Today, after I initially put in the order with the GE customer service rep for something like $306.00 for 4 knobs, I told her I was very unhappy with the quality of the knobs as well as the highway robbery prices GE was charging (about $70.00 for EACH knob) for replacement of essentially plastic knobs. She gave me a customer service number. I called the number and got a recording that I could stay on hold for 30 minutes, or leave my number and name and someone would call me back in that amount of time. Skeptical, I left my number/name since I didn't want to stay on hold on my cellphone. A woman named Audrey did call me back and when I explained to her how shocked we were that the replacement knobs cost so much, and also that they were just made of plastic, and how we would never again recommend GE products to anyone, she said she could "arrange a discount" of $70 for ALL four of the knobs we wanted replaced. It then took awhile (they seem to have a bad computer system since the customer service rep also took a long time and then told me the system was down and she had to call me back to verify the order....she did call back and had to take my credit card info all over again because the system didn't save the info), and, at the end, Audrey said that it would actually be $80 (she offered to ship overnight but I said standard mail would be OK, because I didn't want to be charged extra).
In the meantime, my husband found the link to the earlier review here from another pissed off consumer who had the same issue....not sure but it looks like he might've been able to get better-quality replacement knobs for free (I didn't know this when I spoke to Audrey, so I charged the $80 to my card).
In the meantime, GE really ought to do a recall and replace the bad knobs on all the GE Cafe ranges since it is a danger hazard once they crack--you aren't sure if the gas range is really off or not. I'm going to write to the email address in the earlier complait post and request a full refund of my $80.
In the meantime, if you have a GE Cafe range, I suggest you check your GE Cafe range and see if you have the same plastic knobs (the photo in the link from the first post shows the knobs that we currently have). If you do, I suggest you contact GE customer service and request they send you the better, newer knobs for free.
Here's the customer service rep I spoke with:
Audrey 1-800-386-1215, x5470
Hope this is helpful!
Product or Service Mentioned: Ge Appliances Range.
Monetary Loss: $300.