Samsung vs. GE Profile Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  February 22, 2018  |  3 Min. Read

Slide-In Ranges

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Gas slide-in ranges have changed over the years with added features. You can still buy basic slide-in ranges from Frigidaire, Whirlpool, GE, and LG.

However, the better slide-ins from KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Samsung, and GE Profile add features like fifth burners, convection, and better aesthetics.

GE Profile and Samsung compete on an even higher tier because they offer double ovens in their ranges.

You will learn a bit about both companies, their products, and then we will compare them at the end.

Samsung

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After less than 10 years in the US, Samsung is now the most widely sold single brand in the US.

Samsung, in my opinion, was the first to design truly beautiful, edgy products. Their suites quite simply look better than other brands. 

Their products are functional and reliable. Samsung has been on our most reliable list for three years now. We had over 30,000 service calls in 2017 for appliances.

Here's a tip to buying Samsung appliances: Look to purchase their products during holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day  where the prices can be 20%-30% less.

GE Profile

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GE is one of the oldest American appliance companies, founded in 1892 by Thomas Edison. However, since 2016 they are owned by Haier of China.

In many ways, GE is the polar opposite of Samsung. They have older, more traditional designs and target builders more so than consumers.

We have not sold GE since 2013, but they still are a decent product line.

Here is a tip to buying GE: They have a little-known "Friends and Family" Plan. You can buy their appliances online for 20-30% less through GE directly.

Now let's look at the products.

Samsung vs. GE Profile Ranges 

Samsung NX58K9850SS – $2,699

 

NX58K9850SS

 

 

Features:

  • 22K BTU True Dual Burner
    • Fast boil on high heat, maintaining low simmer
  • Large Oven Capacity
    • 8 cu/ft overall
    • 4 cu/ft upper
    • 3 cu/ft lower
  • Duel convection oven
    • True convection top
    • Fan convection lower
  • Flex Duo with Duo Doors
    • Use of top oven or lower oven with ceramic divider
    • Or use full cubic capacity of oven for larger items
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
    • Monitors and control the range from anywhere

Sounds too good to be true but the Samsung NX58K9850SS carries a lot for itself with a very fast boil to a low simmer on the dual-stacked burner. With 22K BTU it's more power than most pro-style ranges have to offer. The oversized griddle burner offers even heat for pancakes and grill cheese with ease.  

NX58K9850SS ControlsBurner and Controls

GE Profile PGS960SELSS - $2,789

PGS960SELSS

Features:

  • Edge to Edge cooktop
    • Large continuous grates provide extra surface room for pots and pans
  • 21K BTU Tri-Ring Burner
    • Dual-stacked burners for high heat or low simmer
  • Wifi Connectivity
    • Wireless control oven functions from your smartphone
  • 7 cu/ft total double oven
    • Upper oven for smaller meals
    • Lower oven larger party size meals
  • Colors- Black, Slate, Stainless

The generously sized oven offers versatile baking needs. 21K BTU will provide a substantially fast boil and drop to an instant low simmer without having to move your pot to different surface positions. The edge to edge cooktop surface does provide additional surface space for your pots and pans.  

PGS960SELSS BurnersBurner and Controls 

So, which would you buy?

Having a double oven can offer versatile baking abilities with a very similar output. GE's oven is two separate ovens with the upper oven for broiling and baking and the lower oven for baking only with convection.

The Samsung Flex-Duo has a removable divider converting the oven from a full-size oven to two separate ovens.

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Samsung Flex-Duo 

GE-Profile-Oven

GE Profile Oven

These ranges are pretty much the same. However, other factors are not.

During holidays, Samsung can be 30% less. However, if you are or can find a GE Friend or Family Plan, you can save 30%.

Thirty percent in either direction should sway your decision. You may also want to look at appliance packages. Samsung has better refrigerators. GE has better over-the-range microwaves.

You may want to think about reliability and service. Samsung is reliable. I cannot comment on GE. Depending on who fixes or rather can fix either should be considered as well because it varies by region and dealer.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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