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Old 07-07-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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cAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GE AND GE PROFILE APPLIANCES
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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I don't know the difference, but I DO know we have had NOTHING but disasters in the last few years with GE appliances. The lady at one of the home stores in our area told me they are being returned faster than employees can go get them. They have just seemed to wear out fast - our last dryer didn't make it 3 years, and there are only two of us doing laundry.

I think the Profile line is supposed to be more high tech than just the regular line, but I'm not sure about that. Maybe more fancy bells and whistles, or more energy efficient or something.
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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thats strange,
Ive been reading rave reviews of ge from consumer reports and various customer reviews from sears,etc
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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I most certainly will look at the CR issues on this - however, it's been our experience the look is better and the pricetag is higher.....and that's where it ends. It's been like they were trying to market on "slick" and not on quality. There was an article recently that said GE was specifically going after the higher end, but I'm wondering if that's higher end look and price, but lacking quality?

We spent $2300 on a bottom freezer stainless refrig that was GE - sent it back after about 9 days. Never could get the temp control to work right, it hummed (loudly), the finish wasn't optimal (can't say exactly why, but it definitely was a fingerprint magnet), didn't keep the ice coming. We absolutely hated it - returned it and paid $1500 for a Samsung and wouldn't be without it. It's a monster and it has the new stainless look finish to it...maybe we just made bad choices (no wonder they were on sale??? LOL!)
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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Just google GE App. and you will find a few message boards that share real-life experiences with appliances.I never put too much into CR, I always like to hear real experiences. In my research, STAY AWAY from GE-lawsuits, problems, high repair bills, etc.

Sadly, EVERY manufacturer has problems-they just don't make um like they used to! And, in my reading price does not always equal quality. Appliances are tough these days as it feels like a crapshoot every time.

Good luck
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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I most certainly will look at the CR issues on this - however, it's been our experience the look is better and the pricetag is higher.....and that's where it ends. It's been like they were trying to market on "slick" and not on quality. There was an article recently that said GE was specifically going after the higher end, but I'm wondering if that's higher end look and price, but lacking quality?

We spent $2300 on a bottom freezer stainless refrig that was GE - sent it back after about 9 days. Never could get the temp control to work right, it hummed (loudly), the finish wasn't optimal (can't say exactly why, but it definitely was a fingerprint magnet), didn't keep the ice coming. We absolutely hated it - returned it and paid $1500 for a Samsung and wouldn't be without it. It's a monster and it has the new stainless look finish to it...maybe we just made bad choices (no wonder they were on sale??? LOL!)
I think you might have gotten a bad GE and a really good Samsung. doing what I do, I see and hear a lot of feedback on about everything household.

Never heard anyone complain about a GE Profile or GE Monogram and on the same note, never heard many rave about a Samsung Appliance. (There TV's are awesome) I've heard a number of people took the Samsung Appliance back just to trade it for a GE Profile, KitchenAid or Whirlpool. Not saying Samsungs are bad just reporting what I've seen and heard.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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We have a GE Profile microwave/convection oven - it is a wonderful microwave - bakes beautifully, large enough for a large whole chicken or small turkey. GE Profile appliances are highly rated by CR. Our other appliances are Jenn Air and Kitchenaid - not a complaint about any of them - they are 2 years old and have worked like champs - no complaints.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Home of the Blockhouse Races
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I had a GE range/microwave/and fridge in the house we just moved from. Was there for almost 6 years, they were new when we bought the house. LOVED them and never had any issues with them.

So what you are hearing bad about GE's are the squeaky wheels. Those of us who haven't had problems haven't had to say anything. Liz
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Our GE profile dishwasher bit the dust after 4 years. GE Microwave after 5. Oven and refrig still going strong, although the frig annoys me, it has cold spots that freeze whatever is near them. Oven's worked like a champ.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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we just replaced 3 of our GE profile appliances, we needed to replace the fridge don't get me started on this fridge issue and went with a LG so of course the stove and over the range(both white) had to match the new titanium fridge.
The titanium seems to have less fingerprint issues.
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