Whirlpool and GE are the top two appliance manufacturers in the United States. Whirlpool Gold and GE Profile are their best freestanding gas ranges.
Whirlpool Corporation is the largest manufacturer and marketer of home appliances in the world. Whirlpool owns brands such as KitchenAid, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana and others that are marketed around the globe. When Whirlpool acquired Maytag Corporation, they became the largest manufacturer and marketer of appliances in the world, beating out Electrolux. This gave Whirlpool dominance in the U.S major appliance market. Almost 50% of all appliances shipped in these categories include dishwashers, washers & dryers, ranges, and freezers.
General Electric, also known as GE, is a multinational conglomerate corporation which is the 6th largest company in the world. GE is divided into four segments; Energy, Finance & Consumer, Technology Infrastructure, and Industrial. The appliance division seems to be a small part of their overall business. GE ranks second in having almost 25% of the major appliance market. They are especially strong in ranges and refrigeration selling more in the U.S market than anyone else.
Whirlpool Gold vs GE Freestanding Double Oven Gas Ranges
Which Range is better?
The Whirlpool range has a lot of unique features with 6th sense technology that cooks your food faster while using less energy. It is equipped with a more economical way of self-cleaning which keeps track of how often you use the oven. It also has the 5th oval burner that allows different size pans.
The GE range has the 5th burner as well, however, it comes with the griddle/grill to give you more ways to use the oven top. The convection system in the lower oven helps you convert your normal recipes into a convection mode which cooks your food faster at a lower temperature.
Both ranges have some nice features and work well. The difference that sets these 2 brands apart is service. The Whirlpool range is well made with little service. In fact, Whirlpool was listed as one of our least serviced appliance brands.
GE is a great company, but appliances are a relatively small part of their portfolio and focus. Appliances are Whirlpool's only industry and primary focus. I just think they are a bit better after the sale.
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Neil Katz has been in appliance sales at Yale for over 25 years. Neil spends time following the Sox and Patriots and watching the stock market.