Samsung will be releasing a new series of Slimline French Door Refrigerators, including this model. Is it worth the wait? Let’s find out our review here.
Design & Internal Layout
The Samsung 498L French Door Refrigerator SRF5300SD would suit a small family or a household of 2-3 person, with a fridge compartment with a capacity of 330.9L and freezer compartment with a capacity of 167.3L.
It fits perfectly with an Australian standard refrigerator cavity of 1800mm high and 900mm wide. This refrigerator is slim, with a width of only 817mm. 1776mm height and 715mm depth. With its flat design, it would integrate seamlessly with your kitchen.
The refrigerator looks modern with stainless steel colour. You won’t need to worry about fingerprints on the door, as it is coated with anti-fingerprint finish.
The fridge compartment is at the top, with 3 wide shelves. The racks behind the door (door bins) are deep enough to fit bulky bottles like 3L milk and 2L soft drink bottles. But only 2 out of the 6 racks would fit tall bottles.
You can easily take fruit or vegetable, as they are positioned at an ideal height so you won’t need to bend down. There are 2 big crispers so you can keep fruit separated with the vegetables.
The LED lights inside the compartment would help you especially at night. It is automatically on when you open the door.
Like most other french door refrigerators, the freezer compartment is in the form of slide-out drawers. There are 2 drawers inside. An auto ice maker located in the top drawer.
The temperature controller is located inside of the fridge compartment, close to the crisp drawer.
Compressor and Cooling System
This new release french door refrigerator is equipped with Digital Inverter Technology, a quiet, energy efficient, and durable compressor. It smartly adjusts its operating speed to the cooling demand. It comes with a 10 year limited parts warranty on the compressor.
One of the main features of this refrigerator is the Power Cool and Power Freeze function. At a touch of a button, the Power Cool blows intensely cold air into the fridge so that you can get the foods and drinks chilled in seconds. The Power Freeze delivers a fast blast of cold air into the freezer, so you can freeze frozen food, and make more ice.
Although it freezes quickly, don’t worry of frost. This refrigerator has No Frost Technology.
With the Twin Cooling Plus technology, the mixing of odours between the fridge and freezer compartments is minimised, the temperature and the optimal humidity are maintained.
It is expected that the noise level is low with the Digital Inverter Technology.
This refrigerator comes with a water dispenser that does not require any plumbing. Enjoy cold, filtered water, straight from the built-in BPA free dispenser. The HAFEX water filter is an optional accessory for this refrigerator.
With the Auto Ice Maker (Plumbed) you can get a large quantity of ice cubes when you need them.
- Door alarm to remind you when the door is not properly closed
3.5 star energy rating, which is better than other refrigerators on average.
Value for Money
With the $100 store credit offered by The Good Guys (at the time of writing this article), this refrigerator certainly offers value for money.
2 years manufacturer warranty and 10 years on the compressor part.
Since the refrigerator is not released yet at the time of writing, there is no customer review.
If you are looking for a new refrigerator suitable for a 2-3 people, you may want to consider this refrigerator.
- Modern design with anti-fingerprint finish
- Slim and is space-efficient
- Door bins are deep enough to fit bulky bottles
- Power Cool and Power Freeze function
- With water dispenser
- 3.5 star energy rating
- No front LED control panel
- Not sure if they have Vacation mode function
Disclosure: We are writing this article based on what we see from photos and limited information that we got on the internet. We cannot see the actual product, as it has not been released to the market yet.