A great fridge!
This is a great fridge. The shelves are super easy to adjust and clean. I love the internal water filter because it makes really good tasting ice. Plenty of interior space in both the freezer and the fridge. It's quite and maintains its temperature very well. One draw back, the water comes out of the door slowly. It's cold and filtered, you just have to be patient.
April 24, 2013
Worth the $$
I'm not sure why the reviews here are at polar opposites. We have enjoyed this fridge, which we bought a little over 2 years ago. It's gorgeous and the right size for the opening in our kitchen, but I do find that the vertical freezer doesn't hold as much as I expected. The modular shelves are great, easy to remove for cleaning and rearrange as needed. No problem with temperature on either side, it gets the job done. What I am bummed about, as another person pointed out, is that the water faucet is extremely slow. Too slow for us, we never use it. The ice situation overall is workable, but I do find I have to go in and bang the ice tray from time to time as ice gets stuck in the intake. Another bummer is that the silver face of the overall unit does scratch. The black sides are fine, but the silver part is prone to scratches so you have to be careful about putting magnets or anything else sharp on that side. overall, I love this fridge and I'm satisfied with the quality for the amount paid.
October 10, 2012
Horrible build quality
Where to start with this thing?
- Exterior faux stainless steel scratches easily.
- Exterior ice tray is chromed plastic. Within a year, it became so discolored and ugly that we just removed it altogether.
- Interior shelves and bins are flimsy plastic and break easily. Even though they are obviously cheaply made, they are paradoxically expensive to replace. We've just gotten used to the upper bin being broken.
- Door water faucet is slow to the point that we usually just get water from the tap.
- Freezer frequently makes groaning noises loud enough to be heard from upstairs.
Bottom line... stay away.
October 9, 2012
Fortunately for you, this model is obsolete.
I purchased this model 4 years ago. The freezer did not stay cold enough to keep the ice in the ice maker storage bin frozen. Instead, the ice would thaw a bit, and re-freeze and eventually become a giant lump of ice. It wasn't because of a low demand for ice either.
About a year after purchase, the actuator that switches the dispenser from 'crushed' to 'cubed' burned out and stuck in the 'crushed' position. Then, the ice maker motor burned out, leaving an awful (burnt plastic smell which was absorbed by the food).
After removing the ice maker completely, the defroster (dehumidifier) S.T.B, causing the freezer to become frosty and after a few weeks needed to be defrosted manually.
Last week, the refrigerator section stopped getting cold, while the freezer continued to function normally, except the motor ran constantly. I called customer support and it seems GE only "cares" if you paid ~$400 for a protection plan. The 3-year plan, the maximum available at the time of purchase, would have expired a year ago, so I'd still be S.O.L. today.
I will never, e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ver purchase another GE appliance again. Please do yourself a favor and don't waste your money either.
September 3, 2012
This fridge has everything we need.
It not only looks great, but is easy to keep looking sharp. There is ample room on both fridge and freezer sides for our needs and everything stays fresh and at the right temp. I would definitely buy this fridge again.
August 22, 2012