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Great idea but needs improvement
I was very excited when I saw this model with the hot water dispenser. I am a tea and hot chocolate drinker and was thrilled I could just dispense the hot water right from...Read complete review
I was very excited when I saw this model with the hot water dispenser. I am a tea and hot chocolate drinker and was thrilled I could just dispense the hot water right from my refrigerator! Unfortunately, the product was so brand new most stores didn't have any to look at, there were no reviews posted and the sales people had no familiarity with the product. The only reason we ignored all that (which we normally would not have) was because we got such a great deal on it. Looking back now I wish we had gone for a different model. I will start with the positives; this is a beautiful looking fridge. While I would have liked the option to purchase it in black, the stainless steel has a very high-end appearance. The display panel and buttons are all clearly visible and easy to use. The freezer is VERY spacious and I love the upper drawers to help organize smaller items. The interior of the fridge is also very roomy. There is a ton of room in the bins on the insides of the doors, the glass shelves are easily adjustable and you can store 2 liter bottles of soda without difficulty. One of the organizers in the door also has a shelf that extends down from it and can hold a carton of eggs. Even the door with the ice maker (which comes out smoothly with one hand, should you want to quickly dump some in a bucket) has room for storing smaller items. The crispers are nice and deep and keep the fruits and veggies very fresh. I love the flexibility of the wide drawer under the crispers, and how you can adjust the temperature with the touch of a button. The water filter is in the door and is super easy to change. The water dispenser and ice dispenser work fine, though if you are looking for a fridge that makes enough ice to fill a cooler, this is not it. You can fill an ice bucket, but no more than that. Now for the negatives... Two things I do not like about this fridge. Unfortunately the hot water dispenser is one of them. First cup of hot water for the day takes 5 minutes to heat up. If you use it immediately after it can take anywhere from 1:30 to 3 minutes to warm a second cup. I tried the soup setting for soup and it was not hot enough, so basically I use the tea setting for anything I need hot water for. It also only heats a maximum of 10 ounces at a time. So if you are making tea for two, or hot chocolate for a couple of cold kids, someone is going to be waiting for their cup! If it wasn't for the fact that the tea does taste better with the hot water poured over the bag, instead of nuked in the cup, I probably wouldn't use it very often. The second negative is the "precise fill" option. Yes it is nice to be able to push the button and get exactly 2 cups of water. What would be even nicer would be if you did not have to stand there holding the pot and pushing against the dispenser to get the water. So they got that one half right. Overall I really love this refrigerator, which is why I gave it four stars, and had I not bought the model with the hot water dispenser I probably would have given it 5.
Most Liked Negative Review
needs some improvements
This refrigerator works well but there are quite a few design flaws that should be addressed. The size of the appliance is quite large yet it is all shell. The interior lacks space and...Read complete review
This refrigerator works well but there are quite a few design flaws that should be addressed. The size of the appliance is quite large yet it is all shell. The interior lacks space and isn't very well designed. For example the shelves on the left door are very shallow and the top shelf is positioned in a way that makes it almost useless. In addition the in door water/ice feature needs some fixes. The precise fill feature is nice BUT you need to hold down the water button to keep filling. You can't just set the quantity and let it auto fill. Should you set the fill and accidentally let go of the button, it resets to zero instead of recalling where you left off. The water reservoir is too small 8 - you only get 8oz of cold or hot water. Had I known of these issues, I would not have purchased.
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Nice refrigerator with great add-ons
from Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless French Door Refrigerator:
I like the extras in the door, especially hot water production. They are very handy. I am also pleased with the storage space inside, and the overall appearance of the unit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Hot Water is handy on cool mornings and evenings
from Tempe, AZ, United States
I like this fridge much more than I expected. The style was not my first choice - didn't think I would like the drawer freezer - but it is really working well for us. The hot water feature is handy for various hot water needs.
from Maryland, United States
I was a little worried about the noises it would make after reading other reviews...but I have to complaint about my new fridge!
Deeply in Love
from Spring Hill, FL
We bought this refrigerator a month ago. My first French-door refrigerator after decades of side-by-sides. The largest refrigerator I have ever owned and the best thought out as far as inner compartments. I love the features, especially the on door features. Precise measure is a wonderful convenience and hot water without a boiling hot mug is terrific. The freezer is massive and well-organized. and it's stunningly beautiful. I visit it several times a day just to say hi!
Just what we wanted
from Boise, ID, United States
It is working out for our family. The hot water feature is the best.
from Aurora, CO, United States
I am very happy with the CafÃ© Refrigerator with the exception of the ice maker. It does not make ice fast enough or enough ice for my family.
from Riverside, CA, United States
I purchased this unit and my expectations were exceeded
My new "Fridge"
from Sarasota, FL
This is the refrigerator I'd hoped to find. It is exactly what I wanted/
from Door County, WI, United States
I love this refrigerator, great perks such as a musical note when fridge is left open. I also like the spacious size and drawer features. The only thing I am a bit disappointed in is the ice maker. If you don't hold the glass all the way to the top, ice splatters all over.
slate french door refrigerator
from Lakeland, FL, United States
Love the color and inside is so bright. Nice looking
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