Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 61
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ccooley824 Quiet, stylish, and perfect for our needs.
Starting to enjoy our new beverage center after redesigning our wet bar. Unit is very quiet and has been holding temperature for the time we have had it. So far it is a great unit and I'm sure we will enjoy it and entertaining a bit more with it.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TF Horrible product and Horrible customer service
Makes loud noise constantly. Has no compressor to keep temperature consistent therefore having constant condensation and lots of ice on the entire back part of the fridge. Does not keep drinks in back shelf and front same temp. If you leave drink further in the back, they become wet and if you leave drinks in front closer to door, they stay warm. Don't waste your money on this over priced fridge. After purchase, GE gave us the most horrendous, unhelpful service. We waited 3 weeks to get an appointment for them to call that day and cancel it claiming their service truck broke down and there are no other techs in our area other than that one. Never purchasing a GE product again. You will regret this purchase as their warranty sucks and you will be stuck with a way over priced piece of junk with really bad customer service.
April 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DispleasedwithGE Problems with the door and noise
We did not use this unit for 2-1/2 months after buying it as there was a delay in getting our kitchen finished. When we did turn it on, the door leaked air so we called GE. They responded quickly but it took five visits, three technicians, 3 new seals and two new doors over the course of about 2-1/2 months to fix that problem. Now the door seals, we've been told by the technician we may need to use a hair dryer on the seal from time to time to keep it working properly! Still at least now the door seems to be sealing. Unfortunately, when the unit runs, it can be heard from anywhere in the house on the same floor as the kitchen - it is noisier than our dishwasher and much louder than our fridge/freezer. We chose this unit because consumer reports rated it as "excellent" for noise (or lack thereof). I will be calling GE again to see if there is anything that can be done to quieten the compressor. I have checked the obvious - properly leveled etc. but nothing seems to quieten the unit down.
I certainly would not recommend this unit to a friend.
January 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KurtK9 Decent beer/wine fridge
We've had the GE profile beverage center for a couple weeks and while we're happy enough with our purchase, I do wonder if we should have spent more to get more features and better cooling.
There's only one chilling zone and the temperature is adjusted by a simple dial. At it's coldest setting, the upper shelf reaches around 44° while the lower shelf above the wine racks can cool down to 34°. The shelves don't slide out and can't be moved, which really should be possibilities at this price point. We considered the Electrolux, but decided a couple hundred more dollars for better chilling, digital controls, and moveable shelves wasn't worth it for us, but we would reconsider if we were to purchase again.
By removing the center shelf, beer bottles can be lined up 6 deep and 7 across. 20oz. bombers of beer fit, but 2 liter bottles of soda do not (they're about 2cm too tall, which could have easily been fixed my moving the top shelf up slightly). Some wine bottles will fit standing up on the bottom shelf, while others are slightly too tall. Only cans can be stored on the top shelf and the manual advises that perishable food should never be stored. The wood on the wine storage racks also is unfinished, which was pointed out by another user. I've decided to deal with them later and simply leave the plastic on for the time being.
We've already had one issue with the freezer that would have been solved by the integrated alarm in the Electrolux. I assume the door was left slightly ajar with the fridge light off, but the temperature in the fridge reached over 60° and the whole back panel froze over. A simple alarm to indicate the door wasn't closed or the temperature has risen would have completed prevented this, another feature that really should be available at this price.
We were also initially upset with the noise produced by the fridge. I've seen other inexpensive models that can be really loud when running, but thankfully the GE is much quitter than those. However, after installation under a counter in our kitchen with hardwood floors, we could hear a high pitch noise while the fridge was running at over 30 feet. I checked and nothing was loose and rattling that could be easily fixed, so I decided to use some Roxul stone wool insulation to mimic carpet and absorb the sound bouncing off the floors and out the bottom of the fridge. A small layer on the floor left plenty of unobstructed room for ventilation and significantly reduced the noise of the fridge. We went from pretty unhappy with our purchase to content.
Overall I'd say the fridge appears to be well made, but not well designed. A few intelligent decisions and some relative inexpensive features for a fridge that's pushing $1,500 would have significantly improved it. Still giving it four starts because it appears to be well made, looks good, and does what it promises in terms of cooling and noise.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WingMann Very nice beverage center
We purchased this last week and it worked great for the NBA Finals party we hosted. Only issue was some of the drinks in the back did freeze with the control set in the middle. There was some ice on the back wall as well. I think that was because of the constant opening and closing. Turned in down a bit and by morning things seemed to thawed out. The magnet to keep it closed could be a lot stronger. All and all we are VERY pleased with this purchase.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Happy with my purchase
So far, this fridge totally meets my expectations - it's quiet (critical because it's in a wet bar in my bedroom), reliable and keeps wine, beer and softdrinks cold. Yes it's expensive compared to the cheap Chinese made ones out there, but I want a fridge that will last. And it fits perfectly in my new house!
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarcoJim Great Beverage Fridge!
Very sharp looking. Keeps my beers ice cold. Actually could not keep it at the coldest setting as the drinks were freezing. Love this unit.
September 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wyoming Costly
i made a kitchen island to fit the ge profile beverage center...all appliances in the kitchen are the "profile" and I'm happy with all of the other appliances. The beverage center lasted me approximately three years, the unit will not stop running...don't know if it's the compressor, thermostat or what; the back gets very hot and yes the inside is cool but it continually runs. No warranty...even if there was one it wound have expired by now unless it was covered for five years...to crazy to expect that from ge( or any company in today's world). Off to purchase another beverage center
January 19, 2015