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25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel

25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator with External Filtered Ice & Water Dispenser. Twin Cooling System helps keep food fresher longer. Digital Temperature Controls are precise and easy to use. Glass Spill-Proof Shelving in the refrigerator. LED lighting in the refrigerator and freezer efficiently illuminate the interior.
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100%of customersrecommend this product3 of 3reviews
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100%of customersrecommend this product3 of 3reviews
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Customer reviews for 25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel
Review 1 for 25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel
adrenaline
from Huntington Beach, California
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Looks Great, Works Great, Top Rated by a Leading Consumer Magazine

PostedMarch 30, 2013
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Let me start by stating that this refrigerator, along with the 265 and 267- basically, all three of Samsung's twin cooling side-by-side units, are jointly rated as THE NUMBER ONE side-by-side refrigerators by a leading consumer magazine (2013).
Re the water dispenser. I've seen others complain about it but, with a behavioral fix, it works fine. The stream is angled toward the rear. Therefore, to prevent spillage, you have to hold the cup up high near the water outlet (and keep it high until the water stops). If you do this, you won't have spillage. With ice, tilt the cup a little forward (toward you) to keep spillage to a minimum.
Re energy efficiency. I haven't looked at the 265 and 267, but the 263 is CEE Tier III rated (i.e., the MOST efficient rating given by CEE). And of course it's also Energy Star rated.
The 263 does not have the digital temperature readout that the 265 and 267 have.
The 263 also does not have the in-door ice maker (i.e., the 263 does provide ice THROUGH the door via a dispenser built into the door, but the ice maker and ice storage bin themselves take up shelf space in the freezer, unlike with the 265 and 267. The 265 and 267 have the ice MAKER and BIN built vertically into the door, allowing extra freezer shelf space).
It's an excellent refrigerator/freezer for the money. The twin cooling means dual evaporators (one for the refrigerator and one for the freezer). This is a feature usually found on much more expensive brands/models. The Twin Cooling system means independent humidity levels, and less transfer of odor from freezer to refrigerator than on traditional units.
Two caveats-
(1) I have only had the unit for a short time, so I cannot yet comment on longevity. I bought the five-year extended warranty just in case. Home Depot only charges around $120-$150 for this, which is the best value among the competition (i.e., S3ars asks around $550; F7y's and B3st Buy ask around $275). I also own a Samsung gas five-burner stove/convection oven range, which has excellent build quality, and I have been very happy with it for the year that I've owned it. No problems.
(2) There is an "energy saver" mode, which is turned "on" by default when you plug in the refrigerator. From what I've read elsewhere, it's generally better to turn this OFF, especially if the refrigerator is for a family whose members will open and close the doors regularly. Apparently, some people have had problems with frosting and failure under such use with the energy saver mode ON. As soon as mine was plugged in, I immediately turned the energy saver mode OFF.
Pros: Lots of Features, Easy to Use, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Nice Design, top rated by a leading consumer magazine, twin cooling (dual evaporators)
Cons: no digital temperature readout, ice maker takes up a freezer shelf
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Review 2 for 25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel
uguessit

Good features, especially the ice-maker

PostedNovember 12, 2013
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Happy customer.
Definite improvement over our last side by side. Both were same size and similar layout. Different Brands.
Warranty was a big plus in the decision. Ice maker is simpler to use with the one push switch. Takes a bit getting used to. Temperature settings seem reliable (verified with a temperature Gage).
Pros: Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 3 for 25.5 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel
Paul
from Grand Prairie, TX, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male

Fantastic side by side with great features

PostedJanuary 24, 2014
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Great Quality, Good Price, Energy Efficient with twin cooling!
No problems, ice and water dispense fine. Good solid side-by-side
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, tier 3 energy efficient
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