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4.4 | 129 Reviews

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

GE Appliances GDE21EMKES

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Features

  • 30" wide
  • LED lighting
  • Sliding snack drawer
  • Factory-installed icemaker

Quick Specs

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: Bottom Freezer
  • Width: 29 3/4"
  • Height: 69 7/8"
  • Depth: 36 5/8"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Refrigerator Size: 20.9 (cu. ft.)
  • Fresh Food Capacity: 14.9 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 6 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No
  • Counter Depth: No
  • Sabbath Mode: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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LED lighting

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

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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

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Factory-installed icemaker

Refrigerator comes ready to automatically create ice

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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)

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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

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Refrigerator
  • Style: Freestanding
  • Has Freezer: Yes
  • Configuration: Bottom Freezer

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29 3/4"
  • Height: 69 7/8"
  • Depth: 36 5/8"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 20.9 (cu. ft.)
  • Fresh Food Capacity: 14.9 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 6 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No
  • Counter Depth: No

  • Extras

  • Sabbath Mode: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. Some can even cover extra costs that result, such as cost of food that spoils when your fridge dies. It's simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.

Appliances can be large, heavy and expensive. You probably don't have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new appliances should they break tomorrow, don't buy a warranty. But if you're like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new product and save yourself big money in the long run.

4.4 out of 5

84% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

I love my new fridge!

Shepherd52 7/12/2022

My new fridge is awesome. It's spacious and easy to see what's actually inside of it! I have the slate finish and would highly recommend that finish. It cleans easily and doesn't leave any fingerprints or streaks! Would buy again!
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4 Stars

Easy viewing

NW Tom 6/11/2022

Picked this model for the bottom freezer option because I really wanted to have all my refrigerated items at eye level. Am really loving it. Am also really happy with the grey/pewter finish rather than stainless steel. Not in love with, but feeling ok about the pull out freezer storage. It's functional, but doesn't store as much as the regular door-type freezer - shape of the baskets and elimination of door shelving seems to be the issue. Last unit was at least 20 years old and still running like a champ, hoping this one manages the same.
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5 Stars

Great features

EW1234 6/8/2022

This was exactly what I was looking for, I have the ge profile stove & microwave and this matches perfectly
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5 Stars

Just what we wanted.

Bettins 5/11/2022

Love this bottom freezer. No more items way below and in the back. Pretty quiet but above all the color, slate, is fabulous.
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5 Stars

love my new ge fridge!

smrtgy 5/3/2022

Bright interior, heavy-duty shelves, heavier duty drawers, and best of all smooth fingerprint-resistant exterior!
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5 Stars

Top Refrigerator

PJR28601 4/20/2022

Love love the new top refrigerator. So easy to see everything with the clear drawers. It's big and roomy for all my stuff and it's not stacked on top of each other. The doors hold so much stuff.
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5 Stars

Great refrigerator! Love the quality

Craciuns 4/10/2022

Really love my new refrigerator! Our old one of 20 years died. I love the space inside. The controls are easy to use. Good quality for the money.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love it!

JaneC72 4/2/2022

We love our new fridge! It is so much better than our old 24 year old one.
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1 Stars

Hugely annoying pulsing sound when running!

AnnoyedinNC 3/30/2022

With all of the recent advancements in technology in the last few decades, I cannot believe that the regular, pulsing tone generated by this refrigerator's motor is 'normal' or even 'necessary', but that's what the manual says under the Troubleshooting guide. I swear if it hadn't cost so much, I'd pitch it and buy the brand I used to have At least I know they are quiet. Also, it feels very flimsy on the inside.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Roomy fridge

MissWitt 3/29/2022

Love this model so far. The upper refrigerator has a ton of room. It runs quietly, even the ice maker.
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4 Stars

Large and effecient

ifallsdadams 3/29/2022

Enjoying our new fridge. Wish the fridge door closed on its own instead of only closing to about 4 inches from closed.
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4 Stars

nice features

RYP Dotson 3/26/2022

the freezer had frost all over it when I came home one day I had no ideal what cause it. I do not like keeping the ice maker on because it makes noises and I can hear water dripping. very annoying.
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5 Stars

Beautiful!

gina17 3/16/2022

Fits perfectly in my small kitchen and I absolutely love the slate color!!
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5 Stars

Great!!

cincha 3/12/2022

has only been one day, but so far good! Great space and well designed.
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3 Stars

Humidity control and door

Max3 3/9/2022

There is no humidity control wich increases food spoilage. There is wasted space. The door sagged on our first one which GE sent a replacement very quickly. The new one upon arrival was an 8th of an inch off but when you put items in the door it increases to 1 inch. We were told by someone who repairs appliances that they can cause damage to the seal.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

ICE MAKER

SEAN 30 2/6/2022

IN THE FOUR DAYS WE HAVE HAD IT ALL IS GREAT. BETTER THAN I EXPECTED.
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5 Stars

Just what I was looking for.

VinceM 2/2/2022

Great refrigerator. This was just what I was looking for with a bottom freezer unit. I've had it for several weeks and I have no complaints. It's quiet and is a great looking unit in my kitchen.
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5 Stars

love this fridge!

Nanceeee 2/1/2022

It's quiet, beautiful, and so spacious....love this fridge.
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5 Stars

Color, lights inside, freezer with ice love it

Hi 58 1/30/2022

We love everything about it!!! Great product !! Well made, great color great ice Machine!!
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5 Stars

Very spacious!!

Aburdette 1/23/2022

Our previous fridge was more expensive and felt cheaper than this fridge. Very spacious, high quality and very quiet ice maker.
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3 Stars

just OK

DennisFDL 1/20/2022

I like the color. The top shelf has lots of weight on it with water bottles, bottle beer, soda bottles and cans. This weight causes the shelf to bow down. The shelf should have support along the back wall. The frig runs often. The motor has a harmonic pulsating sound rather than a steady one level. Lastly I like the location of the freezer on the bottom. I would have preferred a swing out door that is light and it gives the freezer more space.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great space

Kimmieb29 1/6/2022

So happy with my new refrigerator. So much more space, brighter light inside and also love the freezer at the bottom. So much easier to see what's in the fridge and freezer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Bottom Freezer, Spacious

CollinsB 1/1/2022

We love our new bottom freezer refrigerator, it is so much easier to find items in the freezer than our previous top freezer fridge.
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5 Stars

Beautiful Fridge

Novembergirl 12/29/2021

This is a great fridge. I did read other reviews about noise. I hear a noise but it's not loud and only for a few seconds it's just cycling. I love the slate color looks so nice in our kitchen. So happy with this fridge the top fridge is the best!
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4 Stars

Great size and color

BShaw 12/27/2021

The size is excellent. Very bright interior lights that dim too. Having the upper fridge and lower freezer is an excellent arrangement. It does make a lot more noise than our old fridge and not just the ice maker.
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5 Stars

Has features I want

GMa Patu 12/22/2021

Great features/attractive styling/reasonably priced
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4 Stars

Just the right size!

Mare180 12/21/2021

I love the size, not too big or too small. Hearing a surging sound, repairman coming out tomorrow.
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5 Stars

Great Features

3dogs 12/17/2021

Great value , with lots of options for item storage
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4 Stars

Quiet, lots of room, and love the color.

Cin66 12/16/2021

The product had all the features I was looking for and needed.
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5 Stars

Exactly what we ordered

JoeSl 12/13/2021

Plenty of room, bright inside and love the fingerprint less finish
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4 Stars

good features

j626 12/11/2021

great color, like the fingerprint resistant finish, louder than previous refrigerator
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5 Stars

Refrigerator

Januce 12/10/2021

Love all the space. Well designed interior. Was limited with size of frig but the design maximizes storage space.
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1 Stars

NOISY COMPRESSOR

Cinlor 12/9/2021

This is the worst GE refrigerator we have ever owned. It already needs a new compressor and it isn't even a year old. We are ready to get rid of it and buy a different brand. Very noisy.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

So far I love it.

Sarah1232 12/7/2021

I've had it only one day, but love the way it looks, and the size considering that I have a small space and have a 30 inch wide frig. It has the look of a large frig and I like that. The door handle is convenient. i'm very happy with it.
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5 Stars

Beautiful addition to my home makeover

mofarmgirl 11/27/2021

I just moved into a fixer upper and this fridge has made my kitchen a better place!! Love the ice maker, the easy open doors, the dimmable lights and the room!!! SO MUCH ROOM!!!
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5 Stars

Great Refrigerator

LindyV 11/16/2021

First time I have the freezer on the bottom. Great product. Easy to find things. Lots of room. Would definitely recommend this refrigerator.
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5 Stars

Nice to have LED lights. Nice and roomy.

Jennifer Hadella 11/16/2021

So far so good. Haven't had it long enough to know if I like it or not.
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5 Stars

Refrigerator/Freezer

Bobby79 11/4/2021

Love my new refrigerator/freezer. No problems or issues at this time after a month usage. It's been years since I bought a refrigerator/freezer and hope this one gives me many years too. Worth the extra money having freezer on the bottom and having the refrigerator on the top. No more bending to get in the refrigerator which you go into more than the freezer. I give this product a 10.
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4 Stars

Works OK

Bmashi 11/2/2021

The only thing I have found undesirable is that almost all of the time it makes a small noise that supposedly is associated with making ice. The ice receptacle is full and yet the unit persists in making the sound. My older unit never had any noise like this.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Noisy we returned it

JL Bait 10/30/2021

We thought we got a faulty machine, so we got a replacement. Nope, The ice maker runs at 74 decibels high pitched noise. Absolutely terrible refrigerator! Don't recommend Ma
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4 Stars

Spacious

Bren110 10/26/2021

We love the door space as it holds a lot more than our old fridge. The only negative thing is the door doesn't close unless you give it a good shove. Thankfully there is an alarm if it's open for longer than a minute.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Bottom freezer will be great!

kaie1 10/26/2021

We have never had an ice maker before and it was easy for my husband to hook up.
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5 Stars

Love this frig!

jodi2069 10/20/2021

I am very happy with this product and its features. Lots of room in both refrigerator and freezer. This is my first experience with freezer on the bottom and I love it! Crispers are nice and roomy and hold a lot of fruits and vegetables. Freezer works great also. Runs very quietly.
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2 Stars

Love the fridge, hate the freezer

Skip802 10/12/2021

We went from a top freezer to a bottom freezer. Thought because they were the same cubic ft it would fit same amount of food, not the case. Our old freezer was just over half full, and we still had to throw out food that wouldn't fit in the new freezer. It looks cool but there's hardly any space. We don't even use the ice cube maker, needed the space for food. Now the fridge part, looks awesome and fits all of our food nicely. I love the fridge part, just wish the freezer had more usable space!!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

It's great

Lapere1 10/11/2021

It's a very good product. Door pockets are large and there is a lot of space on shelves also which makes for a great deal of storage.
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1 Stars

Makes very whiny pulsating noise

KSHen 10/10/2021

Since we purchased this refrigerator it spends about half the time making a horrible high pitched pulsating noise. It's driving us crazy. A fan was replaced to no avail. Impossible to get through to customer relations on the phone. Only 2 local service companies - the one that did not fix the refrigerator was not covid vaccinated and refused to wear a mask in our house The other service company is non-responsive - just doesn't return phone calls. Very frustrated.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

So far so good

fijbtj 10/7/2021

Like the roominess inside. The deep doors that can hold a gallon container are nice. The freezer section seems small, though. Don't know why. Just had it installed. Might write more in a few months.
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4 Stars

Luv GE

luv slate 9/25/2021

wish there were more accessories included. ie, egg tray holder, butter holder. Love that there is an alarm. It has gone off a few times already, letting me know I left door open!
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4 Stars

Fits our small space

Nepher 9/14/2021

I purchased this fridge because it was the only one available where I live that would fit a 31" wide space. All in all, I am mostly satisfied with fridge, gave it 4 stars because it freezes things near the back of the top shelf… The freezing seems to come from the vent at the top back, I move all forward to avoid freezing. Other than the freezing, I'm very happy with it.
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5 Stars

Really like the new fridge/freezer

ScoBuk 9/10/2021

The old fridge was shoe-horned into the famed space. This new fridge is set up excellent inside and is easy to clean around outside. We really like it - thanks GE!
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