The Samsung 29-inch freestanding top-freezer refrigerator offers a huge 18 cu. ft. of space, including a FlexZone™ (a versatile fridge compartment that converts the freezer into a fridge). The doors are reversible, and this is a 29-inch rather than a standard 30-inch model, making this a flexible fit for most kitchen spaces. What’s more, it beats out most similarly sized models for energy-efficiency, using just 364 kWh/yr.
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- Offers a huge 18 cu. ft. of space, including a FlexZone™
- Beats out most similarly sized models for energy-efficiency, using just 364 kWh/yr
- A flexible fit for most kitchen spaces
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Power and Capacity:||Width: 28 ¾ Inch|
Depth: 31 ⅞ Inch
Depth without Door and Handles: 28 ⅜ Inch
Height: 66 ¾ Inch
Total: 17.6 cu. ft.
Refrigerator Capacity: 12.7 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity: 4.9 Cu. Ft.
Annual Energy Use (kWh/yr): 364
The refrigerator has 3 adjustable glass shelves that can slide in and flip up as needed, as well as a Slide & Reach pantry, 3 door bins, and 2 humidity controlled crispers. LED lighting make for energy-efficient illumination, and this refrigerator features Twin Cooling Plus™ which works to maintain optimal temperature and humidity, keeping food fresher longer.
This model has an optional ice maker, automatic defrost, 2 glass shelves and 2 door bins in the freezer. It is not ADA compliant, but it does have a Star K certified Sabbath mode. And, importantly, the Samsung 29-inch freestanding top-freezer uses r600a as a coolant and pentane for insulation, instead of CFCs, HCFCs, or HFCs.
Samsung vs. Blomberg vs. Liebherr
The Samsung is an excellent energy-efficient refrigerator for anyone looking for that little bit extra space and/or a Star K certified model. It uses less energy than the Blomberg 30-inch refrigerator, but a little more than the more impressively eco-friendly high-performance Liebherr Monolith (View Price on Amazon). The Monolith also has a fantastic warranty and is RoHS and REACH compliant, but the Samsung has the advantage of being made in the US, which gives it some upfront eco-friendliness. All in all, if your money stretches to the Monolith and you don’t require a Sabbath mode, go for the Liebherr model, with its RoHS and REACH certifications and lower energy usage. You can read our full review of the Liebherr Monolith here.