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4.6 | 623 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: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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

Quick Specs

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4.6 out of 5

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Works great!

CaliforniaCook 10/15/2020

Easy to use and powerful enough to cook quickly. Great addition to our kitchen.
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1 Stars

Don't buy

KristyTN 10/14/2020

We bought one of these and had to return it because it started making a really loud noise like the fan was messed up. We traded it for another one and it's starting to do the same thing after two weeks
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Had problems

Nana Katie 10/13/2020

We had it shipped and after the first use it started to make noise. Took it back and exchanged it thinking that it had been damaged in transit. The second one made the same noise right off the bat. We returned it the next day to get another brand. Much happier. Will never get another GE microwave.
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5 Stars

Modern design

Fresh99999999999 10/11/2020

Great item. Love the sensor feature automatically warms the food without having to put a time in. Great modern look. Does not give the food that leftover taste which normal microwaves do.
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5 Stars

Not one complaint

ChewyGE 10/9/2020

This microwave is the perfect size and power for what we need. I love all of its many features.
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1 Stars

GE Microwave

Pamwaw 10/8/2020

The product is beautiful, appears to be easy to follow instructions, but from a bulk purchase more than half a dozen are already on their way to the landfill. There is no service for these units, which is tragic.
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1 Stars

Inconsistent heating, possibly defective

rodepo 10/8/2020

It barely can be described as functioning, let alone, of good quality. It frequently shuts itself off after only 2-3 minutes of cooking. It occasionally makes a loud noise like a motorcycle starting. When it does cook normally, it's inconsistent. The same item can take 45 seconds or 2 minutes to achieve the same result.
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5 Stars

Great features!

Ethel Jaine 10/7/2020

This is the best microwave that I have ever bought! The only cons are the handle to open the door is pretty stiff and the plug is straight making it stick out from the wall further than I like. Otherwise, its great.
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4 Stars

Great replacement for my 20 yr old GE microwave

Jina55 10/7/2020

This is very similar functionally to a 20 year old unit that finally started to not work as well. The footprint of this is smaller (takes up less counter space) even though it's equivalent space inside. My only complaint is I ordered the black and stainless steel model and it's often hard to read the buttons. I suppose over time I'll get used to where things are and it won't be an issue. Also I had to print out the manual because I had no idea how to work the "vegetables" button. (1 for fresh, 2 for frozen...)
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4 Stars

Basic Microwave

Consumer57 10/7/2020

So far, this is a good basic countertop microwave for the price paid. Disappointed that the key pad does not have any backlighting (must turn on lights to read) and the stainless steel is not smudge proof and immediately shows prints.
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Yes, I recommend this product

3 Stars

Cost effective unit

TNT4190 10/7/2020

Unit has good features for the price. HOWEVER, the operating manual for the unit is minimal. Our unit stopped working for about 5 minutes - totally blank (NOT a house circuit issue) and the right side of the unit was HOT. There is nothing in the Operator Manual or on line to help us reason through why this outage occurred. We did send a message to GE Support but got NO response back. In addition, there is NO explanation how the Humidity Sensor affects the operation of the unit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features & size

Lizards 10/7/2020

Great features although position of controls shuffled from previous GE model.
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4 Stars

So far so good

DPhe 10/6/2020

We are adjusting to the different settings and features from our old Kitchen aid microwave. The GE seems to be getting the job done at less than third of the cost.
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4 Stars

Easy to use!

FartBlossom 10/5/2020

We like the microwave, but, think it makes a little too much noise. It's not super loud, but something is noisy.
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4 Stars

Decent microwave, needs manual and auto-clear disp

GinaXQR 10/5/2020

We really like this microwave (so far, it's only been a month). I called right away to have a printed manual sent, but I still haven't received it. Why ship it with no manual GE? The shortcut settings really need the book. The other irksome thing is that when my husband opens the door early, the display doesn't clear on its own and go back to the time. So I find it with :45 left on it pretty much every morning. Both minor inconvenience, but you asked :)
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4 Stars

Nice Microwave

Kathy S 10/4/2020

Nice looking, powerful but small enough to fit undEr my cupboards.
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5 Stars

Great features

Mommaness 10/2/2020

This microwave is spacious, it looks good, and I love how I can run the timer and microwave something at the same time!
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1 Stars

poor quaality

Guapo1 10/2/2020

It makes this horrendous grating sound every time I turn it on. If it weren't such a hassle, I would have returned it weeks ago.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Working well but noisy

someone123 10/1/2020

All functions work as advertised. The sensor cooking is not very useful because you have to specify the type of food, portion, etc. It feels like a lookup table for the cooking parameters. Some operations (e.g., cooking with both time and power settings) need to push many keys to set up. And there is no customizable shortcut settings. One good thing is that it does not seem to interfere with Bluetooth headphone operations as my previous MW oven did. Probably it uses a different frequency band.
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4 Stars

Great little microwave

T Bone 99 9/30/2020

Bout it to replace an older larger one that had quit and love it. Can do as much as the larger one just with less space.
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3 Stars

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Bootsie35 9/30/2020

Works really well and heats up the food better than my smaller one
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3 Stars

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marion 9/30/2020

after 5 or more minutes of continual use the door fogs up. every thing else is good
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Powerful and quiet

Big farmer 9/30/2020

This microwave oven has big capacity, powerful while it's very quiet. Best of all, it won't affect my WiFi while in use.
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1 Stars

Never worked properly.

Papa Hoffa 9/30/2020

Returned product after 5 days and purchased a different brand. I have not purchased a GE product in over 20 years because the washers/dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators were simply not reliable. I will not purchase GE products in the future.
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1 Stars

Didn't even last 2 week

SNOWANDSKATE 9/30/2020

My old microwave died, so I decided to purchase a GE as a replacement. As I delivered appliances for a couple years and now work in cooking appliance development, I am relatively familiar with the major players in the appliance category. I went with a GE as I had a favorable opinion with their products. GE makes an acceptable product, maybe not the best in the category but always satisfactory. Well the microwave that I purchased, had multiple issues, in the first few times that I used it the turn table would act up. You would start the microwave and the turntable would not spin and there was audible indicators that the motor was not working correctly. If you opened the door and re centered the cup or plate, and try restarting the cycle the microwave would work as expected. (could have probably lived with this issue). The bigger issue is that in the two weeks I had the product it showed a power failure error twice. most of the way though making a steam in the bag vegetable side the unit just shut off, and the display had no power. Upon unplugging the unit and re installing the plug, I notice no change. It wasn't until the unit was allowed to remain unplugged for about 5 minutes that I was able to get the unit to power back up. (the outlet was checked with a lamp to verify that there was no issues with the power from the wall, ie tripped breaker). I had this same issue happen a second time on day 14 of owning the microwave. again I unplugged and replugged in the microwave to see if the microwave would work again, having no luck. Thankfully I had 15 days sense the date of purchase to return the unit, so I returned the unit on day 15 of owning it, and have sense gone with a different brand of microwave all together. I hope I just got a lemon of an appliance and that this isn't true of all GE appliances these days. As when the microwave operated correctly it was the quietest microwave that I have ever used!
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5 Stars

Just what I wanted

Clh413 9/29/2020

I needed a new microwave GE has a great reputation and I found it on sale
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5 Stars

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GABA 9/29/2020

Good price point. Quiet unit and looks good! Simple to use and not complicated features.
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1 Stars

Did not last

jm06 9/29/2020

While this microwave looks nice, it did not last. My family replaced our 14 year old microwave with this one in December of 2019. It only lasted 9 months before it stopped working. I pushed the button to open it and everything stopped working. Apparently the controls for the microwave are attached to the button which opens the door. This system needs to be improved for the microwave to last longer.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features

Richard 45121 9/27/2020

I bought this microwave oven earlier this month. It is a very good price and works great and easy to use.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

eodell 9/27/2020

So far we like the microwave a lot, it works very well, easy to understand the buttons. The size is great for the power it gives.
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4 Stars

Good Features & Looks Nice

Ranch life 9/26/2020

I just purchased the microwave to replace one that quit working. I have not had much of a chance to use it. However, GE products are usually quality. It has some good features and I like the stainless & black to match the other appliances.
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5 Stars

Warms Evenly

Vivigogo 9/23/2020

Never had a microwave cook this evenly from outside in and top to bottom. The defrost feature is also spot-on. So far so good with no complaints
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5 Stars

Size and ability to set time to the second

FreddieK 9/23/2020

The microwave was just what we needed for price, size, quality, and function.
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5 Stars

Great features.

Jesuschrist 9/23/2020

I only using for reheating and quick frozen meals. Very good microwave.
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4 Stars

Great size, quiet, works great so far.

Lane Hinson 9/23/2020

We have only had this microwave for a few weeks, but thus far it seems to be working well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the buttons do seem to take a good deal of force to push, which is a little weird. Otherwise, it's serving us fine.
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5 Stars

Easy to use!!!

Ken Angola Indiana 9/23/2020

Love the look of the microwave and the button layout!!!
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3 Stars

Buttons push hard, not like the older models

Not_GE_Anymore 9/23/2020

We thought with such good luck on our last GE Microwave, we'd buy the latest, thinking that it couldn't be much different. Not so. Buttons aren't as easy to push, sometimes almost feeling like we could move the microwave before buttons were pushed. The second issue, usability. It used to be a quick "Cancel" then "Add 30 seconds" and the microwave is running. That's also changed. The first week, some settings were OK, but then something with the software changed, even after unplugging, it wanted to know the food type before allowing a quick reheat. - Dissatisfied, returning.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing what has happened in 37 years.

DarylWMA 9/22/2020

In 1983 my parents bought me a GE Microwave for a housewarming. I used that microwave until I purchased this new GE Microwave in August 2020. The features on the new microwave such as the sensor, food settings, and size are certainly welcomed. If the new GE performs like my previous GE, I'll look to buy my next GE microwave in 2057. I am a GE fan.
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5 Stars

Simple great performing microwave

KatHo59 9/22/2020

I have owned microwaves that cost 3x the amount of this microwave and have realized it is not worth the cost. This microwave looks great, is simple to use and I am very happy with it.
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5 Stars

Just right!

Iddo 9/21/2020

I have always had a 1200 Watt machine with a 16 in. turntable. My current microwave is 1100 watts with a 14 in. turntable. I was worried this smaller size would not handle the size of my dishes and would take too long to cook the food. I was pleasantly surprised to find the internal capacity is ample and the food heats faster than my previous machine. Additionally it's a very attractive microwave.
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5 Stars

GREAT WARMING

KRTS 9/21/2020

OTHER THAN START UP AND SHUT DOWN GRIDING NOISE, PRODUCT IS GREAT.
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5 Stars

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TNT46 9/19/2020

Works well - straight forward for easy everyday use.
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5 Stars

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brookfield 9/16/2020

The microwave is easy to install and easy to use! Great purchase!
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4 Stars

Nice appliance.

Jminn33 9/16/2020

I like the look of this microwave. It took a bit of getting used to the preset cooking levels. My only complaint is about the instructions. Basically nothing came with the machine. The downloadable manual was not very helpful. I found it not very understandable.
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1 Stars

not so great

atatlanta 9/16/2020

Microwave broke within 10 days after installation. Microwave display worked, tray inside would rotate but food never warmed up.
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1 Stars

I am really disappointed.

JenniJC 9/16/2020

I trusted the GE brand and thus microwave was defective from the beginning. I have owned it one month and it makes aloud rattling sound, it has shut down for no reason and over heated. I tried calling customer service and could never speak to a live person. I tried scheduling a repair online and when I submitted they information I received a message that my request could not be processed. So I feel like I am stuck with a defective microwave now. The rattling sound is so loud I try to avoid using it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features!

Evangeline14 9/13/2020

We love our new microwave. It matches our appliances in our newly renovated kitchen.
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2 Stars

Looks great, but is vey loud.

kind Karen 9/13/2020

I think the microwave is defective. It cooks great but is super loud and the door is fogged up after use and takes hours to clear up.
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5 Stars

great microwave

camaleon310 9/11/2020

love this microwave and the price was just right love ti
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5 Stars

Long lasting

Littleman2 9/11/2020

My last GE microwave lasted almost 20 years !I stick with what works.
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