Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 33
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ananke Great Refrigerator
We needed a counter depth for a new house. I considered all brands, even thought about getting built-in. I have this unit since July 21st.
Build quality is much better in its price range, compared to Korean or European brands. The plastic is more solid, dense, the outer metal is better, thicker. Inside shelves are solid, unlike in LG, for example. The units weights 350 lbs, comparable LG and Samsung are 270 lbs because of cheaper materials.
The internal space is huge - no through the door ice and water dispenser, it also provides clean monolithic look of the fridge. The internal LED lights are great. The fridge has internal water dispenser, that gets filtered water and it cools it down to fridge temp through a small 1 liter container in the back of the main compartment. The fridge has actual digital thermometer which reports actual measured temp inside the freezer and the fridge. Korean brands report setup temp, they don't measure actual, for comparison. The freezer has SEPARATE sliding tray for the ice, and an upper tray next to the ice tray. These trays' rails are metal, unlike the plastic in LG or Samsung...The handle of the freezer doesn't push away from the body for easy opening, but then it is less likely to break either...
The chassis is made in US, very solid design and built. The compressor is Panasonic, made in Japan - supposedly great, albeit a little noisy. The evaporator is the most audible thing that probably irritates people when it operates, the blowing fan is slightly audible too. All this internal components are present at any brand, the difference is the design and built of the chassis. GE uses thermo foam, which is a newer and better insulation material, but apparently conveys some noise.
The MOST of the noise is made by the metal cover on the real low back, that covers the compressors. It is a solid heavy metal tin, however it is clumsily attached to the chassis and it rattles. The main power and electronics cables are there too, clumsily put and they rattle against the back cover, the compressor and the electric block of the compressor, and likely some of the pipes are rattling against that cover too. The sound effect is as a drum :)...Anyway, this can be easily fixed if you experience any noise, you just need to remove that cover, neatly tape away all hanging cables and cable connectors, so they don't rattle against the cover, maybe slightly push away some pipe. Then, after 2-3 days of the initial cooling down, the fridge will work perfectly.
GE offers direct additional warranty for up to 5 years, it is VERY cheap and covers everything - labor, parts, everything. Koreans cover the parts only, labor costs start at several hundred $.
I had a GE technician to come and adjust all of the above for me on day 3, due to the noise. The technician is not dealer, but GE, and it covers my city for GE appliances. The maintenance scheduling , the actual work went smooth, it was like going to your HMO.
So far, I am VERY happy, the fridge matches our other GE built in appliances, and it looks gorgeous in the kitchen. I am getting the full coverage 5 year warranty from GE - it costs around one Benjamin :)
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LaDi It is what it is.
This was not my first choice for a refrigerator, heck not even my 5th or 6th choice but this was replacing another refrigerator and so my options were limited. This refrigerator had to fit in a space designed for my previous GE side by side refrigerator.
I really wanted to steer clear of GE again because it seemed like the previous GE had problems from the get go but again but again options were limited and this was really the only refrigerator that met all of our requirements.
A little tip, if you are buying a refrigerator for a newly designed kitchen, look around to see average sizes (depth) of refrigerators and build your kitchen accordingly. You DON'T want to get stuck with "counter depth" because replacing it (as I had to do) will be a nightmare.
As for this refrigerator, it is what it is. Anything is better than our old side by side which didn't fit anything. I hope this new french door model really gives the extra space we need. We do a lot of holidays and it's hard to find the space to house everything the night before.
We've had the refrigerator for about 2 months, and the only fault is that it makes this weird vibrating noise every so often. I'm not sure if it is cause for alarm or just the refrigerator being itself. Also you hear the first drops of the ice but beyond that nothing major.
The other thing are the wheels, whenever I open the refrigerator I pull the whole unit out a little. They need to have some sort of wheel lock to prevent this from happening. I guess I have to MacGyver something myself.
The one thing that confused me is the anti-tipping bracket, which makes sense I guess (especially with the wheel thing) but not the way they want you to install it. I have marble floors which the bracket is supposed to be screwed into, um no way.
I hope this review helps you in making your decision.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by keith78 Great Product but very noisy
I bought a new construction that came with this refridgerator/freezer combo. It looks great and has a ton of room inside, with many cool features that allow you to customize how you use the space. The one big downside for me is that because the unit is a high-efficiency model (which is great), it is rather noisy when it runs. The unit is right outside my master bedroom door and it has woken me up before. While I appreciate the efficiency, it seems more effort would have been put into making it less noisy when running. I still recommend the product, however, placement is key in order to not be adversely affected by the noise.
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mike1314 Very happy wth the design and features.
The interior design works very well, functional and maximizes the space. Quiet and great looking. Love the water inside rather than through the door.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Will313 Great product
I bought this fridge 2 months ago and we really Like the unit. Great featured and tons of room for being counter deep.
October 7, 2014