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Product Review: GE GTE15CTHRWW

Reviewed: April 2016
Price When Reviewed: $600.00

Although top-freezer refrigerators are enduringly popular with consumers, they tend to get a lot less love from experts and professional reviewers than other types. Mostly, that's because this type of fridge is thought to be less convenient to use, since you have to stoop to get to the main compartment, and offer fewer organizational options. However, they also tend to be more reliable and less expensive. If you think that a different style of refrigerator might be a better fit for your needs, see our discussions of bottom-freezer refrigerators, side-by-side refrigerators, French-door refrigerators and counter-depth refrigerators elsewhere in this report.

Among top-freezer models, the GE GTE15CTHRWW (Est. $600) is not only a top-rated fridge, it's also a great value. Both experts and owners have nothing but love for this 14.6 cubic foot refrigerator, giving it raves across the board for excellent performance, a very straightforward design and enough features for most people. One of the few complaints we saw about the GE GTE15CTHRWW is that it's too small for most families, but GE has that covered too, with the otherwise identical, 17.5 cubic foot GE GTE18CTHWW (Est. $630).

Where the GE GTE15CTHRWW really shines is in its temperature control performance. According to owners, it gets cold fast and stays that way, with littler variation in temperature around the interior. In professional tests it gets a Very Good rating for temperature performance, just as good as many refrigerators costing quite a bit more. It also earns an Excellent score for energy efficiency, adding to its great value. It's estimated that this GE fridge will cost about $40 per year to run, and it is Energy Star qualified.

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