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A good appliance.
This is my second GE combo convection/microwave/exhaust oven. I cook a lot, live in an apartment with a compact kitchen. This appliance is perfect for my space. The unit is very...Read complete review
This is my second GE combo convection/microwave/exhaust oven. I cook a lot, live in an apartment with a compact kitchen. This appliance is perfect for my space. The unit is very handsome. Each function is more than adequate. The convection application takes a while to reach temp, operates below the set temp, after disarming the auto-stepdown which most convection ovens have built in. The exhaust is quiet on low (the previous model was so loud, I never used it.) Difficult to clean. Can't use any ammonia products. The chamber is a beautifully polished stainless steel that scratches with the first cleaning. I found baking soda does the safest job.My biggest complaint with this version and the previous one: the interior light is not a user-serviceable part. Once it burns out, it's a $200 service call.The surface light is twice as bright (40W) as the previous model.The microwave works fine. I use it to to reheat leftovers and melt chocolate.Took an experienced maintenance guy an hour to remove the old unit and install the new one. Simply plugs into an outlet.I bought this GE unit again because any similar combo-products by other manufacturers seem to have more problems than this. The previous unit started arching inside the sealed unit during microwaving. 8 yrs old.
Most Liked Negative Review
Overpriced. Faulty Design
This was an absolute mistake. On my second one of these, as I thought the first problem (less than two years installed) was a fluke. After about 5 months of using it,...Read complete review
This was an absolute mistake. On my second one of these, as I thought the first problem (less than two years installed) was a fluke. After about 5 months of using it, the touchpad that controls ALL functions (except the light and turning on the vent) stopped functioning proprerly. (do an internet search, it apparently happens to A LOT of people). I replaced it with the same model, and guess what? Less than two months, and the touchpad stops working. Repair folks say it is a function of the machine not being able to withstand the stove top heat from the oven below, said he has to do a lot of these repairs... Thankfully, we had the store's extended service warranty, otherwise we were out of luck with GE. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
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from Los Angeles, CA, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
Overall fairly good microwave with some design flaw issues. Oil from exhaust fan accumulates through the upper registers and your seats down on the inside of the front panel behind the front door. Upper facia panel plastic tabs breaks easily whenever removing to clean excess oil from vent.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Wilmette, IL, United States
I have this installed above my range. It looks good, except for the cheap black sides which I had to replace myself. My old counter-top had more power, so I am disappointed this one takes a bit longer to cook food. At this expensive price point, more power should have been provided. Not had a chance to use it as a convection oven yet and probably never will.
Great, we know the unit from prev. experience
By Ronnie Boon
from Bellevue, WA, United States
Bought 3 months ago. Our 3rd GE Microwave. V Happy
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice looking microwave
from Arizona, United States
I purchased this microwave to update my kitchen. Its a very nice looking appliance. The stainless steel is bright and eye catching. The microwave has many features - too many to use! If you are looking for a regular microwave, this is not the one for you. The buttons and dials can get confusing. I hope to learn to use more features of the microwave over time.
from Boynton Beach, FL, United States
Very satisfied with quality and appearance. Easy to maintain.
By Paradise spot
from Clearwater Florida
We find it complicated to use, but it performs well once you get it working.
bell chime is not loud enough even on high setting
By Peggy and Mark
from Phoenix Area
Convection and microwave together is a great concept...and it works well, too
Just got it today
from New York, NY, United States
The display is dim. I am also concerned about the plastic handle.
I just had mine installed and I love it. We bought the entire cafe line and all of the products have been great! The microwave is awesome !
Love the look
By Ranger Rick
from Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Matching all of our appliances with the same look was key to our new kitchen, while maintaining all of the features that we wanted. This model met all of our needs.
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