LOUISVILLE, Ky – November 15, 2023 – GE Profile™ today announced that it was named a 2024 CES® Innovation Awards Honoree in the Home Appliances category for its GE Profile UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology. The GE Profile UltraFast Combo combines a washer and dryer into one machine, simplifying the laundry chore into one efficient process by eliminating the need to transfer the load and driving industry-leading cycle times.
As a brand rooted in innovation, GE Profile harnessed the power of advanced technology, space-saving design, and intuitive features to create a seamless laundry experience that saves time, energy and space.
The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 29 consumer technology product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions for innovation, engineering, functionality, aesthetic and design. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record number of more than 3,000 submissions.
While all-in-one washer-dryers have existed for decades, the consumer experience has been less than ideal. GE Profile engineers spent seven years working on a newly patented heat pump technology that matches high speed airflow with a sealed heat pump system to wash and dry a large load in about 2 hours. The product holds more than 30 patents and pending patent applications.
The ventless heat pump technology and High-Airflow Ventless Drying System is also 50% more energy efficient than the Energy Star standard for electric dryers. The UltraFast Combo is packed with other technology that makes laundry easier, such as Adaptive Smart Dispense and Microban® Antimicrobial Technology.
The design of the UltraFast Combo also enables greater flexibility and removes limitations in users’ homes. Eliminating the need for exterior venting, owners can construct a laundry space virtually anywhere with a water hookup and a drain. By pairing this feature with a 120V plug requirement, users can move away from a designated laundry room and fit the machine in a small city apartment, bathroom or home gym.
While other washer-dryer combos have sacrificed capacity, the GE Profile UltraFast Combo still gives owners a 4.8-cu.-ft. capacity. The machine can clean a king-size comforter and a full set of bedding in a single load to reduce the amount of time spent doing laundry. The UltraFast Combo is also designed at an ergonomically desirable height for retrieving and folding clothes on top.
"We're continuously evaluating ways to reinvent the chore of laundry, and we believe that we have forever simplified laundry day with this product,” said Ken Rudolph, senior director of product management for clothes care at GE Appliances. “We are thrilled to see years of engineering and design recognized by the authority in consumer technology, and we look forward to making a big splash at CES in January."
For those attending the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the GE Profile UltraFast Combo will be on display at the GE Appliances booth # 53317 in The Venetian Las Vegas. Leading up to the show, the innovation will be at CES Unveiled on January 7 and Pepcom’s Digital Experience on January 8.
Available in Carbon Graphite with a highly responsive LED control panel, the UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2,899. Through the month of November, many retailers will offer a promotion of $700 off for a discounted price of $2,199. For more information about the GE Profile laundry portfolio, visit https://www.geappliances.com/profile-laundry.
About GE Profile™
As a leader in connected appliances, GE Profile offers kitchen and laundry solutions with sleek aesthetics and leading-edge features that simplify daily life. At the intersection of meaningful technology and sophisticated design, GE Profile brings smarter innovation to life through its line of major and small appliances. For the latest products, visit www.geappliances.com/ge/profile.htm or @geprofile on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest or YouTube.
 Tested using a 10lb DOE or typical mixed load on the Normal Wash + Dry Cycle Eco Dry setting.
 Efficiency rating as compared to the requirements for ENERGY STAR qualification for standard electric dryers.
At GE Appliances we make the world a better place, and our team is committed to leading in the communities where we live and work. Today, our appliances are in 50 percent of all U.S. homes, and our business is committed to serving every family in the country. We are a purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization that believes there is always a better way. We manufacture and sell products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and water filtration systems. For more information on our company, brands, and corporate citizenship, visit www.geappliancesco.com.