Hidden value fills GE's French door fridge.The GE GNS23GMHES surprises with good performance and subtle features.
Hi, I'm Andrew Gebhart for CNET. Today I'm taking a look at the GE GNS23GMHES. This is a 22.7 cubic foot french door refrigerator for a budget-friendly $1,500. Now if you just did a [UNKNOWN] when I said that a budget friendly fridge cost $1,600, bear in mind that French door models tend to run at the higher end of the spectrum. There's definitely a difference between this guy and the $3,000, $4,000 premium French door fridges you might find. There's no spill-proofing on these shelves, which [UNKNOWN] As a messy person, I really wanna dump things on other things, and then not have to worry about cleaning it up. No folding shelves for making the organization easier. It just has a turbo cool mode, and an energy saver. As well as an easy to use control panel. So it's not like its bare bones it's just less than the premium competition. The most interesting part of the fridge, is that it actually does have a water dispenser. Just maybe not where you'd expect it would be. It's actually on the inside of the fridge. You have to open both doors in order to get your hands in there. If you try just with one door, I felt like I was the before shot of an infomercial. I was really struggling to squeeze my arms in there and turn it on. Cool and Siri not so great in practice. I also had an issue with the last GE fridge I reviewed, the GE Artistry, with how cheap the freezer felt. This one's a little bit better. It's a drawer, which I prefer over the hinged door, but it still has that wire basket. Which is gonna make it easy for your food to fall through, and just isn't as good as a solid drawer Down there. What you don't lose for this thing is performance. At the default setting of 37 degrees the entire main compartment ten percent of the degree of the set point. The doors run a little bit warm so it wasn't perfect but then we turned the temp down to 34 degrees and once again, it did really well with. Accurately. It's 22.7 cubic feet of space is probably gonna be more than enough for most families. It fit most of our standard groceries, it even fit a few of our big stress test items. So the GE gns 23 gm hes might not be as feature rich [MUSIC] Fridge as its premium competitors, but really, if you want an entry point into French door fridges, this thing performs well and makes a really solid competitor. For more, be sure to check out my full review and all of our other fridge coverage on cnet.com. For CNET appliances, I'm Andrew Gephardt.