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Four-door design

Split freezer

Freezer performance

Quick adjustments

Wine rack

Four settings

Food Showcase

Inner case

Secret switch

Heat maps

Drawer-style

Coldest setting

The Samsung RF28K9380SG is one of the Korean conglomerate's "4-Door Flex" fridges. Click through to see what it can offer your kitchen.

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Samsung's 4-Door Flex fridges are really just French-door models with the freezer compartment split down the middle.

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That split allows Samsung to make the right half into a "FlexZone" with its own distinct temperature presets. Though it defaults to freezer mode (0 degrees F), you can dial it up as high as 41 F if you need extra storage space for fresh groceries.

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At its lowest setting, the FlexZone's performance (red) is indistinguishable from the freezer itself (blue). Both offer near-perfect performance.

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To switch to a different FlexZone preset, just use the touch controls on the front of the fridge.

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The FlexZone also comes with a metal wine rack. At its highest setting, the FlexZone makes a handy little beverage cooler.

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All four FlexZone settings were more or less accurate, but that compartment needed a lot of extra time to hit the coldest freezer setting.

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The refrigerator's other key feature is the Food Showcase compartment.

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Here's how it works. The right refrigerator door will open normally...

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...unless you press a hidden switch on the bottom of the door's recessed handle. Do so, and the front panel of the door will open, revealing the in-door shelves without actually opening the refrigerator.

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Now, a quick look at overall performance. Temperatures were just about spot-on at the default 37-degree setting.

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The bottom two shelves will even slide out like drawers for easier access to what's inside.

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The fridge performed well at the coldest setting, too. For this test, we dialed the FlexZone up to its warmest setting of 41 degrees F. It did just fine without affecting the other compartments.

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