GE is about to offer new 29 cubic foot American-made French Door refrigerators. Featuring the most advanced ice and water technology on the market today, the new GE French Door refrigerators offer intelligent home technology that makes your world work better. Breaking new ground, the GE Profile model Hands-Free Autofill system eliminates the need to stand and wait, automatically filling any container with filtered water. In addition, the GE Cafe refrigerator is the first refrigerator to feature a hot water dispenser, capable of serving up tea and oatmeal in minutes. And in yet another industry breakthrough, the model easy-to-access advanced filtration system is the first to remove harmful pharmaceuticals from water and ice.
An industry-first, the 29 cubic foot GE Profile refrigerator features a Hands-free Autofill system that fully fills a glass, water bottle, coffee pot or pitcher. The dispenser pull-out tray holds a container so you can press the button and walk away while it fills up automatically. The technology behind the feature uses sound waves from ultrasonic sensors and proximity detectors similar to those used to fill up fuel tanks in locomotives. The French Door refrigerator also includes a PreciseFill feature that dispenses filtered water in accurate measurements for easy food and drink preparation.
The 29 cubic foot GE Cafe French Door refrigerators is the first refrigerator in the industry to feature a hot water dispenser, which can heat up to 12 ounces of water in two minutes – ideal for oatmeal, a cup of tea, or a bottle of baby formula. The hot water dispenser lets you accurately choose the perfect temperature or select one of the four pre-programmed settings to simplify hot food and drink preparation.
The new GE French Door Profile and Cafe refrigerators include a full-width, adjustable temperature-controlled drawer with five settings for meat, beverage, produce, cheese and citrus and temperatures ranging from 32°F to 40°F. The drawer is designed to keep specific foods and drinks at the proper storage temperature, but can also be set as the same temperature as the overall refrigerator. Colored LED lights in the drawer – red, green, blue, aqua and purple – can be set to remind you of the temperature setting you have chosen.
The French door refrigerators also feature TwinChill evaporators, which separate airflow and climates in the fresh food and freezer sections to help maintain temperature and humidity levels to keep foods fresh. The separation of the air limits the amount of humidity in the freezer, reducing freezer burn while keeping freezer odors from mixing with refrigerator odors.
As concern for water quality grows, all of the new GE French door refrigerators feature the most advanced water filtration system in the industry. The system has been tested and verified by an independent third party to remove 98% of five trace pharmaceuticals from drinking water and ice. The GE Profile model filter is conveniently and newly located on the inside of the refrigerator door, allowing for quick and easy filter replacement.
Some GE French door refrigerator models will also feature GE Brillion connected home technology. On this product, Brillion technology, when coupled with a GE Nucleus, enables a consumer to receive maintenance and service alerts, monitor energy consumption, and adjust some appliance settings remotely.
Additionally, showcase LED lighting produces lighter, crisper illumination throughout the refrigerator interior. And the line includes many extra storage features, such as a drop-down tray, three freezer baskets, a second icemaker in the freezer and a space-saving icemaker in the door.
The new GE Profile French Door refrigerators will also be available in 27 cubic feet models. The GE Profile refrigerators will be available in June, and the GE Café models will be available in the fourth quarter of the 2012. The range of estimated retail prices is from $1,700 to $3,000. GE Appliances.