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4.7 | 727 Reviews

GE® 5.0 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer

GE Appliances FCM5SKWW

Features

  • Garage ready
  • Power "On" light
  • Lift-out, sliding bulk storage basket
  • Adjustable temperature control

Quick Specs

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Chest
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 33 1/2"
  • Depth: 21"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Refrigerator Size: 5 (cu. ft.)
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Garage ready

GE freezers are tested to perform from 0°F to 110°F

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Power "On" light

Easily see if the freezer is working without having to open the door

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Lift-out, sliding bulk storage basket

Offers flexibility to organize and store favorite foods for quick, easy access

Garage ready GE freezers are tested to perform from 0°F to 110°F

Power "On" light Easily see if the freezer is working without having to open the door

Lift-out, sliding bulk storage basket Offers flexibility to organize and store favorite foods for quick, easy access

Adjustable temperature control Easy to use controls to select the temperature for your needs

Recessed handles A streamlined design offers a clean appearance

Upfront defrost water drain Conveniently located to easily drain water during defrosting

Manual defrost Manually defrost the freezer on your schedule

Features

  • Garage ready
  • Power "On" light
  • Lift-out, sliding bulk storage basket
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Recessed handles
  • Upfront defrost water drain
  • Manual defrost
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 5.0
Freezer Capacity 5.03
FILTER
App Filter - Defrost Type Manual
App Filter - Capacity Freezer Less than 14 cu. ft.
App Filter - Product Type Freezer Chest
APPEARANCE
Handle Recessed
Color Appearance White
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
ECONOMICAL / QUIET
Insulation (Cabinet & Lid) Foam
Wrap Around Evaporator Yes
Wrap Around Condenser Yes
Cabinet Liner Metal
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 63.0
Side Air Clearances 3.0
Overall Depth 21.25
Back Air Clearances 3.0
Height w/Lid Open 53.0
Overall Width 28.75
Overall Height 33.5
Approximate Shipping Weight 69.0
FEATURES
Power "ON" Light Yes
Garage Ready Yes
Defrost Type Manual
Temperature Control Adjustable
Bulk Storage Basket (1) Slide-Out, Wire
Defrost Water Drain Yes
Product Type Chest

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Chest

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 33 1/2"
  • Depth: 21"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 5 (cu. ft.)
  • WiFi Connected: No

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4.7 out of 5

96% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Easy install

LocStar 1/8/2021

Easy install not to heavy only had a few days so for but it got cold quick
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5 Stars

Lots of room

Auntie Bri 1/7/2021

I wanted a small 5.0 chest freezer to extend my freezer capacity and the more I place in this unit, the more room I have which I appreciate. I am a GE person; my entire house is GE products! I expect the best from this freezer chest unit and have not been disappointed yet from any of my appliances.
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1 Stars

Nothing to rate yet...

NeedToSeeHowLongItLasts 1/6/2021

Well, it's running. Ask me again in 10 years what I think about it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

5 Stars

Good and Cold

billswife 1/6/2021

Very pleased with my purchase. So far no problem.The food stays frozen. A 5 c.f. chest is perfect size for a two person household to stock up on meat at sale prices.
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5 Stars

Perfect little freezer!

Sazerac 1/6/2021

Really a great choice for storing frozen food in a small space, this little GE was super simple to install after getting it settled in my cellar; just put it up off the floor (I built a small deck that extends a few inches around the sides and front) and plug it in. A few hours later and it's ready to load! With the COVID pandemic still happening, it's great to know that I have some "backup" food in my basement. Highly recommended, a great option at a very reasonable price.
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4 Stars

Great Freezer for the Garage

2Muchfub 1/6/2021

Recommended by store as one of few to work effectively in your garage.
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5 Stars

Chest freezer

Marshag 1/6/2021

Have had the little freezer for a few weeks and keeping everything nicely frozen. Happy with it so far.
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5 Stars

Great small chest freezer

ColoradoTechGirl 1/5/2021

This freezer was easy to install and has worked very well since purchase.
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5 Stars

Great and reliable

CJ CoolJay 1/5/2021

I bought this for college years ago. It's still working even after many moves.
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5 Stars

It does what it is supposed to. It keeps food cold

Freezer person 1/5/2021

It's small, it's cute, it keeps frozen food frozen.
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5 Stars

Beautiful Freezer

sergeantmom 1/4/2021

Easy to install and register. Instruction manual clear and concise and written in English, Spanish and French; the manual even identified more features than were listed online. The quality, price, estimated yearly energy cost, and space inside (5 cubic feet) are fantastic, especially for college students, young couples, retired "empty nesters," and small groups like the number of veterans who attend our area Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart or Chosin Few monthly Chapter meetings. We've already recommended this freezer to others. We're really pleased we chose this freezer.
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5 Stars

Time to Stock Up

NewFreezer 1/4/2021

I've had it about 5 days, Easy to unpackage and set up. I measured the temperature in my garage over the summer and it never got above 102 F, so this freezer will be fine out there. I made rolling platform with casters I got from Lowes and from scrap plywood. Love the power light, can glance at it to be sure it's working. Lots of space for our household of two, especially combined with the french door kitchen fridge freezer. My sister has the same one and advised I get some extra baskets to organize and also to remove stuff to get to the bottom, where I probably will have raw meat. I'm a "casual" prepper, and this will go a long way to storing up food for emergencies and eliminate some time spent in person in the stores.
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4 Stars

No more worrying about grocery shopping!

mariabgood 1/3/2021

During this pandemic, we needed more freezer space to stock up on food, since we can't always safely go shopping. It's so much more important than usual to just stock up on favorites from local stores, and this freezer gives us just the right amount of extra, reliable freezer space to do that.
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5 Stars

Stands the cold Minnesota winter!

Judyansky 1/2/2021

We needed a small freezer that would be placed in our attached but not insulated garage. This freezer is the perfect size. Though we have not had severely cold weather yet, we are confident that this freezer will continue to work.
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5 Stars

Perfect Size

Jode2 1/1/2021

Perfect size for empty nesters, as well as a space saver. After downsizing from an upright freezer, we have found items as easily accessible in this chest freezer as an upright.
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5 Stars

GREAT SMALL CHEST FREEZER

GWins 12/30/2020

So far, so good! A little frost build-up after a few months, but nothing major. I simply scraped it off with a dull plastic mixing spoon and it was good-to-go. Also, it's whisper quiet... just what I was looking for.
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Yes, I recommend this product

4 Stars

Great size

Jda1 12/30/2020

Just the right size for garage. Very light. Very quoet
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Just what I needed

Evelynd 12/30/2020

The freezer is the perfect size in that it does not take up too much room in my garage. And it is the perfect size for making more room in the refrigerator freezer in the house.
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4 Stars

So Far So Good

Nick777777 12/30/2020

Purchased 12/4/2020. So far, works as advertised. Would like to see option to purchase 1 - 2 more baskets. The baskets offered on GE website, for seventy plus, is always out of stock. Charging that much for a Ten - twenty basket is not good customer service! A wheel kit option would also be convenient. The freezer is compact, and fits well in a small space.
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5 Stars

Extra freezer storage

rios123 12/30/2020

This has been a great addition to our home (in the garage).
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5 Stars

Great little freezer

Clp46 12/30/2020

A great size for my needs. Fits well in the garage.
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5 Stars

Excellent features

Jerry Fecher 12/30/2020

Great Product I would definitely recommend to others
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5 Stars

Runs quite by by

Mo78643 12/29/2020

I love it and just the right size for my needs. Looks good.
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5 Stars

Adequate Freezer

Random Reviewer 12/28/2020

Does exactly what I bought it for. No frills. Less things to break. Power Indicator light is a plus.
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5 Stars

Great unit!

Cameron from Tooele 12/28/2020

Bought this unit for meat storage and it has worked tremendously!
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5 Stars

Perfect size and great performance

Rexall7 12/28/2020

We love our new GE freezer chest. It is the perfect size for 2 people & it works great in the garage where it is not heated nor air conditioned. At 3/4 turns on the control, it runs -10 to -8.... at half way it will run -5 TO O......and very quiet. Addition, you have the GE label which us. means quality. Very satisfied !!!
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5 Stars

Nice little freezer

JulieZ112 12/27/2020

My upright freezer failed and this was the only one in the store. Manages to hold a surprising amount of food. Very portable so I will keep this even after I get the upright I have ordered.
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5 Stars

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The Big Guy 12/27/2020

Product has worked fine since installation. It freed up space in the refrigerator.
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4 Stars

Super compact & accessible freezer

Fitzcat 12/26/2020

A nice compact freezer for our crowded garage. It's the perfect size for our extra frozen food needs.
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5 Stars

Nice Freezer

SRBSC 12/24/2020

This freezer is the perfect size for my husband and I. It's in our garage and has worked well in our fluctuating temperatures.
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5 Stars

Great Product

Big Sky View 12/24/2020

Extremely pleased with freezer. Very quiet motor, cannot hear it running. Only uses 1.07 amps so very efficient, especially if on solar power.
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5 Stars

Very Happy!

JJJCohen 12/23/2020

We purchased the freezer three months ago and couldn't be happier with it. The size is perfect for overflow from our small refrigerator freezer. It is energy efficient and the shelf and basket make it easy to keep things organized.
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5 Stars

Great little freezer!

Ev0108 12/23/2020

The size is perfect for one person. I have it in my garage and it does not take up much space. I've only had for about 3 weeks so hoping it works this great in the summertime heat.
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5 Stars

Works great!

Rcon 12/23/2020

The freezer is working great. It suits my needs. Love it.
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4 Stars

Great so far

IzzyNic 12/23/2020

Just a couple of weeks in but really like it so far. I found some ice cream was a little soft so I've adjusted the temp. Very nice looking & perfect size for me. The cord could be a little longer and I'm not sure why there isn't a cover over the hole in the back where the cord exits, especially since there are some holes for screws. Being a "garage" freezer, I don't want critters making a home inside. I may tape a cover over the hole.
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5 Stars

Just the right size

Kochems 12/23/2020

I live in an apartment complex so not extra space to just sit it. It fits perfect in my kitchen. Perfect
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5 Stars

Well constructed

GAPP3214 12/23/2020

This is a well-constructed and well designed product.
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5 Stars

Just what we needed

Faith0317 12/22/2020

We were shopping around for a small freezer and decided to stop at Poulston's. All of our appliances in our house were bought at Poutston's. All are in great working condition. So when we walked in we were sure to find what we wanted. The price was right, service in the store was good and delivery was prompt. Poulston's came through again.
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5 Stars

GE is a name to trust

AJF42 12/22/2020

GE is a name to trust. A great chest freezer at a great price. Got to the correct temperature quickly and has been steady and reliable.
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4 Stars

Very nice looking and large

michelek1 12/22/2020

Everything is great. The only drawback is it is a chest and therefore it is hard to know shat is in it on the bottom.
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4 Stars

FREEZER

HOMIE67 12/21/2020

JUST INSTALLED ARRIVED IN GOOD CONDITION LOOKS OK . MADE IN CHINA SUCKS ! WILL LET YOU KNOW AT A LATER DATE HOW IT DOES.
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5 Stars

We wanted the best.

Ron4453 12/21/2020

We still have a Heir for over 20 years and wanted the same quality.
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4 Stars

Great Freezer! so far no complaints.

Shane99 12/20/2020

Freezer keeps all the food frozen. I especially like that the freezer is Garage ready.
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5 Stars

Great for hunkering down for the 2020 pandemic

Deborah521 12/20/2020

Excellent for extra storage from the garden harvest and stocking up for the winter months
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5 Stars

As advertised

natexas 12/20/2020

We had been looking for a smaller sized freezer for our garage, but worried about garage placement because of the fluctuations in ambient temperature. We were glad to find a "garage ready" model. The size is perfect for us.
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4 Stars

Nice freezer

518Deb 12/19/2020

Freezer works fine. I've only been using it a week. I think that it needs a cover over the hole that the power cable comes out. It's a pretty big hole not to be covered in some way. It seems like dirt or debris could get in there easily since it is at ground level.
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4 Stars

So far, so good - will see what happens when full

LeeFromNY 12/18/2020

Had the product for a few weeks and so far it's working well. The items inside are frozen, but I cannot get the overall temp to get below 0 degrees F. Recommendations have shown that I should keep it below 0, so I hope that it stays this way when full.
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4 Stars

Great freezer - Arrived with a dent

snowgirl27 12/18/2020

Great small freezer! Love that it has a spring-loaded lid and a basket to keep things organized. Unfortunately, it had a huge dent in the front of it right out of the box. It doesn't affect its performance, but it is disappointing.
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5 Stars

Very good value for the money.

Johncunn43 12/18/2020

Our local GE dealer called and let us know he had a supply of these freezers just in. Next morning, his people quickly loaded my suv and I was off back home. After unpacking, all that was needed was to wipe the inside (per instructions) and plug it in. It does get any easier than that! GE has been part of our family for years.
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5 Stars

Great little freezer

Wins2 12/17/2020

This freezer has plenty of room for the two of us. Consistent temperature, quiet. The only issue, it does collect a bit of ice near the hinges. I thought it was from the small wire tray, but even with that removed, ice crystals collected. No worries, just scrape them off. Great size freezer.
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