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.
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.
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 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.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
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:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Salinas, ca
The worst ever!
Bad Ice Maker
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.