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Good product, little pricey but fast.
We purchased this GE Advantium Microwave Speedcook Oven to replace an old regular GE Profile Microwave and also remove a little convection oven we kept on the countertop - to avoid firing up the big...Read complete review
We purchased this GE Advantium Microwave Speedcook Oven to replace an old regular GE Profile Microwave and also remove a little convection oven we kept on the countertop - to avoid firing up the big oven during hot months. This meets the need well.Will have to report back on overall dependability and longevity of the unit as have heard mixed reviews. Our old GE died after 10 years so hope this one last at least that long. As for some review information worth calling out:1. SpeedcookThis feature is taking some getting used to be we seem to like it. It does cook faster, heats well, crisp things, and the menus that are included already have most foods in them or it is easy to customize an entry. You basically set how long to use upper lamp, lower, and microwave. Results have been good. It does remind you when to use the metal tray (for cooking with lights/convection) versus the glass tray (when just microwaving). Only pain is swapping them frequently if you switch a lot.2. ConvectionHave used this the least but seems to work ok, not as good as a full size oven though. It preheats pretty quickly still compared to a regular full size oven.3. Noise LevelThe microwave and fans are pretty quiet overall - compared to our old one a little quieter and has pretty good suction. We vent upwards out of the house. You do hear clicking on and off when speed cooking as the lights cycle on and off and microwave cycles but it is just a little noise also.4. Stainless InteriorThis seems required since the thing gets really hot inside but already are seeing little spots here and there due to oil popping or food sizzling. Very hard to clean up aftwards and it'll never look perfect after you use this oven for a while - seem like it'll start to always look pretty dirty after years of use.5. InstallWe installed this ourself pretty easily but but do be aware of a few things. It can sit on a previous same size GE mounting bracket so no need to install the new one. Finally, it comes with a mounting bracket literally screwed on to the back of the oven already that you need to take off before mounting - not in instruction manual and looks like part of the oven.6. EnergyThis is NOT an energy efficient appliance at all when speed cooking using like 2000 watts sometimes. Supposedly the time savings make up for that though.Overall though if you don't mind the pretty big increase over a regular microwave with convection the speed cook feature is pretty much worth it. Adds additional use to the oven. Oh, and the inside capacity of this thing really is pretty big - a 11x13 casserole dish really does fit pretty easily.Enjoy.
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This a good microwave. Only issue we have is that the vent is worthless. Seems to pull more air in from the vent above the door then from the vents below the microwave....Read complete review
This a good microwave. Only issue we have is that the vent is worthless. Seems to pull more air in from the vent above the door then from the vents below the microwave. We rechecked all ducting and installation per the installation instructions with no issues, yet it still fails to draw much air into the lower vents. We ended up taping over the vent above the door to force the fan to draw the air from the lower vents which helped. Seems to me that if you spend a lot of money for a microwave it should be the best at everything it does. Contacted customer service, which responded promptly, but said that if the technician that was sent out could not find anything wrong with the microwave that I would have to pay for the service call.
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from Greensboro, NC, United States
Comments about GE Profile Advantium 120 Over The Range Black Microwave Oven:
We purchased this microwave in 2012, today it will no longer heat. If we boiled anything on the stove top, the panel would short circuit...even if we ran the exhaust fan. This was a very expensive microwave to have these problems and to no longer work. Disappointed is an understatement.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By william bill
from Michigan, United States
the handle is splitting / pealing poor quality....
Great features, bakes nicely, food browns
from California, United States
Really like the features, it takes a little to get use to but it make a great roast. Bad feature is the fan! Not strong enough and pull steam up to the top of the microwave so the cabinets get greasy and brown. I really need a good vent.
great strides in technology
By B happy
from Los Angeles, CA, United States
I am so impressed with the cooking versatility of this appliance. The dvd was very helpful in getting started. Im so excited to get started. Entertaing guests will be as easy as ABC.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Love the idea that it is also an oven
from Austin, TX, United States
The true definition of a microwave-oven. Great for a small batch of cookies or cooking without heating a large oven. I love the feature of combining microwave and radiant heat to quickly cook an item.
from Philadelphia, PA, United States
Cooks our food in less time and evenly than or regular microwave. Would buy another if needed. I would recommend a friend to buy the most current model.
Great oven, but very hard to clean
from Acton, MA, United States
I have this appliance for 3 month. It is very good, a lot of cooking options, but suggested timing is not enough to cook. Have to run for the second cycle. It has perforation on the bottom and it almost impossible to clean spillage
from San Diego, CA, United States
When we moved into our new place, the first thing I noticed lacking was a GE Advantium microwave-convection oven. I immediately replaced the installed microwave for my Advantium. I have used it in the past, and it never fails me. I can bake in shorter amounts of time than the regular stove convection oven and save time for quick meals. Also, the Advantium does not heat up the kitchen in mild weather San Diego. It is perfect for the two of us now that we are empty nesters, since we now have a choice of using the Advantium or stove microwave for big meals. I love my Advantium!
Looks great is great.
from Fort Myers, FL, United States
Speed cook was great. Cooked my first toasted cheese sandwich, it came out great without me watching and free of pan grease. Looking forward to other speed cook items.
from Spokane, WA, United States
Purchased it a week ago and have used most features and all work very good. Speedcook works very fast.
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