The original American Legend. General Electric's origins stretch back to 1892 and the workshop of Thomas Edison, perhaps the world's greatest inventor. Edison's genius for invention has animated this storied company for the last century as it has re-invented the American household. Now the global leader in home appliance design and innovation, GE produces multiple lines of world-class products, including GE Cafe, GE Profile, GE Monogram and GE Slate. With GE, you can be sure your purchase in backed by a tradition of excellence extending over a century into the past, and a guarantee of innovation extending far into the future.