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Café - Café Series 27.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Thru-the-Door Ice and Water - Stainless steel

Organize your groceries in this GE Café Series CFE28TSHSS 27.8 cu. ft. French door refrigerator that features an extra-tall dispenser to fill large containers. The advanced filtration system removes trace pharmaceuticals from ice and water.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      69.875 inches
    • Product Width
      35.75 inches
    • Height To Top Of Refrigerator (Without Hinges)
      69 inches
    • Height To Top Of Door Hinge
      69.875 inches
    • Depth Without Handle
      35.25 inches
    • Depth With Handle
      36.25 inches
    • Total Capacity
      27.8 cubic feet
    • Refrigerator Style
      French Door
    • Ice Maker
    • Lighting Type
    • Color Finish
      Stainless steel
    • App Compatible
    • Works With
      Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
    Café - Café Series 27.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Thru-the-Door Ice and Water - Stainless steel - Front_Standard
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    What's Included

    • GE Café Series 27.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Thru-the-Door Ice and Water
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 18)


    Hot water dispenser

    Lets you choose your own temperature or from one of the 4 pre-programmed settings to simplify hot food and drink preparation

    Precise Fill setting

    Dispenses filtered water in accurate measurements for easy food and drink preparation

    Full-width, electronic temperature-controlled drawer with colored LED lights

    3 accurate settings deliver the optimal temperature for your favorite foods, while colored lights indicate the chosen setting

    TwinChill™ evaporators

    Separate climates in the fresh food and freezer sections help keep foods fresh

    Showcase LED lighting

    Positioned throughout the interior and under fresh food doors to spotlight foods inside the refrigerator and in the freezer

    Stainless steel Café™ dispenser with pullout tray

    Offers professional style and an extra-tall dispenser to easily fill large containers

    Drop-down tray

    Allows for extra door storage when you need it and tucks away when you don’t

    Color LCD screen with photo upload

    Add a personal touch when you upload photos to the color LCD display from your flash drive

    Advanced water filtration uses RPWFE replacement filter

    Reduces trace pharmaceuticals from water and ice* (* Removes 98% of ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. These pharmaceuticals are not necessarily in all users’ water)

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      OK fridge. Not Premium.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Note: GE solicited a review of their fridge from me, but rejected what I wrote because they did not like it. Odd, because I thought it was balanced and simply stated my experience. Copy/Pasting it here now for your purchasing considerations. But I'm downgrading them a star to one, for being petty in my view. I had mixed sentiments leading up to my decision to purchase the Cafe fridge. On one hand it was marketed as a premium appliance and it had decent reviews. On the other hand there were some red flags in the reviews - mostly about noise. And when I discussed the fridge with sales people in the appliance stores, they recommended it, but didn't have any excitement about it like some other brands. Regardless, I liked the look and features, so I pulled the trigger on it. With two months of experience owning it behind me now, i've largely made up my mind that it was an 'ok' purchase, but not one I'd repeat. I miss the french door fridge I replaced. On the plus side: it's a good looking fridge. I like the water dispenser. Particularly how it tells you quantity of water dispensed. And it is not nearly as noisy as the reviews suggest - we don't notice it's fan. But those are the only attributes that I can say I really appreciate. The rest of the fridge's functions are pretty much, well, ordinary. On the down side, I feel like I paid alot for an ordinary fridge. There's something off with the interior space that is hard to put a finger on. In comparison to my former fridge, the interior just holds less stuff even though they're marketed as the same size. The bottom freezer drawer needs to be secured better. It's flimsy and every time I open it, I feel like it's going to break a rail. The biggest negative of the bottom drawer is that it's hard to access all of its space. You have to open the fridge doors all the way to get a clean shot at the storage in the freezer. And the little door shelf is tough to utilize given how the human arm is constructed. You have to contort a little to use it. The freezer definitely holds less than the comparable Samsung - as I had to sacrifice some of the frozen goods I transferred over due to lack of room. The water dispenser was probably the biggest draw for me in purchasing the fridge. I didn't go with the Keurig variant as I personally don't see the need to merge the two devices. However the water dispenser variant had some really cool features: hot water, measure amount dispensed, and can accommodate large containers. The hot water thing is a complete bust. Like more a gimmick than something truly useful. The amount of time and manual intervention necessary to operate the feature is a colossal waste of time. You can boil water on the stove in less than half the time. And the capacity of the fridge boiler is very small. If you wanted to fill a "grande" size Starbucks cup, you're looking at close to ten minutes of annoying labor. Needless to say, good idea, really underwhelming performance. As for the precision dispensing feature... I was super excited about this too. But found it to be underwhelming. You can program it to fill a certain amount... BUT then you have to sit there and hold the activation plate. To be fair to GE, I thought I saw some marketing fluff that showed someone putting a pitcher in the dispenser and then walking away while it filled itself to the preset amount. But I'll be darned if I can figure out how that works. My biggest annoyance with the fridge is the GE quality control and how they handle it. One of the rubber gasket seals around the door came all crumpled and twisted. I noticed it about a week after it was installed. And while I think air doesn't leak out, it does nag at me that the seal should not be so compromised. Anyhow, I reached out to the appliance retailer that delivered the fridge (and installed it) and they immediately disavowed any role in doing something. They punted it to GE. Then I reached out to GE. And they were very responsive. Like almost immediate. But their response was that I should buy an in-home visit from a technician who would then sell me a new gasket seal. And yet, it's only two weeks old at this point and I'm being asked to shell out $200 to get something fixed that should not have arrived compromised. Then I went back to the retailer and told them to come and pick it back up, then they pointed out the return fees. So... stuck with a brand new appliance with some quality issues and all routes seem to involve a couple hundred dollars in unexpected spend. So, the bottom line of my experience is that the Cafe series is an OK fridge. It's definitely overpriced given the features and quality. And GE... well, I think the total experience cemented my resolve to never buy a GE appliance again. Any. Ever. I didn't mention it previously, but I had a negative experience with some Profile appliances in a former house and was disappointed with their eagerness to break. So this was kind of strike two. Unfortunately, given the overwhelming information I've collected in my tenure as a GE appliance owner, a third strike is not necessary for me to know my future options.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      The Cafe is the loudest fridge you will ever hear


      The GE Cafe fridge looks great, and we like the hot water feature, but It is so loud that when we watch TV we have to turn up the volume to compete with the noise from this fridge. Had a tech come out and look at it, he said GE has come out with a sound kit for this model to lower the noise volume, but after installation it did little to quiet things. I would recommend that everyone stay away from any of the new GE products. They used to be a high quality manufacturer but no longer, We ordered all new GE appliances as a package and the dryer came from the factory needing service, and the microwave door broke after 2 months. I was so close to buying the LG fridge instead. I wish I could get rid of this $3000 piece of trash

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Fridge, but I expected a little more

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Cafe fridge is very nice, with lots of extras. However, there are two things preventing me from giving it five stars. First, it's pretty loud, every bit as loud as our old fridge. You can't hear it over the TV, but if you're walking through the fridge, it's very noticeable. Secondly, the freezer drawer just feels cheap. It does not slide out straight, but feels like the drawer hardware is just way insufficient for the weight of the drawer. They also seem to have altered it, so that the ice cream keeper and other compartments are not the same as those we saw in the online reviews. The whole freezer seems cheaply made, definitely not what I expected for a premium price.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Massive, beautiful, feature-filled refrigerator

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is the biggest refrigerator I've ever seen. It has all the bells and whistles you expect from a bottom-freezer, French-door fridge, including outside water/ice dispenser, color-indicator compartments, and adjustable shelving. It has some creative, interesting new features too, like the hot water dispenser and touchscreen control panel with multiple levels of customization, including uploading your own pictures via USB drive. Delivery was on time, it arrived in good working order with no dents, and I've had no issues with it since it's been installed a week ago. I love this thing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Garbage. Stay away from the GE Cafe Series


      Purchased suite of kitchen appliances less than 2 years ago (not from BB) because of styling and what looked like decent reviews. The refrigerator has had its compressor replaced twice (keep in mind this equals 4 visits) and the oven mother board went out twice and now the top oven won't cool down (on Xmas Eve), so we are looking at two more visits (total of 6 vidits for this appliances or 10 for both). Oh yeah, and the plastic coating on the microwave handle is peeling off. I never write anything.bad, but I cannot let someone else buy these products on my conscious.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        Hello, This is Megan at GE Appliances. We are very sorry to hear of these issue. This is not what we would expect from our products. Please take a moment to fill out the form at the following link with your details so our team can take a look:

        We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced and we look forward to hearing from you. GE_Appliances

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      French door refrigerator

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Excellent service and help from in store staff. Delivery team excellent , took a lot of care with my new floor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Inexpensive option

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Bought this in place of the built-in fridge at a fraction of the cost. Does not look as cool, but I also saved a bunch of money. We'll see how well it works out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The refrigerator offers great storage. It is very sleek from the outside and the freezer offers great storage.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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