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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.
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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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Just got it today
from New York, NY, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
The display is dim. I am also concerned about the plastic handle.
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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 !
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
from Staten Island, NY, United States
I brought to go with my other applicances and would get more of the same brand
So easy to use
from California, United States
I had to replace my old microwave and needed one that would fit the same place....this not only fit, it looks great and is easy to use..
from Savage, MN, United States
Super gorgeous and fast cooking and easy to use and love all the stainless!
from Dana Point, CA, United States
Best ever. Love the style and features, especially now having a third oven.
Very nice microwave!
from San Diego, CA, United States
The knob takes time to get used to, but works well.
Horrible interface and seems low power.
I am giving this microwave two stars because it looks great, it gets a 5/5 for looks. If it weren't for its good looks it would get 1. The interface is just so non-intuitive, and ti already needed a repair after a few months. You have to click the control knob and various buttons differently depending on what feature you are using which makes no sense. This lack of consistency means I have to re-figure out how to use ti every time I use it. It takes much longer to turn it on, I also don't like that everything has to be increments of 5, 15, or 25 depending on the function. Every guest I have over has trouble using it, even after explanation. Also, the microwave seems to cook much slower than my previous microwave of equivalent power. I expect more from a top-of-the lien microwave.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Park Ridge, IL
We bought this oven as part of an appliance package for our new home build project and use it to complement our GE CafÃ© series gas range. We love it. We use it primarily as a convection oven. As it is an over the range oven and we have small children, our countertop microwave is more convenient for the kids to use. Prior to purchasing, I was concerned about the complaints regarding the handle "peeling." We have had the oven for eight months and have no issues. Yes it is pricey, but given that it is essentially three ovens in one (standard, convection, microwave) it seems like there is good value here. We use it in lieu of our gas range for smaller meals and when we don't want to heat up the whole kitchen. It does seem like it takes a while to preheat but I believe that to be a product of the fact that it is electric.
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