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Samsung Stainless Platinum French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - RF217ACPN

Abt Model: RF217SP | UPC Code: 036725568105
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13.3 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator Capacity/ 6.4 Cu. Ft. Freezer Capacity/ 3 Tempered Glass Shelves/ Twin Cooling System/ CoolTight Door/ Humidity Control Crispers/ Built-In Automatic Icemaker/ Internal Digital Display/ Blue Display Color/ Stainless Platinum Finish
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Samsung Stainless Platinum French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - RF217SP

Features:

  • More ice with an automatic ice maker
    Automatically makes as much ice in less space than conventional models
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Superior Ice Production and Storage
    Your parties just got bigger. Samsung refrigerators produce large amounts of ice so you never run out. Our extra ice storage helps ensure you have ice on hand at all times.
  • LED Lighting
    Samsung's best-in-class LED lighting gently brightens every corner of your refrigerator so you can see better. Plus, our LED lighting emits less heat and is more energy efficient than traditional lighting.
  • Attractive Design and Large Capacity
    Samsung refrigerators bring innovation to both design and storage. Our beautiful and sleek design complements any kitchen décor. And, the enhanced storage capacity offers more space inside with the same outside dimensions as a traditional model. That’s more room to hold your favorite drinks, party platters and leftovers.
  • 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

  • 20.0 cu. ft. Total Capacity
  • 6.4 cu. ft. Freezer Capacity
  • 13.3 cu.ft. Refrigerator Capacity
  • Twin Coolng Plus System
  • Power Freeze and Power Cool Options
  • Surround Air Flow
  • 2-Minute Door Alarm
  • Concealed Hinges
  • Contour Doors w/ Smooth Finish
  • CoolTight Door
  • Blue LED Display Color
  • Short Arc Handle
  • R-134a Refrigerant

Refrigerator

  • 2 Humidity Control Crispers
  • 3 Tempered Glass Shelves
  • 5 Gallon Door Bins
  • 6 Door Bin
  • Dairy Compartment
  • LED Lighting
  • Internal Digital Display
  • 3 Shelves

Freezer

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

Refrigerator Type

  • French Door Configuration

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Hinges, Handles and Door (W x H x D): 32 1/8’’ x 70 1/8’’ x 32 1/2’’
  • Without Hinges and Door (W x H x D): 32 1/8’’ x 69 7/8’’ x 26 1/4’’
  • With Door without Handles (W x H x D): 32 1/8’’ x 69 7/8’’ x 30 1/8’’
  • With Doors Open (W x H x D): 55 7/8" x 69 3/4" x 37"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 240 lbs
  • Shipping: 265 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Years Parts And Labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification

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French DoorYes
Counter DepthNo
Installation TypeFreestanding
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)13.3
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)6.4
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)19.7
Overall Height (inches)70.13
Width (inches)32.13
Overall Depth (inches)32.5
Depth With Door Open (inches)37
Ice MakerYes
Ice DispenserNo
Water DispenserNo
Reversible DoorNo
Number of Freezer Baskets/Shelves2
Number of Refrigerator Shelves/Bins6
Number of Refrigerator Door Shelves/Bins8
Crisper TypeHumidity Controlled
Freezer LocationBottom
Defrost TypeAutomatic
Freezer Interior LightYes
Refrigerator Shelves MaterialGlass
Deli DrawerYes
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
TypeBottom Freezer
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
 
4.2

(based on 518 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (304)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (26)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (196)
  • Inexpensive (112)
  • Realistic color (105)
  • Durable (104)
  • Quiet (21)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (54)
  • Poor quality (42)
  • Limited shelving options (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (8)
  • 2nd refrigerator (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (9), Avid cook (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

1 Month to 1 Year, My Opinion Hasn't Changed

1 Month After Purchase: After my parents' 40-year-old trusty top-freezer refrigerator gave out, we were faced with the challenge of buying a new refrigerator. (Yes, the old one was an...Read complete review

1 Month After Purchase: After my parents' 40-year-old trusty top-freezer refrigerator gave out, we were faced with the challenge of buying a new refrigerator. (Yes, the old one was an auto-defrost.) We considered all the styles. The bottom freezer single door refrigrators were too big and were somewhat ugly and inconvenient. Most of the smaller units had freezer doors and not drawers. Bending to the small freezer space is worse than bending to a larger refrigerator space. The side by sides were just too big and wide and large items such as full-size cakes or party trays would never fit. Side by sides are so big they're small. We settled on a stainless steel front and were torn between buying another top freezer or a french door bottom freezer. In so doing, we decided a change would be good and went with the french door bottom freezer. My mother is older, and we thought having a refrigerator on top would be a welcome addition so she doesn't have to bend low for items in the refrigerator, realizing most new top-freezer door shelves go all the way down to near the floor for added storage, unlike our previous top-freezer. After reviewing and comparing nearly every refrigerator brand and model on the market, we finally settled on the RF217ACRS. We might've preferred the RF197ACRS which would've been exactly as deep as our old top freezer but it was not available anywhere locally and given the RF217 series is only 2 inches deeper, it still fits quite nicely alongside our countertop and provides a bit more storage space. First reason we selected the RF217 series was because of size. VERY few units had a short enough depth and correct width to even be considered. We wanted it to fit reasonably well and look good too. (Believe it or not, this unit actually has a shorter depth than some top freezer models.) Although it's not counter-depth, it's pretty darn close. It's height allowed it to fit perfectly with about 1/2 inch to spare from the cabinets above. Its width allows it to fit perfectly flush underneath our cabinets above. I measured it several times in the store before choosing it. Second, its internal layout was quite nice and didn't appear cheaply made with the adjustable/removable glass spill-proof shelves (heavy, durable) and gallon capacity refrigerator door bottom shelves. The LED lighting appeared very bright and expensive-looking for a model such as this, both in the refrigerator and freezer. Also, the vegetable bin sliders seemed a bit higher quality than some. They slid really smooth. The freezer was quite large (not that it had to be) and well-organized with the bottom bins and sliding organizer drawer. Ice maker with tray and scoop was nice too. The temperature was controlled digitally, with digital controls. Those were appropriately placed. Third, the twin cooling system was a major selling point for me. The dual evaporator keeps the air between the freezer and refrigerator separate, and definitely is a plus. Finally, it came in stainless steel and the handles were very attractive. The gray sides appeared bright. A nice thought was the requirement for the handle to raise slightly to more easily open the freezer. Overall, the thoughts we have after its delivery are pleasant. We were easily able to fit everything in the refrigerator with actually more room to spare than we thought we would. The freezer was nice and big so my mom doesn't have to run down to our chest freezer in the basement and nearly fall in it to find something (as often, anyway). The door shelves adjustability is very handy and easy to do. We like that you can slide the "fresh box" (what used to be called a meat tender) from all the way left to all the way right. It's easy to find and retrieve what you put in. Having the refrigerator on top makes so much sense. Also, we like that the freezer's internal sliding drawer is not just a rack (like some other refrigerators) and is a real drawer. The ice maker was a nice plus. (We're still waiting for a water line, so can't comment on that yet.) Third, the courtesy features are very appropriate. The door chimes telling you a door is open are nice. The sound effects for button press and door ajar are quite pleasant and very friendly. The digital controls are a welcome addition and very easy to use allowing you to set and keep the internal temperature for both the refrigerator and freezer at an exact constant. You always see the temperature inside both at a glance, which is nice. As for performance, the unit runs quiet and maintains temperature to a T. The refrigerator keeps things well cooled but we set it to 34 degrees Fahrenheit (coldest setting) to keep the milk ice cold, although we might warm that up some (38 is recommended). The freezer @ -2 keeps things as hard as a brick and it can go colder. The power cool and power freeze options are really nice and do really work well. I like that after delivery it only took a few hours using those features to bring the refrigerator and freezer temperatures down to where they needed to be. The doors are light and easy to open. Stainless steel does collect fingerprints, but it's very bright and stylish. As for recommendations, first, we would've like to see split shelves option. Also, the shelf with the "fresh box" looks better on top relative to aesthetics but isn't really feasible up there because it's too high up for shorter people. As for concerns, I'm not sure it's going to be beneficial long-term to have the LED lighting considering you need a repair technician to change the bulbs - those are NOT user-serviceable. Also, I have to say I was quite concerned with reading numerous reports of problems with Samsung units globally (coils freezing, reports of breakage and failure of internal components after only a few years), reports of poor customer service, lack of availability of parts, and only a small number of repair technicians who can or even will even touch a Samsung. However, most of that can be attributed to disgruntled customers writing poor reviews. I just hope I don't become a statistic :). However, all that aside, due to comparatively good reputation, we decided to take a chance on this unit because we liked it so much and it was so well designed. If I had to recommend it today, I'd do so. The unit is certainly something to recommend. Three different people saw it the first day and said they loved it. With that said, Samsung, don't disappoint me! 1 Year After Purchase: The refrigerator is still going strong with no problems detected. It's definitely made it this far and with flying colors, knock wood. We never got the icemaker connected. However, the ice container and scoop is otherwise very useful for bagged ice you buy. It's still an option, though. Overall, I really like the refrigerator. At nearly age 70, however, my mom can't get used to the radical change in configuration - going from only owning top freezers to a french door bottom freezer and says she wouldn't buy one again. However, although she doesn't like the form factor, she does like the convenience it adds and we both agree it keeps our food fresher and is very stylish. It definitely blends in well with the kitchen. The door chimes have saved my mom from leaving the doors slightly open COUNTLESS times and are an ESSENTIAL part of the refrigerator. Cleaning the shelving is extremely easy since the shelves are glass and plastic. We are careful about not damaging the refrigerator, so it has held up well cosmetically. I also use the stainless steel cleaner on the front doors and it shines nicely. The only minor problem is that the shelf spacing could've been somehwat larger for taller products inside. Again, split shelves would've been a nice option. Otherwise, no other complaints. Also, because this unit has the quality stainless steel alloy it's not magnetic on the front. It is disappointing since we can't put our refrigerator magnets on the front, just the sides. We still don't see a good competitor model out there. This is a well configured refrigerator and if it holds up well, we'll be very happy with it. Overall, this was a wise purchase and we do recommend it to others.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great refrigerator, BUT....

This refrigerator is great looking and has lots of wonderful features and lots of storage. I love everything about it BUT the ice maker. There are 3-4 of us in the household and...Read complete review

This refrigerator is great looking and has lots of wonderful features and lots of storage. I love everything about it BUT the ice maker. There are 3-4 of us in the household and the ice maker can't keep up, especially in the summer. Plan on making your own ice or buying bagged ice to have on hand. The ice maker is the only reason I can't recommend this unit to a friend. I paid a lot of money and it should make ice!

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4.0

French door refrigerator with bottom freezer

By 

from Gansevoort, NY 12831, USA

Pros

  • sleek looking counter deptj

Cons

  • wish they could fit water in door

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

    The counter depth refrigerator is sleek looking, easy access to ice cubes in bottom drawer. Find there is easy access to all food with counter depth. Needed a 33" inch refrigerator and this fit the bill.

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    5.0

    Great

    By 

    from York Pa

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Realistic color

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

        Hard size to find and get a new appliance this was perfect

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        5.0

        Ice maker Missing sensor

        By 

        from Corona, NY

        Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

        The refrigerator is all nice and good, the only issue that I am confronting is the Ice production (because there are no sensor or proximity when the small bucket is full, the Ice fell behind the door, and sometimes isn't possible close the door.) Mean if you place the refrigerator between two cabinets you won't be able to remove it so easily.

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        4.0

        I would have

        By 

        from Nassau, new York

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

          Prior to purchasing I read the reviews about the refrigerator and I went to go see it in the store prior to purchasing. The design is great on the outside, the one flaw is that I am unable to adjust the shelves on the inside on different sides. In the similiar products you are able to adjust the shelves due to the fact they are split. I wish I had more room for big bottles, but because there were not that many products in the size I wanted I ended up purchasing the product. I have another refrigerator in my basement so I can get away with the some of the down falls. The freezer I can store a good amount of frozen goods. There were complaints about nose, but I don't really feel that was an issue. I would have given the product more stars if the design on the inside of the refrigerator was better mapped out. Overall I love the look on the outside and the features of the alarm and it keeps all of my food cold that was another issue that was relayed I don't have that issue.

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          1.0

          Loud Startling Buzzing Noise

          By 

          from Minnesota

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations
            • poor design
            • Poor quality
            • wasted space

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

              I bought this fridge based on size and design. I am very surprised about the inside space. I should have brought milk jugs, wine bottles etc to see how they fit. I have to angle my half gallon items to fit on the shelf. The compartments on either side of the door are odd sizes and cannot be moved to make better use of the space. Some are so small you can barely fit anything in them. Totally wasted space. I have had the fridge for a month and the ice maker is not hooked up but the fridge makes a loud startling noise a couple times a day, at least. I am not home all day so unsure about how often it makes this noise . Very, very disappointed with this fridge.

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              5.0

              It efficient and amazing

              By 

              from Rockville,md

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

                  It has everything I need and more and uses the space it has available very effectively.just wow

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                  5.0

                  A lot of bang for the buck.

                  By 

                  from Las Vegas, Nevada

                  Pros

                  • Bright display
                  • Durable
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Realistic color

                  Cons

                  • have to move refridgerator to replace water filter
                  • shelves lack practical adjustment capabilities

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

                    This is the first time that I had to replace my refrigerator since I bought my house in 1993. It was still working , but very outdated. This new one not only is bigger, looks better, it even saves on my eclectic bill. I got a deal on it as a open floor display model for a huge savings.

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                    4.0

                    What a great find!

                    By 

                    from Detroit, MI, USA

                    Pros

                    • Bright display
                    • ice maker built in.
                    • moveable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

                        This refrigerator is perfect for the "mature" couple trying to downsize their life. It has all the bells and whistles we need, without any of the extras we don't need.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect size and price for my kitchen

                        By 

                        from Naples, FL, USA

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Durable
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

                            Samsung counter-depth French door refrigerator fits well in our kitchen. Our "old" refrigerator leaked, had an elaborate door mechanism that failed. Dust could not be easily cleaned and the motor developed a 24 hour "moan." We are happy with the modern technology of the new Samsung. The "in-line" filter system for ice making will last for 5 years! Ice maker can be turned "on" or "off" as needed. Both freezer and refrigerator have an extra cold button to assist fast freezing or rapid cooling. My husband and I appreciate this wonderful product.

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                            5.0

                            Best in it's class

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                            from Ohio, USA

                            Pros

                            • Inexpensive

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung RF217 Black 20 Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:

                                My wife loves her new refrigerator. Our old refrigerator of 20 years had been breaking down little by little. Now that the kids are all grown up we didn't need such a large refrigerator. This 18 cu ft. refrigerator has all the features my wife was looking for. It's counter depth, it has all the shelves she needs and it's very quiet. No more frozen eggs and hard frozen lettuce for us. We recommend this refrigerator to anyone.

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                                Samsung Stainless Platinum French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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