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GE Cafe Series CWS21SSESS

20.7 cu. ft. Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with 5 Glass Shelves, Internal Water Dispenser, 2 Adjustable Humidity Crispers, Upfront Temperature Control and Door Alarm


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GE Consumer and Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment systems and services. They provide solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries which uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination." It's a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. Available at AJ Madison. GE brings imagination to work.

Introducing the GE Café series of professionally-styled appliances designed to fit everyone's taste.

Your kitchen ... the perfect place for preparing a fabulous meal, or just relaxing with friends and family. This is why GE is introducing the Café series. These appliances offer the look and feel of a modern stainless steel restaurant kitchen, combined with the latest cooking advantages available to top chefs. Now families can enjoy restaurant-quality results, right at home. And the stainless steel exterior and robust styling transforms the kitchen to a comfortable destination the entire family can enjoy.
Total Capacity: 20.7 cu. ft.
Fresh Food Capacity: 14.5 cu. ft.
Freezer Capacity: 6.2 cu. ft.
Electrical Requirements: 120V; 60Hz; 15A
Fresh Food Cabinet Shelves: 5 Total; Glass; 4 Split Adjustable; 3 Slide-Out; 3 Spill Proof; 1 Quick Space Shelf
Fresh Food Door Bins: 5 Total Clear Look; 4 Adjustable with Gallon Storage; 1 Fixed
Fresh Food Door Features: Dairy Compartment; Snugger Clips - 2
Freezer Features: Ice Bucket; Interior Lighting
Dispenser: Internal Water
Water Filtration: GE Water Filtration 6 Month; MWF; Water Filter Indicator Light
Performance Features: Never Clean Condenser; Easily Removable Door Gaskets
Fresh Food Features: Door Alarm; Interior Lighting
Freezer Storage Baskets: 2 Total; 1 Full-Width; Full-Extension Plastic; 1 Split Wire
Temperature Management System: Yes
Fresh Food Cabinet Drawers: Multi-Level Drawers; 2 Adjustable Humidity; 1 Full-Width; Adjustable Temperature
Temperature Management Features: Turno Cool Setting; Multiflow Air System; 4 Electronic Sensors
Defrost Type: Frost Guard
Icemaker: Factory Installed
Beverage Feature: In-the-Door Beverage Rack
Leveling System: All Corners
Configuration: French Door
Handle Design: Café Style
Counter Depth Design: Yes
Exterior Design: Hidden Door Hinges
Door Swing: Hinges on Left and Right
Door Stops: Yes
Textured Steel Case: Grey
Parts Warranty: Limited 1 Year Entire Appliance. Limited 5-year Sealed Refrigerating System
Labor Warranty: Limited 1-year Entire Appliance. Limited 5-year Sealed Refrigerating System
Warranty Notes: See Written Warranty for Full Details
Dimensions and Weights
Product Width: 35 7/8"
Product Depth: 31 3/8"
Product Height: 69 5/8"
Depth without Handle: 28 1/2"
Depth with Door Open 90°: 43 1/2"
Case Depth without Door: 23 7/8"
Height to Top of Case: 69"
Net Weight: 365 Lbs.
Approximate Shipping Weight: 395 Lbs.
  • Internal Water Dispenser with GE Water Filtration
  • Delivers filtered water with one touch.
  • Factory-Installed Icemaker with Water Filtration System
  • Refrigerator is equipped to automatically create fresh, filtered ice cubes inside the freezer compartment. The filter reduces contaminants and odors in household water and removes the impurities.
  • 2 adjustable-humidity drawers and 1 full-width adjustable-temperature drawers.
  • Multi-Level Freezer Baskets
  • Keep frozen foods organized and easy to find.
  • Upfront Temperature Controls with Actual Temperature Display
  • Easy-to-reach controls display accurate temperatures.
  • GE Water Filtration Uses MWF Replacement Filter
  • Available at AJ Madison.
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Product Reviews
Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Looks and works great! Works and looks great, although very fussy about being level or water collects under produce drawers. 12/13/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice purchase I have had this product in my home for about a year now and I am very happy with it.  I am not that happy that I choose stainless steel because it is a pain to keep clean but besides that I've been very pleased with all my GE products I choose for my new kitchen. 1/6/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Cant believe i waited this long to purchase a double door.  easy to use.  great appearance 2/1/14
Rated 3 out of 5 by Features to consider before purchase Positives. Nice looking and really cold!! Cold water dispenser inside fridge is nice if you have good quality drinking water source. Negatives: Refrigerator shelves are only 12" deep. On the side of the fridge where you choose to store taller beverage bottles (Gatorade, 2 liter soda, milk, juice, wine), you can really only use one shelf, so you will need to store the other shelf. Bottom 2 compartments on the doors are not interchangeable so it really hinders your options as far as placing taller items in the door bins. In my opinion, I think the door bins should be narrower, so the shelves could be wider. Drawers are not very tall. Head of iceberg lettuce barely fit. Freezer is not user friendly. Not enouh storage. 2 wells and only one really small pull out bin. I should have paid closer attention to these details. Consider keeping your old fridge in your garage for extra storage, I think you will find that you will need it. Glad we did. My only real reason to purchase this was because it matched the Café microwave and electric slide-in range that we also bought. 2/3/14
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  • Type : Freestanding
  • Style : Bottom Freezer
  • Size : Full Size
  • Door Style : French Door
  • French Door : Yes
  • Double Freezer Drawers : No
  • Counter-Depth : Yes
  • Glass Door : No
  • Freezer : Yes
  • Microfridge : No
  • Undercounter : No
  • Reversible Doors : No
  • Door Finish : Textured
  • Accepts Custom Panels : No
  • Wine Racks (Category) : No
  • Door Color : Stainless Steel
  • Cabinet Color : Grey


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 14.5 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 6.2 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity : 20.7 Cu. Ft.


  • Width : 35 7/8"
  • Depth : 31 3/8"
  • Depth without Door and Handles : 23 7/8"
  • Depth without Handles : 28 1/2"
  • Depth with Door at 90° : 43 1/2"
  • Height : 69 5/8"
  • Height without Hinges : 69"

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Glass Shelves : Yes
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Shelves : 5
  • Slide-out Shelves : Yes
  • Spill Safe Shelves : Yes
  • Cantilever Shelves : Yes
  • Split Shelves : Yes
  • No. of Door Bins : 5
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Gallon Door Storage : Yes
  • Humidity Controlled Crispers : 3

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : Yes
  • Ice Dispenser : No
  • Quick Freeze : No
  • Glass Shelves : No
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Baskets : 2

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • Star-K Certified : No
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Medical Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts


  • Digital Temperature Control : Yes
  • Sabbath Mode : No
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