Since both GE and KitchenAid offer amazing refrigerators, how do you make the best choice? We break down the differences between price and features to help you find the perfect refrigerator for your home.
GE Refrigerators: Price
Both GE and KitchenAid produce high-quality refrigerators. As a result, neither brand could be considered “cheap” or more affordable. However, they do have some options that fall within an affordable range.
For example, GE’s most affordable refrigerator is the GE 15.6 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
for $729. It has good reviews with 4.4 stars out of 5 stars and 2,422 customer reviews. Other than being a reliable appliance, this refrigerator is fairly standard. It comes with no extra features and doesn’t stand out from its competition.
On the other side of the spectrum, GE’s most expensive refrigerator is the GE Profile Series 48" Smart Refrigerator
for $10,929. Where GE’s affordable option lacked features, this option is packed. It connects to WiFi, has advanced water filtration, LED lighting, climate control, and has a side-by-side build with the freezer and fridge.
In total, GE offers 189 refrigerators (including compact options). And, although they fall within an extremely wide price range, most of GE’s refrigerators cost between $1,000 and $4,000.
KitchenAid Refrigerators: Price
KitchenAid is best known for its kitchen stand mixers. However, the brand began making refrigerators in 1986 and has an impressive lineup.
If you’re on a budget, KitchenAid isn’t the right choice. KitchenAid’s most affordable refrigerator is the $2,599 Standard Depth French Door Refrigerator
. Unfortunately, you won’t find anything cheaper than that. Still, customers love this option and rate it 4.1 stars out of 5 with 507 reviews.
Most of KitchenAid’s refrigerators cost between $3,000 and $4,000.
GE Versus KitchenAid Refrigerators: Features
GE and KitchenAid offer similar profiles when it comes to features. Both brands have refrigerators with ice and water dispensers, special food-care systems to help food last longer, and spacious interiors. One thing that sets GE apart from KitchenAid is the addition of smart features
GE offers several smart fridges that can connect to WiFi. With this, the fridge will alert you if the temperature is incorrect or if the door is left option. It also allows you to control the fridge remotely by scheduling hot water, turning the ice maker on or off, and adjusting the temperature.
GE also has refrigerators with optional WiFi that you can purchase separately and add to the refrigerator. The optional WiFi add-on
Which Should You Choose?
GE has more refrigerator options than KitchenAid and is more affordable overall. On the other hand, all of KitchenAid’s refrigerators are built to match an aesthetic home. Both brands are reliable and you’re unlikely to see major concerns with either.
If you love KitchenAid’s style, then KitchenAid is the obvious choice. However, if you’re interested in having a smart refrigerator, or you’re looking for a fridge that falls into a lower price category, purchase a GE refrigerator.
GE’s wider range of options and inclusion of unique features give it an edge over KitchenAid. Still, the final decision comes down to your personal preference and budget.
Do You Need an Extended Warranty?
Although GE and KitchenAid offer quality refrigerators, they are vulnerable to damage. For example, some of the most common defects that plague refrigerators include:
- Draining issues
- Heating and cooling problems
- Mechanical failure
- Power failure
- Manufacturing defects
Most GE and KitchenAid refrigerators come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. However, most customers expect their refrigerators to last for up to 10 years. This means that customers will have to pay out of pocket for repairs and replacements once the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Because refrigerators cost upwards of $2,000, it makes sense to pair them with an extended warranty.
Upsie’s extended warranties for refrigerators
cover a wide range of defects, including those already mentioned. In addition, Upsie costs up to 70% less than warranties from competitors, and customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the appliance. As a result, customers get the best protection for the best price when they choose Upsie.
You can purchase an Upsie appliance warranty for refrigerators bought in the last 11 months.
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