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Founded in 1911, the Hotpoint Electric Heating Company is a United Kingdom-based company, specializing in home appliances and dental supplies. Of their appliances, they’re most known for their lines of refrigerators and washing machines. In 1920, General Electric joined with Hotpoint in order to sell their products in the UK.

The reverse is the case for America, where Hotpoint is a brand for some of GE’s lines of appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, and ranges. Many Hotpoint refrigerators use Culligan or GE refrigerator water filters, though most can use the new GE SmartWater MWF filter with the use of an adapter.

Back in the UK, Hotpoint is a strong supporter of Childline, a 24-hour helpline for children and young people. The helpline is designed to give kids someone to talk to when they’re afraid no one will listen. Callers can report abuse, bullying, or any topic where they may need advice or counseling.