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GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS
 
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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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
noisy
4/26/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
This has never been a quiet refrigerator, but it never bothered me, until about 3 weeks ago when it seemed like it was running all the time and was quite a bit louder. I've been trying to ignore it--thinking that I've been in the house more often so I'm more aware of it, but no. I can hear the normal noises it used to only make in the background when the LOUD motor sound starts and continues for at least a half hour. I just downloaded a decibel reader app and the decibels were between 58 and 60. I'm going to call GE on Monday.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy This Refigerator
2/2/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Poor Quality
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had nothing but problems with this refrigerator. To begin, it makes a number of very loud noises. Most of them are limited in duration, so not a big deal. But the compressor runs constantly and is VERY loud. It measures at 63 decibels up close and 55 decibels from 15 feet away. That's loud! A GE technician came to service it and installed a noise damper, which GE apparently created for this refrigerator due to noise complaints (shows you had bad this problem is). After installing the damper, the noise actually got worse -- its now a constant really high pitched whistling sound. But even worse, the cooling system has now stopped working. When I opened the door it was almost 60 degrees inside. Most of my food has spoiled in the refrigerator and the food in the freezer is not far behind. Not only can I not reach customer support by phone, but I cannot get a tech out to my house until Tuesday if I book online. Either way, GE won't reimburse for food spoilage, so I'm out of luck in that regard (probably around $500 worth of food). Stick with a Kitchen Aid!!!!!!!!!!! This is really a giant, expensive, piece of junk.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Refrigerator!!
11/16/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Quiet and roomy refrigerator. Well built and assembled in USA. Stylish design, great lighting, many useful features including hot water dispenser. Only flaw is both refrigerator doors do not open wide enough to completely remove the fruit, vegetable and/or deli drawers/bins for cleaning (you have to wipe them clean without taking them out which I am OK with since the pros far outnumber this small con).
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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