"The Samsung Chef Collection fridge puts kitchens ahead of the curve"
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The Samsung Chef Collection fridge puts kitchens ahead of the curve
Hey, I'm CNet's Ryan Christ, and this the Samsung Shelf Collection refrigerator.
It's a very large, very fancy, very expensive refrigerator that retail for $6,000, so break out your checkbook if you want one.
For your money, ou are getting an excellent design.
It's the T type model, that gives you sort of a French door design with the fridge up here.
And them, a side by side approach with the two freezer.
You can take that bottom right freezer section, called the cool select pantry, it can be set for many things from a hard freeze to a soft freeze for things like ice cream, or a chill mode for things like meats and fish.
And also just a basic fridge mode for your beverages and what have you.
Other features have the word Chef stamped in front of them.
Those features include two Chef cams you can.
You can slide those stainless steel trays right into the shelves there.
Also a chef pantry here that will hold meat, fishes whatever you want and a chefs basket you can take out of the fridge for prep items like chopped vegetables and grated cheese.
The design is also pretty terrific.
I think the T type design is great the recessed handles make it nice and elegant.
That's the fridge I'd want in my dream home although I put it in my current apartment it would make the rest of it look like crap by comparison.
[INAUDIBLE] Anyway, moving on to the inside of the fridge.
You've got plenty of spill proof shelving that you can move around as you see fit.
You can also slide these two shelves back to make room for larger items.
Plenty of space in this thing.
It aced our capacity test.
It was able to hold the entire standardized grocery load that we test with.
Along with all six of the stress items we used.
All at once, without having to rearrange anything.
Very, very good result.
You've also got this LED display on the front of the fridge that shines through the little pinholes there in the front facade with numbers telling you what the temperature is inside and little icons for what mode you're running in.
You can also see that the controls are located down here on the inside of the door.
That's one kind of minor quibble.
You have to open the door to use those things.
But I kind of like that they did that because it takes them off of the front of the design.
Leaves it looking nice and streamlined.
As for cooling performance, the fridge did quite well.
It's able to hold the temperature around where we wanted it, and did a very nice job on our test for the most part.
if you're expecting this to be a dramatic performance upgrade from the fridge you already have, you might be a little disappointed.
All in all this is a pretty exceptional fridge, the design is very unique and looks fantastic in my [INAUDIBLE].
Opinion, and the features are unique, too, so if you're spending a lot of money on it, you're gonna feel like you're getting something special.
Thanks for watching, check out the rest of our refrigerator reviews at cnet.com.
For CNET appliances, I'm Ry Crist.
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