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Mar 1, 2005 05:20 PM

GE Monogram kitchen stuff--any good?

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anyone have any experience with this stuff, GE's attempt to break into the Viking/Wolf stratosphere?
much obliged

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  1. I've had a Monogram 5 burner gas cooktop for over 14 years. It might have been one of their first. It has served me very well and I have few complaints. But, among them are the downdraft vent at the back of the cooktop is not very efficient that may be because how far the draft has to pull to get the steam and smoke out of the house. If I had known it was going to be a problem I would have put the cooktop against the wall and the sink in the island. The other problem I have had is that it is a sealed cooktop and the enamel on the burner pans has chipped quite a bit on the burners I use most and there is no way to fix them. It is almst time for a new one though and I will probably go backto Monogram again.

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    1. re: Candy

      I was so excited to buy the Monogram dual fuel range with the griddle. Imagine my embarrassment when I unpacked it and had it installed in my new kitchen and I realized that it doesn't even come with a timer! No probe, no delay bake, and the the smallest oven isn't self cleaning. Yes I should have checked these things when I paid the 6k but I assumed that such a pricey "professional" range would come with every bell and whistle. It cooks wonderfully, but the convenience factors are missing - my bad.

    2. Sister's family has the GE Monogram side-by-side refrigerator. They hate it. Too shallow, doesn't hold that much.

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      1. re: Gayla

        it's probably counter depth. That's the price you pay for the look of counter depth (I should know, I paid the price myself). But I don't think that's the fault of GE; it's just the way it is.

      2. I've had a GE monogram double oven for the last 11 years and I bake and roast constantly. It has worked perfectly, never a problem. I find it to be very reliable and temp. perfect.

        1. My parents had the dishwasher and hated it. It leaked so badly you had to dry the dishes after rinsing but before putting them in (why she bothered is beyond me). I think it had other problems as well. Also, the customer service on it was terrible, they couldn't/dudn't help her at all.

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          1. re: Keri T.

            I second complaints on the dishwasher. I have the 18'' W dishwasher. I stopped draining after the 4th time I used it. I need to call the repairman. What a pain.

          2. For the past two years I have had a kitchen full (built-in fridge, oven, microwave, cooktop) of the stuff, and have been very happy with it. The most striking thing has been the excellent customer service. I've called for service twice (once a hinge on the oven that probably broke in installation and once a funny noise in the fridge that seems to have all been in my head). Both times I made the appointment online, received a confirmation phone call, and then had the repair person show up right on time. They were both courteous and efficient. We're currently building a new house, and will use GE Monogram again.

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            1. re: terri

              Terri, do you know anything about the differences in the 30" monogram dbl oven vs the 30' Profile.