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GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$3000
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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Old Leaky :-(
4/12/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
I have owned this refrigerator for 6 years and for the first 3, it was great. After that, it has done nothing but cost me $$. Started with the vegetable drawer sticking and having to yank it open, then water began collecting under the deli drawer and freezing. Ended up not being able to open the deli drawer. That was a $500 repair that the repairman told me he has repaired serval times on other people's refrigerators and felt it should have been a recall but was not. Now I noticed I have water running down the side of the bottom freezer door and if it is not wiped out, will not allow the freezer door to shut. For the nearly $3000 I paid for this refigerator, I expected much more reliability!!! And no repoair costs in the first years of ownership.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great refrigerator!
4/3/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
None yet
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
After shopping for a new refrigerator for over a year we selected the new GE Cafe French door model. Our 20+ year old GE side by side was still working fine but we were remodeling our kitchen and wanted to upgrade to a more efficient stainless model. One of the biggest surprises is the convenience, particularly in the freezer. It is so much easier to store and retrieve items without having then fall to the floor when opening the door as our side by side model did. My wife also loves the hot /filtered water dispenser! Overall this is a great product! It's quiet, easily accessible, and beautiful!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Terribly noisy
2/27/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Loud And Constant Noise
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
The noise stops when the door is open, but starts up the moment the door is closed and continues forever. The noise is much louder than any refrigerator I have ever owned including ones that cost one tenth what this one cost me.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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