GE Profile vs Kitchenaid Architect Wall Ovens & Microwaves

Updated on September 29, 2009
M.G. asks from Dallas, TX
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Does any one has any experience positive or negative with the GE Profile and Kitchenaid Architect wall ovens, microwaves and warm drawers?. What are your thoughts on reliability, customer service and every day use. Any suggestion on a place to buy them at a good price?
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Thank you for all your responses. We decided to go with Kitchenaid based on the reviews and feedback from different stores.

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I have had GE Profile Double Ovens, Gas stove, warming drawer and dishwasher for 10 years. I had to have a repair to the control panel on my oven but, that is normal with ovens that old. They all work great. They have great warranties if you use a certified GE repair person from their list. If you use someone else they don't always honor the warranty. I bought all of my appliances from Texas Appliance and Builder"s Supply in Arlington off Pioneer Parkway.

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Just another perspective you might not have thought about--I don't know your political bent, but our family boycotts GE products for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, they were the last American company still doing business with our enemy, Iran. I think it was just last week that they finally stopped. Bill O'Reilly has been reporting on this for years.

Also, GE owns NBC and MSNBC, which have so far left that they esentially campaign for the president and liberal issues. They have basically given up on actual journalism and being a watchdog of our government. We stopped watching MSNBC completely when Chris Matthews described the tingly feelings in his legs that he got from watching then-candidate Obama. The few times I check in with them, I am appalled at the unchecked bias that they display.

The commentators on MSNBC openly mock anyone who expresses conservative opinions and the entire Tea Party movement. They call these citizens who dare challenge their government to stop the insane spending in Washington (of which I am one) crazy nuts, uneducated idiots, and racists. Having attended five tea parties, a health reform protest in Austin, and our congressman's town hall, I have yet to hear a single racist comment. Mostly, I see quotes from Jefferson and our other founders on posters and T-shirts. I dated a black man for five months and married into a poor Hispanic family. I have a bachelor's degree, and my husband is a physician. So much for racist and uneducated! So I have a real problem spending my hard-earned money with a company who so dishonestly portray people like me as racist yokels.

NBC's progamming has also become over-the-top liberal. After 18 years of faithfully watching the "Today Show" every morning, the straw that finally broke the camel's back for me was watching them broadcast Katy Perry singing "I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It)" to a live audience filled with little girls. I contacted their sponsors, changed the channel, and have never looked back! I really thought I'd miss Matt, Ann, and Al (not so much Meredith), but it turns out that the morning crew on Fox is a lot more fun and informative.

More importantly, NBC and GE have a gigantic conflict of interest problem when it comes to reporting on so-called "global warming" or "global climate change." Their news outlets constantly trumpet that the science behind this theory is settled, calling critics "flat earthers," yet nothing could be further from the truth. A huge portion of the scientific community dispute the science behind the theory, but often face retribution that includes losing their positions and funding from universities for espousing this politically incorrect view.

NBC consistently fails to disclose that they have an enormous vested interest in the success of this theory. They are the largest producer of "green products," from wind turbines to light bulbs. (Ironic, since GE singlehandedly polluted the Hudson River so badly that you couldn't fish there for years. Their current concern for the environment is touching!) They coporation and its executives consistently donate tons of money to candidates who will vote for legislation like the Cap and Trade bill, which will line their pockets, but will raise the price for energy substantially for everyone. So much for our politicians' deep concern about the poor and people on fixed incomes! Also, GE's CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, is one of President Obama's economic advisors.

We have a serious problem when corporations and the media are so integrated into our government. It is appalling watching the leaders of our nation, corporations and our media openly scratching each other's backs without regard to the well-being of our country and its people. As a citizen, it seems that our voices and concerns are no longer of interet to our government, only the best interest of the coporations that donate matter now. So in our family, we do all we can to make an impact: we speak up to our nation's leaders to let them know that we're watching and we vote, we rarely watch NBC, and we NEVER buy anything from GE.

That said, good luck with your purchases. Sorry to be so serious, but it seems like a lot is at stake now.



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I have a GE Profile built in wall oven. I like it. I have had no problems with it. I bought it at Gold Star in Richardson on Central Expressway I75. I like them.Hope this helps. L.


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I have experience with GE Profile Oven, Mivrowave and Dishwasher.

We put supposedly great GE Profile products in this house when we built in 2000. Things may have changed for the better since then but I will NEVER purchase GE again.

For starters, the dishwasher was DEAD within 2 years, I replaced it with a high end Maytag which was DEAD within 4 yrs, and then I replaced with high end Kitchen Aid. I LOVE the Kitchen is still going strong...

My GE Profile Microwave is still usable BUT has had warranty issues. The 2nd time it went out, instead of using the warranty part..we upgraded the part for an extra $150 and the new part has a 10 yr warranty. Right now, the microwave works but seems like it has a little less power. The touchpad numbers that are used the most get little cracks on them. This is something on our list to replace.

The Oven, OMG. No kidding....I had to call the fire department (as did my neighbor) when we used the clean cycle. The oven got so hot, the walls surrounding it was hot to the touch. We contacted our builder and were simply "shoo'ed away". The oven works, but it gets WAY too hot. The Fire Dept told me to never use it over 400 due to fire hazard. My neighbor was cooking dinner in her oven at a high temp when it just caught fire. She has the same model I have. When I do use my oven......NO one leaves the house with it on, it is closely monitored.

We have the GE Profile Cooktop and I don't care for it but it works ok. My preference would be gas cooktop but with my kitchen set up, it was not available. My cooktop is on a huge island vs on an outside wall.

I'll note that we also had a top of the line Maytag fridge that DIED within 7 yrs. We replaced it with a top of the line Kitchen Aid and LOVE it. We loved the dishwasher so much we went ahead and replaced the fridge.

When I start replaced the oven, stove top and microwave...I will certainly go with a Kitchen Aid product due to my good experience with them.

Keep in mind....for the beneifit of the doubt...YES, I HATE GE Profile products, HOWEVER......since I got my originals when we built our home in 2000, it is possible that the products have improved. I personally would never give them another chance due to my bad luck.

Happy Shopping.


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I've had my Kitchenaid Architect series wall oven/micro/stove top and dishwasher for a year now. The only one I wouldn't buy again is the dishwasher. Very happy with the others.



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We have the GE Profile Convection/Microwave/Speedcook oven and I LOVE it. We've had it for about a year now. It cooks well, warms up fine and the speedcook function is so handy with all the preset items. We got the best price at Lowes. BTW...I did see one on Craig's list when we were looking. They were changing their kitchen from white appliances to stainless steel, but there was nothing wrong with it. So check Craig's list too. If we had needed white instead of black I would have bought it and saved $350. Anyway, highly recommend it. It is wonderful. Saves on electricity too.



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We have a White GE Profile microwave for sale that has never been used. It is a Spacemaker XL 1800 and it's white. We are asking $200. When we purchased our home, the previous owner had just installed all new white appliances, but we wanted stainless steel appliances, so they were taken out and never used. I have photos I can send you if you are interested. Just email me



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I had all Kitchenaid in my one home and they were fabulous top of the line though. Not sure about the other brand. Also do not know where to purchase them. Conns has a lot of stuff. Good Luck be interesting to see if there is a difference. I had mine 12 yrs ago but companies change.My friend got a Maytag washer and dryer and the shut off value did not shut off and water came pouring out all over the home. They had to take out the walls and cabinets and resheet rock and paint and the carpets were all wet. Brand new. I also now have whirlpool which are cheap the builder put in and the mircrowave is rusting out the bottom and the seems on top and under the glass turn table. I also was cleaning and the glass top stove chipped a little piece off it. I had a sub zorrow refer by Kitchen Aid and loved it too. My refer now is just to small.Also my whirlpool washing machine had the lid replaced as the edges were not painted well and rusting. They put on a new one that still does not have a lot of paint on the corners. Years ago I had a whilpool washer and the engine fell out one day after warranty. They were not going to do anything but came out to look and decided they would replace it but I upgraded so more money. He said he had never seen anything like it before nor have I. G. W



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We replaced our Whirlpool appliances with GE Profile. The microwave and gas cooktop are fine, the dishwasher is horrible and the oven is okay but not even as good as our basic Whirlpool. It gets too hot and tends to overcook. I have had to learn to adjust cooking times and temps for most recipes. It also beeps incessantly when it is done and you have to turn it off and reset it, which is a pain. Sometimes at the end of cooking, I will leave something in there for another minute or 2, but you have to reset it all with this oven. I personally would not get GE profile again.



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For a price quote, you might try Factory Builder Stores on Dallas Street in Grapevine. You can look them up online. When we purchased our Kitchenaide appliances, they had competative pricing.



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I remodeled my kitchen in 2005 with Kitchenaid Architect double oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and ice maker and I'm sad to say I have had quite a few problems. The fridge has been repaired maybe 5 times and the icemaker breaks down all the time still (although I think all icemakers are like that). I know the stove and dishwasher had problems the first year. The microwave is the only thing that hasn't broken yet (knock on wood). In terms of service, though, they were very responsive and fixed promptly at no charge while under warranty. I ended up getting an extra year of warranty free on the fridge bc it was so ridiculous how often it broke within the first year and paid to have the rest extended. When the products are working I love them.

I think next time I wouldn't buy kitchen aid but that makes me so sad bc I love the name brand and mixers but a fridge shouldn't break down several times within the first year!!

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