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GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS Refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$2,582.49
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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2.0
Is sooooo loud!!
2/18/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Holds Temperature Well
Visual Readout Panel
Water Dispenser
Cons
Feels Small
Noisy
Best Uses
Office Fridge
Small Kitchens
Comment:
My husband and I loved this fridge for the first month or so. Then it became obvious that this is not large enough for a family of five (thank goodness we didn't get rid of the fridge in the garage). About a month or two ago, the fan in the freezer started making noise when the compressor is on. Now the noise is SO LOUD that it's driving me crazy! I definitely would not recommend this product based on the NOISE LEVEL. It is not an occasional noise either; the compressor is on much more than it is off!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Ice gets stuck!
1/5/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
This review is for the Counter Depth Model. First, it seems to hold temperature well, which if you think about it is the main function of a fridge. Also, I like having the hot water dispenser, which never gave us a problem. But our other main factor is ICE and here is where I have a problem:<br /><br />Within first few weeks, I could tell the water was dripping even after we hadn't used the water dispenser. This should have been my first clue that the ice was getting stuck behind the ice dispenser. In three months, I have had three HUGE episodes of the ice getting stuck especially when using the crushed ice option. As we then go to investigate the problem, the entire ice load dispenses all over the kitchen floor! We are left without ice, and for my family of 6, this is not an option. (On another note, it really doesn't make enough ice for us on the weekends, which is when we really need it to work.) <br /><br />I have yet to contact the large retail chain where I purchased it, but this is going back.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
The worst ever!
12/19/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
I did not listen to the bad reviews! All new kitchen, pretty appliances-like buying a beautiful outfit and gorgeous shoes but they cripple you! You still think they're pretty but they are useless and now you wish you had been smarter. The noise out of this appliance is unbelievable. It truly runs LOUD forever and it really does interrupt conversations at parties and it interferes with HEARING THE TV! There are enough reviews that say this but LISTEN TO THIS ONE! Do not buy this refrigerator even if you LOVE how it looks.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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