GSHS3KGZSS Review

GE GSHS3KGZSS

GE GSHS3KGZSS GE
GSHS3KGZSS

Refrigerator
Capacity: 23.1 cu ft
Width: 32-3/4"
MSRP: $1649
Price Level

$71

Per Cu Ft
Features

13

Key Items
Energy Use

542

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

4

Key Items
Warranty

1 / 1

Yrs P/L SRS

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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price for each cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. (It's within about $5 of the $68 average price per cu ft.)  
Features The GE GSHS3KGZSS has a higher than average number of features. Some features are for functionality and convenience, others are style and appearance. It's important to weigh your needs and desires vs price.
Energy
Use
The estimated DOE EnergyGuide annual electricity usage is about average compared to other new refrigerators. Energy usage is within about 40 kWh or 8% of the average new refrigerator.  
Water
& Ice
The ice and water system is significantly above average and includes an icemaker, through-the-door ice and water dispenser, and water filter. Through-the-door dispeners will encourage your family to drink more water.
Warranty
SRS
The manufacturer's limited warranty is the basic 1-year parts and labor. Some brands offer longer warranties on the sealed refrigeration system, including expensive components such as the compressor.  


GE GSHS3KGZSS Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $1649 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. The MSRP is within about $50 of the average priced new refrigerator.  
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The GSHS3KGZSS is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Available - This model should still be available for purchase from GE or their associated retailers. Refrigerator designs are not changed as often, but may become abruptly discontinued.
Sabbath
Mode
No Sabbath Mode - Does not include a mode that helps individuals abide by Jewish law prohibiting work on the Sabbath. This mode is not common and is only available on about 10% of new refrigerators.  


Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 23.1 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. The volume is within about 0.5 cu ft of the average-size new refrigerator.
Space
Allocation
15.9 cu ft (69%) Fresh, 7.2 cu ft (31%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. This model allocates it's space about average.
Color Stainless Steel - Stainless steel is currently the most popular color and material for appliances. It's durable, resists bacteria and germs, and provides your kitchen with a clean, sleek, modern look that doesn't fade or discolor.
Depth Standard-Depth 35" - Most refrigerators are between 30" - 36" in depth and extend out a few inches beyond your base kitchen cabinets. Shallower refrigerators termed counter-depth are also available.  
Lighting Standard - Incandescent or CFL bulb lighting is common, but they take up more space than LEDs and are not as bright. They also radiate heat that can potentially shorten the shelf-life of meat and perishables.  


Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the GSHS3KGZSS are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature for drinks.
Dispenser External Water & Ice - External dispensers are common and provide both water and ice. They're more convenient than internal dispensers and promote better drinking habits for your family and children.
Filter Water Filter Included - Helps purify and improve the taste of water and ice. If you don't already have a whole-house water filter, this is an important feature. Some models have a filter change indicator light.
Auto-Fill No Auto-Fill - This GE refrigerator is not equipped with a convenient capability to automatically fill your water container with a preselected amount of water. Feature found mainly on high-end refrigerators.  


Fresh Food Ratings
Evaporator Single Evaporator System - Fresh food and freezer sections use the same evaporator, which is standard on most refrigerators. Humidity levels are maintained at the same level in both compartments.  
Temp
Drawer
No Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Does not have a drawer with an independent temperature control. This feature is convenient for keeping meats, beverages, or other foods at a colder temperature.  
Chill &
Freeze
No Fast Chill / Freeze - The GSHS3KGZSS cannot rapidly chill drinks and beverages, or quickly freeze items such as softened ice cream. This feature is usually found on some higher-priced models.  
Crispers Humidity Control - Includes crisper humidity controls for flexibility in preserving freshness. You can select higher humidity levels for most vegetables, or lower levels that are appropriate for many fruits.
Door
Alarm
Door Alarm Included - If the door is not completely closed an audible alert is sounded after a certain period of time. Great feature, especially for children, to prevent wasted energy or food spoilage.
Temp
Alarm
No Temperature Alarm - Does not have the capability to alert you if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. No audible warning of power outages or internal system failures.  


Convenience Ratings
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The GE GSHS3KGZSS has door bins that will hold gallon milk or juice jugs. Gallon jugs are heavy, cumbersome, and frequently accessed - large door bins make the job much easier.
Door
In Door
No Door-In-Door - Standard refrigerator doors without an additional storage compartment. Door-in-door is normally only found on some high-end refrigerators and allows you to easily access your favorite items.  
Glass
Shelves
Glass Shelves - Fitted with glass shelves that can contain spilled liquids to one shelf level. Shelf height can be adjusted up and down to accommodate tall food items and are easily removed for cleaning.
Auto
Defrost
Automatic Defrost - Interior coils are automatically heated at regular intervals to remove frost that builds-up due to moisture in the air. Most new refrigerators on the market have auto-defrost capability.
Double
Drawers
Single Compartments - Designed with the standard single fresh food and freezer compartments. Some refrigerators have dual fresh food drawers or dual freezer drawers for added convenience.  
Can
Rack
Can Rack Included - Designed with a special rack or compartment for storing your favorite canned drinks. Provides for better organization and promotes easier access to your favorite sodas.
Wine
Holder
No Wine Holder - While this refrigerator does not have a separately designed compartment for storing or chilling bottles of wine, it offers several multi-use areas that can be used for wine bottle placement.  


Control Ratings
Temp
Control
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the GSHS3KGZSS temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Temp
Display
Digital Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature is digitally displayed so you can monitor levels for safety and correctness. Desired temperatures can be adjusted as required.
LCD No LCD Touch-Screen - Like most refrigerators, this model does not have a Liquid Crystal Display for monitoring operations and selecting options. LCD's are sometimes included on higher-end refrigerators.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - Does not include the latest technology that allows you to use special software applications designed for the kitchen area, and to interface with the Internet. Only available on a few models.  


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