Consumer reviews of GE ranges have indicated problems with gas leakage, defective grate finishes and electronics problems due to overheating from the self-clean feature. Others have reported spontaneous fires and expensive replacement parts, according to Consumer Affairs.
Multiple complaints have been filed stating that the gas knobs don't sufficiently lock into place, causing gas leakages when the knobs are lightly touched or brushed against. One consumer pointed out that his GE range electronic control panel was protected from heat exhaust only by a thin plastic material. This could explain why the self-cleaning feature often leads to electronic damage, according to Consumer Affairs.