My GE profile stove knobs, which seem to be painted plastic, are not holding up to the heat. The paint is bubbled and cracked. As I am reading other comments that clearly describe the same problem, it would seem to be a significant design flaw. What does GE plan to do about this? Charging $18+ each for the same poorly made replacement part seems a bit ridiculous, and quite a rip-off.
Answer Hello Kathleen,
Of course you realize we sell the parts supplied by the manufacturers and have no say or control over the quality of the parts provided. I, as a technician, can tell you what the manufacturers' recommendation is to make the knobs last longer. Basically GE says not to use a pan, pot, or skillet larger than the surface element when cooking on the rear elements. Their explaination is that the heat will rush around the cooking vessel and if the edge is under the control panel, the knobs will discolor and, (as they call it), in extreme cases, the knobs will mal-form.