Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigMike25 Great Beverage Center!!
This beverage center is a great option to have in and around the kitchen. Keeps everything in there nice and cold and ready to drink. It's really quiet, the glass allows you to see what you want before you open the door for energy savings, and it looks slick in my new space.
August 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by kathy13 Looks nice!
There is a ton of space! Just not any for bottles. I'd recommend a split shelf to put bottles like they do in their refrigerators.
August 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MPGM Looks fantastic, not cooling well.
Unfortunately this refrigerator has been disappointing in the area of cooling. The thermostat range is minimal and it does not keep the refrigerator cool / cold .
The lamp burnt out in first week.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 44Â° while the lower shelf above the wine racks can cool down to 34Â°. 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 60Â° 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 4 out of 5Â by Flipper1 A nice product
What a breath of fresh air. This model works much better than my old model (another brand). The only modification I would add would be adjustable shelves.
July 15, 2014