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Samsung Family Hub vs. GE Café Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

Remember when refrigerators were simple and just kept your food cold? Not anymore.

The next generation is Wi-Fi enabled with TVs, coffee systems and SodaStream attachments. Refrigerators are much more than chillers and freezers these days. They can be the communication hubs for your home.

Two companies bringing this type of technology are GE (now owned by Haier of China) and Samsung.

We will look at both of their products and then compare.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, GE Cafe, Samsung

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

by Jessica Petrino

There are three types of gas ranges on the market today: freestanding, slide-in, or professional style.

Freestanding ranges are the least expensive with controls on the back.

Professional-style ranges are the most expensive with high power burners and a commercial look.

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Topics: Slide-In Ranges, GE Cafe, Samsung

Miele vs. GE Café Dual Fuel Range (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Miele vs. GE Cafe? The two are on the polar ends of the spectrum. Miele is family owned for 150 years. GE is one of the world’s largest companies and will be divesting their appliance business to Electrolux by summer 2015.

Both of these ranges are really good.You would be happy with either, but they also represent the opposites of the high end range market both in features and prices.

We will look at both companies, as well as features and prices  First lets review. 

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Topics: Miele, GE Cafe, Dual Fuel Ranges

GE Café vs. Bosch Benchmark Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Danny Nguyen

GE Café was perhaps one of the best product introductions in appliance history.

Café targeted the client who did not want Sub-Zero, yet still wanted good looking appliances. That introduction was 6 years ago.

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Topics: Website, Gas Cooking, GE Cafe, Bosch Benchmark

Electrolux vs GE Café Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Mark Bennett

Slide-in ranges have a nice clean look when installed, and are typically more fully featured than most freestanding ranges. Slide-in ranges will have no back splash, the sides will overlap the countertop, and all of the controls are on the front of the unit.

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Slide-In Ranges, GE Cafe, Electrolux

KitchenAid vs GE Cafe Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Jessica Petrino

Both KitchenAid and GE are American Dishwashers. American dishwashers use a heated dry system to produce heat from an element located at the bottom of the dishwasher. The heat produced evaporates moisture causing dishes to dry quickly.

American dishwashers also typically contain a hard food disposer in the pump assembly. This disposer grinds up any food particles that are not dissolved by the detergents. High-end American models contain a filtering system instead of a hard food disposer to ensure quieter operation.

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Topics: Dishwashers, GE Cafe, KitchenAid

JennAir Pro vs GE Cafe Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Jenn-Air Pro vs GE Cafe is an interesting comparison as both have different attributes. This will be a good article, because pro ranges have become more like residential ranges with self-cleaning and better interfaces. Residential ranges have better BTU outputs like a pro range, so this will be intriguing.

What is Dual Fuel?

When shopping for a gas range you have two options: an all gas range, or a dual fuel range. A dual fuel range has a gas burners and an electric oven whereas an all gas range has gas burners and a gas oven. Your cooking style will determine whether an all gas or a dual fuel range is better for you. All gas ovens tend to have a better broiling capability whereas dual fuel ovens have true convection which is great for people who like to bake.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, GE Cafe, Dual Fuel Ranges

Miele vs GE Cafe Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Miele and GE Cafe compete in the premium level of dishwashers. The companies could not be more different. Miele is a family owned company and GE is one of the largest multinationals in the world. It's amazing but Miele has been in the dishwasher business since the 1920s and GE Cafe is relatively recent over the last 10 years.

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, GE Cafe

Jenn-Air vs GE Cafe Cabinet Depth French Door Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by John Ramsay V

Cabinet depth refrigerators fit into standard 24 inch deep cabinets with only the doors protruding. A regular counter depth has the custom look of other built in refrigerator at a fraction of the price.

Both are the cornerstone of decent yet affordable packages.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Counter Depth Refrigerators, GE Cafe, French Door Refrigerators

JennAir vs GE Cafe Stainless Kitchen Packages (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

Every month at Yale we offer 4-piece appliance packages that include a refrigerator, a range, an over-the-range microwave and a dishwasher. The pricing on these packages reflect all mail-in rebates and discounts offered for purchasing all of these together. Our recommendation list really intersects overall product preference plus value of rebates. In other words, if the $600 dishwasher is good, the same dishwasher at $450 is better.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, GE Cafe, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

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