National Geographic : 1978 May
"THE BEST REASON FOR BUYING ANEW GE REFRIGERATOR ISAN OLD GE REFRIGERATOR. sJae Stele-The Steele Family. Jane Steele Verona, New Jersey GE refrigerators are really built to last. And my old "Monitor" is lasting proof! My sister-in-law's Aunt Agnes bought it in 1934. Talk about a great investment! It was handed down to me in 1957, and I nearly didn't take it, I thought it was so old. But after 21 years as our second refrigerator, it still works like a charm! And aside from a new door seal my husband put on, it hasn't needed one repair. Of course, it doesn't have all the improvements and innovations GE's added over the years. Like automatic defrosting. And an ice dispenser on the door. But it really gives me confidence in the reliability and dependability of General Electric products. I told Mary Ellen, get a GE. They can't be beat, really. Great Aunt Agnes Spina West Orange, New Jersey I've spent nearly half a century depending on GE refrigerators. We bought one of these GE refrigerators in the mid fifties, after we decided to get up to date and give away the faithful old 1934 GE "Monitor" Jane has now. What a workhorse! Why, our son and his friends must have opened this door thousands of times. Soda was always cold, ice cream stayed hard. And, would you believe, it never needed any service. So naturally, when we modernized again five years ago, we went right back to GE for a big, beautiful side-by-side. We love how well General Electric refrigerators hold up. We've had enough of them to know! Mary Ellen Steele Burns Totowa, New Jersey General Electric is a name you grow up with. You know it's reliable and dependable. And with GE, the lower-priced refrigerators give you the same quality and reliability as the most expensive models. I wouldn't feel that same confidence with other brands. Ours has all the features we need, at a medium price. Plus a fantastically large freezer. Automatic defrosting. And four adjustable shelves. When we were looking for a refrigerator a year and a half ago, my mother told me GE was the best kind to get, and I value her opinion. And of course we did quite a bit of shopping around. But no other brand had the features GE did for the same money. Or was as nice-looking, inside and out.