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Most Liked Positive Review
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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Replace previous model that quit
from MN, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
We bought this as a replacement because our Cafe microwave quit AGAIN and the extended warranty had expired. Since we had a lot of problems with the previous CafÃ© model, I was leery about buying the same model, but wanted it to match our other CafÃ© appliances. We did upgrade to the Convection version though and bought the extended warranty again. We absolutely love the Convection option. We were able to get rid of our counter convection/toaster oven. It works great for times that I don't want to start our convection oven. We have made many things including frozen pizzas, brownies, garlic bread, etc. I even tested it out making a casserole. I do wish that the inside wasn't all stainless steel. It's harder to keep clean than the typical white interior. The button and dial display is very easy to operate.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Simi Valley, CA, United States
WE BOUGHT THIS 4 MONTHS AGO AND WE COULDNT BE HAPPIER!
Beautiful appliance but key pad not working
Well, this one is a toss up - I am sure that GE will get everything resolved, but it is a bit frustrating to install a brand new appliance and not have it work properly from the start.
from Pinopolis, SC, United States
So far so good. I bought a package and have had 3 service calls on the dishwasher so not very happy with that but microwave seems to be good
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from Melville, NY, United States
I purchased this microwave which works well. The handle seems to be peeling and has a nick on it. Why should the handle not be stainless like the other cafe product handles? I have a cafe range and cafe refrigerator and purchased a new GE dishwasher yesterday. What can GE do to compensate and replace this poor quality handle?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Wesley Hills, NY, United States
My wife really enjoys have the ability to use the convection option. It gives her a 2nd oven to cook in without taking up more space. The only thing that bugs me a little is the lack of a keypad to enter cooking times - instead this over gives you a wheel to turn to enter times.
from Reno, NV
Like this microwave, lots of different automatic buttons. Just wish the clock would stay lit up - guess that is what happens when you need to be energy efficient.
from Minneapolis, MN, United States
This microwave feels very cheap with the plastic handle. I can't recommend this unit
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Flower Girl
from Lewis Center, OH, United States
Matches my other appliances and makes the kitchen look so rich! Easy to clean!
from NY, United States
JUST INSTALLED THIS TODAY 8/23 /16. LOOKS GREAT, MODERN, AND OPERATES SMOOTHLY
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