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Check out Samsung's cool new Food Showcase fridge (pictures)

Samsung's got new French door fridges with door-in-a-door functionality, and we went hands-on with it.

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Samsung French 3-Door Food Showcase refrigerator

Samsung's Food Showcase fridges let you open the front panel of the refrigerator door to access the in-door shelves without opening the whole fridge. The newest models pack the feature into the French door form factor -- click through to take a a look.

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A new design

The new French door Food Showcase models look more traditional than the original side-by-side model, which featured a unique, striking design.

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Touch controls

You'll access settings and tweak the temperature using this touchpanel above the ice and water dispenser.

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Open up

Inside, you'll find a total of 28.7 cubic feet of storage space, 18.9 of which are allocated to the fridge.

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Fully loaded

That's plenty of space for most needs -- we had no trouble fitting all of our test groceries and stress-test items inside of it.

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Food Showcase

To open the Food Showcase panel on the front of the right refrigerator door, just squeeze the trigger on the bottom half of the door handle.

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Grab and go

With the Food Showcase door open, you'll be able to grab items out of the in-door shelves.

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Flexible storage

A number of features in the fridge are designed for more flexible storage. This shelf slides in under itself to make room for tall items.

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Fold-up shelf

This shelf folds up and out of the way for the same purpose.

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Slide out, slide in

This shelf slides out, making it easier to grab items stored in the back.

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Icemaker

The icemaker lives in the top-left corner of the body of the fridge. It's about two inches narrower than the average French door icemaker, which gives you a little more space on that top shelf.

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A nice price?

The Samsung French 3-Door Food Showcase sells for $3,400 list price, putting it on par with other French door models that offer door-in-a-door functionality. Is it worth the upgrade? Read our full review for the full scoop.

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