Pros / This fridge has the most convenience features of all the models we reviewed.
Cons / It lacks a snack/deli drawer.
Verdict / The Samsung RS25J500DSR/AA is easily one of the best side-by-side refrigerators for the price. It is an energy-efficient fridge with lots of storage space and convenience features that set it apart from the competition.
The Samsung RS25J500DSR/AA is a stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator with all the storage space and convenience features we looked for. Plus, it’s as affordable as many refrigerators that lack those features. As such, it is our pick as the best overall side-by-side refrigerator that we evaluated.
Shelving & Capacity
This side-by-side fridge has 24.5 cubic feet of storage space, with 15.7 cubic feet of refrigerator space and 8.8 cubic feet of space for frozen foods. This is about average for a side-by-side refrigerator, but it’s plenty of room to hold a lot of food for your family.
The fridge compartment has four shelves. Some of these are adjustable to accommodate tall items. Some also slide out so you can see and reach items in the back, which is not a common feature in side-by-side fridges.
This Samsung has four door bins. Some of these bins are big enough to hold gallon-size containers. There is also a dairy compartment to keep delicate dairy foods separate from more pungent foods and make popular food easy to access. The door bins are adjustable and designed to hold bottles or tall containers, such as wine or soda bottles, which are typically too bulky to fit on regular refrigerator shelves. The freezer section has an additional four shelves and three adjustable door bins. It also has a drawer under the shelves to help you keep your frozen food more organized. The Whirlpool WRS325SDHW is one of many models in our lineup that include a snack/deli drawer.
This side-by-side refrigerator has both quick cool and quick freeze options. These features cause the fridge and freezer sections to automatically drop the internal temperatures in order to quickly chill foods or return to the set temperature after the door has been open. It will also do things like firm up ice cream that has been sitting out too long.
The control panel is paired with the ice and water dispenser in the freezer door. The controls include a child lock for the dispenser and a door alarm that you can set to alert you when one of the doors has been left open. This Samsung fridge comes in three colors: stainless steel, white or black.
Efficiency & Warranty
The side-by-side fridge is an energy-efficient model. It is one of only four refrigerators in our lineup that are Energy Star compliant, which means it is at least 9 percent more energy efficient than the required standard. Energy Star compliant refrigerators also have less impact on the environment. This refrigerator costs about $83 per year to use, which averages out to about $6.90 per month. It also uses less energy than the average refrigerator we reviewed.
The Samsung RS25J500DSR/AA comes with typical industry warranties. Parts and labor for the whole fridge are covered for a full year. The sealed system, which comprises the internal parts that keep the refrigerator cold, is covered for an additional five years. Specific warranty information is included in the user manual that you can access from the Samsung website.
If you need any personal support for this Samsung fridge, you can contact support representatives through the online chat feature. Telephone and email support are also available.
The Samsung RS25J500DSR/AA is a solid stainless steel, black or white side-by-side refrigerator. It has a lot of storage space with multiple shelves, including slide-out shelves, and extra door bins. This unit is Energy Star qualified and uses less energy than many comparable side-by-side refrigerators. It is a full-featured refrigerator that is in the same price range as side-by-side models that lack many of its conveniences.