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GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS
 
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$2,584.99 - $3,099.00
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Summary: This 28.6 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser with hot water dispensing feature
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • measured water fill
  • auto-fill water dispenser
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS

The GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Cafe CFE29TSDSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

The GE lines include GE, GE Profile, GE Café, and GE Monogram. GE will be offering an interactive LCD screen on some of its models, and on one Profile model there will be a refreshment center and fold-away shelves.

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Features & Specs - GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 28.6
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS
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1.0
Terrible, stay away
10/14/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had my GE Cafe refrigerator for over a year and am about to have it repaired for the third time. I'm hoping GE will give me credit. I purchased it at Pacific Sales and the customer service has been terrible. Buyer beware!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Does not keep food cold
10/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this refrigerator for our new home. Within a few months of owning it the ice-maker door latch failed and the door would swing open into the refrigerator compartment when the refrigerator door was closed. We had to duct tape it closed and wait through the 4 hour scheduled appointment time only to have the tech tell us that the latch failed and they would have to ship us parts. We then had to wait for another 4 hour appointment to have the new ice-maker door installed. <br /><br />Now, the refrigerator is five months old and one of the two fans in the refrigerator section is extremely loud. It registered at 75 decibels. Again we called GE and again we waited the 4 hours for a tech to come out and ask what was wrong. After we explained that the fan was loud (which is exactly what we told the rep on the phone) the tech said there were two fans and he would order both. He did not even need to look at our refrigerator. We booked another appointment for installation the next week. We then received a call rescheduling us because the fan is on back order. Our new appointment is one month later. <br /><br />In the mean time the refrigerator is no longer cooling and the interior temperature registers 60 degrees F. We have called GE again and are now waiting to see if they can locate the parts sooner.<br /><br />The one thing that a refrigerator must do is keep food at the proper temperature and our new, expensive GE Cafe has failed to provide this most basic function. Our food has spoiled and we had to purchase a small portable refrigerator while we wait for GE to locate parts. Needless to say, we will not be purchasing another GE refrigerator.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
TFN, Has Not SHUT OFF YET!
10/1/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
This is a very attractive refrigerator . Purchase some ear plugs or Rent A 2 Year old Child.<br />Not enough ICE.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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