"Excellent, easy to live with"
Pros: Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, led interior light, digital display of temp on door, reversible door, ice cube maker works great
Cons: no battery backup of temp display, mains cable maybe a bit short for some, no power fail alarm
"We wanted to replace a very large AEG frost free freezer that was unreliable and starting to fail, found that only the Samsung had the range of features we wanted. The Samsung build quality is good, it's stylish and has a blue LED thermometer on the door which is easy to read (the display can be disabled if required).
The capacity was the same as our former freezer but maybe 6" less tall. The level-adjustment feet were very easy to set. Reversing the door hinge is possible but it looks complicated and needs several tools. The door is very easy to open using the full-height handle.
It is pretty quiet in comparison, though I guess our old freezer had got noisy with age.
The drawers leave a space each side (our AEG had edge to edge drawers - more capacious) which is maybe to help circulation, however the drawers do have side handles for carrying. The ice-cube dispenser works perfectly and the shelves in the door allow for softer freezing eg of icecream.
Note the mains cable rear entry is at the TOP of the freezer so if your mains socket is at skirting board level more than a foot or two away, the cable will be visible reaching out and diagonally down to the socket. There is no battery backup for the LED display or mains power failure or low temperature alarm (unlike our AEG) which is a missed opportunity.
The top shelf is a door flap rather than drawer, to help see inside. There is an LED lamp inside at the top for easy visibility. Most upright freezers do not have this.
Overall we're very pleased with the style and features, though we would have liked to see some sort of alarm or backup when the mains fails. The frost free features works perfectly, with eg frozen peas or ice cubes frozen separately and not clumping together. It's a versatile frost-free freezer that's easy to live with and we're delighted with it!"
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