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Model #CWE23SP2MS1

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23.1 cu. ft. Smart French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth and ENERGY STAR

  • Counter depth design creates a sleek built-in look
  • Internal water dispenser - delivers filtered water with one touch
  • Wirelessly control with your smartphone and voice commands
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Product Overview

An image of a kitchen with sleek Cafe appliances is superimposed over a woman dressed in trendy clothes that match the kitchen.

Make Appliances Personal

Choose from a wide array of stylistic options and create an unforgettable kitchen that’s all your own.

A Refrigerator is shown installed in a kitchen

Performance That Entertains

Cafe appliances were inspired by professional kitchens.Their superior performance and unique features make simple meals or large gatherings a culinary spectacle.

Brushed steel, brushed bronze, brushed black, and brushed stainless finish handles rest side-by-side on a marble counter.

Customizable Handles and Knobs

Choose one of four custom hardware options: brushed copper, brushed bronze, brushed black and brushed stainless, and combine it with a premium finish for a stylish blend that’s all your own.

An installed fridge is flush with the surrounding cabinets, creating a seamless look.

Enjoy a Sleek Sightline with Counter-Depth Doors

Counter-Depth doors give your refrigerator a built-in look by fitting nearly flush with your surrounding cabinetry.

A hand holds a cup underneath the internal dispenser.The other hand presses the button, filling the cup with cold water.

Enjoy Water without Sacrificing Space

Purified water is easy to access: simply press the button on the internal space-saving dispenser for cool, fresh water.

A bin in the freezer holds ice made by the ice-maker

Plentiful Ice for Every Occasion

Always have plenty of ice ready when you need it with a convenient factory-installed icemaker.

The controls on the side of the door are shown, reading a temperature of 37 degrees

Form Meets Function with In-Door Digital Display Controls

Eliminate the guesswork of temperature setting with in-the-door controls featuring a sleek and easily-adjustable digital temperature display.

An icon of the refrigerator’s interior.Humid air enters the evaporators in the fridge and freezer and is cycled back, keeping food fresh.

TwinChill Evaporators

Separate climates in the fresh food and freezer sections help keep foods fresh.

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Humidity Controlled Drawers

Keep any delicacy preserved in humidity-controlled drawers that allow for customized temperatures and moisture levels.

An icon of a light bulb.Rays of light shine from the bulb.

Showcase LED Lighting

Bright LEDs positioned throughout the interior make food and containers easy to find.

An icon of a water droplet.A single sparkle shines in the corner, demonstrating its purity.

RPWFE Water Filtration

Enjoy purified water and ice with advanced filtration that removes 98% of select pharmaceuticals.

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Enjoy the same chilling power as standard refrigerators while using less energy.

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W 35.75 in.x H 70.5 in.x D 31.25 in.

One look at the Cafe kitchen and youll feel as if youve been transported behind the scenes of your favorite casual dining experience. Each appliance has been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere where people like to gather and love to cook. Tough stainless steel and powerful elements complement their robust appearance.
  • Your kitchen’s sightlines will thank you - Create a built-in look with counter-depth design that fits flush with surrounding cabinetry
  • Form on the outside, function on the inside - Enjoy a cleaner appliance appearance with internal water dispenser
  • Factory-installed icemaker - Always have plenty of ice ready whenever you need it with a factory-installed icemaker
  • Fresh expectations - Expect fresh food each time you pull out the full-width, electronic temperature-controlled drawer, complete with LED lighting so every item is easy to find
  • Any food, always fresh - From produce to packaged goods, keep any food fresh with TwinChill evaporators that create separate climates in the fresh food and freezer sections
  • Put your food in the spotlight - Illuminate foods in the refrigerator and freezer with brilliant Showcase LED lighting, positioned throughout the interior and under the fresh-food doors
  • Create a look that matches your personal style - Select any combination of premium finishes and hardware options to create a stunning look customized to any owner’s taste
  • In-the-door controls with actual temperature display - Eliminate the guesswork of temperature setting with in-the-door controls with a easily-adjustable digital temperature display
  • Safe, pure water for your family and guests - Enjoy water and ice from the refrigerator with total peace of mind, thanks to an advanced water filtration system that uses RPWFE replacement filters to remove 98% of certain pharmaceuticals (Removes 98% of ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. These pharmaceuticals are not necessarily in all users’ water)
  • ENERGY STAR qualified to meet or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • Approx. Dimensions (in.) - 70 1/2 H x 35 3/4 W x 31 1/4 D
  • Limited 1-year entire appliance warranty
  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Depth (Excluding Handles)
Depth (Including Handles)
Depth (Less Door)
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Height to Top of Door Hinge (in.)
Height to Top of Refrigerator (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Refrigerator Width (In.)


Appliance Category
Appliance Type
French Door Refrigerator
Built-In and Standard Type
French Door
Color - Appliance Cabinet
Color - Door Handle(s)
Brushed Stainless
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Defrost Type
Auto / Cycle
Door Finish
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Not CEE rated
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)
Freezer Door Type
Pull Out Drawer
Freezer Features
LED Light Type
Freezer Type
Drawer Freezer
General Features
LED Light Type
Ice Maker Features
No Additional Features
Ice Maker Type
Single Ice Maker
Ice/Water Dispenser
Water Only
Installation Depth
Counter Depth
Item Package Quantity
Number of Doors
3 Door
Number of Drawers
Single Drawer
Number of Freezer Baskets/Bins
2 Baskets/Bins
Number of Freezer Shelves
No Shelves
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
5 Shelves
Operational Features
Dual Evaporated Cooling System,Sabbath Mode
Power Options
Product Weight (lb.)
333 lb
Refrigeration Dispenser Features
Water Dispenser
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Shelf Material - Freezer
No Shelf
Shelf Material - Refrigerator
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Storage Features
Adjustable Door Storage,Adjustable Shelves/Racks,Gallon Door Storage,Spill Proof Shelves
Temperature Control Type
Internal Digital
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)
Voice Control Hub Required
Alexa via Proprietary Bridge/Gateway Google Assistant via Proprietary Bridge/Gateway
Water Filter Replacement Model#
Works With
Alexa, Google, IFTTT, Proprietary App

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ADA Compliant,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year entire appliance

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Questions & Answers


What is the depth of the main compartment refrigerator shelves?

Asked by Lisa March 8, 2021

Hello Lisa - We appreciate your interest in the CWE23SP2MS1 and we are happy to help! The fresh food compartment internal depth (from interior back wall to front of crisper) is approx. 14". The shelf depth will be approximately 3/4" less. Thanks for checking! Olga@Cafe

Can I install a ice maker when it says water only

Asked by Hd January 24, 2021

There is an ice maker bin in the pull out freezer.

Is there a finish repair kit for the white finish? We accidentally scratched one of the doors when opening ☹️

Asked by Chris713 November 20, 2020

Hello Chris713 - Congratulations on the excellent choice of refrigerator. We hate to hear about the scratch and would love to help you get this beauty back to new. We do have touchup paint available. The part number for matte white is WR97X30886 and can be found on our parts website. Stay safe and keep in touch! - John@CAFE

would this fit in a space that is exactly 36 inches wide?

Asked by width November 10, 2020

Hello - We appreciate your interest in the refrigerator CWE23SP4MW2 and we are happy to help! This refrigerator is 35 3/4 in wide; you will need 1/8 in air clearance on each side. The interior drawers can be accessed with the door(s) at 90 degrees; the width w/door open 90 degrees is 44 3/4 in. We hope this helps. Thanks for checking! Olga

Does the refrigerator come with the handles? I'm trying to order the brushed stainless and it won...

Asked by Mary October 22, 2020

Hello Mary - Thank you for reaching out about this stunning refrigerator. The matte white will automatically come with brushed bronze hardware. Should you desire a different finish, these will need to be purchased as an accessory and can be installed when the refrigerator is delivered. Please reach out to your local Home Depot to inquire about the handle kits. Thanks! - JB

What's the ideal cabinet opening to make the fridge look the most built-in without a gap above.

Asked by Peter September 27, 2020

Hello Peter - Thank you for reaching out about this amazing refrigerator. We are glad to help. The dimensions of this model are height: 70 1/2 in, width: 35 3/4 in, and depth: 31 1/4 in. Air clearances should be 1" on the top, 2" in the back, and at least 1/8" on the sides. We hope this helps. Keep in touch! - JB

Will this refrigerator plug into your standard 3-prong outlet? If anyone could post a photo of the plug/outlet thanks!

Asked by Abouttheplug September 23, 2020

Hello and thank you for reaching out about this amazing refrigerator. Yes! This model is equipped for a 3-prong outlet. You can read all about the electrical requirements on page 4 of the manual here: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/cd/cd1b7f93-4927-48f4-a793-def65f42f1d5.pdf Keep in touch! - JB

Are there white side panels available for purchase?

Asked by Hopingforwhitesides September 23, 2020

If you buy the brushed stainless steel kit what are you supposed to do with the bronzed handles? It seems silly that this doesn't have just the option to select different handles.

What are the smart features of this refrigerator?

Asked by DFerg September 7, 2020

Hi DFerg, thanks for reaching out! There is a very handy article on our GE Appliances website that provides information about the benefits of connecting your appliance to wifi. The title of that article is "SMART REFRIGERATORS - BENEFITS OF THE SMARTHQ APP" - We hope that this helps! Stay safe. -Michael

How far must refrigerator doors be open for interior drawers to be functional (able to open fully)?

Asked by AZ September 4, 2020

Hi AZ - Thanks for considering Cafe! The interior drawers can be accessed with the door(s) at 90 degrees. Additional clearance may be needed to remove the drawers or to open the door(s) if adjacent walls or cabinets are deeper than the refrigerator case depth. We suggest viewing the Specifications document at the following link for all product dimensions or simply scroll down the page to Info & Guides: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/65/65ce8ecc-bc95-47fe-8c70-403ca99afd76.pdf - Explore our Café Customizable Professional Collection at www.cafeappliances.com/collections/customizable-professional - Keep in touch! Sue

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 84% recommend this product
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Beautiful and Functional!
This is my third counter depth fridge but my FIRST GE CAFE! I saw it on someone’s YouTube home tour and fell in love with it. It holds more than my other fridges and the lighting placement is more efficient. Our new home is being built and I ordered our appliances early thinking they would be back ordered due to pandemic and our recent storms but we were pleasantly surprised they arrived in three weeks so we get to enjoy them before we move.
by Kath478
I bought this about a month ago and I’m in love . It’s beautiful and spacious and I can’t even imagine a better fit for our kitchen .
by Jeff27
The fridge came with insulation coming out the top and sides of the right French door. The spray insulation had pushed done if the trim up and was visible from the front. The French doors could not be lined up thusly the handles were not lined up. The door was replaced. The replacement door remedied the insulation issue but it came with interior blemishes that looked like the surfaces were exposed to a corrosive. The replacement door also came with gasket and alignment issues. Waiting on door number three. The fridge is definitely louder than our previous fridge. The ice production is slow. Once the aesthetic failures are resolved the fridge will be really handsome. The interior lighting is brilliant.
by 88biddag
Response from Cafe_AppliancesMar 18, 2021
Hello- We are very sorry to hear you are having these issues and apologize for your inconvenience. This is not the ownership experience we want for you and your family. We are glad these issues are being addressed and getting resolved for you. This is a beautiful model and we hope that once the issues are resolved, you are happy with your purchase. Note: This icemaker should produce approximately 100 cubes in a 24 hour period. Note: Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators. Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology. This link will also explain the different sounds you may hear: https://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-support-search-content?contentId=15901 We hope this helps! Joyce@Cafe
Good fridge but can use improve design
Received this fridge, in black, and installed this week. I needed to get a plumber to install a specific connector to my water line to fit. Immediately, I can tell how much colder it is than my old Whirlpool side by side that had warm spots and would freeze food in the back. This fridge is evenly cold. For a counter depth, it feels large. We moved food from our old fridge and still had lots of space, likely due to better organization. Freezer feels a bit smaller though. I didn’t want to deal with cleaning an external water dispenser, so I chose this model however dispensing water into a coffee pot is tricky and I think a slightly longer hose would help. Also, the veggie/fruit drawers appear to be crooked even though they are properly installed. I am posting pictures of a black fridge in my white kitchen with stainless appliances. I was unable to find any pictures to see what it would look like. Hoping these pics help other with color selection.
by DM
Response from Cafe AppliancesMar 15, 2021
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your review and for choosing this fantastic French-door refrigerator for your home! The Black Slate finish was a great choice and truly looks beautiful in your kitchen with your stainless appliances and white cabinetry! We are so glad to hear that you are impressed with the advanced and consistent cooling performance, large capacity in the fresh food section, and convenient food storage options that it offers you. Thank you for your very helpful feedback regarding the freezer capacity, accessibility of the internal water dispenser, and humidity drawers. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will be sure to share your comments with our product design team for improvement. We are confident that your refrigerator's performance will continue to impress you in the years to come and look forward to the opportunity to serve and support you with your appliances in the future. All the best! -Eliza@Café cafe_appliances
Huge refrigerator compared to my old one.
Great technology. Tons of shelf space and terrific led lighting in fridge and freezer.
by GS21
Response from Cafe_Appliances Mar 10, 2021
Hello GS21- Thanks for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate you adding your photos. Your new appliances look so beautiful in your kitchen. The spacious interior and lighting is beyond awesome. We are so pleased that you're happy. Please let us know if you have any questions in the future. We are here to help! Joyce@Cafe
Great features!
I bought this amazing refrigerator and it’s finally here. I cannot stop staring at this beautiful Matte white refrigerator! I am so in love.
by Frantl54
Response from Cafe_AppliancesMar 1, 2021
Hello Frantl54- Thank you for taking the time to share your review. This is a beautiful model and we really appreciate your patience in waiting. We are so happy that you are loving it and pleased with your purchase. Please let us know if you have any questions in the future. We are here to help! Joyce@Café
Gorgeous and feature-rich!!
I am so pleased with my new Cafe model! It is so beautiful that my friends are jealous. We love the clear shelves, bins, and drawers, the lighting, the easy access for everything, and the quick-recovery ice maker. The stylish handles match my champagne bronze hardware and faucet making my whole kitchen coordinate. I'll be back for the dishwasher when mine needs replacing!
by Elizabeth L
Response from Cafe Feb 17, 2021
Greetings Elizabeth L, We appreciate you writing a review. We're so glad to know that even your friends love it. We just want you to know that it looks absolutely amazing in your kitchen. All the best. Mike@Cafe
Sooo cool
I love design and when I saw this refrigerator/freezer I was thrilled. When it was installed and I started using it that is when I realized how lucky I was to own it. It operates perfectly. I love the inside water dispenser too
by Tren
Response from Cafe Feb 17, 2021
Greetings Tren, Thank you so much for this amazing review of this amazing refrigerator! We're glad to know that you love the looks and the water dispenser. Wishing you the best. Mike@Cafe
Excellent Refrigerator!!
This is the third time, after moving into new homes, I replace all appliances with the GE ones. I absolutely 110% stand behind any GE appliances. My new Cafe refrigerator is a piece of art work. It looks fantastic. Love the lighting, the sleek look, the wonderful French doors. Now I can use the fridge for large platters. The space is more then adequate on the doors. So many compartments for fresh fruits, veggies, deli, meats!! Love it!!! Can’t go wrong.....!! Portland, Oregon
by EricPDX
Response from Cafe Feb 17, 2021
Hello there EricPDX, It truly warms our hearts to see our customers so excited about their products! We love to hear that you love your fridge. We're glad that you love the design and the space it offers. All the best. Mike@Cafe
i found the fridge to be very attractive. loads of space and features.
by Bda jackson
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