Consumer Reports has published a number of trustworthy reviews for Samsung products. These include reviews of Samsung phones, televisions and appliances. Published by the non-profit Consumers Union, Consumer Reports is a publication well-qualified to review Samsung products with thoroughness and fairness.
Consumer Reports has awarded many Samsung products with positive ratings. The publication posted a broadly favorable review of the Samsung Chef Collection, a package of essential kitchen appliances including a four-door fridge, an induction range, a dishwasher and an over-the-range microwave. The review noted the refrigerator's large capacity and the dishwasher's quiet operation.
A multinational conglomerate based in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung is the largest Korean business conglomerate as of 2015. Founded as a trading company in 1938, Samsung has changed extensively over the years. Though perhaps best-known for its appliances and electronics, Samsung deals in textiles, insurance and securities. The company is also actively involved in food processing and retail sales.
Samsung made its entry into electronics in the 1960s and reached another turning point when it opened a computer programming lab in 2000. Samsung is currently the second most popular smartphone manufacturer after Apple. Powerfully influential in South Korean politics and culture, Samsung produces approximately 20 percent of South Korea's exports.