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4.4 | 789 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

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: No
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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  • Reviews (789)
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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 Stainless Steel
    Color Appearance Stainless Steel
    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: No
    • Convection Microwave: No
    • WiFi Connected: No

    Quick Specs

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    4.4 out of 5

    87% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    work well

    Tonster58 7/15/2022

    works like a micro wave should. I think that it looks nice
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    A Great Replacement for Uur First GE Microwave

    Geophyte1 7/15/2022

    So far the new microwave has exceeded expectations
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    LOOKS GREAT REASONABLY PRICED

    KELLYDM 7/11/2022

    THE MICROWAVE LOOKS NICE ON THE COUNTER AND WAS REASONABLY PRICED WORKS FINE
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Powerful Microwave

    WalkingOnWings 7/11/2022

    Heats up food very quickly. I'm very satisfied with this microwave!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Fit perfect in space.

    Butterfly31 7/11/2022

    Had a Kitchen Aid for only 2 1/2 years. After learning I couldn't repair the problem I found this GE. Great price. Easiest purchase and pickup ever.. only feature I'm not satisfied with is the clock light. It does not show up bright enough to be read from across the room.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Looks good and works well

    JanuarySmith 7/10/2022

    Besides being attractive, the capacity and power of the microwave are both great. The inside dimensions and diameter of the platter allows us to heat multiple small food containers at the same time instead of letting one get cold as the next one is heating. So even though advertised as 'family sized' it is really handy for our family of two also. Well worth the small price difference overvsmaller units.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Big microwave

    billsstew 7/10/2022

    Microwave has alot of room easy to use. Looks great.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Best appearance.

    Sanity Clause 7/8/2022

    It looks like all stainless from the front. If it were stainless all over ,that would be great, but unfortunately not in this price range. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. It microwaves fine. The defrost works great. Easy to clean. I would recommend buying a 4-year warranty on this item. The door latches tend to malfunction after 1-2 years of use by a large family. If you are handy, you can buy the part. for $45, and repair, otherwise just get a warranty. So purchase from Best Buy and purchase warranty from them is recommended. (Not recommended for drying pets.)
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great microwave

    Fily 7/6/2022

    It's just the kind of microwave that I was looking for. Beautiful design and works great.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Best microwave

    CeceMa401 7/2/2022

    This is the best microwave. The heat settings are very strong and you don't need to put the food in for very long.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Awesome microwave!

    Petepruneda3 6/29/2022

    This is a very sleek and powerful microwave. I love it!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Goof fit for cabinet

    ddmicro107 6/28/2022

    Good price and good fit for the cabinet above the counter
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Microwave Counter Top 1.6 CU FT

    CNeumann 6/21/2022

    Great product. Perfect for over the counter. Nice size and looks great
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Sleek design, perfect fit for our countertop

    MamaT8788 6/20/2022

    I've always been pleased with GE products so, when I needed to replace my old reliable GE microwave that I'd had for nearly 15 years, I went with GE again. It's the perfect size for my kitchen counter. Favorite features are the express cook and add 30-second buttons. Express cook allows me to put something in and just push one button (1 - 6) instead of pushing three digits (1:00 - 6:00) for cook time. The sensor cooking options also saves me time. I'm very happy with my purchase and know I can trust the reliability of GE to know this one will last for years.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    So far so good: replacing same model bought in '18

    SaraKadie 6/20/2022

    Enjoyed my old one until it got steamy on reheat "noodles" and wouldnt stop until unplugged. I took a look inside and found the inner roof discolored and puckered. Not sure why, but got a warranty and will watch inside of this one more closely! Fits nicely and has been in constant use.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    Palm4me 6/18/2022

    Great price for this brand also love the design and options
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Back to greatness!

    AnneK04 6/18/2022

    We love this GE microwave. We've had GE in the past and loved them, for some reason we got an LG last time and it did not measure up. Glad to be back to GE. Work amazing every time.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    superior product

    sarkasian 6/17/2022

    replaced an LG product. Cannot go wrong with GE appliances.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Refrigerator and 2 new microwaves.

    dmgt 6/15/2022

    We are enjoying our new refrigerator and 2 new microwaves.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    love it love it love it

    Tee ma 6/13/2022

    I love this microwave except for the controls. They don't light up so I have to turn the kitchen light on.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    easy to use

    wineluvr 6/13/2022

    It has a large interior and the Panel is easy to navigate. So far it seems to be a good purchase. I also like the black and chrome color combination.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    I HATE it

    Deannnn 6/10/2022

    It is impossible to figure out. It "might" help if it came with a book. I really just wish I could take the thing back.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to use.

    FuzzyBe 6/5/2022

    This product replaced our previous GE microwave. This one is even better than the previous one was. We use our microwave a lot and are very happy with the ease of use. It has many different cooking options that are easy to understand. Appearance is excellent and goes well with our cabinets.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Love all the features, especially the Sensor featu

    Duchess96 5/31/2022

    I was looking for a new microwave as my new apartment did not have one. The Sensor feature was what led me to this one.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Lots of good options.

    Capnobody 5/31/2022

    Lots of good choices for standard buttons, high power, and large size for the cost.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    AngelMagick 5/29/2022

    I was looking for a basic microwave that wasn't too small or too big and I found it with this one. It does what it is supposed to do without any problems. It does have sensor cooking which I haven't used yet but when I set the timer and power level, it cooks quickly and gets the job done.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Good wave

    Hoopah 5/29/2022

    The one touch instant on feature is great. Con: no 10-second add/subtract buttons.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Replaced same Micro that failed after just 7 yrs

    Jay Bird Man 5/24/2022

    The door switch of our GE micro failed after just 7 years which made the micro run when you opened the door. . I imagine that Best Buy guys could have replace the switch, but since the unit was older, I thought I might as well buy a new one. I bought the same model since I knew the features of it.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    ge micerwave

    val v 5/22/2022

    love the one touch . add 30 sec. and the look and performince
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    Teacher6 5/22/2022

    Very easy to use! Buttons offer lots of commonly used features
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Awesome Features

    Jayckay 5/20/2022

    Great MW., Works as stated, roomy, and several different settings. Very easy to use right out of the box.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Good Microwave

    mblitz17 5/15/2022

    We had to replace our microwave. This one fits the space perfect. Works very well. Love the features on this one.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to use

    RALSPFLD 5/12/2022

    Easy to use and offers all the features I need! Simple set up and off you go!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    great features

    ruth848 5/11/2022

    The interior is roomy and there are plenty of preprogrammed cycles. Easy functions
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great appliance and priced reasonably

    Dys1 5/9/2022

    Replaced a GE microwave - a similar model that lasted over 10 years.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Like the power

    M52E 5/7/2022

    Didn't realize how much my old microwave had been fading. Not crazy about having to relearn how to use a microwave. No printed manual.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Superb in excellence!!! Thank you.

    Rustico DG 5/4/2022

    Thank product met my expectations. Thank you very much.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Good microwave

    Philip man 5/1/2022

    The buttons beep when I push them, what else could one look for in a microwave?
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    microwave

    MN2022 5/1/2022

    The product is just what we wanted nothing fancy just right.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    I love everything about my GE microwave

    Tag4501 5/1/2022

    My GE microwave has the perfect features and is the only company that offers the correct size to fit my space and still have great power and cooking choices. Also it is MADE IN AMERICA!!!!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Clean appearance ease of operation

    Boondot 4/27/2022

    I love the appearance, ease of use! The high quality.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Not heating

    Hanwen 4/24/2022

    I bought it in February this year, now is April, and it is broken already.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features

    Rotties 4/23/2022

    Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would recommend this microwave to anyone. THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GET ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Excellent microwave

    zacharia 4/22/2022

    This microwave works great. Hopefully it lasts longer that the GE microwave that it replaced. That one lasted only 5 years!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features. Love the Reheat setting.

    LS02 4/21/2022

    Had a GE microwave. Loved it! This one is very similar but the time/display window could be brighter!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    So far, so good!

    Nana1313 4/18/2022

    This is my second GE microwave. The first one lasted 11 years and I loved it! So far, this one is comparable to the old and works great. Hopefully I'll get 10+ years out of this one also. It's easy to use, works well, and just what we needed!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to use

    johnnyv59 4/18/2022

    We needed A new micro wave, I was shopping around and came across this one,It is a little bigger than our old one, it works great and easy to use, we really like it
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    This Replaced our 14 Year Old GE Microwave

    Sailing for fun 4/14/2022

    This unit replaced our 14 year old GE Microwave that finally died earlier this week. This model is nearly identical to the old one, which obviously is no long made. The keypad design, size (slightly smaller than the old one) and features led to our choosing this over the many other brands and models. Now we will have to see how this new unit performs and holds up over time. Initial impressions about noise level, platter size, keypad design, clock display (green LED, better than old units' fading vacuum fluorescent display) are all good. Purchased on-line after store hours from nearby Best Buy, and their handling of the order and the curbside pickup was a good experience today.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    User friendly

    Tom the tree trimmer 4/14/2022

    We have only had this microwave two weeks but it seems to be doing a good job so far. We have used it for: pop corn, warming up coffee, and defrosting hamburger. Nice capacity and reasonably priced.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Good value for the money

    Misasha 4/14/2022

    I like my new microwave. It looks good on its shelf. I replaced my old one that only lasted a mere 35 years with this one. I sure hope this one lasts at least half as long! I only rated it as good because I haven't had it that long.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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