Hey guy's im CNet's Ry Crist here with the Samsung RF 32FMQDBSR this is a fridge that sorta borrows the aesthetic of the $6000 chef collection model And sells at a much lower price, at $4,000, that's still a very expensive fridge but a lot better than that $6,000 price tag.
It's still to appeal to shoppers who like that Chef collection look and it does a pretty good job, it looks just like it with the same flat front and recessed handles, four door design, very interesting, unique, good looking fridge.
Of all the $4,000 fridges I've tested and reviewed, this is my favorite one, on looks alone.
And I also like that you get the Cool Select Plus department, this section down here.
This is part of the freezer, but you can also dial it up into fridge mode.
So, if you wanted extra storage space for fresh items, it'll do the job.
That said, it's not a carbon copy of the Chef Collection.
You're missing out on a lot of the features that make that fridge really interesting.
You don't get a chef's pan inside the fridge for marinating steaks.
You don't get a chef pantry that's a Temperature controlled drawer at the bottom.
You don't get the chef basket you can pull out.
All those luxury features are gone.
And instead you get a pretty simple interior.
You have a fold-in shelf, and a fold-up shelf to make room for tall items.
And you get some features that kind of don't make sense.
These shelf dividers here in the door, for instance, they're just not that great.
They kind of get in the way.
They block things off.
You can take them out, but then you got to put them somewhere.
So, kind of a pain.
Also, this egg basket up here doesn't really fit a carton of eggs.
It doesn't make much sense to me.
1st Speaker, Just made it harder to get into the back half of that shelf, so not the greatest feature.>>2nd Speaker, Now this fridge was a pretty consistent performer in our test, but it also consistently ran a little bit warm, a couple degrees in each test.
At the 37 degree setting you can see that it ran little closer to 40 degrees with the light green and light purple line there at the top being the bottom sections of each door.
Then at 34 degree it also ran about three degrees warm, averaging closer to 37.
For better cooling performance from a french door model, I like this LG model shown here.
It was a little bit more consistent in our test and more accurate, too.
It also cost less than this model.
But if you just wanna fridge that offers pretty stunning design at this price range, I think this fits the bill, and then the shortcomings are bad enough to undercut that.
There's plenty more in my full review at CNET.com.
Check it out.
For CNN appliances, I'm Ry Crist.