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GE GFSS2HCYSS 22.0 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator Review

The GFSS2HCYSS offers consistency and energy efficiency in a $1300 stainless steel package.

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Fridge Temperature

The top shelves of the refrigerator compartment in the GE GFSS2HCYSS were on average about four degrees warmer than the bottom shelves. That points to inadequate airflow, and cold air falling to the bottom of the fridge cavity. Storing a gallon of milk on that top shelf, however, may make it go bad more quickly.

Fridge Temperature Image
Fridge Temperature Graph

Despite the variance based on location, the internal temperatures of individual food packages remained very consistent, rarely varying more than a half a degree.

Freezer Temperature

As the ice maker and vents are at the top of the freezer compartment, food packages in the top drawer were about a degree colder than the bottom drawer. Still, the internal temperatures of each food package stayed consistent -- which indicates that the GE GFSS2HCYSS does a good job protecting against the slight thawing and refreezing that leads to freezer burn.

Freezer Temperature Image

Vegetable Drawer

Veggies won't dry out in the GE GFSS2HCYSS, as the simulated one we put in the vegetable drawer lost a mere 0.11 grams of water per hour. That's far above average for the fridges we've tested.

Vegetable Drawer Photo

Power Loss

When you lose power, you'll want the food in your freezer to stay cold. The GE GFSS2HCYSS has no problem with that -- in fact, 48 hours after we pulled the plug, the internal temperature of the food inside the GE's freezer hadn't yet thawed.

Power Loss Graph

Freezing Performance

The benefit of "flash freezing" food is that ice crystals don't form. When food thaws, those crystals change the texture of the food. At 2 hours and 3 minutes, the GE GFSS2HCYSS took a little longer that we'd like to freeze room-temperature food.

Freezing Graph
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Performance
  5. Storage Space
  6. Usability
  7. Conclusion
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