Showtime for Samsung's most affordable Food Showcase fridgeWith surprisingly strong performance, we think this $2,100 take on the door-in-a-door refrigerator makes sense.
[MUSIC] Today is the day that ends with Y, so today we are reviewing fridges at CNet appliances. And this is the Samsung RH25H5611SR, better known as Samsung's food showcase refrigerator. About $2,100 this is the less expensive of Samsung's two food showcase side by side models. This models is much more simple looking. Much more basic. You get the usual handles. You'll also open the food showcase door by squeezing this handle here. That opens up the front panel of the door but not the entire door itself, giving you access to those indoor shelves. I'm not sure I need my fridge to have a door in a door. Your still opening a door and grabbing what you want, but if you do want a door in a door fridge, it's a good model. There's nothing inside of that door that's blocking you off from the inner door shelves, like you'd find in similar LG models that we've tested, and nothing on the inside either. It's very simple, the shelves are right there, you just reach in and grab it from either side, and I like that design a lot. So it doesn't look nearly as good as that more expensive food showcase frig, but it's actually a much better performer. Take a look at this heat map, this is the frig running at its default setting of 37 degrees And what I love about this result is despite all the orange hotspots there in the door, you have nothing but blue in the main body of the fridge. Every single section there is below 40 degrees, and that's a very good result. That's very uncommon for side-by-sides. Usually side-by-side refrigerators struggle a bit with temperature consistency because of that tall, vertical, narrow design. Inside the fridge it's pretty basic as features go. That's not uncommon for side-by-side fridges because there's just not a lot of room to stuff extra stuff in there, but you do get spill-proof shelves. Kind of a shallow spill-proof guard there, more leak-proof than spill-proof, but it's still nice to have. All in all, I like this side-by-side fridge quite a bit. The performance is key for me. It's just a very solid performer, much more so than the average side-by-side. And at a a price of $2,100.00 you're not paying quite as much for the upgrade to that door-to-door functionality. So if you walk through the showcase, I think this model probably makes the most sense. For the full story, take a gander at my full review on CNET.com, and follow me on Twitter if you have any fridge questions you want to field my way. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist. [MUSIC]