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Most Liked Positive Review
Recent purchase. So far, so good
First GE over the range microwave 1986. Second 2007, 21 years. Now 2016, 9 years. All same line and size. Worked well before so sticking with it. But I hope the...Read complete review
First GE over the range microwave 1986. Second 2007, 21 years. Now 2016, 9 years. All same line and size. Worked well before so sticking with it. But I hope the lifetimes for decent, not heavy use, is not still going down. 1) Inside much darker; prefer lighter walls making food easier to monitor. 2) First model had a pull-out louver on the bottom to direct vapors from stove front burners as well as rear burners to be exhausted. Second model did not have the spring loaded louvers, but installers were able to transfer them to it. Third (current) model has contoured base shaped differently. The original GE louvers cannot be attached. Big disappointment. Models do have a higher (Boost) exhaust fan speed. Much appreciated. 3) Previous model had quick one push cook control 1-6 minutes. New one only 1-5 minutes. I would prefer whole keypad, 1-9 minutes, had one button cook capability. "Add 30 seconds one button" is good aid. Four Stars vice five stars simply because haven't yet put the microwave unit use beyond basic. So lack of own experience to rate more completely, but no problems are apparent.
Most Liked Negative Review
Do not buy the JVM7195DK microwave.
Do not buy the JVM7195DK microwave. I bought two of these microwaves to replace two older GE microwaves which had both failed after 9 years of use. Both of the new microwaves function as...Read complete review
Do not buy the JVM7195DK microwave. I bought two of these microwaves to replace two older GE microwaves which had both failed after 9 years of use. Both of the new microwaves function as expected. However, the glass plate does not stay on its spindle. After a 1/2 turn it slips off track and stops rotating. It appears that the problem lies with the plate support. There is a bezel on each wheel of the plate support and that bezel should ride the slope of the plate depression. The wheels are reversed and consequently, the square edge of the wheel rides the slope, the wheels being spread too wide causes the support to ride up the slope of the well, which causes the glass plate to ride too high and slip off its spindle. Design error, manufacturing error? In any case, the microwave is unusable unless you can tolerate hot spots in your food. I went to the store from which I bought these microwaves and looked at their floor model. Its plate support is the same as on my units. I suspect this is a problem with every model shipped. By the way, I tried using the plate support from my old microwave in the new microwave. The plate stayed on the spindle however, the old plate support is too small to keep the plate stable when you put weight on the edge of the plate. So, the problem is definitely the plate support. I'm giving this 1 star with the hope that GE will offer a reasonable and prompt solution to this problem. Until you read otherwise, you might consider avoiding this model.
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easy to use
from Illinois, United States
Comments about GE Bisque Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
the control panel is great this microwave is so easy to use
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A good microwave, but...
from MN, United States
This is a good microwave, but the keypad could use improvement. My old (2004) GE micro keypad was much more user friendly. 4 choices (cook, defrost, reheat, timer), press timer (for example) and it would ask "how long". You would key in 120 secs and hit start. This one, you need to press timer, key in 120, press timer again... I do like the ceramic interior. Much easier to clean than the old white interiors.
Does the job!
from Dallas, TX, United States
I needed just a basic microwave that would defrost and reheat food. This microwave does that and more. It is easy to clean, fits perfect under my cabinet, is quiet, and has a great surface light feature of low and high. The vent system is also great to use and has a low and high option. Glad I made this purchase.
from Topeka, KS, United States
This was the best option for us as I really like the color bisque.
By Mom P
from Philadelphia, PA, United States
It's very nice looking and works well. Love the many options for cooking. I like to modify the cooking power levels, so this works well for me.
Over the range microwave
from Shakopee, MN, United States
We have had this oven for about 4 months now and couldn't be happier. The power is exceptional and the features are all convenient to use. I especially like how easy it is to clean.
from Oxford, AL, United States
Bought this to go with other slate appliances. Love this microwave and all the features. Inside is dark so it looks clean. This is really a great microwave. Love it.
Very user friendly
from Nokomis, FL, United States
New to us but very impressed overall highly recommend!!
If it lastsl
This is a replacement for a similar GE Microwave that stopped working after 4 years. I liked the controls arrangement much better on the old one. This one's controls are harder to see, and also too many optional settings that I will never use. If it lasts, it will be a pretty good microwave.
"Improvements" not helpful
from Atlanta, GA
Replaced my previous GE with this model. New unit extends about a half inch beyond the cabinet depth, and greasy exhaust deposits on cabinet frame. Interior is now black which makes visibility during cooking much harder (previous model had white interior). Came with no instructions or owner's manual to describe the function of the keys. Touchpad requires more effort than before. Previous unit had stainless and BLACK trim. New unit has stainless and GRAY trim which no longer matches our GE stove. We don't consider that an "improvement." Good news: installation was very easy after removal of old unit.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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