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GE GLE12HSLSS Refrigerator
External Dimensions
Height: 70 in Width: 24 in Depth: 26 in

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased bottom-freezer refrigerators, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their bottom-freezer refrigerator to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Thermostat control

Thermostat control

This assesses the ability of the refrigerator's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations 2) achieve optimum temperatures in both the fresh food and freezer sections simultaneously and 3) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

 /  5
Temperature uniformity

Temperature uniformity

This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within its fresh food and freezer sections.

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

This reflects electricity consumption 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.

 /  5
Noise

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.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

This assesses features and design including layout, controls, and lighting.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Capacity of refrigerator is as claimed by the manufacturer.

 /  5

About

The GE GLE12HSLSS is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators models like the GLE12HSLSS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Thermostat control This assesses the ability of the refrigerator's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations 2) achieve optimum temperatures in both the fresh food and freezer sections simultaneously and 3) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.

Temperature uniformity This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within its fresh food and freezer sections.

Energy efficiency This reflects electricity consumption 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.

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