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4.0 | 49 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657BMTS

Available in 4 Color(s)

Features

  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop
  • Width: 21.75"
  • Height: 12.875"
  • Depth: 17.75"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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  • Reviews (49)
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    Sensor cooking controls

    Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

    1.6 cu. ft. capacity 1150 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)

    Sensor cooking controls Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

    Weight and time defrost Simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting

    Turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle

    Instant On controls One-touch instant operation

    Control lockout Helps prevent accidental activation

    Add 30 seconds Increases cooking times with one touch

    Timer on/off Minute timer helps keep you on track

    Features

    • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
    • Sensor cooking controls
    • Weight and time defrost
    • Turntable
    • Instant On controls
    • Control lockout
    • Add 30 seconds
    • Timer on/off
    CAPACITY
    Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.6
    Unit Capacity Family-Size
    FILTER
    App Filter - Wattage 1100 and Above
    App Filter - Control Type Electronic touchpad
    App Filter - Voltage 120V
    App Filter - Capacity Microwave Medium (1.5 - 1.8 cu. ft.)
    App Filter - Cooking Technology Microwave Only
    App Filter - Product Type Microwave Countertop
    App Filter - Convection No
    APPEARANCE
    Case Color Black
    Installation Countertop
    Door Color Black Stainless
    Color Appearance Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless
    POWER / RATINGS
    Electrical Input - 120V Watts 1600
    Electrical Input - 120V Amperage 14.5
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Net Weight 39.0
    Overall Depth 17.75
    Overall Width 21.75
    Overall Height 12.875
    Approximate Shipping Weight 44.0
    Depth with Door Open 90° 38.5
    Cavity (W x H x D) 16-5/8 x 10-1/4 x 16-3/4
    FEATURES
    Cooking System Turntable
    Cooking Technology Microwave
    Microwave Convenience Cooking Controls Defrost: Weight/Time
    Pizza
    Turntable Size 13.625
    Microwave Watts (IEC-705) 1150.0
    Control Type Electronic Touch
    Instant On Controls 1-6 Minutes
    Control Features Add 30 Seconds (Instant-On)
    Cancel/Off
    Cavity Light
    Clear/Off
    Clock - 12 Hr.
    Control Lock
    Cooking Complete Reminder
    Express Cook - Instant-On 1-6 Minutes
    Start/Pause
    Time Cook I & II
    Timer On/Off
    Weight & Time Defrost
    Power Levels 10
    Turntable Glass
    Product Type Countertop Microwave
    Electronic Digital Display with Clock Yes
    Microwave Sensor Cooking Controls Beverage (Instant-On)
    Dinner Plate
    Popcorn (Instant-On)
    Potato (Instant-On)
    Reheat (Instant-On)
    Vegetables (Instant-On)

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Microwave
    • Style: Countertop

    • Dimensions

    • Width: 21.75"
    • Height: 12.875"
    • Depth: 17.75"

    • Features

    • Energy Star Rated: No
    • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
    • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
    • Recessed Turntable: Yes
    • Convection Microwave: No
    • WiFi Connected: No

    Quick Specs

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    4.0 out of 5

    79% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    useful features

    Flower Volunteer 7/7/2022

    I have not had the microwave very long so I haven't used all of the features. I do like the Express Cook feature.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

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    Hoops13 7/5/2022

    Really like the looks. Hope it works as well as it looks!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Perfect!

    G Jan 5/6/2022

    I'm very happy with my new GE microwave! It needed one to match my other GE kitchen appliances and be a very specific size to fit above my counter in a special microwave cupboard. The width is perfect for the cupboard and the Black Stainless looks great with my Slate appliances. I also love the Express and Sensor Cooking features of the microwave. It's exactly what I was searching for!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Looks Good

    Brandy Girl 3/26/2022

    So far it seems to be working good. Replaced a whirlpool mircowave that only last 2 years. This one had good review, hoping for better results with this one.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Live this microwave!

    JudyJoy 3/20/2022

    Everything we have tried so far is great, but I'm crazy about the timer! It actually beeps until I turn it off - unlike the old one which beeped once, whether I heard it or not. I love the features and the instructions that accompanied the oven. And what an attractive color! Yay!!!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features!!!

    Mag22 3/14/2022

    I am enjoying all of the features this microwave offers, especially the Add 30 seconds feature. It does a great job of warming and/or cooking. The size was especially good for my built-in space.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Pretty, simple to use & efficient microwave.

    Indydeb 2/9/2022

    I Purchased this for my mother's microwave just to go on out. She loves it!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features!

    K9KRAZ 2/7/2022

    I had a Samsung microwave and replaced it with this GE model. Wow what a difference in quality! It feels very solid. The features are great and I can actually see inside while it's running.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Very pleased

    Foam64 1/17/2022

    I've had this microwave, just over a month, and have been pleased with it. Easy to use and clean, the alarm, when finished, is a pleasant sound, loud enough to hear, but not blasting. Gives another notice, to remind food is done, if you don't get it out right away. I would recommend.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Looks nice and works

    SleepyBee 12/24/2021

    I don't care about a bunch of options, but this has the ones I like, 30 second, beverage , reheat ( which I never thought about but like). And a few more options that I don't use, but it does what I want, which is cook food and heat water quickly. One part I really like is the inside height. It will easily take a 30oz glass like some of the over-the-range, or huge ones, but in a more manageable size, and as a countertop model I have found most are really short inside. Nice to find one that is the perfect size. I only wish that GE would stop manufacturing in China
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Bad loud grinding noise

    MC0826 12/14/2021

    Not good loud grinding noise at startup since day 1
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Doesn't Work!

    PattyBrz 11/5/2021

    We picked up our new GE microwave yesterday that we ordered a month ago. Came home, set it up and warmed up a cup of water to make sure it worked. The interior light is very dim, almost like a nightlight. It sounded very strange when it was running...very quiet. The interior fan didn't seem to be working. I contacted GE and was told this all sounded normal. That new microwaves are very quiet. So I attempted to use it and after a few minutes, it shut itself off. I opened the door and steam came pouring out. Needless to say, this is going back for a refund. Suggest a different brand.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Great features

    Rev50 9/30/2021

    Replacing a smaller version so features are the same which I like. Love the black stainless steel that matches our other appliances. Only wish the keypad was easier to see, it's very dark. At night I need a flashlight to read the buttons, but still love it. Huge interior!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    DMES 9/29/2021

    This black stainless steel microwave is beautiful and looks great in my new contemporary design kitchen. It works great. Foods heat up quickly. Love it!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Really good microwave

    Monopoly 9/4/2021

    It is quiet. Heats food faster than my old 1000 watt microwave. I like the push button compared to handle to open on my last one. Light is bright while cooking. Buttons need to be more touch sensitive, as have to press a little hard sometimes, but it is no big deal. Maybe they will fix that on newer models.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    2 Stars

    Noisy and has smoked a few times

    Robbienc1 8/9/2021

    Set it up just before going on vacation. Worked well about 4 times then upon returning had a terrible noise and started smoking. Past return date so now dealing with customer service.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Love love love

    mightyMICRO 8/5/2021

    MY sister gave me this for mybirthday, I love it! Easy to use, seems to have perfect temperatues. Great on popcorn, (which is hard for a micro) & Im hoping due to this brabd, will last me 10 yrs!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

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    Shell54 7/20/2021

    Really like. Easy to operate has a lot of features easy to clean.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Love it.

    TinaAnd 7/11/2021

    It is beautiful. It has many options. The only option I wish it had is the ability to stop the turntable. Love it.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Do not recommend

    Joel3756 7/6/2021

    Shorts out when cooking longer than 4 minutes even with surge protector
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Love all the features

    Cathy 1962 6/30/2021

    Need a good microwave for some time. Did a lot of research and came across this one. Perfect for my family. Trust GE products for years.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Runs well

    Kuvancho 6/24/2021

    It looks very sleek; black with stainless steel. So far it runs well and isn't very loud. The button features are easy to understand and operate.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Excellent Small Microwave

    Not Happy CT 6/22/2021

    Great Counter top microwave. Works great and would buy this product again.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Quality microwave (about 4.5 stars)

    2ndGEmwave 6/22/2021

    Very similar product to GE microwave we had for 25 years. Same sensor cooking, turntable size, and overall size to fit space. Some things different: higher watts on new one, buttons take a firmer push to activate, no "sound off" option (for when microwave used while others are sleeping nearby), button pad is dim and hard to read unless you turn on a light. Overall, a good purchase.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Exactly what we were looking for.

    Escorw 6/17/2021

    Has all the features we were looking for at a decent price.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Powers off constantly

    Wygal 4/17/2021

    We bought this product 4 months ago and if we microwave something for 2-3 minutes it will shut down to cool off for 30 minutes. It's very annoying. Our last microwave (also ge) was able to be set inside our custom cabinet spot for the microwave and handle as many packs of ramen noodles as my kids made. This one has been removed from its nook and is ugly cluttering up the counter and still overheats!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Works well

    Lkopp 3/17/2021

    Have been waiting 8 months for a GE cooktop. Microwave works fine but have concerns about GE's ability to deliver.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    2 Stars

    Keypad

    Morning coffee 3/16/2021

    The numbers and words on the keypad are light gray on black. They are very dim in daylight and we need a flashlight to see them at night. There is no back light. Our previous GE microwave had bright white numbers and words.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Super quiet

    TM59 2/26/2021

    The first thing you notice about this microwave oven is how quiet it is. It does a good job heating up food and the sensor settings and quick start buttons are very convenient to get your meal heated quickly.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Not hot enough

    rolafra49 2/24/2021

    The microwave took too long to reheat as opposed to our previous GE. Also, the fan was faulty and made clicking noises on start and finish. We returned it.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Poor quality

    SPH2021 2/16/2021

    The first one we ordered arrived dented, not GE issue but frustrating. After going through hoops with Best Buy to get a new one the fan on the new one doesn't work. When it does work it sounds like someone is cutting tile. They say third time is a charm.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features

    Jo58 2/4/2021

    Great product, features and looks great. Very efficient and quick
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    GE 1.6 cu ft slate black microwave

    PRgal 1/15/2021

    Easy to set up, looks beautiful with GE slate appliances, heats food thoroughly.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Quit Working in Less than 24 hours

    Katmalc 12/30/2020

    Our 13 year old GE quit working so we decided to order another GE from Home Depot. A week later the unit arrived, brought it home and set it up. The tray turned but no other noise came from the microwave. I attempted to heat an entree the next morning and the unit shut down and it was so hot it could not be touched. Once cooled down, we attempted to start it again only to have it stop working again. We boxed it up and returned to Home Depot. Went to Best Buy, who seems to be the only place in town to carry decent brand name microwaves and got a different brand. We were very disappointed because we preferred the GE but we could not wait another week for one to be ordered and shipped to the store.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Great looking, quiet, good sensor cooking ability

    Joe651 12/29/2020

    Works as specified with normal intuition needed for operation. Specific instructions in manual were not supplied separately, only a decal with printed instructions in small print seen with the door open. Much quieter than previous19 year old Sharp.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    nice microwave

    hawk eye 12/15/2020

    the microwave is the perfect size for us it works great for heating and defrosting
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    love the microwave

    ChannelMyInnerJohanna 11/27/2020

    We recently did a full renovation on our kitchen and put in a small microwave cabinet. We purchased all GE appliances (which I absolutely love, by the way) and they are all in the slate color. We decided to buy the microwave in black - because it cost half as much as the slate color, would arrive weeks earlier, and would be inside the cubby anyways. We love it! The color is actually a soft black, which looks surprisingly similar to the slate. So far, I love all of my GE appliances.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Excellent operation and features

    Curt70 11/26/2020

    Very good. Features carry over from older versions. Makes it easy to operate
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Counter top microwave

    JoMarty 11/24/2020

    When I moved I had to purchase a countertop microwave. Before I had a built-in one. Although I prefer one up higher where I can easily see into the unit, this one works well for my purposes.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Study & Sleek Machine

    mjromney 11/24/2020

    We wanted a black stainless microwave. Many of the other options are outrageously priced. Knowing that a microwave is typically not a long lasting machine, we felt the price for this unit was fair. Its a great size, fits anything you would need to microwave and actually has good power, we find things heat very quickly.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    kytown 11/22/2020

    This microwave is fast and efficient. It looks great on my counter top. I am very pleased with this appliance.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    It's Pretty Good....but not everything is great

    Oscar the Cat 11/16/2020

    Rotating table is not calibrated to complete a cycle in a certain time frame associated with a minute. Door mechanism is loud, opening and closing. Timer is a little confusing.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    powerful!

    Grandyma 11/13/2020

    Very powerful, quick cooking, attractive, lots of features (most of which I haven't even used yet). The only thing I don't like is how loudly it closes. There is no sneaking into the kitchen to use the microwave late at night! It echoes when you close it! Why can't it have a soft close feature? Other than that, I love it.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Very nice

    Ultra Scott 10/26/2020

    Very nicely made and works perfectly. Looks really nice
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Did not work the day we got it

    PMSM 9/21/2020

    We are replacing a similar GE microwave that worked for many years. We picked up this new one from Best Buy today and it immediately failed to work right. After heating water for tea we tried to use it again and it totally shut down and was extremely hot right side of the top. After unplugging and plugging it back in it rebooted properly but persistently made ugly grinding noises despite several restarts. What a disappointment. Will return tomorrow (a one hour drive each way). Not at happy camper. I guess GE is a thing of the past. PS: A significant number of the one star reviews express similar complaints --- I should have paid more attention.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Looks great!

    tammylinde 9/13/2020

    Bought this microwave to match the rest of our kitchen appliances. It looks great and it is so much more powerful than our old microwave. Glad we chose this one.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    VERY QUIET

    Jez32 8/29/2020

    Replaced a good 23 yr old microwave. This is pretty basic, which is exactly what I was looking for. Nice capacity for a smaller footprint. Door latches nice. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it is! Lovin the black stainless. Fingers crossed for another 23 yrs?
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great simple to use

    Bevearly 8/4/2020

    Great product had a GE microwave before never had any problems
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    High quality, beautiful microwave!

    ybuR 7/23/2020

    The best microwave we've had so far -- perfect reheating ability, attractive with a gorgeous finish. Overall, simply the best!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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