life cycle of new GE appliances (ranges)

Does anyone know when GE revamps their Profile models please? I need to buy a range and it seems that the PGB918SEM is the only real contender: There is a Maytag with a double GAS oven (for some inexplicable reason the second oven on this GE gas range is electric) but it seems to lack significant features.
My concern is that this model has been on the market for a few years and I understand they revamp their range cosmetically every year or so. With minor revamps of the features every few models. And this one is suddenly being heavily discounted and offerred with hundred dollar rebates. (not real rebates: You have to buy more than one qualifying product)
I am wondering whether they will suddenly offer a model with a second gas oven five minutes after I have spent a ton of dough re-wiring my whole kitchen to accomodate this electric oven (at the minute the fuse blows every time we use the microwave for more than a few minutes with almost anything else around the whole flat turned on)
[My present range is also a GE Profile and the glass top suddenly shattered and I discovered that replacement costs about three times what the whole unit is worth]
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Having both a gas and an electric oven is a great feature if you are a serious cook. The gas oven cooks with a "wet" heat because of the water vapor formed when the hydrogen in the gas is burned. The electric is a dry heat. In an oven dry heat is better for crisping and crusting things. Bread and Pizza will come out better from an electric oven. A wood fired oven will also turn out a better "crispier" surface and more crunch than gas fired. Since wood is principally carbon, little or no water(steam) is formed in wood combustion, similar to an electric oven.
I know this doesn't solve your dilemma, but it may make your selection somewhat easier.
EJ in NJ
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Thanks EJ: You have told me that come what may, this is the unit to get and I need to re-wire my fuse box instead of thinking about a second gas oven: You have also explained why the second oven is so low and flat. At the moment I have difficulty doing roast potatos in the same oven as a too-large (for example) turkey: You seem to be suggesting that this is a good thing and I should be doing them in the electric part anyway.
I dont suppose there is any way of figuring out when they are changing the model for something a bit more up to date.
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Thanks EJ: You have told me that come what may, this is the unit to get and I need to re-wire my fuse box instead of thinking about a second gas oven: You have also explained why the second oven is so low and flat. At the moment I have difficulty doing roast potatos in the same oven as a too-large (for example) turkey: You seem to be suggesting that this is a good thing and I should be doing them in the electric part anyway.
I dont suppose there is any way of figuring out when they are changing the model for something a bit more up to date.
Ask at a couple of appliance stores. They usually know when new models are due since they have to clear out the old ones via sales, etc.
You could also ask the GE Answer Center ( See: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/ ). I've always found them helpflul.
TKM
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As long as that model keeps selling, they'll keep making it. It's not a high volume seller, but with R&D fully ammortized, it's a high profit seller. To redesign it will cost many dollars - which comes out of the profit picture.
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My my, arent we in a tissy, over a range.
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