History of GE
Although he eventually held more than 1,000 U.S. patents, Thomas Edison didn't invent home appliances. It's impossible to credit just one individual with making life easier around the house, but Edison's electric innovations helped power it all. By 1889, his business interests attracted the attention of investor J.P. Morgan, and the New York merger that followed gave rise to the Edison General Electric Company in 1896.
That famous GE logo now belongs to Qingdao Haier of China which bought out the company's appliance division in 2016. Consumers can still enjoy confidence in the line of appliances that Consumer Reports currently ranks among the nation's top three. GE appliances come with standard and extended warranty packages, and name-brand replacement parts are available for DIY repair.
Consumer Reports does note that repairs for GE appliances most often involve refrigerators, top and bottom freezers and ice makers. Consumers can choose from four styles of kitchen appliances. GE's Profile, Artistry, Cafe and Monogram series offer contemporary profiles and coordinated good looks with these products:
- Trash compactors
- Kitchen disposers
- Wall ovens
- Range vents and hoods
- Warming drawers
Laundry and Water Products
GE extends consumer choices into the laundry room with traditional, high-efficiency and stackable washers and dryers as well as convenient accessories and home water products. While consumer complaints are few, they include a slow spin speed in the company's higher-end washing machines. GE laundry and home water products include:
- Clothes washers
- Clothes dryers
- Combination units
- Pedestal drawers
- Water heaters
- Water softeners
- Water filtration systems
Home Comfort Products
Again, GE scores high with the latest Consumer Reports review of room air conditioners. The offerings are limited with only a few complaints about noisy performance and inaccurate thermostat controls. GE offers two different models for residential use:
- Built-in room air conditioners
- Window air conditioning units
It's hard to imagine today's home appliance landscape without Edison's groundbreaking contributions. It's even harder to picture DIY repairs without a dependable source for GE replacement parts. Our U-Fix-It teams are here for you with products, advice and friendly tips focused on simplifying appliance repair jobs around the house. Drop by one of our four north Texas locations, or just give us a call. When you're ready to fix it yourself, we can help.