GE Profile vs GE Monogram Advantium Speed Ovens

Steve Sheinkopf  |  February 22, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

GE Monogram  |  GE Profile  |  Speed Ovens

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First, in order to be completely transparent, we stopped selling Monogram in November 2011 and GE in 2013, but we will always be objective.  I still like GE in many ways

Let's talk about the product. Advantium is the only speed oven powered by 240 volt light bulbs. It can cook 8 times faster than a regular oven as a result. The Advantium also has four different cooking technologies: Speed cook, true European convection, sensor microwave and warming as well as 75 preprogrammed recipes, so it is simple to use. 

There are three models, a 220 volt wall oven, a 120 volt wall oven and an over-the-range vent combination. A whole chicken can be cooked in 33 minutes in the 220v, 45 minutes minutes in the 120 volt and almost 2 hours in a regular oven. Seafood cutlets are 4.5 minutes in a 220v Advantium and 30 in a regular oven. There is also less preheating, because you are basically turning on a very hot incandescent bulb.

We have been pleased with the performance of the product in live demonstrations. It is a very good niche second oven. Let's compare the GE Profile and GE Monogram version.

To see how Advantium compares with the other steam ovens from Miele, Jenn-Air and Sharp, then click here

ge profile wall oven PSB2201NSS

VS 

ge monogram wall oven ZSC2202NSS

GE Profile PSB2201NSS $2189

 

GE Monogram ZSC2202NSS $2639

Units have the same capacity, same features and electrical specifications. Difference is aesthetics and $480. We have written posts like this before, most notably Whirlpool vs Maytag laundry. There is a mentality in manufacturing. Place a different label on the same product, sell it in a different channel and consumers will buy it like Buick, Chevrolet and Pontiac or in this case Monogram vs Profile.

If you like the handle, then buy the product. Just don't buy a label thinking it is any different than the less expensive version.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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