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GE® ENERGY STAR® 21.0 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

Model # GDE21EMKES

 4.5 out of 5 (115 Reviews)

Available in 4 Color(s)

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30" wide
LED lighting

Find exactly what you've been looking for under crisp, clear lighting


Sliding snack drawer

Make more space, exactly where you need it, with a drawer that moves across the entire width of the fresh-food section


Factory-installed icemaker

Refrigerator comes ready to automatically create ice


Advanced water filtration

Reduces trace pharmaceuticals from water and ice* (* Removes 98% of ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. These pharmaceuticals are not necessarily in all users' water)


Upfront temperature controls with actual temperature display

Easy-to-reach controls display accurate temperatures


Turbo Cool setting

Drops interior temperature to maintain freshness after frequent openings


Enhanced Shabbos Mode

The Shabbos Keeper connects to your refrigerator to automatically enable Shabbos compatible modes each week and before every holiday (Shabbos Keeper sold separately, visit www.zmantechnologies.com for details)

Features:

  • 30" wide
  • LED lighting
  • Sliding snack drawer
  • Factory-installed icemaker
  • Advanced water filtration
  • Upfront temperature controls with actual temperature display
  • Turbo Cool setting
  • Enhanced Shabbos Mode
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 21.0
Fresh Food Capacity 14.93
Freezer Capacity 6.04
FILTER
App Filter - Capacity Refer Large (20-24 cu. ft.)
App Filter - Autofill No
App Filter - Hot Water No
App Filter - Product Type Refer Bottom Freezer
App Filter - Dispenser No
App Filter - Icemaker Yes
APPEARANCE
Handle Color Stainless Steel
Exterior Design Contoured High-Gloss
Hidden Door Hinges
Handle Design Designer Style
Textured Steel Case Case Only - Dark Gray
Color Appearance Fingerprint Resistant Slate
Door Stops Yes
Door Swing Hinges on Right
Reversible No Kit Required
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
POWER / RATINGS
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 15A
ECONOMICAL / QUIET
Cabinet Liner ABS
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 210.0
Case Depth Without Door 29.75
Side Air Clearances 0.125
Depth Without Handle 34.125
Overall Depth 36.625
Top Air Clearances 1.0
Back Air Clearances 2.0
Height to Top of Case 68.625
Overall Width 29.75
Overall Height 69.875
Width w/Door Open 90 Degrees Incl. Handle 33.875
Approximate Shipping Weight 232.0
Depth with Door Open 90° 61.25
FEATURES
Freezer Cabinet Drawer Features Freezer Drawer
Filter Location Upper right corner
Icemaker Factory-Installed
Door Liner HIPS
Fresh Food Features Interior Lighting - LED
Sabbath Mode Enhanced Shabbos Mode (when used with Shabbos Keeper, sold separately, visit www.zmantechnologies.com for details)
Door Alarm Yes
Freezer Features Ice Bucket
Interior Lighting - LED
Configuration Full Door with Pull-Out Drawer
Leveling System 2 Point Front Adjustable
Temperature Management Features Multiflow Air System with Electronic Sensors
Turbo Cool setting
Defrost Type Frost Guard
Fresh Food Cabinet Shelves 2 Adjustable
2 Full-Width
3 Total - Glass
Control Type Digital Temperature Display
Upfront Electronic Temperature Controls
Fresh Food Door Bins 2 Adjustable
2 Full-Width
4 Total - Clear
Exterior Style Free-Standing
Water Filtration GE Water Filtration (XWFE Filter)
Water Filter Indicator Light
Freezer Storage Baskets 1 Full-Width, Full-Extension Plastic
2 Total
Product Type Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Fresh Food Cabinet Drawers 1 Clear Snack Drawer
2 Humidity Controlled Drawers
Dispenser Non-Dispenser
Performance Features Easily Removable Door Gaskets

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4.5

out of 5 (115 Reviews)

86% of reviewers recommend this product.

Worth the wait.

Submitted by Patties16 - 5/3/2021

This is a great product. Just the right size. i love the features. Has just the right temperature for all my items including the freezer items. I have purchased GE products before so I know the quality. It's also great looking.
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Great looking and great quality

Submitted by My self - 4/30/2021

So far I've only had my appliances got a shotgun time, but everything looks great on my kitchen.
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Always love this brand so strong and long lasting

Submitted by Myra89 - 4/29/2021

It's strong and it last longer, I have had 1 for 12 years before I had to upgrade
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Love the slate color . Easy to clean !

Submitted by No Sox - 4/21/2021

Like the interior doors in the upper section , especially the drawer that slides right to left . The door has room for many items of different sizes , and seams extremely stout ! I've never had a bottom ice compartment and don't like it . Doesn't seem to have enough room for my frozen items , and if it is slightly overloaded , Items get caught between the sliding features of the ice compartment .
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Operating noise

Submitted by Dissatisfied12677 - 4/20/2021

Beautiful color, great storage BUT the high pitched sounds it emits is beyond acceptable. I cannot believe GE and its engineers can honesty say this noise is acceptable. When the refrigerator "kicks in" it is unbelievably irritating and loud. It produces a loud high pitched sound. This sound has given me headaches. I have been a home/cabin owner for over 40 years and have bought many appliances over those years. I am devastated I will be stuck with this fridge for years to come. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS REFRIGERATOR
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Nice storage

Submitted by Helenh2o - 4/14/2021

Like the size,the storage is great like how the door buzzes if open to long, good ice maker,only issue is that it runs loud compared to my previous frig. Never turns off it's a constant loud hum that is annoying
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Fridge

Submitted by Rn21 - 4/9/2021

It's smaller then I thought, I like the single door on top, but I hate the freezer, hardly any room to put anything....
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A refrigerator with it All!

Submitted by Stunner19 - 4/5/2021

This is great, it keeps all the food at a nice cool temp, on the fridge part and all the frozen meals cold in the freezing part... I recommend this to Anybody!!
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Great Refrigerator

Submitted by diesel60 - 4/1/2021

We had a difficult time finding a 30" refrigerator - freezer on the bottom. We bought this in slate. Very pleased with it.
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It fit my needs

Submitted by Elwyn - 3/31/2021

The bottom freezer and size met our requirements..
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annoying whine

Submitted by RDTB - 3/30/2021

When the compressor reverts to energy-saving mode (that's what the service person called it) there is a very annoying pulsating high-pitched whine that penetrates through the whole house. He said that there is nothing that can be done about it.
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A lot of space in small package!

Submitted by Fast Pat - 3/21/2021

Even though this refrigerator is one of the smaller models I love the way it is arranged! I didn't give it five stars because I think they still need to work on freezer section for it to hold more. Easy to keep clean and love the Slate!
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Great look and features

Submitted by Lloyd47 - 3/19/2021

I really love the slate color. The ice maker has a filter which my old refrigerator did not. Quality is excellent. My only complaint would be I wish it was a little larger but other than that I love it.
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Beautiful sleek fridge with plenty of room

Submitted by MarisaDM - 3/19/2021

I love that this fridge is a smaller size, but still has plenty of storage for food for me and my family of 5. We don't hoard food, and I shop weekly for produce, so the size suits our needs perfectly. The only downsides were that it makes a pretty loud humming noise, but I got used to it eventually. And the other issue was when we went to reverse the door swing (installers said they would have to charge us $100 to do it themselves), it scratched the finish when we removed the handle from the left to the right. The handle slides into place, and it's a tight fit, so there is no way to avoid it scratching. If you want to get the proper swing for your space, make sure they install it that way the first time.
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Large and Attractive

Submitted by meliz50 - 2/28/2021

The refrigerator has clean lines and the color is great. There is ample space inside the refrigerator and freezer.
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Very roomy

Submitted by Jibberjabber - 2/10/2021

We love our new fridge! Very roomy! We had a French door fridge before and we prefer the single door with the bottom fridge much better.
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Good price and great features

Submitted by Leonardo8206 - 2/10/2021

This replaces a 20 year old refrigerator and finding the right size with gaining space was a plus. Great features and pricing, slate gray color works great in kitchen.
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Love the ice maker and the frig on top.

Submitted by Jch05 - 2/3/2021

Love the freezer on the bottom and the ice maker works great
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Clean Design

Submitted by Easylife - 1/29/2021

I like the quality and sturdiness of the refrigerator, glass shelves and drawers are very nice to maintain and see your foods.
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Spacious

Submitted by Micki78 - 1/20/2021

Love having the refrigerator at my level. The thing I don't like is the refrigerator isn't as cold as I'd like it, I like milk cold.
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Noise

Submitted by Donna0099 - 1/19/2021

This refrigerator is making a noise that sounds like it is sending Morse Code. I plan to have it looked at. Also the freezer clunks when you close it. I do like the storage room it provides
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new

Submitted by qsbaby2 - 1/15/2021

It keeps things cold and frozen. What more do you want to know?
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Convenient Design

Submitted by Dawn15 - 1/14/2021

I replaced a pretty old refrigerator with this GE model. I love the freezer on the bottom as I don't have to do deep knee bends to get fruit and veggies out of their bins like I did with the old one.
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I LOVE THIS FRIG!!!!

Submitted by AK kitty - 1/10/2021

This frig fits perfectly in the space that I have for it. It is misleading how much room it has. It's VERY spacious inside the frig. A deli drawer that moves, good sized slots for jugs of milk on the door. It's my first time having a frig on the top and I love it. Plus, the finish is so sleek and modern looking. If I have to move from my home, I will want to take the frig with me!!!
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Looks Great

Submitted by Memere84 - 1/7/2021

I like the way the shelves are placed, giving enough room for different size containers.
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Nice looking fridge

Submitted by Poppyman - 1/7/2021

Nice refrigerator but the energy star compressor is very noisy and annoying. Plus the door never shuts unless you push it closed.
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Disappointed

Submitted by Babs1281 - 12/30/2020

Came out of the box with a busted compressor. It looked nice while it was in the kitchen for less than 24 hours. Using a "loaner"
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Refrigerator

Submitted by Trs46 - 12/15/2020

Noisy. When unit received temperatures were off. As it turned out. Freezer temperature part needed adjusting. Still, there is continual humm
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Great design for an organized refrigerator

Submitted by Barb1311 - 12/11/2020

We love our new GE refrigerator. Very roomy and the bottom freezer is easy to organize with drawer. We chose the slate color. It is a color that blends in nicely with our decor. Very easy to clean exterior. It is also very quiet while running. Would definitely recommend this refrigerator!
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Great value

Submitted by Joyce girl - 11/17/2020

Love the no fingerprint finish and color. Ample room even for a 21 cubic size in refrigerator as well as freezer. Pretty and clean lines inside. Ice maker included. I do feel it runs a little louder than expected but I can live with that.
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Great finish great storage abilities

Submitted by Sherman by - 11/10/2020

Love the slate finish so easy to keep clean. The movable shelves and drawer works great.
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Hasn't worked since day1.

Submitted by AB13 - 11/8/2020

I spent a considerable amount of time researching a refrigerator for my smal kitchen. I have space constraints and was unable to find a refrigerator with the preferred options. However, I thought I would be satisfied with this model and was excited to get it. Well, the Covid related delay was 4 months. And after enduring that delay, I received the appliance only to find that the refrigerator didn't cool at ALL. The freezer works but not the refrigerator. Had a GE repair person (and waited over a week to get him), and learned there's a faulty part. Guess what? Another delay getting it. It's now November and the refrigerator I ordered in May still isn't usable. Beyond dissatisfied.
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So roomy and bright

Submitted by Sues_fridg - 11/2/2020

So roomy and bright. Easy to see everything. Easy to clean.
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Made to be easy

Submitted by kwrolson - 10/26/2020

I love that there are not covers over the shelves in the door. Those covers were always annoying and seemed unnecessary. This refrigerator is perfect for a single person or a couple. It is not overly large but has plenty of space for me. I love the freezer on the bottom!
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Obnoxious Motor

Submitted by Mabry - 10/7/2020

Fan makes a high pitch intermittent humming that drives me insane. Called a guy to come check it out and he said he'd call me back after he called the manufacturer. Haven't heard back from him since! Awesome.
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So much space in this frig!

Submitted by Sommer47 - 10/5/2020

I was surprised to find how much space was inside this frig....When I transferred my food from the old frig, this new one looks half empty, although the same size.
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Great set up and lighting

Submitted by Stephanie super mom - 9/21/2020

Love the lock and alarm features with my little ones
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Fine lines and finger PRINTless

Submitted by AlainaC - 9/17/2020

The fridge is a little smaller in size but excellent for us. Love the ice maker on the inside because it offers more storage and bigger shelves. Ice makers on the exterior always have those small condiment size shelves. Love the gray tone color and how printless it is. I also love that I have an option of which side I want the handle on.
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Awesome all around appliance

Submitted by Daleski102 - 9/16/2020

Great fridge easy to clean works great lots of room for everything
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Gallon milk jugs and more fit in the door!

Submitted by rtbifshy1 - 8/27/2020

Fits our needs, the color and finish seems more expensive, lots of room, was concerned about noises that it makes, but no longer notice, upgrade for us to have an ice-maker . . . I hope to see it there for many years!
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Good Value. Fantastic Looking.

Submitted by Ed243 - 8/22/2020

I really like the GE's slate finish. It hides prints and is easy to clean. The ice maker has a nice large tray. It's quiet and does everything I need it to. It's so nice that I bought a second one.
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new look

Submitted by rheeb - 8/21/2020

awesome, love the freezer on the bottom and it has a light..
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Perfect size & color

Submitted by Crissi - 8/21/2020

Perfect size inside & out. Love the dark gray color-no fingerprints! Makes a ton of ice. Very quiet. Extremely satisfied with purchase.
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Great features

Submitted by 7cindy - 8/18/2020

Love the freezer on the bottom. It makes the refrigerator section more convenient at eye level.
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Alot of Space

Submitted by EB48336 - 8/8/2020

This is a secondary unit, I like better than the LG French Door unit in the kitchen.
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Exactly what we needed

Submitted by Laurakw34 - 8/5/2020

We needed a small fridge with an ice maker. It's exactly what we were looking for.
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Nice looking frig

Submitted by Lgcaroga - 7/31/2020

Bought this frig for our lake house & it fits great, looks great. Nice color. A little pricey though
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Refrigerator

Submitted by Phyllis 22 - 7/29/2020

Very nice looking, fits in perfect,energy efficient.
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OUR LAST G.E. FRIDGE IT WILL LASTED 15 YEARS

Submitted by FREDS3351 - 7/29/2020

GREAT SERVICE NO PROBLEMS YET , OUR LAST G.E. FRIDGE IT WILL LASTED 15 YEARS
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Plenty of room

Submitted by Jeanarie - 7/23/2020

So far we are pleased with our refrigerator. It has more room than our last one. Shelves are large and the ones on the door hold a lot. The freezer holds more than I thought it would. Not using the ice maker so I cannot comment on that. Over all very happy with it.
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