Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible Refrigerator Review

Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible Refrigerator Review

Samsung changed the way we look at refrigerators by launching its 5 in 1 convertible refrigerator. With advanced features, employing innovative technology and by focusing on efficiency and energy savings, Samsung has hit the bulls eye satisfying every unique need of an Indian consumer.

In this review of Samsung 5 in 1 convertible refrigerator, we will discuss at how the refrigerator works, its features, energy savings, efficiency, design and other capabilities that make it a great choice for Indian families.

Models – 

Below you can find some of the best-selling models of Samsung Convertible refrigerators, its capacity and energy rating.

Note however that the models with 253 and 275-litre capacity come with 3-in-1 Convertible freezers where you can only put freezer on idle or fridge mode.

Samsung RT28T3743S8/HL Elegant Inox- 3 star energy rating- 253 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT28T3782UT/HL Pebble Blue- 2 star energy rating- 253 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT30T3743S9/HL Refined Inox- 3 star energy rating- 275 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT34M5538S8/HL Elegant Inox- 3 star energy rating- 324 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT42M553ES8/TL Elegant Inox- 3 star energy rating – 415 L capacity
Price: Amazon

What is Samsung’s 5 in 1 Convertible Refrigerator?

As the name suggests, Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible refrigerator has the flexibility that helps to convert the refrigerator and freezer interchangeably as per your requirement. It comes in 5 modes namely-

Normal mode– where fridge and freezer operates as normal;

Extra fridge mode– Also known as shopping mode, where fridge and freezer operates as a fridge;

Seasonal mode– Where freezer can be switched off ( idle mode) and fridge works as normal. This helps save up to 64% energy;

Vacation mode– Where refrigerator is switched off ( idle mode) and freezer is switched on to preserve any fish/meat, thereby saving 55% energy;

Home alone mode- Also known as mini-fridge, where the freezer works like a fridge, thereby saving 75% energy.

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Also check out our list of best refrigerators in India

How Does Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible Refrigerator Work?

The freezer door of Samsung’s convertible refrigerator has a touch display panel with which you can adjust the temperature of freezer and fridge compartment from -23 degree Celsius to up to 7 degree Celsius. ( Temperature ranges of freezer: -23, -21, -19, -17, -15. Temperature range of fridge: 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 degree Celsius).

The panel also has options for power freezing and power cooling.

In order to adjust the temperature of each compartment, the refrigerator uses twin cooling plus technology, which employs two separate fans to blow the cold air in to each compartment. This not only helps adjust the temperature, but also prevents mixing up of odours and helps retain up to 70% moisture of food.

samsung convertible refrigerator review

Samsung claims that this technology maintains humidity at 70% while conventional refrigerators are able to maintain a humidity of just 30%. Thus Samsung’s technology helps retain the freshness of vegetables and fruits much longer than conventional refrigerators.

Energy Consumption

The energy rating of Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible refrigerator varies from 2 star to 3-star rating depending on the models. However, note that this rating is when the refrigerator functions in normal mode. But when you convert the refrigerator into different modes as per your requirement, you will be able to save up to 75% of regular energy consumption.

In addition to that, the refrigerator uses digital inverter compressor technology that has 7 different rpm to adjust the cooling of the fridge and freezer sensing the external temperature, food temperature and amount of food kept inside. As the compressor runs at an optimal speed, energy wastage is reduced without negatively affecting the refrigerator’s performance.

samsung convertible refrigerator review

Another useful feature is all convertible refrigerators belong to Samsung’s Connect inverter range. Usually, in Indian homes, due to voltage problems, the inverters generally have just enough capacity to power a few light bulbs and fans in case of power failure. But as Samsung Convertible refrigerator comes with smart connect inverter technology, it has the capacity to connect to the backup power source ( inverter) without being affected by the voltage problems. Nowadays, this feature is available in all modern refrigerators.

Samsung convertible refrigerators also come with necessary features that allow it to run on solar power.

Food Freshness

Samsung Convertible refrigerators come with sufficient capacity for a medium to large family. But serving a large family is not just about capacity, it is also about keeping vegetables, fruits and other food items fresher for longer. These refrigerators come with sufficient technology to meet the requirement.

First of all, depending on your need, you can convert the freezer to fridge, thus giving you a maximum of up to 185 litres of extra space depending on the model you buy.

Thanks to the dual fan technology, the humidity level of up to 70% is maintained in the fridge. This helps preserve the fresh produce much longer than conventional refrigreators.

Some of the models have a fresh room compartment to keep salads and dairy products like milk and cheese fresher for longer. As it is a closed compartment, a cooler temperature is maintained even when the fridge door is opened.

samsung convertible refrigerator review

In case of a power failure and even if you do not have an inverter, you don’t have to worry, as the cool pack in the freezer helps maintain the temperature for up to 12 hours.

Another noteworthy feature is the anti-bacterial protector mesh which has an activated charcoal mesh to sterilize the air inside the fridge and keep it odour free and prevent bacteria formation inside.

Design

Keeping in mind the functionality, Samsung has taken care of the design to maximise the performance of the refrigerator.

Some models of the Samsung convertible refrigerators have an easy slide-out shelf where you can keep food that needs easy access.

samsung convertible refrigerator review

Rectifying the flaws in older models, the newer models have top LED light in both the fridge and freezer compartment.

All of Samsung’s convertible refrigerators have bigger bottle guards in order to facilitate easy storage of large water bottles.

Other Useful Features-

samsung convertible refrigerator review

Power freeze function that helps make ice cubes 31% faster than regular refrigerators at the press of a button;

Power cool function that blows in cold air to reduce the temperature of the fridge to 1 degree at the press of a button;

Icemax that makes 2.5 times more ice and stores twice more ice compared to conventional refrigerators of similar size.

Anti-fungal gasket and toughened glass that can hold up to 150 kg weight;

Door alarm that beeps when not closed for more than 2 minutes;

Smart dongle that makes the refrigerator wi-fi enabled and operable through mobile app ( in selected new models)

Stabilizer free operations from 100-300 Volt

Flaws, but not Deal Breakers

samsung convertible refrigerator review

If you check the reviews in e-commerce portals, you can see that most of the complaints aren’t about the product, but about delivery and installation delays. If you plan to buy the refrigerator during festival sales, be prepared to spend 5-7 days at least for installation.

Pricing

Considering the premium features of convertible refrigerators, you can definitely say that they are competitively priced. Of course, they are expensive than conventional refrigerators, but yet it is affordable, and is definitely worth the money spent.

Models – 

Below you can find some of the best-selling models of Samsung Convertible refrigerators, its capacity and energy rating.

Samsung RT28T3743S8/HL Elegant Inox- 3 star energy rating- 253 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT28T3782UT/HL Pebble Blue- 2 star energy rating- 253 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT30T3743S9/HL Refined Inox- 3 star energy rating- 275 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT34M5538S8/HL Elegant Inox- 3 star energy rating- 324 L capacity
Price: Amazon

Samsung RT42M553ES8/TL Elegant Inox- 4 star energy rating – 415 L capacity
Price: Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Parvathy Pothan

Parvathy Pothan is the founder-editor of Smart Home Guide. She has been featured in All Recipes, The Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, The Print and other leading publications. She completed her graduation in Business Management from EHSAL European University College of Brussels. Following a brief stint at her family business dealing in home maintenance, furnishing fabrics and interior designing, she ventured out to start her own publishing business where she and her team strives to educate consumers and help them make an informed decision for buying home and kitchen appliances.

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16 Replies to “Samsung 5 in 1 Convertible Refrigerator Review”

    1. Out of the Samsung Convertible refrigerators, Samsung 253 L RT28M3424S8/HL ( https://amzn.to/2uDhlUU )with 4 star energy rating is a good choice. It is highly energy efficient ( consumes 195 unit electricity annually) and pretty good in performance too. However, take care to inspect the fridge thoroughly at the time of delivery as a few cases of damage during transit are reported.

        1. Overall reviews and user experience are fairly positive. The product quality is good. However, take care to thoroughly inspect the product at time of installation as cases of damage during transit are reported by many.

  1. While switching off the freezer and keeping the freeze on, freezer is not completely switched off. It maintains a temperature below 5 degrees I think. I feel the features like completely switching off freezer or freeze is misleading to the consumers since it does not switches off. Could you please explain?

    1. Agree. It runs in idle mode. Samsung has put an asterisk under “Switch off” and mentions “Idle mode” in their website.

    1. The touch panel on the door can be used to set the temperature of freezer and fridge as well as to switch on the power cool/freeze function.

    1. Well, that would depend on your requirements. If large space for vegetables is a priority, opt for Whirlpool proton. Samsung convertible refrigerator is all about flexibility to maximize fridge space as per your needs.
      Performance wise they are both good.

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