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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 Indio, CA, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Convection Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
The exhaust is so weak that it does not exhaust anything you are cooking on top or in the oven,
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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So Far Working Great
from Merrick, NY, United States
Ive had the microwave for 4 months now and it has work very well. The convection is a key tool to have when cooking multiple items at once. I also love the popcorn feature. Cooks it great everytime
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy to grasp
from New York, NY, United States
have the unit for 2 months but am still figuring it out. Good support and working parts
By Pearl Mary
from North East, Pennsylvania, United States
I bought this microwave last December, I am a home canner and the plastic on the bottom of the door has melted twice.
Works fine, but cheap handle
from Gaithersburg, MD
We "upgraded" our appliances to the GE cafe when we bought the house. It hasn't been 2 years yet and the handle (which is plastic wrapped around with a fake silver wrap) is peeling off. My husband peeled off the section that was hanging off so that we wouldn't cut ourselves on it.
GE Cafe Series - CDT725SSFSS
By Tim in bend
from Bend, OR, United States
This product did not live up to my expectations. Poor quality in my opinion.
Love the new features
By lil bit o mi
from St Clair Shores, MI, United States
I have always had a GE microwave and really love the new features on this model.
good looking appliance.
from Lexington, KY, United States
Beautiful appliance. Easy install. Great microwave.
Great Microwave/Convection Oven
This microwave is nice and easy to use. The knob in the middle seems a bit out of place but is only used during setup. The only complaint is the door handle is a cheap plastic bar with silver wrapping. This replaces an old GE Cafe Microwave which was over 10 years old.
from CT, United States
This is a replacement for GE with digital pad that went wrong.
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