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GE® 21.0 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator


This model is no longer being manufactured



66 3/4 in x 32 3/4 in x 32 1/2 in


21.0 cu ft



  • 32-3/4" wide
  • Upfront temperature controls
    Easy-to-use controls regulate both fresh food and freezer sections
  • Adjustable spill-resistant glass shelves
    Designed to contain spills for easy cleaning
  • Snack drawer
    Conveniently stores favorite foods and allows for quick, easy access
  • Adjustable-humidity drawers
    Controls helps food stay fresh

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This model is no longer being manufactured



Temperature Management Features Air Tower in Freezer
Defrost Type Frost Free
Control Type Upfront Temperature Controls
Icemaker Factory-Installed
Fresh Food Cabinet Shelves 3 Total - Glass
2 Adjustable
2 Full-Width
Fresh Food Door Bins 3 Total
2 with Gallon Storage
Fresh Food Cabinet Drawers 3 Total Clear
1 Snack Drawer
2 Adjustable Humidity Drawers
Fresh Food Door Features Gallon Storage
Dairy Compartment
Fresh Food Features Interior Lighting
Freezer Cabinet Shelves 1 Total
1 Adjustable
1 Full-Width
Freezer Door Bins 2 Total
2 Full-Width
Freezer Features 1 Ice Tray
Exterior Style Free-Standing
Leveling System Leveling Legs
Performance Features Easily Removable Door Gaskets
Never Clean Condenser
Deluxe Quiet Design


Total Capacity (cubic feet) 21.0 cu ft
Fresh Food Capacity 14.9 cu ft
Freezer Capacity 6.1 cu ft
Shelf Area 25.5 sq ft


Color Appearance Stainless Steel
Door Stops Yes
Door Swing Reversible Hinges
Exterior Design Rounded Doors
Handle Stainless Steel
Textured Steel Case Case Only - Black


Approximate Shipping Weight 219 lb
Net Weight 200 lb
Overall Depth 32 1/2 in
Case Depth Without Door 27 in
Depth with Door Open 90° 60 3/4 in
Depth Without Handle 30 1/2 in
Overall Height 66 3/4 in
Height to Top of Case 66 in
Overall Width 32 3/4 in
Width w/Door Open 90 Degrees Incl. Handle 36 1/2 in
Width w/Door Open 90 Degrees Less Handle 34 1/2 in
Back Air Clearances 1 in
Side Air Clearances 0 1/8 in
Top Air Clearances 0 1/2 in


Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 15A


Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
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GTZ21GCESS is rated 3.5714 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works fine- runs pretty loud This fridge works how you would want a basic fridge to work, but it makes a loud humming sound that is annoying.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great...but loud I bought this refrigerator 2 months ago. It has met all of our expectations, except that it has a pretty loud hum. Noticeable. Other than that, we love it - automatic ice maker, separate controls for freezer and fridge, nice outer finish.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My new refrigerator Freezer is easy to use and keeps food solidly frozen. Refrigerator compartment: fruit and veggie drawers are small and do not slide in and out easily. The door shelves are generously sized. I like the butter compartment b/c there is a lip that keeps things from falling out and generous size. Wish the meat drawer could be moved to the other side opposite the side the door opening so milk could be right in front when door is opened. The steel colored finish is hard to keep clean. Fingermarks show to easily. Temperature controls are very efficient. This product was chosen b/c it it into the space available.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality craftsmanship problem! I bought this in February. Had a severe frost problem in the freezer part. Refrigerator had to be replaced due to manufacturing problem. Same issue with the last one they brought out, but were able to replace the door only. But, they also changed the style of the icemaker which I "do not" like. It is slower than the original refrigerator I had and the ice falls out or stacks up and doesn't fill the ice bin. Also, I don't like the large shelves in the door with the small one on the bottom which is common with most manufacturers.. Makes it hard to see what is there and is not convenient to use.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ice Cold I bought a new home and these were the appliances that Arbor put in it.
Date published: 2014-10-04
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