We found the Samsung RH29H9000SR to be overpriced for the amount of features it offers. We don't like that ice maker of this side-by-side refrigerator comes with a faulty design.
When it comes to choosing a side by side refrigerator, the models produced by Samsung are the most reliable and high class. Although prices far exceed the French door refrigerators or single door, the ultra modern facilities and impeccable design make side by side refrigerators worth all the money. In this article, we will talk about a side by side refrigerator model from Samsung, namely Samsung RH29H9000SR. It innovates the way you store your favorite meals and beverages thanks to the Food Showcase design. The appliance which can be purchased at the price of $2,999.00 features a classy design and versatile functions but has also some disadvantages.
Size & Design
The RH29H9000SR side-by-side refrigerator features a modern and sleek design. The stainless steel design of the exterior gives it a note of elegance. The exterior appearance is more resistance to smudges or scratches. Many of the shelves are also stainless trimmed. The 36 inches wide by 35.25 inches deep footprint makes this unit one of the largest side-by-side refrigerators available on the market, mainly due to the 29 cubic feet interior capacity. Even though it features a large interior, this refrigerator has a basic built that doesn’t make it stand out from other types of side-by-side refrigerators. The downside of the large interior is that it can occupy a great amount of space in the kitchen area.
Performance & Features
It comes with basic features but the highlight of this unit is the Showcase feature, which can be considered more like a design element. However, we like that the Showcase feature allows you to quickly access the in-door shelves, without having to open the door to the main compartment. Moreover, the LED control panel gives you access to the temperature of the freezer and refrigerator, the ice maker, the LED lighting controls and to the door alarm. We like that most controls can be activated with the touch of a bottom. Both the refrigerator and the freezer come with a “power tool” which can be used to cool the unit in case the temperature reaches high values. The energy saver control is found on the flip side. This technology saves power by controlling the condenser.
The RH29H9000SR features an automatic ice maker that comes with several advantages and some inconveniences. First, it maximizes the space in the freezer, leaving more room for frozen meals. Secondly, the ice maker can produce up to 4.2 lbs of ice per day and can store up to 5.5 lbs of ice. There are a couple of downside of using the ice maker. According to customer reports, you may be faced with a 3-second delay or more until ice comes out. Also, the ice maker doesn’t provide ice fast enough.
Capacity & Storage
Regarding capacity and storage, the Samsung refrigerator comes with 28.5 worth of storage inside the Food Showcase refrigerator. Almost 18.4 are entirely dedicated to the fridge. Compared to other types of the side-by-side refrigerator this is a very good number. The Food showcase fridge can easily accommodate everything from soda bottles to eggs, cheese etc. This side-by-side refrigerator comes with six removable door shelves, four interior shelves, and two drawers. In the freezer, you will find three door shelves and four interior shelves with another three drawers. The interior shelves have spill-proof design elements. This means that they can stop any spills from dripping down. However, the showcase feature comes with traditional glass panels with no raised edges to contain spills.
The Samsung 29 cu ft side-by-side refrigerator consumes almost 709 kWh of electricity each year. Its average annual energy cost is actually bigger than other side-by-side refrigerators. However, you can save some money thanks to its Smart Grid connectivity. This feature is designed to change the operation of the refrigerator based on the local power rates. This way, during periods of high use, the condenser is automatically restricted. If you want to benefit from this feature, you need to check first if your utility supports it. The LED lights also allow you to save money. Compared to conventional lighting, LED lights are more energy efficient and emit less heat.
Warranty & Support
Samsung offers a one-year warranty for parts and labor on the entire RH29H9000SR side-by-side refrigerator. The warranty is further supplemented by a five-year warranty for parts and labor on sealed components and a 10-year warranty for part and labor on the condenser. Regarding customer service and support, the main goal of Samsung is to provide great customer support. Don’t hesitate to visit their official page where you can get help with your product and find many useful information.