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    Product Width
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depth 20 3/4 inches
GE - 109 Can / 31 Bottle Beverage and Wine Center - Stainless Steel - Front_Standard
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GE - 109 Can / 31 Bottle Beverage and Wine Center - Stainless Steel

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SKU:6339480
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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 177 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cold beer...yes.

    The unit is more compact than most, and cools to 41 degrees (wish it would go lower, but that's better than most). My only issue is the motor runs a bit noisier than I would like. But at least I have cold beer in my man cave!

    Posted by TSinWG

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t Lose Its Cool

    One of the longest-standing names in home appliances, General Electric (GE) has been manufacturing stylish home refrigerators for the greater part of a century. With modern refrigeration technology no longer requiring a large, monolithic box taking up a third of a wall, it’s not uncommon to see multiple fridges in a house, with a smaller unit serving as a beverage center closer to where guests congregate. GE’s 125 Can / 31 Bottle Beverage and Wine Center is one such example, featuring a sleek, modern design with a reasonable capacity given its svelte dimensions, but some questionable design choices undermine what’s otherwise a competent, attractive cooler. - Unboxing & Setup As with any large appliance, transport, unboxing, and positioning is best handled by two people. The beverage cooler is packaged with a protective layer of clear film on each side of the unit, which is a welcome sight for people intending to use it as a freestanding appliance. The power cord is stuffed around the compressor and was a bit tricky to unwind, but the bigger issue I encountered immediately was that the door appeared to have shipped locked with the keys inside. By leaning the unit back I was able to reach and twist the lever of the lock mechanism to open the door. Two sets of keys are included. The included instruction manual is fairly detailed and contains measurement specifications to use the cooler as a built-in appliance. Temperature controls are intuitive and easy to understand, so setup as a freestanding beverage cooler was as close to plug-and-play as could be. The initial cooling down to its minimum operating temperature took about six hours. - Design With a stainless steel door trim, black lining, and faux-wooden shelves, the fridge fits in most modern kitchen environments. The door can only open from the left; other models in the range allow the hinge side to be swapped. The door can open a full 180 degrees with appropriate clearance. However, the door hinge or lock mechanism on my unit appears to have been manufactured or shipped crooked, as the bottom of the door hits the lock hook routinely, leaving the door open about two inches and requiring a small lifting motion to close. I found I could bend the hook a small amount to alleviate some of the issue, catching less frequently, but this shouldn’t be necessary with how GE positions this unit price-wise. Another letdown is the lack of adjustability in the shelves. All the shelves can be individually removed, but each of the possible shelf positions are fixed, thus requiring some beverages to be laid down to reach the full advertised 125-can capacity. Actual capacity will be much lower if you require standing bottles since you’ll have no choice but to remove shelves rather than reposition if the need arises. I also noted that the half-depth (lowest two) shelves also fit quite loosely in their slots. I would be concerned about using them for wine bottles. Unfortunately, one of the prominent features of this unit falls painfully flat. The beverage cooler advertises interior lighting as a feature, and with the modern design I was expecting the interior of the door to have an LED strip lighting up all the shelves and the contents therein. Instead, a single incandescent bulb at the top of the fridge is all that turns on when you activate the interior lighting, which is either on or off at all times (no door sensor), and even empty will barely illuminate anything below the top two shelves. A very disappointing finding. - Cooling Performance & Noise Design issues aside, the compact compressor does a great job getting this fridge to its desired temperature and keeping it there. Temperature can be adjusted between 41 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit (5 and 16 degrees Celsius), and the cooling performance is very consistent. Within a couple hours of setting the temperature, my fridge thermometer and the GE Beverage Cooler’s internal display both read the same temperature consistently, and anywhere I placed the thermometer I achieved consistent performance with less than a degree variation from the set temperature. If my unit has cool spots or hot spots, I can’t find them. The anti-condensation system seems to work decently enough, but you’ll still want to wipe down the back of the cooler before unplugging for an extended period of time as the back panel still collects plenty of airborne moisture. The compressor and fan are reasonably quiet when they’re running. In standalone configuration you could hear the fridge running from about ten feet away in a quiet room, but otherwise it was no worse than any other fridge of similar capacity I’ve used throughout the years. - Bottom Line At an MSRP of $669.99, it goes without saying that the design of the GE 125-Can / 31 Bottle Beverage and Wine Center is what you’re paying for. It does have a very attractive fascia but the design choices that both limit its capacity and disappoint on the interior lighting make this a hard sell. There are many alternatives that would do equally well at a lower price if you’re simply looking for a standalone beverage cooler, and for this purpose I can’t recommend it. Of course, as a built-in component of a modern kitchen, bar, or patio, the design makes or breaks the whole ensemble. This is a very attractive fridge that fits in any of these environments, and finding a comparable unit that keeps the compact, versatile dimensions of the GE model would be difficult. Since it performs as expected and does so efficiently and quietly, as a built-in that matches the decor, this fridge does come recommended, though only just, since there’s no strong alternative.

    Posted by Turbolence

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Attractive, but maybe a bit too pricey?

    When I moved into my current house, the previous owners were [apparently] big wine drinkers, and had a small wine cooler that served their purposes (it was probably around 4.5 cubic feet). And while I like wine from time to time, I’m more of a “beer and pop” kind of guy. And unfortunately, this existing wine cooler was exclusively that—so its lowest temperature wasn’t ideal for a variety of beverages beyond specific chilled wines. Still, it was never high on our priorities to replace it. A quick search on your favorite search engine quickly finds plenty of options in the 4-5 cubic foot capacity anywhere from $250 - $900, depending on size, features, finish, etc. This beverage cooler by GE is right in the middle of that price range, but nice fit and finish to go along with it. The stainless steel finish compliments my existing stainless steel appliances, and the interior shelves are made of bamboo which looks very high class. Once I had the old unit out of the way, this one slid right into its place without issue. The front two corners have adjustable leveling feet for uneven floors, which is a nice touch. The unit also can be locked and comes with two keys, if you have a need to keep would-be partakers away from your beverages. The inside boasts plenty of space (at 4.1 cubic feet), and shelves, but has a couple of shortcomings: first, the shelves aren’t adjustable; if you don’t like the pre-set space between each shelf, too bad. Yes, you can remove the shelves for storage of taller items, but that’s about the only adjustment that can be made. Second, the middle-third of the top shelf has less clearance than the outer thirds of that shelf due to the internal electronics of the unit. This is minor, but still annoying as a small adjustment to the design of the shelf spacing (or the ability to adjust the shelf spacing yourself) could easily fix this. I trust some high level of maths was used to determine ideal shelf height based on standard can and bottle dimensions. The really nice thing about this unit, and a big step up from my previous fridge, is the ability to specify exact temperatures between 41 and 61 degrees. The internal temperature is constantly reported via a digital display in the unit, and the temperature can be adjusted without needing to rely on circular dials that promise “1 - most cold” and “7 - least cold.” The instructions also include ideal temperature settings based upon what you’re storing. The interior of the unit does have a single light bulb at the top, but it has to manually be switched on and off—and it’s a standard incandescent bulb (I would have loved to see automatic LED lights throughout the unit). More than anything else, I struggle with the price of the unit. It retails at $669 which is a touch high considering a couple of silly design changes. On sale, 25% off or greater, it starts to become more reasonable. Aesthetically, it’s a very attractive piece. It could use some adjustments but otherwise functionally is fine…I just hesitate at the price given those few required adjustments.

    Posted by TheTechNugget

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