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Samsung RSG257AAWP/XAA 24.5 cu. ft. Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  Samsung claims that its RSG275AAWP/XAA side-by-side refrigerator delivers commercial-grade cooling at home due to its a twin cooling system (one compressor for the freezer compartment and a second for the fresh-food section); multiple air outlets for fast and even cooling; and power freeze and power cool options so food can be quickly brought down to a desired temperature. It also comes with a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and cubed or crushed ice. This is a counter-depth model, meaning it's shallow enough to sit flush with the edge of standard 30" cabinets, giving the look of a built-in refrigerator. It doesn't hold as much as traditional-depth refrigerators of the same height and width, but it should store food for a small family.

Models: RSG257AAWP/XAA (White), RSG257AABP/XAA (Black), RSG257AAPN/XAA (Stainless Platinum), RSG257AARS/XAA (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/18/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$2,399$2,399$2,399MSRP
$1,680$1,680$1,770Best Buy (Typically $0-$70 delivery)
$1,709$1,709$1,799Lowe's (At times offers free delivery/shipping)
$1,900$1,900$2,000Sears (At times offers free delivery/shipping)
$1,769$1,589$1,859Abt Electronics (Estimated typical shipping $265-$357)
$1,636$1,636$1,716AJ Madison (At times offers free shipping/delivery)

Additional Costs:

$5-$50+Water hose or other installation parts
$30-$40Water filter replacement (typically twice a year)
$0-$700+Shipping/delivery, depending on the store and distance
$0-$100+Haul away old refrigerator, hook up new one to existing electric/water lines
$90-$550+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 70"
Width: 35.75"
Depth: 29.88"
Weight254 lbs.
Capacity24.5 cu. ft. (total)
15 cu. ft. in refrigerator
9.1 cu. ft. in freezer
ColorsWhite, Black, Platinum Stainless, Stainless Steel
Ice MakerFactory-installed ice maker with a through-the-door dispenser for cubed or crushed ice
Water DispenserThrough-the-door dispenser for filtered water, with water filter
Other FeaturesEnergy Star Compliant
Twin Cooling (two compressors, one for the fresh food side and one for the freezer)
Power freeze and power cool features to quickly lower food temperatures
Multi Air Flow (air outlets at every shelf level for fast and even cooling
LED lighting in both compartments
External digital display and controls (on water/ice dispenser)
4 adjustable glass shelves, with 1 sliding to half-size to accommodate tall objects below
2 humidity-controlled crisper drawers and 1 refrigerated deli/meat drawer
2 gallon-container clear door bins, 3 smaller clear door bins and 1 covered dairy compartment
1 tilt-out metal soda rack (5 cans) and metal wine rack (5 bottles)
4 glass freezer shelves, 2 plastic utility freezer drawers and 3 clear freezer door bins
2-Minute open door alarm
Warranty1 year all parts and labor; 5 years sealed refrigeration system, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on the product is available at Samsung.com.

What People Are Saying:

The Samsung RSG257AAWP is on the top sellers list at several retailers. It was reviewed in 2011 by Consumer Reports, which describes it as "a fair refrigerator with excellent temperature performance but poor energy efficiency," noting that it's especially quiet but its ice-making performance is only fair. Slightly more than half of about 50 user reviews at Lowe's recommend this refrigerator -- but even a few who gave it high marks reported minor irritation with wobbly handles (fixed by clicking them into place with a rubber mallet) and drawers designed to only open part way. Dissatisfied users complained about the in-door ice and water dispenser, calling it slow and reporting that it either leaked water or sometimes dispensed ice cubes unexpectedly.