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4.6 | 460 Reviews

GE® 2.2 Cu. Ft. Capacity Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES2251SJ

Features

  • 2.2 cu. ft. capacity
  • Inverter defrost technology
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Full stainless steel exterior

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop
  • Width: 24"
  • Height: 13.75"
  • Depth: 19.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 2.2 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: No
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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  • Reviews (460)
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    Sensor cooking controls

    Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

    2.2 cu. ft. capacity 1200 watts (IEC-705 test procedure)

    Inverter defrost technology Consistent heat for better results

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

    Auto and time defrost Defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results

    Warming oven Keeps foods hot and ready to serve

    Extra-large 16" turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle and accommodates large cookware

    Instant On controls One-touch instant operation

    Control lockout Helps prevent accidental activation

    Features

    • 2.2 cu. ft. capacity
    • Inverter defrost technology
    • Sensor cooking controls
    • Full stainless steel exterior
    • Auto and time defrost
    • Warming oven
    • Extra-large 16" turntable
    • Instant On controls
    • Control lockout
    CAPACITY
    Total Capacity (cubic feet) 2.2 cu ft
    Unit Capacity Family-Size
    FILTER
    App Filter - Convection No
    App Filter - Control Type Electronic touchpad
    App Filter - Wattage 1100 and Above
    App Filter - Cooking Technology Microwave Only
    App Filter - Product Type Microwave Countertop
    App Filter - Capacity Microwave Large (1.9 cu. ft. and above)
    App Filter - Voltage 120V
    APPEARANCE
    Case Color Stainless Steel
    Installation Countertop
    Door Color Stainless Steel
    Color Appearance Stainless Steel
    POWER / RATINGS
    Electrical Input - 120V Amperage 13.9
    Electrical Input - 120V Watts 1650
    WARRANTY
    Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    Limited 5-year magnetron tube
    Warranty Notes For models produced on or after January 1, 2006
    See written warranty for full details
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Approximate Shipping Weight 40 lb
    Net Weight 34 lb
    Depth with Door Open 90° 38.25 in
    Cavity (W x H x D) 18-1/2 x 11 x 18-1/2
    Overall Width 24 in
    Overall Depth 19.5 in
    Overall Height 13.75 in
    FEATURES
    Cooking Modes Warm/Proof
    Electronic Digital Display with Clock Yes
    Microwave Sensor Cooking Controls Breakfast
    Dinner Plate
    Lunch/Snack
    Reheat
    Control Features Child Lock
    Delay Start
    Display On/Off
    Time Cook I & II
    Timer (On/Off) Yes
    Product Type Countertop Microwave
    Microwave Watts (IEC-705) 1200 W
    Power Levels 10
    Control Type Electronic Touch
    Scrolling Display with Help Yes
    Sound Volume Control On/Off
    Turntable Glass
    Cooking Technology Microwave
    Time Preference Yes
    Turntable Size 16 in

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Microwave
    • Style: Countertop

    • Dimensions

    • Width: 24"
    • Height: 13.75"
    • Depth: 19.5"

    • Features

    • Energy Star Rated: No
    • Microwave Capacity: 2.2 cu. ft.
    • Microwave Wattage: 1200.0 watts
    • Recessed Turntable: No
    • Convection Microwave: No
    • WiFi Connected: No

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    4.6 out of 5

    93% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    Works Great

    ACB2022 7/13/2022

    Had to replace my old one. Same exact model was available 12 years later. Same features but now with LED light. Disappointed that the price was $100 more than before.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Extra-large interior: I love it and it works well.

    PrettyLady55 7/12/2022

    I love the appearance, the way it cooks and heats, the food, the quietness, and the over all ouality.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    I really like this model of microwave.

    VHP5539 7/12/2022

    I've always been happy with GE products. This particular model of microwave is the perfect size for to fit in my cabinetry. And very reliable.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Beautiful microwave

    Gen1956chev 7/11/2022

    Nice looking microwave. The microwave is big inside, quiet, and has a lot of nice features. Really love the reheat mode works great.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    outstanding machine

    CHARLIES MICROWAVE 7/10/2022

    this is an excelllant microwave and does everything it is supposed to do
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Nice quite still new to me though

    Vintbi 6/24/2022

    So far everything about my new microwave is awesome
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Nice size with good featured

    4Mine 6/20/2022

    I had a over the range Profile microwave which was no longer available. I went to several stores, checked online and couldn't find anything to my liking. Stopped in Lowes, this model was being restocked and had the size and features I was looking for!!!!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great microwave

    Cara20 6/13/2022

    We love this microwave because it fits neatly in the corner of our countertop. It is easy to operate. The only issue is we think the microwave was a return because there was a large hole in the box and the defrost turbo defrost gizmo wasn't in there. We couldn't return it for another microwave because we had a hard time finding this one and there weren't any others on the shelf.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great features

    Ernie1947 6/9/2022

    This product exceeds expectations.i would recommend to all my friends.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Great microwave

    mieddo 6/8/2022

    Great product. This is the second one purchased after nine years of use. First one still works but the door mechanism is wearing out and requires door to be slammed in order to work
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Super Quiet Microwave

    kitty1944 6/7/2022

    Overall, I LOVE this Microwave especially since it is a Counter-top! It is Super QUIET. The only thing that I don't like is NOT having the 1 TOUCH OPTION for the Minutes!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    I like the stainless finish, the controls

    Overnova 6/6/2022

    I found this GE Microwave oven very convenient and easy to use. I love the aray of controls and speed.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    MikeNLisa 5/27/2022

    We've had this microwave for 3 days! So far, we love it, it is very spacious and can do everything you need. The only option I wish it had was the quick time select, where you push one button, and it will cook for that amount of time. The user manual has many helpful hints and cooking times with stratigies that we like. Overall I think it is a great microwave!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Does what we need.

    al and pat b 5/27/2022

    Does the job........................................................................................................... ..
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to Use

    Rose1947 5/25/2022

    This microwave is large and easy to use. No complicated buttons to push and plenty of power.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    It's ok.

    Joycek2053 5/22/2022

    It's not what I had hoped. Perhaps I just need to get used to it. Definitely different from the one I replaced that I think had better features.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Love it!

    TeeJae 5/20/2022

    Love this microwave. We had the same model for 10 years and I was delighted that the same model was still available when my old one when kaput! This model has an LED light which I love and buttons are easier to push and the door button is too. This model is larger than most but has been my preference because you can use larger dishes inside with this capacity. It hasn't disappointed. My old one (same model)lasted 10 years whovh I think is about normal these days.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    GE makes good stuff

    CraigS248 5/8/2022

    Our last GE microwave lasted 38 years. This new one looks and works great. One small issue is the new 2.2 cu. ft. microwave display is a little to high and can not see the top right clock number such as a 7 when viewing on a counter top - have to bend down to view the top part of the number.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great microwave

    Rogersc 4/26/2022

    We wanted all GE products in the kitchen because every one we have purchased works great, looks awesome and are affordable.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to use, looks good, cooks great.

    Terry Bollinger 4/25/2022

    We like the large size in particular since it allows us to cook and warm large items (e.g., turkeys and hams) faster, more evenly, and without using our oven.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Lots of space

    Home remodelers 4/19/2022

    The price and quality of it is exceptional. There is plenty of room to heat anything you need.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Same Microwave Even Better

    Chevoit4301 4/14/2022

    My microwave could not be fixed. So I decide to buy the new version of the same microwave. Perfect fit and it seems like nothing changed
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Awesome GE products

    Pebbles4959 4/11/2022

    GE countertop microwave / inverter oven is nice and easy to use. My wife loves it because matches with all our Stainless appliances.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Another Quality Product from GE

    brownbill 4/10/2022

    Our GE 2.2 Cu. Ft. microwave is attractive, dependable, very easy to use and has many great features that makes the product a value to have in one's kitchen for so many uses.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Average but cheaply made

    FoolishRedneck 3/29/2022

    Microwave seem like cheap plastic parts and the only way to get it to beep once item is done is to turn the beep on for everything
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Microwave

    Sierra1 3/29/2022

    This model is my favorite. I liked it so much that I'm replacing my current microwave with the same model. The only reason I'm replacing it, is it is starting to rust on an inside seam. The machine itself is still working great after 10+ years. I expect the new one to do the same.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Power

    ShelleyEdg 3/25/2022

    This microwave is huge. You can put 8x8 in there and cook plus it warms things up fast. I would recommend this to friends.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Bells and whistles, simple to use

    Agood 3/23/2022

    The microwave was easy to install and was easy to use!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Perfect Size and Features

    Hoagiec 3/23/2022

    I had one like this since 2006 and when it quit working, I replaced it with the same one because I was happy with the first one. The new one has more features so it was a good choice.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Easy to use and cooks well

    JennB2002 3/21/2022

    Small scratch on microwave upon opening box was disappointing. Easy to use. Features are ok - lots of button pushing required to really utilize some features (e.g. melt/soften).
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great featurea

    Lil Reginald 3/18/2022

    Product does what it is suppose to do and inverter defrost works great!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Needs install kit

    Sads 3/16/2022

    The product is great. 2 things would make it excellent: 1-better/stronger way to open the door. The push button feels week and cheaply made. 2-it needs an install kit for wall mounting it.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Best Microwave of Its Kind!

    GardeningGirl27 3/16/2022

    We already owned this GE microwave model for over 30 years! When the old one started to make more noise as it worked, we looked for a newer model. Luckily, this microwave in a lighter updated model was available! Hopefully, the new model will work as hard and last as long as our old one which we boxed up and gave away as it still works like a champ, only noisily.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Second one!

    yoganurse 3/11/2022

    The first one of this particular microwave lasted 20+ years and finally gave up the ghost a week and a half ago. After looking around at a zillion different models and sizes I chose to get the exact same one which is this one. It's a great microwave, a nice larger size and many good features. I was absolutely thrilled that they were still making it.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Reasonable and easy to use

    Mrmorocks 3/10/2022

    We had almost the exact same model for the past six years and then it died on us so we went out and got another one just like it! It's reasonably priced and easy to use!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    very happy

    obx2022 3/10/2022

    Love everything - like sensor reheat wish there was also a 30 sec button , need to read manual and see if that's a programmable feature
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Nice features

    James_10 3/9/2022

    This unit has several options, easy to use even has a child lock. It is a little loud but cooks the food perfectt
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Been great so far.

    Tacozewski 3/8/2022

    The only thing I don't like about this microwave is that the door doesn't open wide enough.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    2nd one owned after 4.5 years

    KathleenSJ11 3/5/2022

    After the first one shorted out after 4.5 years, we loved it so much we got the exact same model for our 2nd microwave. We used the microwave at least twice a day, so my Dad believes we got our money's worth. I love that I can heat up a whole 9x13 glass casserole dish. Hoping this new microwave lasts just as long as the first one.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Happy customer

    Matera 3/5/2022

    Nice look and wonderful features. Easy to use. Love it!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great product

    JJNY 3/5/2022

    This microwave is great. But all of a sudden there is a large crack on the outside glass. It just happened out of no where. Do you know what that could be from and is it still safe to use?
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Excellent!

    NikoB66 3/3/2022

    Spacious, easy to setup and use, and the induction cooking is great.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Features are good

    Putin must die 3/3/2022

    Oven is working fine. To early for an accurate review.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    2 Stars

    Overpriced, difficult to operate, door open broke

    DisapointedMicrowaveBuyer 3/1/2022

    Purchased on Christmas eve when a great Microwave (not GE) died after 10+ years. Could not find newest version of that model in stock anywhere and I needed microwave immediately as family was arriving for Christmas. I noticed on the store model that the open door button would not open unless the very top of the button was depressed. I liked the variable power feature and in the hour I spent researching, I determined that this was a mandatory feature. Took it home and installed it on the counter since the outlet and the microwave plug did not align. I later added an additional outlet and solved this problem. GE could have solved it with an right angle plug like my old microwave had. THE GOOD 1. Very hot, 5% hotter than last oven 2. Sensor reheat, Works well, a little hot for some foods, never fails to deliver hot food. 3. Nice large display/ selection panel 4. Large cavity 5. Rotating plate works well 6. Easy to clean THE BAD AND UGLY 1. Poorly designed door open switch. GE should recall this. It will break and will not be covered by warranty. This should have been a showstopper for me and I should have returned the microwave to the store immediately. 2. The power Level does not work like all modern microwaved work. It works about as well as the earliest digital clocks. The power level must be pressed and repressed until the desired level is selected. Then the time must be entered. Directions are "hidden" in the manual. On line GE documentation for all GE microwave operation states that you can enter the cook time followed my the power button and then the digit for the level. That appears to work, but it does not. No error indication is provided, it just leaves the power on high and overcooks your food. I finally tested the power operation on water and then operation was obvious, researched the manual and was able to do power "correctly, but painfully". 3. All the sensor buttons basically do the same thing. There is insufficient documentation in the manual and very little help via the control panel. My 10 year old microwave had a list of the operations for sensor cooking on the inside of the door which was adequate. So it is just a bunch of confusing buttons with inconsistant operation. 4. The power level failed completely. I had not registered the product since I was already planning to return it to the store. and was unable to find any help on the GE site. The help was mostly fluff and not for real problems. I took it back to the store, but was told that returns were allowed for only 30 days. I had returned items from the "big box" store several time and thought return time was 60-90 days for appliances, guess they have a different rule for some appliances. Now I am stuck with this lemon. Remembering that some appliances have faulty firmware which can be reset by pulling the plug for 10 seconds, I realized that there was a chance that the pulling the plug when I tried to return the microwave might have "fixed" it. It did. It is still an overpriced poorly designed human interface with a broken open door button.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Attractive and functional

    ChesterCat 3/1/2022

    My over-the-stove microwave went out so I decided to get a countertop model until I could get a replacement. I am so excited about this microwave because it is easy to use the power feature and it has so many selections for side dishes such as potatoes, vegetables, rice, etc. With the popcorn feature you select the size of the bag you are popping. So far, I love this microwave!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great microwave

    Poly 49 2/27/2022

    I like the sizes, how it looks and because work great for me.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Large Microwave

    Lsantino86 2/19/2022

    Love how big it is and how silent it is when using!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Everything we want or need

    SDombro 2/19/2022

    This is a great microwave, both in form, function and price.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    GE Microwave

    AWMW 2/16/2022

    This was easy to use right out of the box. Excellent manual and the time feature in the manual is a great help in timing your cooking time with different foods. Overall, great and easy controls.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great quality

    Retired 70 2/12/2022

    Easy-to-use, good explanatory manual, nice design with modern lines that look very stylish and add beauty to kitchen.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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