Samsung RSG5

Summary

User Score

Pros

  • Deceptively large inside
  • Beautiful LED lighting
  • Water and ice-cube dispenser
  • Four freezer stars

Cons

  • Drawers can be difficult to get to
  • Ice dispenser can be temperamental

Review Price £1,300.00

Key Features: 640 litre capacity; A Class energy efficiency rating; Four star freezer rating

Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung RSG5

Even by the standards of American style fridges, the Samsung RSG5 is huge. Lining up at almost a metre wide and 176cm tall, the RSG5, although not much bigger than most American style fridges externally, features a 640 litre interior capacity for truly impressive storage solutions. You can pack a week’s worth of shopping for even large families in there, so you don’t have to keep popping back to the shops to get what you need. Even though it’s such a big machine, the Samsung RSG5 still has an energy efficiency rating of A and makes only 39 decibels of noise, making it quieter than some of the smaller models on the market.

Inside, the LED lighting gives the fridge a beautiful, clean look and means there are no dark corners in the appliance. It’s easy to see all of your food in both the fridge and the freezer because of the fantastic design and the fact that the shelves are glass and therefore see-through. There’s plenty of storage in the Samsung RSG5, too. Sometimes the doors are really heavy to open because of the amount of door storage, but that’s not the worst thing to complain about.

The Samsung RSG5 has an exterior water dispenser and an ice-cube dispenser, although both features require plumbing in to work. The water is filtered too, and it’s easy to get to the filter to change it because it’s at the top of the fridge. Additionally the ice-maker fits in the door rather than in the freezer space meaning it doesn’t impact on freezer space at all, it can however be a bit temperamental on occasion.

The freezer itself has a four star rating, which means it can freeze fresh food as well as frozen. In a four star freezer, it’s also possible to store the food safely and hygienically for up to a year. The digital display on the outside of the Samsung RSG5 is easy to understand. In fact the whole thing is easy to use without the manual and you can put it together yourself.