Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 86
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by tkil I Like It a Lot
This is replacing a 15 year old side-by-side. It is a little noisier than the old one, but it's really not bothersome. I love the French Door style with the refrigerator on top and freezer on the bottom (less bending). The lighting inside the unit is very sleek. The adjustable shelving very practical. Ice maker doesn't hold as much ice as the old one, but that's only an issue if I'm filling a cooler. Chilled, filtered water in door tastes great. A minor hassle is the protective film on the doors, after two weeks, I'm still pulling off little pieces on the edges.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Randy This is a really nice refrigerator
We purchased this refrigerator and the guys scratched the handle getting it into the house, called Home Depot to se what my options were, they were awsome, the handle was delivered the next day, I was sure it would be several weeks. We were a little worried after reading the reviews on this unit but took a chance anyway. When it was first started up I didn't think it was any louder than our old Kenmore side by side that it was replacing, it is probably about the same but a different noise, the Kenmore was a fan noise and this unit is kind of a whirling noise that was a little irratating at first, the longer we had it the more it bothered us, we have had it a couple of weeks now and are used to it so it doesn't really bother us much now. If you use much ice you should get the extra ice maker as the door unit doesn't hold very much. I was a little supprised how fast it filled up, our Kenmore was a 20 cubic ft but by the time we put all the food from it into the GE it was almost full except for the freezer. My daughter purchased the next size up (we should have also) but hasn't put it in her new house yet, can't wait to hear how hers sounds.
March 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Vonnie This product is loud.
We returned this refrigerator because it was loud to the point of being annoying. We could hear it over our TV which is in the room next to the kitchen. It's not an open floor plan. Other than that, it seemed like it was a nice refrigerator, but the noise level was a deal breaker.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by kdegs Great fridge
We love our new fridge! The slate doesn't smudge like stainless, but still gives a really streamlined look. It's very spacious. My produce and fruit seem to be lasting longer in the custom crisper compartments and we like having the freezer on the bottom with the multiple levels of pullout doors. When my kids leave the door open, our alarm sounds so that all of our food isn't ruined. Overall great fridge!
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by PleasedWithMyADORA We like our new Adora
I did a lot of research before deciding on the GE Adora 27 cf, reading all of the reviews and recommendations available. We purchased the unit in July and thus far our only issue has been with delivery. Their are alot of nit-picky negatives in reviews that are really not an issue, at least not for us.
The deciding factor for me to purchase the GE over competitor was that it is made in Louisville, KY!
This particular model we chose because:
1) it didn't have alot of computerized extras that weren't necessities and would cost extra to fix.
2) the second ice maker in the freezer. This has turned out to be a very BIG PLUS, VERY GLAD we chose the second ice maker. Opted for the second icemaker based on the ice maker reviews for ALL of the refrigerators, not just GE. Ice makers are not what they used to be. So, when the one in the door breaks, we have a back up. The door ice maker keeps up for normal daily use. It does not make enough though for a 12-pk sized cooler. A few weeks after buying, my 15y.o. broke his collar bone. We went through alot of ice, even emptied the freezer compartment ice maker. It would take a while to make enough extra ice to put in the freezer with just the door unit. It does not make that much ice at one time.
Let me address complaints that others have noted:
Noise: not really an issue. My refrigerator is not built in, it is open on two sides . It does make noise, but not like my 22yr old compressor was making. It makes "whirring" sounds, nothing loud or obnoxious, just different. Sometimes you ask yourself, "what's that", "oh yeah, it's the refirgerator." We live in the country, in a single family home with no extraneous outdoor sounds. I am a light sleeper, this refrigerator is against our bedroom wall and right next to the bedroom door. It has never woken me up.
Ice Maker: Yes, you can hear the ice maker drop ice. Really folks, how long does that last and how often? The door ice maker doesn't jam up, but if it hasn't been used for a few days the ice lightly sticks together and won't dispense. Very easy to fix though. Open the door and give the bin a shake. Not so hard, not an inconvenience. As far as complaints about the ice spitting out and going all over the floor...hold the cup up a little higher and it won't happen.
Shelf height: Again, this hasn't been an issue for us. this unit has one split shelf that we keep slid back. We always have a tall Gallon pitcher of iced tea in the refrigerator and a pitcher of koolaid that fit nicely in front of the shelf (can probably get 2 or 3 2L bottles if you drink that much pop). Gallon jug of milk, juice cartons etc. easily fit under the shelf. On the short shelf, I keep my eggs, sour cream, margarine, the kids gogurt box. I am on the verge of being vertically challenged, sometimes if something small gets shoved to the back of my top shelf, I can't reach it. But I can't reach most of my cabinet shelves either.
Refrigerator temperature: Again, this has not been an issue for us. Our milk goes to the back, it lasts past the expiration date. No problems with other foods molding or spoiling even foods that have been in a few weeks.
Drawers: keeps fruits and veggies nice and fresh. I have the lunch meat and chesse drawer on cold.
Doors: read complaints about needing to close one door before another because of the middle piece. That had to have been a totally different make and model. You can open and close either door in any order. Once you get used to the new refrigerator and have a "layout" of what is where, you will not have to open both doors to see what is where.
Minor issues for me: I get caught trying to multi-task, you cannot dispense ice from left and open right side door at the same time. Sometimes, I wish the bottom drawer were two, so you don't have to open both doors. But then the flexibilty of having a larger drawer would be gone. I have never needed that, but maybe someday I will.
When we received our brand new refrigerator, it had a BIG dent in the top of the ice maker door. Needless to say, we were not very happy (it was 10:30 at night too). How could this get through Quality check? I was on hold a LONG time with Customer Service but each time I spoke with them, they were all very pleasant. After GE service came out to our house, we thought to fix it, but it was just to take a look. New door or new refrigerator? I didn't appreciate having to take another day off work and wait around for the service man. However, it was determined that this happened on delivery with other No explanantion given. I had to drive 1 hour each way back to Home Depot to get the dented unit replaced. Upon the delivery of second unit, found out from a more experienced delivery person: DO NOT take the doors off to get the refrigerator in the house. The handles come off easily and can get through a standard 33" door opening.
The protective plastic film over the SS: the delivery people must take their time removing this. Even though we did, there are still plastic frays at the seals. If you take the handles off, get the plastic film off before they put the handles back on. I wasn't thrilled with the service guys wanting to take a box cutter under the seals to remove the plastic, but where they did, there aren't any frays pieces sticking out.
November 10, 2013