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A more modest Food Showcase fridge from Samsung (pictures)

Though not as flashy-looking as the more expensive version, this Samsung Food Showcase side-by-side refrigerator carries much of the same appeal.

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Samsung Food Showcase Side-by-Side Refrigerator (RH25H5611SR)

The RH25H5611SR is the most affordable Food Showcase refrigerator in Samsung's lineup, complete with door-within-a-door trickery. Click through to see how it works.

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A simple build

The fridge is pretty innocuous to look at, with a basic build and none of the flash of the original Food Showcase fridge.

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Touch controls

Like a lot of modern fridges, the RH25H5611SR offers touch controls above the water dispenser, with attractive blue LED lights.

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Food Showcase

There's a trigger on the bottom half of the fridge door handle. Squeeze it, and you'll open the front panel of the fridge, revealing the in-door shelves inside.

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Inner case

Ignore that trigger, and you'll open the fridge like normal.

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Fridge capacity

15.6 of the refrigerator's 22.7-cubic-foot capacity gets allocated to the fridge compartment.

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Sliding shelves

Those three shelves all feature spillproof rims. They slide out like drawers, too, offering easy access to items in the back.

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Ice Master

The ice maker sits inside the freezer, and feeds ice down through the water dispenser.

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Showcase on performance

With no orange hotspots in the body of the fridge, this is a very decent result for a side-by-side fridge at the default setting.

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Pull the trigger?

At $2,100, this is as affordable as Food Showcase fridges get. Does that make it a bargain? Read our full review for the final verdict.

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