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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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GE Cafe Series Microwave
from Bradenton, FL, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
This appliance was included with my new unit purchase. It seems to be a good choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It is okay; great for reheating but......
from Pittsburgh, PA, United States
I have tried some of the "special features" and have been disappointed in them. I am also extremely disappointed with the light in the unit over my range; it provides very little light even on the high setting and it gets VERY HOT! Also--I do not understand the DIAL control!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Door Handle Flaw; cheap replacement
from Mahomet, IL, United States
I've been using this about 7 months. A month ago the thin metal on the door handle melted and warped. Today it was replaced as a warranty repair, but with a material that looks like plastic. The new handle doesn't match any of the other GE Cafe Handles. I am so disappointed!
A bit pricey, but worth every dollar spent!
from Spokane, WA, United States
This microwave cooks evenly and quickly. Easy controls. Very quiet. Exhaust fan is powerful and removes cooking odors and heat very quickly. The standard convection oven is super too. Very even heat. Bakes and roasts perfectly. Nothing bad to say except installation of vent is not easy. The vent boot attachment is poorly designed and hard to connect and seal (I used top vent attachment). It would be easy to make this better and GE engineers ought to work on that to make it much cleaner, easier, and more secure.
GE CAFE Series Microwave CVM2072SM3
After three years of service, the control panel on this model went dead. Tried all the trouble shooting tips offered in the manual, but nothing seems to fix the problem. After reading the reviews by other owners, I concluded this is a nice looking pretty expensive junk. On top of it, the model has been discontinued and without informing current owners of the product about this continuing and recurring problem with the model and the solution to address it. What a shame!
All the features you would need.
from Medina, Ohio
After several months of use we are completely satisfied with this microwave.
easy to use.
from Calabasas, CA, United States
Have had this microwave for about a year, and it is awesome.
from Beaumont, TX, United States
No problem so far. We are happy to choose GE Microwave oven for our kitchen.
Lovely, functional, does everything and more!
from Woodland Park, NJ, United States
beautiful addition to our kitchen. easy to use, convection oven as well
Great over the stove unit!
from Westfield, MA
Have had this for a few months now, and it is easy to use and does a great job. Handle is poor quality.
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