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4.6 | 418 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
  • 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
  • WiFi Connected: No

Quick Specs

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4.6 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Nice Sleek Look

christi70 5/29/2020

Looks great and is easy to clean. I like the feature tthat adds 30 seconds. I don't like that the interior window steams up at times and takes awhile to clear.
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5 Stars

Nice looking unit!

Bob1Drag 5/28/2020

Does the job well and has all the features you need.
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4 Stars

fulfills advertised features

DHforgetit9 5/28/2020

very good unit it does everything advertised. The only short coming is the display. Way too dim if one is over five feet away it is invisible.
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4 Stars

Powerful & consistent

RandP 5/27/2020

Other than an adjustment for the increased power (only 500 watts more than our last microwave, but much more powerful), it has worked very well. We are very satisfied with it after 4 weeks of usage.
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5 Stars

excellent product

couple 5/26/2020

We love this product and highly recommend it. Excellent quality
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Susans19 5/26/2020

So far we are very pleased with this microwave. While roomy on the inside, it does not take up any more counter space than previous microwaves that we have owned. It is very efficient and the settings are easy to use. Works well.
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4 Stars

Simple easy to use

Rnie 5/26/2020

Microwave is great. Perfect size. Everything is good about it except it's a finger print magnet. The legs at the bottom have no grip so when you try to open or close the door, it will slide.
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5 Stars

A good microwave

Best Billie 5/26/2020

I've had this microwave for a little less than a month and I'm pretty satisfied. I've only used the basic features, but I did notice when I heat food it splatters a lot less than my previous microwave. Like almost no splatters, I didn't know this was possible. I don't know how it accomplishes that exactly, but I'm very happy with it so far.
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1 Stars

Good features

Ben20 5/26/2020

Lasted only a year. Had to replace in a hurry on a major holiday.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice look

sbooth 5/25/2020

Renovated kitchen and added this microwave to go with rest of GE appliances. Works as expected and would buy again.
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5 Stars

Easy to operate

Darrell21 5/23/2020

Easy to operate but labels are hard to see.panels need to be enlarged
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5 Stars

Replacing

Ronstran 5/22/2020

Just what we were looking for. Has all the features we will ever use. Looks great in our kitchen.
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4 Stars

easy to use

j2020 5/21/2020

this microwave was a good value for the money. It is big enough to fit s large corningware container that can fit a whole chicken.
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4 Stars

Easy to use

Pamhop3 5/20/2020

This microwave functions easily and does a great job. I use it mostly for reheating food and coffee. Also, the inside is tall enough to stand my 8 1/2 inch coffee cup without knocking it over.
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5 Stars

Had the same unit for 20 yrs Love Sensor cooking!

Corrfish 5/20/2020

Quality reliable product with Sensor cooking & easy timed cooking option! Love it in the Stainless Steel model!
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3 Stars

1.6 cu. Microwave JES1657SMSS

Spasso 5/20/2020

I like the small footprint and higher wattage of the unit but the key pad lacks sensitivity and requires precise high pressure inputs for function. Hard to use because of this. Grey lettering makes the keypad hard to read in low light conditions. Other reviews mention premature failure of the keypad. Longevity remains to be seen.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great value

Scarlettez 5/19/2020

My old microwave blew, so I bought the newest model of what I had. I love the choice
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3 Stars

It's just okay.

Val Ann 5/19/2020

This microwave is very powerful but that's about the only thing I really like. The clock and number panel is too smal, dark and hard to see. When the timer goes off, it will not stop dinging until you shut it off.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product.

JamesTheo 5/19/2020

We had to replace two GE Cafe microwaves over a four year time span and have been extremely disappointed with that line. The dishwasher and refrigerator have also had issues. Although hesitant to purchase another GE product due to the poor quality of the Cafe series, this microwave has worked well.
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4 Stars

Good product

ChazW 5/18/2020

Received this microwave in a well-packaged box, no damage, no issues. The unit is a countertop model, and it fits well where our old one used to sit. The keypad takes some getting used to, as it isn't quite as intuitive as previous models we've owned. Overall, the only complain is the stainless steel finish; it shows every fingerprint, and is not easy to clean. Other than that, we are satisfied.
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4 Stars

Nice

Frankly9 5/13/2020

It was the only one available during stay in place
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5 Stars

Like the settings

KimDL 5/12/2020

Happy that we purchased a GE microwave to use in our kitchen!
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5 Stars

Perfect size

Marpe 5/12/2020

Just perfect for my family's needs. All features present that we need
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5 Stars

Great product!

Montecarlode 5/12/2020

Nice looking unit and fast! The sensor cooking option is easy to use and work well!
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5 Stars

Love it!

Miss_rlm 5/12/2020

We loved our old GE until it died so we wanted the same one. That model was no longer made but this one is better! Love that you can use time and cook at same time and that timer beeps until you acknowledge it so you don't miss hearing it. Great wattage and space and works well!
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5 Stars

Great microwave

Celmama 5/12/2020

I purchased this microwave to replace an OLD one that I inherited with my house 11 years ago, and although it worked, it wasn't really heating things up during the first go around. This microwave is a much needed upgrade and I am really happy as to how quiet it is. Love it!
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5 Stars

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LITTLE PHYLLIS 5/12/2020

Love my microwave that's the last product that I brought from GE 05-12-2020 But I have several products love them all.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

Diesel Fuel 5/12/2020

We purchased this because of many excellent reviews on Best Buy site. We now join the list of satisfied customers for this product.
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5 Stars

Awesome microwave

Ryan3477 5/12/2020

The microwave so far has been well worth the $ and seems to do its job. The change from the old one to this one will take some getting used to features and buttons speaking, however I'm impressed at this point in time.
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5 Stars

Great purchase

Tallahassee11 5/12/2020

I bought this product due to 1.) availability but also 2.) good reviews. I had a one-dial 1/2 cubic foot (tiny) oven for twenty years. When it finally died, I upgraded to this and have no regrets. Lots of features but easy to learn; large capacity interior; stylish design. Very reasonably priced as well.
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4 Stars

Replaces a 20yr old MW

biteme4 5/12/2020

Still learning its features, didn't come with a good user manual.
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5 Stars

It's pretty quiet

Howie6791 5/12/2020

This microwave looks great. It's pretty quiet while running.
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5 Stars

looks and works great

bert13 5/9/2020

We purchased this microwave to match our new built in range. works and looks great together.
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5 Stars

Great features, performance, appearances and Val

Untouchable 5/9/2020

Product is wonderful.. quality is what I like!! I would recommend this product to friends!!!
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4 Stars

Great microwave

Stinkerface91 5/6/2020

We wanted a microwave that had the same amenities our old one had. (It was 15 years old). We chose the GE because it looked like ours and had the same features. It's been a great oven. A little had to figure out how to cook by certain times but we figured it out. Haven't had any issues except for two. If you don't have anything inside it won't and if what you are cooking isn't center it won't turn. Not necessarily a bad thing because it works on a sensor. I like it and would buy another one. Can't go wrong.
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5 Stars

Good value

Kenley 5/5/2020

This unit replaced my previous GE microwave. I initially missed some of the old model's built-in programming, but after a few weeks, I've adapted. Good value, and it fits my space perfectly.
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5 Stars

Great features and looks nixe

LT64 5/5/2020

I love the features and the way this microwave looks. I would definitely buy GE appliances again
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5 Stars

Great selections and accurate.

Phyliss49 5/5/2020

Very pleased with the cook selections. I'm a big popcorn fan and the instant setting is perfect for great popping results. Pleased with all aspects of my new microwave.
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5 Stars

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uccyouth 5/5/2020

It works great, a little smaller than I realized, but we have enjoyed using it. No problems, just plug and go
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5 Stars

Great replacement

LindaU 5/5/2020

We had a GE microwave for 15 years and felt it was time to replace it. We decided to stick with a similar model and are not disappointed. It looks classy and has more features than I realized. It was the best choice
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5 Stars

Perfect size

Mrb77 5/5/2020

We initially bought one that quit working after the first use. GE gave us a full refund and we bought one that was a little bigger. We love it!
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5 Stars

Second one of these.

Sasadees 5/5/2020

Great product. This is second one I have purchased.
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5 Stars

Perfect size and price!

Indy Mo 5/4/2020

I've been looking for a microwave that wasn't too small or too large and, after buying and returning 3 other makes/models, I finally found this GE. It is the perfect size (and power level) and was a great price. Thank you, GE, for offering this particular model! It was exactly what we needed/wanted.
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5 Stars

Spacious and Easy to Use

Carol Pefa 5/4/2020

This is our 3rd GE microwave. Would definitely buy another one.
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5 Stars

Great product

Mnells 5/2/2020

It was a great product at s fabulous price! It's easy to use and very attractive! I'm very happy!
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5 Stars

Love the features

PamDavid 5/1/2020

Love the size and the simplicity of use. I also love that it is made in the USA!
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5 Stars

Excellent product!

Ela71 5/1/2020

My last GE microwave lasted for 20 years! Had no problems!
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5 Stars

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Consumer Right 5/1/2020

Love the light inside; has great power. Best option besides large inside space is this microwave doesn't show fingerprints on the start button!
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5 Stars

Silent and efficient!

Titji 4/29/2020

An efficient, stylish and quiet microwave. So far so good!
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5 Stars

I love it

Dimitri34 4/28/2020

It works perfectly. I'm so happy with it. Love that it's so quiet and heats food fast and even
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