This refrigerator replaced a GE Profile 29 Cu Ft that died before I had it 5 years! (SO glad I bought the BB extended warranty!) I got this model basically by default, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to find any black appliances of ANY brand...& I didn't want to go thru replacing my black stove & dishwasher to boot, as they are not that old
While I didn't care or want a bunch of bells & whistles on my fridge, I DO expect to get some basic functionality...some of which this model is lacking & which I was already aware of. (again, was trying to keep it matched w/rest of my appliances for now)
- While not the noisiest fridge I've heard in my life, it's definitely NOT the quietest, & certainly NOT as quiet as the Profile I had. While it's not annoying to me, I can overhear it in my adjacent living room.
- The black model is definitely susceptible to fingerprints; I'm the only person here, but might want to consider this for your own family's needs.
- While the specs say this has LED lighting, you'd never know it by seeing how much space they take up inside, as well as it's kind of poorly lit overall. The freezer ONLY has 1 light & the fridge only has 2; the worst part is the top light in the fridge, which takes up a LOT of room in the center top; it's almost like someone mounted a lighting fixture on the inside ceiling AFTER the fridge was made; VERY poor design!
- Only 2 glass shelves & 2 slide-out baskets in the freezer; it's like they were thinking everyone needs 1 entire basket for REALLY, REALLY tall items. (luckily I kept the baskets out of the old freezer & put 1 in this new one, which fits perfectly & gives me 1 more basket of space; you could probably order one from GE)
On the plus side, the ice & water dispensers & filter work well & seems to pump out ice in a reasonable time. The fridge shelves pull out & have several height adjustments & does have a meat/cheese drawer. (amazed at other fridges in this price point that do NOT have one these days)
For the money, this refrigerator will do for me; your YMMV.