Review: Samsung American Fridge Freezer RS8000 and a Busy Family Life

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Are your children like mine with an insatiable appetite and their heads always in the fridge? It’s pretty much the first thing they do when they get in from school, straight to the kitchen, fridge door open whilst shouting the first proper sentence they’ve uttered since collecting them from the school gates, “Mum. I’m hungry”.

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Samsung American Fridge Freezer RS8000 Review

We have had our Samsung American Fridge Freezer for just over a year now and I can honestly say it has been a game changer for our family life. When we updated and redecorated our kitchen (see the blog post here) we knew we had to upgrade our Fridge Freezer. I have always loved Samsung products and this fridge is no exception.

It is very sleek looking and fits into our kitchen décor perfectly, adding a sophisticated and luxurious look to the room. It was very easy to plumb in the water and ice dispenser and we were up and running straight away!

 Looking sleek and sophisticated in our kitchen Looking sleek and sophisticated in our kitchen

Very Large Capacity for a Fridge Freezer

We’re very lucky that our kids love fruit and vegetables but, with our previous fridge freezer, we often found that we couldn’t fit all our food in so a lot of items would tend to go off and we would have to throw some of our vegetables away! The size of the Fridge is also apparent when our extended family come to ours for a Roast Dinner on Sundays.

We are able to do a big shop during the week and fill the fridge with a joint of beef, chicken and all the vegetables without difficulty. And, as my Husband has never been very good with portion control, we are able to store all the leftovers easily to reduce food waste.


The Samsung RS8000 has a very generous 609 Litre capacity (equivalent to 33 bags of shopping!) due to it’s SpaceMax Technology and it is extremely well thought out with regards to the layout. The shelves are well spaced out and the door shelves can hold a lot of content.

I can always find what I need and it is brightly lit so I’m never struggling to find long lost jars of tartar sauce at the back of the fridge

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 The Samsung Fridge Freezer easily stores all our food for a large family Sunday Roast. The Samsung Fridge Freezer easily stores all our food for a large family Sunday Roast.

Our Food Lasts Longer in the Samsung Fridge Freezer

In our old fridge, I found that I was forever scraping spinach or cucumber that had gone off before the best before date from the bottom of the fridge. The Samsung RS8000 definitely keeps our food feeling fresh for a lot longer and I am finding myself going to the shop less mid-week to replace food that has to be thrown away!

It really has helped us to be better with food waste and reduce our carbon footprint.

 Keeping your food fresh for longer Keeping your food fresh for longer  We are still finishing off food that we bought for Christmas! Still in date, obviously :) We are still finishing off food that we bought for Christmas! Still in date, obviously πŸ™‚

No Need to Defrost the Freezer

Probably one of my least favourite jobs in the house, along with descaling the toilet, was to defrost the freezer! It meant trying to eat all the food in the freezer beforehand and more often than not, our food would become the casualty of a frosting over freezer, impaled at the back by an ever-growing wall of ice.

But, no more! I have not had to defrost the freezer once and there is no evidence of the ice devouring the food, thanks to Samsung’s frost-free technology.

 A very full freezer with not a hint of ice! A very full freezer with not a hint of ice!

The Fridge That is Fabulous for Social Gatherings

I think the biggest game changer for us as a family with the Samsung RS8000 is how we entertain! It fits perfectly into our kitchen and is easily accessible, which makes serving drinks and food a lot easier. We absolutely love to entertain, whether that be a large family Roast Dinner on a Sunday or friends over for drinks and nibbles on a Saturday night.

The built in water dispenser means I no longer have to do a last minute dash to the supermarket because I’ve forgotten the bag of ice for drinks again as the ice maker can provide crushed ice or large chunks of ice on tap (see what I did there? The water dispenser has to be plumbed into the mains to work). We live in a particularly hard water area so the filtered water dispenser is a welcome addition to our kitchen and I have noticed that I no longer have to descale the kettle every couple of weeks!

The dispenser also has a handy lock which is a fabulous function to stop those little fingers turning our kitchen into a scene from Frozen.

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 It’s like this space in the kitchen was made for this Fridge! It’s in the perfect spot for when we are entertaining and have guests over. It’s like this space in the kitchen was made for this Fridge! It’s in the perfect spot for when we are entertaining and have guests over.  Anyone for tea and cake? Anyone for tea and cake?

The Main Features of the Samsung American Fridge Freezer RS8000

• 609 litre capacity which is equivalent to 33 bags of food shopping

• Separate cooling systems for the fridge and freezer

• Shelves are spaced out generously and it is well lit

• No Frost technology so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of defrosting your freezer

• A Vacation Mode which will turn off the Fridge but keep the Freezer running whilst you are on holiday, saving energy.

• Power Cool function which lowers the temperature of your fridge so you can chill your big weekly shop quickly.

• Water dispenser with lock that, once plugged into the main water supply, will deliver filtered water, ice and crushed ice on tap.

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My Verdict on the Fridge Freezer

I can thoroughly recommend the Samsung RS8000, I had always dreamed of having an American style Fridge Freezer with built in water dispenser and last year we were able to see why these styles of appliances are so popular. The fact that I am not playing Tetris with the food every time I order a big weekly shop is enough reason alone, but it is a fabulous addition for a house that regularly likes to entertain.

Mel x

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