Samsung RF28JBEDBSG 36″ Energy Star Food Showcase French Door Refrigerator Review

Samsung RF28JBEDBSG 36″ Energy Star Food Showcase French Door Refrigerator Review

Basic info:

  • 2-in-1 door for quick access to drinks and condiments
  • Counter-height FlexZone drawer is optimized for organization
  • 28 cu. ft. capacity fits up to 28 bags of groceries
  • Series: Black Stainless Steel
  • Width: 35.75″
  • Height: 70″
  • Depth: 36.5″
  • Type: Freestanding
  • Style: French Door
  • Total Capacity: 27.8 cu. ft.
  • Refrigerator Capacity: 15.7 cu. ft.
  • Freezer Capacity: 8.3 cu. ft.
  • Water Dispenser: External
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Defrost Type: Frost Free
  • Type of Shelves: Glass
  • Energy Star: Yes
  • Twin Cooling System
  • EZ-Open™ Handle
  • FlexZone™ Drawer
  • Metal Cooling

Overall Customer Rating:


MSRP: $3,599


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  • Large capacity
  • Lots of features
  • Fingerprint resistant finish
  • Quick access via door in door


  • Ice maker issues
  • Not build for tall bottles to stand
  • The produce bins could be bigger
  • Limited coverage of Samsung repair service in some states.


Food showcase: The Samsung FoodShowcase refrigerator provides easy access to on-the-go items. The exterior showcase gives you instant access to drinks and condiments, while the InnerCase lets you store large, fresh food items. Perfect for frequently used items, this refrigerator lets you easily organize your food by type or family member.

Metal cooling: Metal Cooling locks in cold and seals in freshness. The stainless steel paneling helps maintain consistent temperature throughout the refrigerator.

The Counter-Height FlexZone™ Drawer with Metal Cooling cools food faster* and provides an optimal place to store dairy, beverages and snacks. Adjustable Smart Divider is optimized for smart organization, easy access, and is kid-friendly.

Twin cooling+ The Twin Cooling Plus™ feature maintains both high levels of refrigerator humidity to keep perishable fruits and vegetables fresher longer, and dry freezer conditions means less freezer burn for better tasting frozen foods.

LED lighting gently brightens virtually every corner of your refrigerator so you’re able to quickly spot what you want. Plus, it emits less heat and is more energy-efficient than conventional lighting. The sleek design saves more space than traditional incandescent light bulbs.

Ice master: Our refrigerator’s Ice Master produces up to 10 lbs. of ice per day and stores up to 4.2 lbs. of ice. This space-saving design leaves more room in the refrigerator.

Ice maker may produce a soft, small or cloudy ice. The freezer is large, the slid out shelf is good and the compartment at the top of the freezer door is wonderful extra space, also like the side of the fridge that opens to just access the door shelves. The door-within-door makes it easy to get frequently used items such as milk, orange juice and ice tea. all compartments are well organised. The twin metal cooling keeps everything just right. The drink drawer and the showcase door are great. The flip up shelf and sliding tray to allow tall items eliminates the need to move whole sheep bed or store items on their sides. The temp controls for the fridge are super convenient. The flex drawer gets drinks cold real quickly. 

Ice maker may build up an ice ball, shooting ice or be noisy. The black stainless may start peeling out over the time. In few cases the refrigerator was a bit louder. The middle shelf of right door is only attached with two little screws in two little pieces of plastic, they screw into a metal bar, this shelf looks like the bottom one that moves but it does not, it does on the quad version, they may break off with average drinks put on the middle shelf. Ask your local electrician to check on your circuit, this refrigerator may trip off old or weak circuit. Wine bottles are too tall to fit in the door

Ice maker. Door sensor. Plastic shelve cracks. Compressor noise.

Love the look of this fridge inside and out however be aware of a large number of ice maker complaints. Ice make is probably the weakest part of this refrigerator. I would suggest to purchase an extended warranty for this refrigerator, because of the ice maker complaints. Otherwise it is spacious  refrigerator,  this product has a large volume storage area and in addition a place for the smaller items. From start up the fridge got cool surprisingly quickly I believe it was due to the metal sheeting inside. The overall design and features of this refrigerator are great.

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  • Brand:Samsung
  • UPC:887276142357
  • Stock Id:526728
  • Product Number:RF28JBEDBSG
  • Series:Black Stainless Steel
  • Warranty Info:Brand New


  • Color:Black Stainless Steel
  • Hinge Side:Both
  • Type:Freestanding
  • Style:French Door
  • Glass Door:No
  • Door Color:Black
  • Cabinet Color:Black
  • 4 Door:No


  • Type of Shelves:Glass
  • Total Capacity:27.8 cu. ft.
  • Split Shelves:Yes
  • Refrigerator Capacity:15.7 cu. ft.
  • Number of Shelves:5
  • Freezer Shelves:None
  • Freezer Capacity:8.3 cu. ft.
  • Counter-Depth:No
  • Flush Installation:No
  • Accepts Custom Panels:No
  • Smudge Proof:Yes
  • Number of Doors:2
  • Freezer:Yes
  • Freezer Type:Drawers
  • Convertible Freezer/Refrigerator:Yes


  • Cabinet Depth:29.375″
  • Exterior Width:36″
  • Depth:36.5″
  • Depth without Handles:36″
  • Height:70″
  • Height without Hinges:68.875″
  • Size:Full Size
  • Width:35.75″
  • Drawer Clearance with Handle:55″


  • Defrost Type:Frost Free
  • Door Alarm:Yes
  • Door in Door:Yes
  • Door Lock:No
  • Ice Maker:Yes
  • Dual Ice Maker:No
  • Sabbath Mode:No
  • Spill Proof Shelves:Yes
  • Water Dispenser:External
  • LED Lighting:Yes
  • Crisper:Yes
  • Twin Cooling System:Yes
  • EZ-Open™ Handle:Yes
  • FlexZone™ Drawer:Yes
  • Metal Cooling:Yes


  • ADA Compliant:No
  • Energy Star:Yes

Electrical Specifications

  • Volts:120 Volts
  • Amps:20 Amps

Technical Details

  • Weight:390 lbs.
  • Door Bins:6
  • Approved for Outdoor Use:No
  • Field Reversible Doors:No
  • Approved for Commercial Use:No
  • Interior Lighting:LED
  • Approved for Medical Use:No
  • Sparkling Water Dispenser:No
  • FlexZone Drawer Capacity:3.8 cu. ft.
  • Turbo Cool Setting:No
  • Freezer Drawer Divider:2
  • FlexZone Temperature Settings:4
  • Odor Free:No
  • FlexZone:Yes