Organize cold groceries with this Café French door refrigerator. TwinChill evaporators keep separate temperatures for the freezer and fridge compartments to ensure maximum freshness, and the showcase LED lighting helps you spot the perishables you need. This Café French door refrigerator has an internal water dispenser and factory-installed icemaker to keep guests hydrated and beverages chilled.
Your kitchen's sight lines will thank you
Create a built-in look with a counter-depth design that fits flush with surrounding cabinetry.
Any food, always fresh
From produce to packaged goods, keep any food fresh with TwinChill evaporators that create separate climates in the fresh food and freezer sections.
Expect fresh food each time you pull out the full-width electronic temperature-controlled drawer complete with colored LED lighting so every item is easy to find.
In-the-door controls with actual temperature display
Eliminate the guesswork of temperature setting with in-the-door controls with an easily adjustable digital temperature display.
Form on the outside, function on the inside
Enjoy a cleaner appliance appearance with an internal water dispenser.
Safe, pure water for your family and guests
Enjoy water and ice from the refrigerator with total peace of mind thanks to an advanced water filtration system that uses RPWFE replacement filters to remove 98% of certain pharmaceuticals.*
Put your food in the spotlight
Illuminate foods in the refrigerator and freezer with brilliant showcase LED lighting positioned throughout the interior and under the fresh food doors.
Alerts you when the refrigerator door is accidentally left open to save energy.
Always have plenty of ice ready whenever you need it with a factory-installed icemaker.
Create a look that matches your personal style
Select any combination of premium finishes and hardware options to create a stunning look customized to any owner's taste.
* Removes 98% of ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone, and trimethoprim. These pharmaceuticals are not necessarily in all users' water.
Café 23.1 Cu. Ft. French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great system, scratched up when delivered.
Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
The refrigerator is great and exactly what we wanted.
Unfortunately, the system was delivered with several scratches on the corners of the door, so we have to schedule an exchange. Swapping the contents from one machine to another is a hassle.
BB support was great and offered to exchange it as soon as possible, but it shouldn't have been delivered that way.
Hey there - thanks for taking the time to share your review! Our apologies that you experienced issues with a damaged appliance upon delivery and are glad to hear that BestBuy support was eager to help. We’re thrilled to learn that you’re loving your beautiful, new Café Refrigerator and that it is exactly what you wanted. We’re confident that you’ll be enjoying your new appliance for years to come and want to thank you for becoming a part of the GE Family. Please reach out if there is anything we can assist with in the future. Have a wonderful day! Lauren@Café
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
beautiful fridge and worth the wait.
Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
bestbuy had it in stock for us sooner than any other seller we could find, local and big box. the fridge is a thing of beauty when complete, the counter depth is noticeably more shallow than standard and we don’t (so far) miss food getting lost behind other things. lighting is great. ice maker is very loud and considering looking for a silicone bucket or liner to see if this would help reduce noise. the freezer interior drawer is tethered to the main freezer door and does not pull out smoothly.
the big hiccup with the fridge is that the manufacturer shipped without the handles and took hours on the phone, at least four separate calls with best buy employees and with LG representatives. if something like this happens to your order, go directly to LG, otherwise bestbuy submits a return for your fridge and ships a new one, planning on leaving the new fridge without handles, and then having to deal with the same issue for somebody else.
aside from that, it’s been a few weeks and i’d totally update my review if it’s possible to do so in a year or so.
oh, and the sides are black
Hello- We are so glad to hear your refrigerator was worth the wait. This is a beautiful model and we do truly appreciate your business and your patience in waiting for delivery. We are very sorry to hear your refrigerator arrived without handles. We apologize for the issues you had and will be certain to share this with our engineering and design teams and the appropriate management teams. Thank you! Joyce@Cafe
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great fridge...love the white with fold trim that match out cabinets with hardware.
Hi, we're sorry your refrigerator was delivered without door compartments. We know how inconvenient this is, and we're glad you've received them. It's great to hear how much you're enjoying the refrigerator and we appreciate you leaving a review. Have a great day! -Sylvia@Cafe
Design, Ease of use
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Sleek, Affordable Luxury
Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
I have loved this unit. It looks much more expensive than it costs, like a restaurant grade refrigerator. My little kids haven't managed (and they try) to dent, scratch or pull handles/doors off. Impressive! Keeps consistent temperature, looks sleek and modern, which fits our midcentury modern home. The inside water dispenser is awesome. If my kids spill water, it goes onto the inside shelf, which is easy to wipe (vs. our old outside water dispenser that water would fall onto my wood floors and warped them!) I took out two shelves and configured it they way I like. Very easy, user-friendly.
I would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from Cafe Appliances
Hi and thanks for choosing GE Appliances! We're so glad you and your loved ones are enjoying this refrigerator. It really is a pleasure having you all in the Café family! We're pleased to hear the durability and design of this refrigerator could surpass your expectations. Thanks for the review and have a wonderful day! -Sylvia@Cafe
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
In love with this refrigerator. Very spacious and easy to clean. No finger prints to clean up! The lighting is great.
Thanks for reviewing your sleek refrigerator. We're glad that you are enjoying the appearance, but sorry for the expense for choice of color. We will use your feedback to improve our options. Should you have any additional feedback, please reach out to us!- Kianna@Café
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Compressor failure after 6 months; now noisy
Posted . Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
This was a 5-star fridge until about 6 months after delivery the compressor died. GE service replaced the compressor and explained that many of these units are failing because the compressors they ship with aren't properly designed for the refrigerant being used.
The new compressor works, but is much louder and you can hear the refrigerant boiling. GE service did say that a fix is being worked on, but that they didn't have a way of contacting me proactively when the fix is ready.
4-stars for the quality of their service department (5 if they could contact me when the fix is ready). 3-stars for the fridge itself.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Brand response from Cafe Appliances
Hi there - thanks for taking the time to share your review. We’re sorry to hear that you’ve had some issues with the compressor in your unit, especially considering the age of your appliance. It’s great to learn of your positive experience with the service department and that they were able to replace the faulty part with ease. Our apologies for any inconvenience this caused. We’re confident that you’ll be able to enjoy your new refrigerator for years to come and please feel free to reach out anytime if you have any future questions or concerns. Take care. Lauren@Café
A:AnswerThe bottom of the freezer drawer is solid. So is the small drawer on the top where the icemaker is. There is also a cool little tilt out shelf in the door itself that is great for ice packs and small bags of veggies.
A:AnswerHi Reese- The Cafe Appliances Matte Collection models are shipped with Brushed Bronze handles. You can customize your look by purchasing a Cafe Customization Kit with handles and knobs to match the accents in your kitchen. Choose from one of 4 popular kitchen finishes: Brushed Stainless, Brushed Black, Brushed Bronze, or Brushed Copper. For more information, visit: Cafe Appliances Custom Hardware: https://www.cafeappliances.com/custom-hardware - Keep in touch! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerYes there is an ice maker and a storage tray...have been very happy about amount of ice produced.
Water spout is inside the refrigerator on the left side... not an easy fill for pots or pans but ok for items like water bottles.
A:AnswerHi Jose, thanks for reaching out to us. We would not recommend installing this refrigerator outdoors. The installation instructions state to not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go above 100°F (37°C) because it will not perform properly. We hope this is useful information to you. We're wishing you the best! - Guy@Cafe
A:AnswerHi Jdpav - Yes! An internal water dispenser creates a sleek, uninterrupted exterior surface. Thanks for considering Model CWE23SP2MS1. Explore The Café Customizable Professional Collection at www.cafeappliances.com/collections/customizable-professional - Keep in touch! Sue
A:AnswerThere is an upper drawer with a center divider -- one side is the ice bin for the ice maker; under that is a slightly larger divided in half bin. There is a small amount of storage on the drawer door.
A:AnswerHi jackson1960 - The power cord is 61". Facing the front of the unit, the cord is on right 8" up and 2" over to left. Thanks for choosing Café! Keep in touch at https://www.cafeappliances.com/ - Sue
A:AnswerHi Hhm - Thanks for your interest! We do not offer any type of trim kit for Café™ Counter-Depth French-Door Refrigerator CWE23SP4MW2. Create a built-in look with counter-depth design that fits flush with surrounding cabinetry. Watch Video:https://youtu.be/ovSQRMs1wuo - Also, on nearly every piece in the Café Customizable Professional Collection, you have the option to change your hardware to a different finish to bring your personal kitchen vision to life. Learn more about customization: https://www.cafeappliances.com/custom-hardware - Keep in touch at https://www.cafeappliances.com/ - Sue