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Custom Panels Required

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  • Stainless steel panels can be purchased from GE through the Parts and Accessories Store.
  • Panels to match your cabinetry must be purchased from your cabinetmaker.
  • Panel sizes and widths can vary; be sure to check the details of your model for the exact panel specifications.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

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 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GE-GTZ21GCESS - Top Load Frig-Stainless Steel I purchased this frig one month ago, because my old frig (28 yrs.) finally died. I had a warranty through American Home Shield, so I did my shopping on line and paid the upgrade fee to get a nicer frig. I like the frig except for one thing. I wanted stainless steel to go with my kitchen. The color in the description only says stainless steel, but the sides and top are BLACK, which does not go with my kitchen at all. (At least it should be painted gray on the sides.) The ad on-line was misleading as to the color. It only listed something further down about the case being black. (It could not be sent back.) So be careful ordering on-line. Make sure you look at the frig carefully; maybe check a local store. Also, the door was delivered and had a dent in the top freezer door. I am currently waiting on a new door to be sent to me (2 month delay). I'm disappointed about the black color on the top and sides and the dent, but otherwise the frig has lots of space and works well (quiet). I am going to have to pay to have the top and sides either painted grey or get stainless steel panels put on the top and sides (more work/expense). Overall, seems like a good frig, and partially my fault for just reading the color (Stainless steel). To me, that means it should be stainless steel color all over, not just the door. Anyway, pretty good value for the money, ice maker works well, also. Suggest the manufacturer make it with grey sides or put "black top and sides: in the description of the color.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fine for the money! Has more than enough space in both freezer and fresh food for the 2 of us. Had 22cu. in prior fridge for 12 years( also a GE) and it seems cheaply made in comparison...shelves are thinner ...less versatile door shelves and fresh food shelves, yet it seems to work. Reasonably quiet and keeps both areas cold enough. More usable space than fancier French doors which seems to be the new "in" look.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fridge We just bought this appliance and we're are completely satisfied!!!
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Money Wasted This refrigerator came in a new home I purchased. I noticed the freezer section leaking three weeks before closing on the house. Repair men have come out on three seperate occassions with no success. I am now awaiting a new unit but in the meantime, I have lost at leaste $100.00 in groceries. This does not take into account that I am now eating out till the unit is fixed or replaced. I should have used all this wasted money to buy a nicer refrigerator.
Date published: 2013-11-12

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