GE FUF14SVRWW Freezer Review
Consistency is the name of the game, and the GE FUF14SVRWW (MSRP $679) has it in spades. With temperatures that get low and stay low, this freezer brings excellent performance to the table—or garage, or basement...
Calm, cool, and collected
This GE is remarkably spot-on, with an average temperature throughout of 0.1ºF. Over time, we noticed a degree shift of ±0.6ºF, which is also fantastic. There was an average gap of about ±1.2ºF from one extreme of the freezer to the other, which is somewhat better than average. Turn down the thermostat by one notch (we had it set to 4), and you’ll have a nearly perfect freezer.
Freezing & Thawing
A fast freeze and a slow thaw
Room-temperature materials took a mere one hour and 90 minutes to cool down to 32ºF, a very rapid pace for an upright freezer. What’s more, it only took 15.5 hours to get everything down to 0ºF, which is also incredibly fast for such an affordable product.
While the GE got very cold, very quickly, it did warm up somewhat more quickly than we’d like. After 36 hours without power, the contents of the freezer had technically thawed, reaching 38ºF. If you live in an area with frequent outages, keep this in mind.
Internal storage for this GE wasn’t terribly surprising. Three fixed shelves and a bucket at the bottom is typical for an affordable upright, though an actual sliding drawer is a nice changed from a wire gate that keeps food from sliding out.
Taking into account the space filled with shelves, drawers, light bulbs, and any other obstruction, we found that this GE offers up a commendable 11.68 usable cubic feet of storage.
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