What's this? This gives the most weight to energy efficiency and temperature performance, then to noise and ease of use. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This 25.7 cu.-ft. side-by-side GE CSHS6UGZ[SS] refrigerator has • an external water dispenser • door open alarm • a built-in water filter • spillproof shelves • digital temperature controls on its front door that show actual temperature
The GE Cafe CSHS6UGZ[SS] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, side by side refrigerator
models like the Cafe CSHS6UGZ[SS] 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 refrigerators 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.
Water dispenser The water dispenser is normally accessible from the outside as part of the ice and water dispenser.
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.
Energy cost/yr. ($) Estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.
Recently renovated kitchen and went with GE Cafe line for all kitchen appliances. All good except ice maker. ICE MAKER IS TERRIBLE....ACTUALLY UNACCEPTABLE. Not enough ice is produced. Moreover, the ice compartment is tilted up and to the rear, which prevents ice from easily dispensing. I've had GE service change ice maker 2x and still no improvement. New design needed. Quite disappointing.