A Mothers Ramblings: Samsung Food ShowCase Fridge Freezer - The Big #Review

Monday, 17 November 2014

Samsung Food ShowCase Fridge Freezer - The Big #Review

I have my Samsung fridge freezer for ages now. 

I've got over the fact that it has magic wheels, I've wiped off at least a million fingerprints and have now given up and am living with a slightly streaky look to the Chrome finish. I've discovered that my boobs can accidentally turn off the ice maker if I stand too close to the touch pad area and that you get used to new noises really quickly. I've also discovered that the novelty of having ice on hand at all times of day and night without having to think about refilling ice trays with water has not worn off, and Top Ender is still so in love with the cold filtered water available that her water consumption has doubled, which is good as I was a little worried about how much she wasn't drinking!

Iced Water For all!

The children LOVE that they have their own drawers and that I fill them with appropriate snacks for them. Mostly carb free options for Big Boy, slightly more carb options for Top Ender and of course breakfast brioches and similar items that they seem to think the world revolves around! There is still plenty of room to store the plethora of insulin, glucose and other items that BB needs for his Diabetes that need to be refrigerated

I'm quite chuffed with myself as I even managed to work out where my milk should go. It only took me three months, so as things go I think that's a genius move on my part, and I can't believe I didn't work it out sooner.

There have been a few issues however. 

I discovered when trying to freeze a muffin pan of soup that the tray was too wide for the freezer shelf. Luckily as you may remember I have two spare freezers in the garage (I bulk buy and cook okay?!) and the tray fitted into one of those quite nicely.

The bottle storage area is really designed for wine size bottles, which in a house that never drinks wine and rarely drinks drinks that come in wine size bottles is annoying. But it handing for storing sauce bottles, such as the ketchup and brown sauce that we can all have an argument about in the comments over which one goes on our Bacon Butties!

inner case and show case door handles

Daddy still hasn't got used to the ShowCase door allowing for quick and easy access to our favourite things. Such as milk, sauces for meat, lemon juice, you know all the things that you normally find a place for in the fridge. I love that in the description of the fridge, they call this part a fridge within a fridge and it's true. It's like I have two fridges, the showcase door allows me to store things I want quick access to and then the actual fridge has all the meat and vegetables in. I can honestly say that it has revolutionised the way I cook

The pro's certainly outweigh the cons.

The fridge and freezer seem less chaotic, despite being just as full as my old fridge freezer ever was.

The children are much more able to help themselves, and with the rule of all leftovers living in green lidded pots from Ikea, my fridge looks so much neater most of the time too.

The alarm that sounds if you haven't closed the fridge or freezer door, reminds me to get a move on when I'm putting the shopping away and makes me realise that having the showcase door, keeps a lot more of the cold in when I'm after something quick, like when adding more of the Nando's Peri-Peri sauce to Daddy's chicken dinner!

I've put a thermometer in the fridge, and move it around, and can see that the all around cooling, where cold air is blown out at each shelf level, means that the fridge really is kept at a constant temperature (apart from when my boobs accidentally reset the fridge temperature as well!).

The lighting is amazing, I mean why have we never had lights in a freezer before?! LED lighting is certainly the way forward.

LED Lighting in the Freezer to help me find my ice-cream

The digital inverter is really cool, Daddy had to explain this to me as it makes a difference to the cooling performance in the fridge by automatically adjusting according to what I put in the fridge. Yeah, made no sense to me either. Basically if I (or the children) keep opening the fridge door, or I put in a tub of leftovers that is still warm the fridge works this out by seeing the temperature of the fridge has changed and so reacts and puts out cold air to cool the fridge down (if there is food in there) or slows down to help with the energy consumption. That makes a little more sense to me.

I'm not sure if it is the digital inverter or the thermometer or the drawers but the food in my fridge is being kept fresher for longer. Salad's are crisper for longer, the carrots didn't go all wibbly before the end of the week and believe it or not but my onions haven't made me cry once since having started to keep them in the fridge for an hour or so before chopping!

Lastly, as most of my friends (who've all come round for fridge tours!) have pointed out the Fridge Freezer looks good. It suits the kitchen, despite the kitchen being a sort of country theme (not my choice, but I can't afford to replace it just yet and if anyone wants to give me a redesign for free and then come fit a kitchen please do get in touch!) and it would look just as good in their kitchens. Especially one of my friends whose kitchen is my dream kitchen.

So there you go. I love it, it's perfect for how I cook and two of my friends have ordered it off the back of seeing it in my kitchen. If you're looking for a new fridge freezer, then honestly make sure you put this one on your shortlist.

I was sent the fridge freezer to review.