LOUISVILLE, Ky. June 20, 2012 — (NYSE: GE) — New GE Profile™ and GE® cooktops deliver the performance and top-notch quality consumers need to take cooking to a new level – no matter their skill level. With burners that allow both quick boiling and simmering to perfection, dishwasher-safe knobs, and grates for easy cleaning and enhanced style, GE cooktops take cooking at home one step further.
What’s new in gas cooktops
GE’s gas cooktops feature the style, flexibility and control today’s consumers demand, making their time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable.
  • Performance features include a Tri-ring burner with a unique two-in-one design for 20,000 BTU boiling or gentle 140°F simmering for delicate foods and sauces.
  • Enhanced style is found in brushed-chrome knobs with new LED backlights.
  • Control Lock capability, designed with a multi-generational household in mind, allows you to shut off gas to prevent activation by a young child or aging parents.
  • Ease of use due to continuous grates that allow for easy movement of pans between burners and upfront controls, providing access at the center of the cooktop—no more reaching over hot pots and burners.
  • Cleanability with a deep recessed cooktop and sealed cooktop burners that help contain spills and make cleaning easy. Dishwasher-safe grates and knobs deliver worry-free and effortless cleaning and maintenance, so the chef of the home can spend time with family, instead of laboring over cleanup.
GE Profile™ electric cooktop (model PP944STSS)
The GE Profile™ electric cooktop features ribbon heating elements that create consistent heat, and a glass surface provides fast, even heating, as well as Powerboil™ and dual-element heating.

Consumer-friendly electric cooktops
GE’s radiant electric cooktops deliver the key qualities households look for when choosing a cooktop:
  • Performance features include 12-inch, dual- and Tri-ring elements, creating multiple cooking areas in one and accommodating various-sized pots or pans; ribbon heating elements—consistent heat and glass surface providing fast, even heating; and PowerBoil™ burner delivering rapid heat for rapid boiling.
  • Flexibility, from a gentle simmer optimized for melting chocolate and making delicate sauces, to a power boil.
  • Engaging style, with a full stainless steel frame, curved front edge and heavy-duty knobs, make the cooktops both functional and a conversation piece.
  • Complete control, with Control Lock and electronic controls that deliver accurate temperature and ensure even heating and less temperature variation.
“The number one attribute consumers look for when choosing a cooktop is performance – the ability to cook any food to perfection,” said Julie Muennich, senior merchandising manager. “Consumers are saying ‘give me the tools and flexibility to cook my way—and cook well.’”
GE Café™ turns everyday cooking into cuisine
GE Café cooktops, launched in September, feature a restaurant-style appearance and deliver multiple capabilities and ease of use a professional chef demands – and today’s consumer wants. GE Café’s Tri-ring gas burner goes from 140°F simmer to 20,000 BTU power boil.
GE cooktops feature appearance upgrades
Along with reliability and performance, the fit, feel and finish of the cooktop is key among consumers. How will it look in their kitchen? With that in mind, GE designed its updated cooktops with wrapped edges, heavy-weight knobs with LED backlights and visually appealing grates, such as the new GE Profile grate that gives a unique, upgraded appearance to cooktops.
Pricing and availability
The estimated retail price range is $849 - $1,949 for electric and $749 - $1,899 for gas cooktops,* depending on the model. For more information on features and availability, visit www.geappliances.com.
*Resellers determine their own resale price.
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’ products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information on GE Appliances, visit www.ge.com/appliances.