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A real space saver!
We bought this model to conserve our limited counter space. We easily installed it ourselves under a cabinet with the optional installation kit. It looks nice, is easily accessible, and, so far,...Read complete review
We bought this model to conserve our limited counter space. We easily installed it ourselves under a cabinet with the optional installation kit. It looks nice, is easily accessible, and, so far, has met all of our microwave cooking and reheating needs. The controls and cooking options seem too many and varied for our personal preference, though we are working though the learning curve. We noticed steam/water vapor emitting from the side vent and collecting on the wall when cooking a large sweet potato. While this appears to be normal, we hope it does not present a corrosion problem with long term use. This unit costs about $100 more than equivalent-power counter top models. Clearly, some of that additional cost results from beefing up the frame to hang from a cabinet, but the [$] premium seems a little high. This microwave oven does meet our space and cooking needs, and we are happy and satisfied with our purchase. Oh yes, the Abt ordering, packing, and shipping process was easy, speedy, and top notch!
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I bought this Spacemaker II to replace the same model I have been using since 1991. I figured it was getting old, even though it still worked perfectly. The big difference between the...Read complete review
I bought this Spacemaker II to replace the same model I have been using since 1991. I figured it was getting old, even though it still worked perfectly. The big difference between the old and new models is that they've replaced the glass plate with a turntable. They've also changed the arrangement of the keypads and increased the wattage from 650 to 800 and the interior from .8 cu. ft. to 1.The old model was far superior to the new. All of the new keypad buttons look alike, with the start button looking like any other. It cooks frozen food, boils water, and warms leftovers just fine as long as the turntable is on. If the turntable is off, the energy is concentrated in one place and burns the food. The standard popcorn bag is too long to fit on the turntable; the bag stops because the corners hit the door. If you try to pop with the turntable off, the corn burns without popping. I finally solved that problem by cutting off the corners from the bag first.I sent an e-mail to GE asking if the unit needed service because of the above issues. They replied for me to run a test heating 1 qt. of water in a 2-qt bowl for 2 1/2 minutes. The temperature increased by 42 degrees (a little over their standard of 28-40). According to GE, the unit is working as expected and does not require service. Their only suggestion was to try a different brand of popcorn.I loved my old unit, and am disappointed in this new model.
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Why change the size?
from Cincinnati, OH, United States
Comments about GE Profile Spacemaker II White Microwave Oven:
We have the Ge Profile PEM31DMWW microwave. It has been fine. Why do you change the sizes? We have expensive built-in cabinets. We had to buy the trim kit to fit this microwave. Now, to replace the microwave, the dimensions are different, and it will require cutting into our cabinets by a professional. Why is it so hard to make the same size? The other issues we have are the inside of the door seems to be rusting in the corner, and I have had to replace the plastic turnstile piece because the wheels stop rotating causing the glass table in the microwave to periodically pop. This is very frustrating. I spend far more on fixing my cabinets than I do on replacing this microwave. Clearly, the people who design these don't have expensive cabinets in their home.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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GREAT SPACE SAVER
from New Jersey, United States
THIS MICROWAVE ISVERY EASY TO USE. THE STAINLESS STEEL MAKES IT EASY TO CLEAN AND SAVES SPACE IN MY KITCHEN.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Sleak and compact
By Ohio Customer
The was easy to install and looks great with the trim kit for cabinet mounting.
Sorry I bought this model
The top white interior of this microwave is bubbling and peeling off
Peeling interior paint
from Chicago, IL, United States
We love how this unit functions and looks but were distressed to discover the interior ceiling paint of the unit is peeling. GE's FAQ's indicate there is no repair possible and the unit must be replaced. We love the microwave and are disappointed that GE's solution to the problem is to load up a landfill with a functioning product.
GE PROFILE SPACEMAKER
from CT, United States
LIGHTWEIGHT AND HANGS UNDER A TOP CABINET....NOT ABOVE THE RANGETOP. USER NEVER GETS IN THE WAY OF PERSON USING RANGE
from Elmont, ny
We got our first one when we remodeled our kitchen 5 yrs ago and needed a built-in with these specific dimensions. It lasted about 2 years when the door switch/button broke. The 2nd one lasted until last night when the door switch broke again. Unfortunately we can't seem to find a different brand with these dimensions.
Love the size
Best microwave ever. Powerful and compact. Love the express touch cooking keys!
This microwave always breaks down. This our 3rd of this model over the last 10 years. Quality is very poor. We had to buy the 2nd and 3rd one because it is a custom built in. "GE Brings Poor Quality". Don't buy!
from Houston, TX, United States
Sadly, this is a replacement for the same model. It developed a deterioration of the upper ceiling of the interior. It bubbled and then peeled away. I replaced it for this one because doing otherwise would have created carpentry and changing out the trim kit.
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