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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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from Ocean View, DE, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless French Door Refrigerator:
Good interior lighting however with the ice cube, water outside left door interior limited in size. lOVE the hot water feature for tea! I have a s,aller version at my other residence like this one waaay better
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Simpsonville, SC, United States
The GE Cafe refrigerator looks great and easy to use. We love it!
Love this refrigerator!
from Smithers, WV
I received delivery of this item in mid-August and have been nothing but satisfied so far. It was very important to follow all the directions in setting up the appliance to get it right. The ice maker is quiet and works well. There's plenty of room in the refrigerator and bottom freezer but would like to have had moveable drawers in the freezer compartment. The hot water dispenser works but we haven't really used it much. It is fun to be able to upload up to 90 family photos which may be viewed as a slide show on the screen above the water/ice dispenser. To activate the slide show takes between one to two minutes after dispensing water or ice or after touching the screen itself. One just needs a flash drive with photos uploaded from the computer. It is easy to install the water filter but it needs to be replaced about every 56 days.
from Connecticut, United States
Nice looking fridge, lots of space. Enjoy the precise fill feature however disappointed that the water dispenser didn't work upon delivery.
Roomy refrigerator! Horrible ice maker!
from Tallahassee, FL, United States
Love the space in the refrigerator and freezer. Do not love the ice maker. Can not keep up with supplying ice for a family of five. Have to use our old side by side refrigerator that we put out in the garage in order to have enough ice.
Excellent quality & great features!!!
from Spanish Lake, MO, United States
I bought this a few months ago after looking at several brands & what they feature. And when it comes down to quality & price, to me there's no better product.
from Brigantine, NJ, United States
Love this product, love the lighting and water and ice dispenser
from Myerstown, PA, United States
Love everything except the ice clogs and does not come out like it should
Love the Cafe Series Professional look!
from Las Vegas, NV, United States
We love the professional look of the cafÃ© series and the easy cleanup of the stainless steel!
from Phoenix, AZ, United States
I bought this fridge in July and am very happy with it. I am somewhat disappointed with the hot water feature. It is quicker to heat water in the microwave. I would like to add a second ice maker in the freezer but have been told due to the hot water feature it cannot be added. The fridge works good and is very impressive in the kitchen .
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