General Electric (GE) Consumer and Industrial is a global industry leader in lighting, industrial equipment and home appliances. GE strives to bring to market innovative technologies that help mitigate pressing environmental challenges while still delivering quality products to their customers. The GE GFSF6KKY French door refrigerator with bottom freezer is the TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner.
The look and style of the GE French door refrigerator is stunning. High-gloss finishes and crown twin doors equipped with hidden hinges provide a new approach to traditional side-by-side refrigerator door designs. The GE bottom-freezer refrigerator is available in four different finishes: high-gloss black, high-gloss white, cleansteel and stainless steel. The bottom-freezer refrigerator has a spacious 25.9 cubic feet of space for fresh and frozen food storage.
Regrettably, some owners report problems with the side-by-side refrigerator's doors and finish. In some instances, the door hinges on the bottom-freezer refrigerator broke suddenly. Because GE does not make just the door hinge, the entire door of the refrigerator freezer requires replacement. If the bottom-freezer refrigerator's warranty is lapsed, replacing the door is costly. Additionally, some owners of the refrigerator freezer report that the doors are hard to close.
Owners of French door refrigerators that have a stainless steel finish report multiple problems. They tell that because the doors are made of a thin gauge metal, they warp, dent easily and show smudges. Some believe that the refrigerator freezer's in-the-door shelving system as well as the ice and water dispenser put stress on the side-by-side refrigerator's doors and are the cause of the external deformities.
Despite these glitches, The GE model has numerous admirable components. The GE bottom-freezer refrigerator comes equipped with dual evaporators, one for the refrigeration compartment and one for the freezer compartment. This separation keeps food fresher longer, eliminates the spreading of odors and can help reduce trips to the grocery store. GE's own BrightSpace lighting feature illuminates the interior of both compartments, making it easy to locate stored food items.
The GE side-by-side refrigerator has a limited one-year parts and labor warranty. Extended warranty coverage is available. Owners of the bottom-freezer refrigerator report that when problems arise they have some difficulty contacting GE customer service. Problem resolution can sometimes take several months, especially if it involves obtaining replacement parts.
The GE refrigerator freezer is Energy Star qualified and meets or exceeds USA federal standards for energy efficiency. The estimated yearly electricity operation cost is $59.00. Its annual electricity consumption is 552 kWh.
The refrigeration compartment of the GE French door refrigerator has a storage capacity of 17.6 cubic feet. This roomy area provides more than enough room to accommodate the food storage needs of a mid- to large-sized family.
The refrigeration compartment of the bottom-freezer refrigerator comes with a full-width, adjustable-temperature deli drawer, two adjustable-humidity drawers, one full-width shelf and a flip-up shelf. The flip-up shelf moves up and down on a hinge to accommodate large tall items like pitchers, crock-pots, stockpots and more. All of the side-by-side refrigerator's shelves are spill proof. Raised edges contain small spills and make for easy cleanup when they do occur.
In-the-door storage compartments have adjustable gallon-sized door bins that can house two gallons of milk. The doors of the side-by-side refrigerator have plenty of room for the storing of jelly, condiments and cans. The dairy compartment has storage for cheeses, yogurt, butter and other dairy products.
This bottom-freezer refrigerator's though-the-door ice and water dispenser delivers fresh filtered water as well as crushed or cubed ice. The filter ensures that the dispensed beverage and ice cubes are free of unwanted odors and aftertastes.
Owners report that the side-by-side refrigerator's water filter requires replacement at least twice a year. They also report that the cost of the filter can exceed $30.00. Other owner complaints about the French door refrigerator's icemaker include loudness, slowness, and that it jams easily.
The total storage capacity of the freezer compartment is 8.17 cubic feet. The bottom-freezer refrigerator comes with two drawers contained in the freezer area for the storage of frozen foods. GE's own Slide 'n Store system makes for easy access to frozen food. This two-level system allows for the storage of food in a large and extra-large drawer. Owners are pleased with this system because the Slide 'n Glide system implements the use of plastic drawers instead of wire baskets.
The side-by-side refrigerator has an external LCD control panel that monitors all functions. The temperature, dispenser and other controls of the French door refrigerator are easy to use and configure.
The French door refrigerator comes with safety and energy conservation features. The refrigerator freezer has a door alarm that notifies the owner if a door is open for longer than three minutes. A dispenser lock prevents children or others from playing or tampering with the settings of the water and ice dispenser.
Overall, this is a very good French door refrigerator. The GE GFSF6KKY French door refrigerator with bottom-mount freezer has superb temperature performance and good energy efficiency. Unfortunately, numerous owners report some problems with the refrigerator freezer's doors and finish.
The refrigerator has excellent temperature controls.
The door hinges break.
Despite some glitches, this is a good French door refrigerator.