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Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator review

The Samsung RH22H9010SG is a great counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator with a host of modern features, but it comes at a cost.

Samsung RH22H9010SG Review
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Our Verdict

The Samsung RH22H9010SG is a great counter-depth model with energy efficiency and a decent warranty, perfect for those looking to make a long-term investment.

For

  • Counter-depth
  • Adjustable shelving
  • Energy Star certification
  • Up to ten years' warranty

Against

  • Expensive
  • Small capacity

We've researched the latest Side-by-Side Refrigerators, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the Best Side-by-Side Refrigerators around. Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator.

The Samsung RH22H9010SG is a one of the best side-by-side refrigerators, with modern touches such as a food showcase and energy-efficient technology. It comes with a decent warranty and exceeds Energy Star certification requirements. The downside? It's very expensive. If you have the cash and are looking to make an investment in a smaller, counter-depth refrigerator to give your kitchen a stylish edge, we think this is a great choice. 

Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator review: Features

  • Food showcase gives easy access to essentials 
  • Quiet design 
  • Energy-efficient technology

The Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA features some of the most recent developments in refrigerator technology. Most notably, the refrigerator food showcase gives you easy access to essential, frequently used items - be that milk, wine or condiments. Behind the exterior showcase is the InnerCase, giving you access to larger or less used items. It's not dissimilar to the Door-in-Door function of the LG LSXS26366S or LG LSXC22396D You can access the food showcase by pulling the top of the right hand handle, which is split on the vertical plane, with the bottom half opening the whole of the refrigerator door. 

Another neat feature of the Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA is its adjustable shelving. The adjustable shelf can be used as a standard shelf and slid in or flipped up for more storage space, meaning you can make the most of your space and fit difficult-shaped items. 

Samsung RH22H9010SG Review

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Stainless steel paneling not only looks fantastic but also locks in cold and keeps food fresher for longer by ensuring consistent temperatures across the refrigerator. What’s more, energy-efficient LED lighting lights up the entire unit, emits less heat than regular refrigerator lighting and saves space. The Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA also features an in-door ice maker which maximises freezer space and stores 5.5lbs of ice. Ice can be dispensed cubed and crushed from the LED display dispenser, which also functions as a water filter. The dispenser boasts a tall opening to fill pitchers and tall glasses, perfect for parties and gatherings. The ice-maker can make 4.4lbs of ice a day to keep up with this.

Customers have consistently been impressed by this refrigerator’s design, from the solid heavy doors to the running which is so quiet some have had to check the refrigerator was definitely switched on! 

Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator review: Size & dimensions

  • Counter-depth for a built-in look
  • Sleek handles don't stick out from the main doors
  • A small model with 22 cubic foot capacity

It’s all well and good knowing what a fridge has to offer, but if it doesn’t fit in your existing setup there’s not much you can do. So what are the dimensions of the Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA refrigerator? Well, this is a counter depth model which means it looks more at home in your kitchen, but may compromise on space. It has a width of 36-inches, height of 70-inches and a depth of just over 28-inches.

Customers have loved how counter depth-friendly this refrigerator is, with handles built into the doors as opposed to sticking out making their kitchens look sleek and maximising space. 

In terms of dimensions, this refrigerator has 22 cubic foot (cu. ft.) capacity, divided into a 14.3 cu. ft. refrigerator and 7.2 cu. ft. freezer capacity. This means you’ll have around twice as much space in your refrigerator as your freezer, which is pretty standard for a side-by-side refrigerator. This is on the smaller side of refrigerator capacities, but would work well for a family of four. 

The Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA refrigerator has six bins, three shelves and one foldable shelf for maximising your storage space in the fresh produce section. The freezer features four bins and three shelves in addition to its ice and water dispenser.

Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator review: Price

  • A pricey model
  • Energy efficiency means you'll end up paying less in the long-run

This is a more expensive refrigerator when compared to other models we’ve reviewed. However, it does have more features which justify this higher price, and the fact that Samsung has gone above and beyond to ensure the energy efficiency of this refrigerator means you’ll end up paying less in the long-run for electricity. If you want a cheap refrigerator without all the extras, check out the Samsung RS25J500DSR.

Samsung RH22H9010SG side-by-side refrigerator review: Efficiency & warranty

  • Exceeds Energy Star certification standards 
  • Ten year warranty on the compressor 

The Samsung RH22H9010SG/AA meets strict energy efficiency specifications set by the government, not only qualifying but exceeding requirements to become Energy Star certified. 

The fridge comes with a one year warranty, with the sealed refrigeration system covered for five years and the compressor for ten. It's not as good as the KitchenAid KRSF705HPS, but this isn't bad for a side-by-side refrigerator. If you’re looking for more security it’s worth checking if this is covered in your home and contents insurance or look into getting an extended care plan.

Should you buy the Samsung RH22H9010SG?

At over $2000, this is an expensive model of side-by-side refrigerator. However, the food showcase and modern energy-efficient technology makes it a good choice for those looking for a stylish and up-to-date model. Counter-depth design means this will fit into your kitchen perfectly, and the warranty which extends to ten years on certain parts means the Samsung RH22H9010SG is a great refrigerator for those looking to make an investment.