Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoMoolah Beverage center works great.
Great little unit and it works perfect. Kids stay out of the big fridge.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patti242512 Love it!
It's so great to have an extra fridge in the kitchen for beverages! Cools nicely and looks great.
March 11, 2015
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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeN Worst ever
After it is installed you have to remove tons of plastic sheets before you use it. I had to unscrew the wood on the front of the shelves in order to remove the plastic then screw them back on. What a pain!
Some wide bottom Chardonnay and Pinot bottles won't fit. They should have deleted one shelf and given more space between the remaining shelves.
The worst part about this fridge is you have to be very careful when closing the door to make sure it is closed. If you swing it closed (even gently) it will bounce and remain slightly open. You have to press it shut! I have a different brand in my other house that cost half what this fridge cost. The shelves don't open all the way like this unit does but that's the only thing it has over my other fridge. I would never buy this again.
December 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by hammer22 GE Profile issues
I bought this three months ago.. Only issue is the way the racks stack. It is fine for can drinks but with bottled beer, bottle Gatorade, bottle water size bottles you need to stack and lay on their sides. Ever thing else is fine.
November 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wassaubee Stylish
Traded up to this model primarily due to look and quality
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jennifer71 Nice fridge
I bought this under the counter fridge for a bar I was having installed. After reading many reviews, this is the one I chose. It cools great, but is a little noisy when it runs. The two bottom drawers I had stained by the company doing my bar, since they don't come already stained by GE. When spending this much money on a fridge you would think GE would have done this. I'm happy with the product overall.
October 7, 2014