Chill your favorite beverages in this GE refrigerator. The inside lighting illuminates food for late night snacking, and the clear crisper drawer keep fruits and vegetables fresher for an extended period of time. Its glass shelves provide more room for food storage while the freezer compartment of this GE refrigerator lets you keep popsicles cool for the kids.
3.1 cu. ft. capacity ENERGY STAR® double-door compact refrigerator
Separate true-freezer compartment
0.93 cu. ft. freezer capacity gives you room to store frozen foods
Automatically illuminates when the fresh-food door is open
Provide the ideal storage environment for fruits and vegetables
Creates convenient food storage with easy-to-clean shelves
Small containers and boxes are easy to find in separate door areas
Soft drink cans are within easy reach for quick access
Tall bottle door storage
Tall bottle storage frees up valuable shelf space
Partial automatic defrost
Fresh food section is frost-free with a manual defrost freezer
Recessed handles make opening and closing the doors simple
GE Appliances Compact Refrigeration
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Bought this after seeing them on Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet in their waiting rooms. Figured it must be good enough. Small apartment means small fridge and the Chef Mate I was using before humms too loudly. Shopping for mini fridges is tough because they all make so much noise compared to larger units which can be virtually silent. I'm super sensitive to refrigerator humm, buzzing and frequency ... it'll drive me crazy, especially if it's near where I spend a lot of time.
Ordered this online through Best Buy with free shipping and found a 20% off coupon. Wanted silver or slate, but BB only had it in black or white, so I went with black. Reasonably priced in this range. Arrived undamaged within about 5 business days after ordering, shipped out of California. Didn't like that it was packed in styrofoam instead of something more eco friendly. Unpacked, took off all the holding tape, plugged it in and shoved it under the counter where my old one was. The unit won't completely push to the back because the door hinge adds about 1/4" of an inch too much and hits the counter. I could take off the plastic cover or cut back the carpet, but it doesn't really bother me and gives extra air space in the back since the compressor gets hot, sticks out about 2.5" inches from the counter. Taking off the front feet doesn't help.
Upon plugging it in it was extremely quiet, but after 5-10 minutes it got a bit louder to compensate for cooling the first time. Once cool the motor doesn't seem to have to work as hard when it cycles on. Having it under the counter also dampens the noise and I stuffed the sides with towels to help even more. Leaving open space along the top and bottom for venting. Now when it cycles on I barely hear it in a completely silent room. If it were in open space I'd hear it and might consider sending it back or end up stacking things around it. It's a very low humm and there's no breathing sound of coolant flushing around like other models. In normal use, the cycle on mode runs a bit long (10-15 minutes), but it stays off for much longer (2-3 hours if not opened) as the unit is pretty well insulated. One design FLAW is the plastic drip tray that sits over the compressor in the back, mine rattled and vibrated when the compressor was on which was super noisy and annoying. After figuring it out I just taped a small piece of aluminum (yeah, kind of ghetto) from a lid between the compressor and plastic and it stopped the vibration. Since the compressor gets hot I didn't want to use anything that would melt or catch fire. I almost freaked out, but I could tell by the sound it wasn't a mechanical problem and something just needed to be tightened or adjusted.
The split doors is nice. It allows for much more freezer room than the ones with single doors and it's more effective. Stuff actually freezes running between the medium and max setting. The ones that have compartments ice up and end up only freezing what touches the surface or if it's set too high, it'll freeze things that are near it in the regular refrigerator section. The freezer walls do get a slight layer of frost immediately but I've heard that it doesn't really build up and they give you a plastic ice scrapper if it does. I don't drink soda so I don't care about the can holder, I'm considering cutting some of the wires out. I shove veggies or other things in it, kind of wish it wasn't there so I'd have more than just one space for larger items like milk cartons. The interior light is nice and looks like changing the bulb will be easy. The glass shelves are nice and removable as is the plastic bin. The inside of the refrigerator is cool and feels proper in temperature without icing anything up. All in all ... so far so good after a couple little hitches. The glossy black coating is nice looking and my ears and food are giving it the thumbs up.
A:AnswerHi KMS- When using a dolly or hand truck, always truck from the side. Possible damage could occur if trucked from the front or rear. If it has been necessary to transport the refrigerator on its side, it should stand upright for an equal amount of time as it was on its side before plugging it in. If it was on its side for more than a day, leave standing for 24 hours before running. Thanks for choosing GE! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi - Thanks for your interest! GDE03GGKWW is manufactured globally (China). GE Appliances products are designed by GE Appliances engineers in the United States. Many are manufactured in the U.S. and others are made globally to our specifications. The country of origin is shown on the Model/Serial rating plate as well as the packaging. Manufacturing facilities (plant sites, where appliances are made) can and do change from time to time because GE Appliances continues to seek the most efficient manufacturing processes available. We make products all over the world for a Global marketplace. Therefore, your best source for manufacturing location is the packaging/product itself. Visit Made in America: https://www.geappliances.com/ge/usa/ - Keep in touch! Sue
A:AnswerHi Okok- Yes, you can store ice cream. This model has a separate true-freezer compartment to store frozen foods. Also, these models are described as Manual Defrost or Partial Automatic Defrost. We use the defrost description Partial Automatic Defrost on compact models with a separate fresh food and freezer section (freezer is not inside the main compartment) to indicate the fresh food section is frost free and the freezer is manual defrost. The directions for defrosting is the same as Manual Defrost. Keep in touch! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi - You should defrost whenever frost on the wall of the ice tray compartment becomes 1/4” thick. The frequency will depend on usage (frequency of door openings), room temperature, etc. Thanks for considering GE! SUE@GEA