GE Appliances was born from the creative spirit of America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison. From our people to our products, his spirit lives on today in who we are and what we do. We’re a company that asks, “What if?” and always works to create a better way.
GE Profile™ UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology
The GE Profile UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology eliminates the laundry day hassle of waiting around to transfer a load as the ultimate one-and-done solution. The UltraFast Combo not only eliminates the transfer step, but it saves time with its ability to wash AND dry a large load in about 2 hours1. Plus, the machine disrupts traditional design limitations and saves space with its ventless technology that lets owners do laundry from anywhere with a water hookup and 120V outlet, such as a closet or primary bathroom, without a need for exterior venting. Best of all, it offers Greater Energy Savings with ventless heat pump technology and a High-Airflow Ventless Drying System that delivers 50% more energy efficient drying2. With the drying system, users can gently dry delicates, activewear and denim with the recirculated high-speed filtered airflow and skip the hang dry.
GE Profile™ Smart Mixer with AutoSense
GE Appliances is disrupting the baking category with the launch of the GE Profile Smart Mixer with AutoSense, the Smartest Mixer in the U.S. and recipient of a CES Innovation Award. It is stacked with smart technology and connected, revolutionary features, including a Built-in Smart Scale to precisely weigh ingredients directly in the mixing bowl without the need for additional equipment and Auto Sense Technology that actively monitors changes in texture and viscosity through motor torque feedback to optimize mixing performance. With voice control capabilities, the GE Profile Smart Mixer enables bakers to leave their hands free to flour, shape and plate without interruption. Finally, the SmartHQ app takes baking to the next level with more than a dozen guided recipes that offer step-by-step instructions connected to the mixer to take users through the entire process seamlessly, with additional recipes on the way as over-the-air updates.
GE Profile™ Top Load 900 Series
GE Profile™ recently expanded into the laundry category, giving owners a smarter laundry experience with industry-leading technology. The GE Profile™ Top Load 900 Series is the first-ever washer with a built-in Alexa, which recognizes up to 70,000 utterances for more than 150 hard-to-wash fabrics and almost 450 stains, allowing users to set the washing machine to the optimal settings through voice. Additionally, innovative SmartDispense™ Technology automatically adjusts the amount of detergent dispensed depending on the size of the load and detergent used and Fabric Refresh freshens fabrics in the dryer without having to go through an entire wash and dry cycle.
GE Profile™ UltraFresh System™ Dishwasher with Microban® Antimicrobial Technology
The GE Profile™ UltraFresh System™ Dishwasher with Microban® Antimicrobial Technology is the first and only dishwasher engineered to stay fresher and cleaner during a time when consumers are more concerned than ever about the germs in their homes. Microban® Antimicrobial Technology is built into the high-contact touchpoints, which helps prevent 99% of bacteria on treated surfaces for the lifetime of the dishwasher. Additionally, this GE Profile dishwasher features a first-of-its-kind UltraFresh System™ for dishwashers that helps to stop the causes of odor by pulling in fresh air and water in between cycles when it detects the dishwasher needs a refresh
GE Appliances is the first appliance company to push over-the-air updates to its existing owners so appliances continue to get better over time. For example, GE Appliances pushed out No-Preheat Air Fry Mode to 200,000 connected models that did not have this feature at purchase, bringing the crunch without the calories to more than 60 models. Last Thanksgiving, it unveiled a Turkey Mode to take the guesswork out of cooking the most high-pressure dish of the year to more than 500,000 eligible owners. And last Father’s Day, it delivered Steakhouse Mode to more than 160,000 consumers, giving them the technology to serve up a restaurant-quality steak for dad with no previous steak know-how.
History of Innovation
From innovating the first line of heating and cooking products in 1907 to designing a first-of-its-kind digital cooking experience with our “Best of CES” Next Gen Kitchen Hub in 2020, we’ve long been known for turning great ideas into inventions that make life easier. Consistently recognized for our industry-leading innovations for the home, we strive to anticipate our owners’ needs and develop the solutions that provide more time for people to do the things they love with those they love.
Our interactive timeline provides a glimpse at some of GE Appliances’ greatest inventions – from the world’s first self-cleaning oven to our award-winning UltraFresh front load washer, a recipient of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Our innovative spirit is alive and thriving at our 11 U.S. manufacturing facilities and 14 distribution centers. Through our digital transformation, we’re dramatically changing the way we do business for our customers and consumers. As the personalization trend grows, our goal is to make exactly what our owners want, when they want it.
To make that happen, we’ve invested in technology such as data visualization, predictive maintenance analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and 3D scanning. We’ve created smart factories and distribution centers that give us real-time data at our fingertips, increasing efficiency and improving quality. With a digital thread that tracks who needs an appliance, where it’s going and the fastest way to get there, we have more visibility to our supply chain than ever before.
What the means for you is better, faster service. In fact, our digital supply chain innovations and network of distribution centers enable us to deliver finished appliances to 90 percent of U.S. households in just one day.
Meet some of the people behind our products whose ideas spark the innovation that helps make life a little easier for you.
Advanced Systems Engineer for Cooking Products and Technical Expert-Combustion
When you fire up a burner on your range to make spaghetti for supper or your Saturday morning pancakes, the creative genius of Paul Cadima is behind helping you prepare amazing meals. Paul appreciates the freedom he has at GE Appliances to chase ideas and take big swings. He’s not only received 70 patents for his work on our groundbreaking cooking products, like an integrated griddle on your cooktop, he’s invented unique features that save owners time.
He considers himself a person driven by the greater good and has a curiosity for solving problems - like designing electric coils that are hot enough to perform kitchen tasks, but safe enough to meet the latest safety regulations. At the end of the day, he believes that GE Appliances makes products that help people, and that’s what continues to keep him motivated.
Executive Director, Chief Engineer
As the first female Chief Engineer of GE Appliances, Kyran Hoff is motivated to make the best products in the market every day in order to help owners better manage their tasks in the kitchen so they can spend more time with the people they love. Kyran is an engineer who holds seven patents and has helped to develop products and features our owners love, like GE Appliances’ first dishwasher sanitization cycle and an industry-first dishwasher with 102 jets, not to mention a jet designed specifically to clean bottles.
From the concept and development phase to seeing a product roll off the assembly line and into an owner’s home, Kyran loves being a part of the process. As an avid cook, she's particularly excited about the collaboration between the cooking and SmartHome Solutions teams. She believes that innovative features like guided cooking have the ability to bring out the inner home chef in everyone.
Director and Kitchen Hub design manager at GE Appliances
Our smart home solutions put the power of appliances into the hands of our owners. From guided cooking to washers and dryers with built-in WiFi, Jeff Drake is driven to create new products that keep you connected and save you time and money.
His work in integrating smart home technology with traditional appliances has led to new innovations like the award-winning Kitchen Hub. The Kitchen Hub harnesses the power of connected appliances into a home command center that can track family calendars, look up recipes and even video chat grandma for cooking advice.
Jeff’s interest in engineering started at a young age when he watched his father, an electrical control mechanic, tinker on projects at home. It prompted him to take a co-op position at GE Appliances and eventually a full-time role that has generated 43 patents and counting for the company. Jeff believes that you should be bold with your choices and appreciates that at GE Appliances, he has the freedom to bring big, new ideas to the table.
Director of Engineering, Small Appliances
Once only available in restaurants, our Opal Nugget ice maker developed at FirstBuild, now allows our owners to produce perfectly crunchable nugget ice in the comfort of their own homes. Engineer Sam DuPlessis helped develop and bring the Opal to market, and in 2020 he played an integral role in GE Appliances’ re-entry into the small appliances marketplace.
Working with his team, Sam’s been able to combine innovation with an attention to detail that sets a new standard for the small appliances category. His work includes a “Gold Cup” certified coffee maker with style, and a “not-your-grandma’s” toaster oven with air-fry technology. Over the last 24 years of his career, Sam has gained a reputation for providing owners with new features that surprise, delight and deliver on superior experiences.
He contributes his success to being curious about how things work and being driven to make new ideas successful and useful for our owners. While seeing an idea come to life is rewarding, he points to seeing owners happy with their products as his greatest reward.
Product Senior Manager - Cooking & Food Prep
When you pick up a coffee pot and feel the weight and texture of the appliance in your hand, take note of your refrigerator’s seemingly “made-for-you” configuration or admire the attention to detail on your new toaster oven with air-fry technology, know that the creative mind of Lauren Platts is behind these functional and beautiful products.
Lauren is building on her experience and expertise as a designer in her role as product manager. From designing, to marketing and sales, Lauren's influence in the full lifecycle of our small appliances inspires her to make conscious and intentional choices that reflect the diverse needs and tastes of our owners.
Lauren believes that innovation is about questioning why things are the way they are now and asking yourself how you can make them better moving forward. She loves GE Appliances’ culture of open-mindedness, inclusivity and teamwork.
Executive Director, Cooking Products Technology
When you pop your next bag of microwave popcorn or boil water over a gas burner, you’ll have Derrick Little and his team to thank for how efficiently the appliances work. Derrick believes that the best innovation is born out of diversity in thought and teamwork. He lives by the idea that “we either win together or we do not win at all.” It’s this mindset that has led him to collaborate on more than 10 patents in the cooking technology space with his fellow GE Appliances engineers.
He loves leading the launch of new appliance products and seeing friends and family enjoy them in their homes. It’s the constant challenge of solving problems and the opportunity to learn something new that’s kept him passionate over the course of his nearly 30-year career with GE Appliances.
FirstBuild is a destination for makers who are fueled by a relentless drive to create what’s next. Its microfactory, open makerspace, online community and go-to-market approaches lead to innovative products people love. Whatever you’re passionate about, come make it with us at FirstBuild.
We design products with you in mind. Our focus at GE Appliances is making life easier at home by creating exciting, innovative products you can trust. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters.