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General Electric Induction Hobs

"Produce! Produce!
Were it but the pitifullest infintesimal fraction
of a product, produce it in God's name!
'Tis the utmost thou hast in thee: out with it, then."

—Thomas Carlyle

General General Electric Information

GE—one of the largest and best-known companies in the world—makes induction units under two product-line labels: GE "Profile" and GE "Monogram"; they apparently feel that the Monogram line is more "upscale", though it at least looks like the induction units from the two lines are virtually identical (except in price!). These units are nearly unique in that their required countertop cutouts are small enough (barely) to let them fit into standard kitchen-cabinet base units (cabinets that are exactly 30 inches or 36 inches wide), so that older "slide-in" ranges can readily be replaced. That, we feel is a big plus, at least for those homeowners not building anew or doing a really major kitchen do-over. (But note that GE now has 30-inch ranges with induction cooktop in its Profile line.) On the other hand, they require "breathing room" underneath that precludes putting a drawer (or other full-depth obstacle) under them.

(Note that Monogram has its own web site.)

GE makes the usual two sorts of induction cooktops: a 30-inch, 4-element model and a 36-inch, 5-element model, the pair appearing in both the "Profile" and "Monogram" lines. In addition, GE now has a 30-inch range unit with an induction-powered cooktop (which we list separately below) in its Profile line. In both lines, each width comes in two trim variations.

Also remember that as a generalization, GE appliance products are considered very reliable—check them out at Consumer Reports.

General Electric "Profile" Induction-Unit Data

As always in these listings, we give these standard general—

Important notes on these data:

  1. We have spent a lot of time hunting these data--often in several places for each individual unit--but we cannot and do not guarantee any datum to be correct (indeed, we often found conflicting data at different sources). Caveat emptor!

  2. For those units we offer for sale, the prices shown are never over a day old. For other items, the prices shown are the lowest we found with moderate but not fanatic searching; moreover, they are not updated very often and are only intended as a rough guide to comparative unit values in cost/power terms.

  3. Most "Features" are not terribly important, and are nearly standard among roughly similar units, regardless of brand name. If some "feature"--shown or omitted--is especially important to you, check on it, because we did not take great pains over the "Features" data.

  4. Dimensions given here are, as the makers themselves warn, only to be used as guidelines in planning--never do anything (such as cutting a countertop) till you have your actual unit to hand.

  5. A very important unit datum is the "MaxPower" value. Many units show individual-element powers that add up to impressive totals that the unit cannot really supply. That is not a defect or some form of cheating: it is "power sharing", a clever and useful feature; but, unless the maker is unusually open about data, one can easily be misled into believeing that the unit as a whole is more powerful than it is. Your dollars are buying cooking power, and you need to be well aware of just what you are paying for in actual cost/power terms for the unit as a whole.

  6. Similar to power sharing (though less flexible) is the "power boost" feature many units have on some or all of their elements. (That feature allows a "boosted" element to temporarily, for some short period--rarely specified, but typically 10 minutes or so--run at some set level well over its nominal power, to help with tasks like getting large pots of water to boiling.) As with true power sharing, if one is not careful, one can get an incorrect impression of the true total power capability of the unit as a whole, which, as we just said, is basically what your dollars are buying.

(For much fuller information on power, read our page Kitchen Electricity 101.)


We found (counting trim variations) 8 General Electric cooktop models:

"Café" Line (2 cooktops)

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General Electric "Café" CHP9530SJSS
(maker's product page)
similar model: PHP9030SJSS
similar model: ZHU30RSJSS
similar model: PHP9030DJBB


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