For many years, you had to shop hard for an induction product. The choices were limited at best and expensive for even the simplest of ranges. Frigidaire and GE were at the forefront of induction cooking from a price and selection standpoint.
So now other brands have started to offer induction more recently. Viking, Dacor, Miele and Wolf have higher-end induction cooking products.
LG and Samsung have started to market affordable, stylish products directly competing with GE.
Before we determine which may be better, we will look at both companies, the products, then compare.
Samsung is a consumer brand based out of Korea. You may have one of their Android phones. After years of battling with Apple, Samsung has recently focused on the appliance business with cool innovations and designs.
You will find this range interesting.
GE is now a subsidiary of Haier, a huge Chinese manufacturer. Profile is their upscale, commodity brand after Cafe and Monogram.
You see more GE in large developments and apartment complexes. They have always been more of a builder driven rather than a consumer oriented brand.
We have not sold GE products since 2013.
Samsung vs. GE Profiles Induction Slide-In Ranges
For comparison purposes, the following overview will match up Samsung’s, high-end Chef Collection induction slide-in with the GE Profile induction slide-in.
- Full induction cooktop with Virtual Flame Technology
- Flex Duo Oven
- 5.8 cu. ft. oven splits into two ovens - 2.6 cu. ft. and 3.1 cu. ft. - with the Smart Divider
- Slanted Controls
- Chef Bake
- Premium Design with Guiding Lights
- Ball-bearing gliding racks
- Four Induction Elements - 11", 7", two 6"
- Glass Touch Controls with Guiding Light System
- Dual Convection for even cooking
- Gliding Rack for simplest access to food in the oven
- Temperature Probe ensures best cooking results
- Large 5.8 cu. ft. oven capacity
- Warming Drawer: High, Medium, Low
- SteamQuick (20 min. oven cleaning) and Self Clean
GE Profile PHS920SFSS - $3,199
- True European Convection with Precise Air
- 5.3 cu. ft. Oven Capacity
- Warming Drawer
- Self-Clean Roller Rack
- Glass Touch Controls
- Self-Clean with Steam
- Fast Preheat
- Hidden Bake Element
- Black Gloss Oven Interior
Both are very good, so this comparison depends on how you cook.
The Profile has hotter burners and tops out at 3,700 watts versus 3,300 in the Samsung. So GE has the faster burners. You have the blue flame of the Samsung Virtual Flame, so you know when it is on.
Samsung is newer than the 10+ year old Profile, so the style is more updated and better looking.
The Flex Duo allows you to cook two items at the same time at different temperatures by inserting the stainless panel divider. You can also use it as one big oven like the Profile. So the stove is better if you cook multiple items at different temperatures.
Samsung has been very reliable at just 5.36% service within the first year. The average appliance needs service just over 11%.
We have not sold GE for almost 4 years, but they were average in 2013.
This is a tough comparison based on how you buy. Do you prefer a faster top or better oven with a cleaner look?
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