitchens

By Practical

from Morton Grove

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

    We have a small kitchen with limited depth and width space. I was used to side by sides and wasn't sure I'd like the french door style . But I'm very happy with it--I was surprised by the huge amount of groceries it will hold. Love the bottom freezer--(no more trying to squeeze wide things like frozen pizzas into a side by side freezer.) My only negative is that it doesn't have a water dispenser--so we keep a pitcher of filtered water in the door and whoever uses it is responsible for refilling for the next time.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    The product I need

    By Eddie

    from Waltham, MA

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Access
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

    I have space limitation in my kitchen. This frig is good for my kitchen.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    "Good Things Come in Small Packages"

    By Ms. B

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Access
    • Easy to clean
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

    Great style (French doors) and features (twin cooling) for a small refrigerator.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery and installation.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Perfect for our needs

    By Dave

    from Waltham, MA

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Access
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

    Agreed with most comments on this fridge. Great overall. The main limitations are the limited adjustable positions on the side shelves and main shelves. This limits how many wide or taller items (like wine bottles or milk jugs) you can place in the fridge. The temperature seemed uniform inside unlike our last fridge and we were able to fit what we needed for a two person home. The size was perfect for our smaller kitchen. I hope the fridge is reliable in the long run.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great fit and great price

    By KA

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

    Great fridge. Great price. And it's a perfect fit for my kitchen, which has especially shallow counters and a pretty tight spot for the fridge. It's also very attractive. I like the simple design and clean lines. I frequently BBQ big pieces of meat and I was worried about capacity, but so far everything fits very well, provided I can find the right spot for it. Taller drinks/ my britta pitcher go in the door. I wish there were more options for configuring the shelves, but, so far, no major complaints and I'm very happy with the value.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Fit for our space and Needs!

    By Don

    from Elmhurst, Illinois

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Access
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet
    • Space For Tall Items

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

      The Sales person was right on in his recommendation for the size requirements yet we did not sacrifice in appearance, functionality and inside space.

      Just what we needed.

      Abt. made the purchase experience a breeze.

      Thanks Don and Donna

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      • Personal

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      4.0

      Good

      By luda3000

      from Oak Park IL

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Customizable Shelving
      • Easy Access
      • Energy Efficient
      • Holds Temperature Well
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

      The design is fabulous
      The only drawback - it makes loud buzzing noise once in a while

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Samsung RF197 Black 18 Cu. Ft.Refrigerat

      By Greg

      from Arlington Heights, IL

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Customizable Shelving
      • Easy Access
      • Energy Efficient
      • Holds Temperature Well
      • Quiet
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Samsung Black Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

        Quiet, Cool Looking, Works Fantastically

        Service and delivery comments:

        Our Refrigerator went out and was time to buy a new one. Checked online prices and models, and found ABT the best around for the money. Found what we were interested in (Thanks to our salesperson-really helped us and no pressure whatsoever), but it was on back order. Took a week (we were told to expect it to come in within 1 1/2 weeks). The Customer Service moved the delivery date up to the next day and FIRST on the list for that day, instead of 4 that it was scheduled for. Best Customer Service EVER. Thank you ABT--now a customer for life! Oh--the refrigerator was delivered by a GREAT CREW-white glove service--and FAST!! And we abosutely LOVE the Samsung Refrigerator.

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        • Personal

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice size, nice fit

        By mike

        from naperville, IL

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Access
        • Energy Efficient
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Limited Shelving Options

        Best Uses

        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

        size is very good for space available

        Service and delivery comments:

        good guys.
        on time and called as requested 20 minutes prior to arrival.
        explained features and answered all questions.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great size for small places

        By Suzanne

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Access
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Limited Shelving Options
        • Poor Layout

        Best Uses

        • Galley Kitchen
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Samsung RF197 Stainless 18 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator:

        Love the depth for this product, in my smaller place with a galley kitchen it provides a lot of extra room. Two important things to note, I have a VERY slight slant in my floor and in order to level the refrigerator, the screws that come down were too short to raise it high enough. I had to use wood blocks to raise it. Also important to note is there is no built in or included water filter for the ice maker. Nice because you don't have the expense of changing it, bad if you like filtered water.

        Pros:
        - LED lighting
        - Quiet
        - Cools quickly

        Cons:
        - Limited shelving options make it difficult to place upright beverages anyplace but doors (Soda, Water pitcher, etc.)

        Note I didn't comment on energy efficiency yet as I haven't had it long enough to judge.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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