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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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The cheap plastic on the handle
from Daly City, CA, United States
Comments about GE Cafe Stainless Steel Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
I bought this microwave in 2014. The cheap film that covers a handle is cheaping off
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Terrible Door Handle
By Matt A
from Morristown, NJ, United States
The door handle isn't stainless steel, but plastic and will peel off. Not good!
GE Cafe Microwave Problem Child
from California, United States
I had nothing but problems with this unit wish I had never bought it. To open the door you have to pull hard sometimes I think I'll be pulling the unit off the wall. The unit even has a mind of it own fan turn on by itself.
Solid. Hopefully reliable
By Sophie Dophie
from Sacramento, CA, United States
After two months I remain happy with the purchase. Other models had trick (soon to break) features. Thus one gas a few quirky programming steps that require repeated quessing to make oven perform. Likely all models do. Bright down light is very nice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Use It All The Time To Cook Very Easy To Set Up TO Cook All Different Foods
Great to be able to have multiple tiers for convection cooking. Baked potato cooking not as described - always requires more time.
LOVE my new microwave
from Oakboro, NC, United States
It brightens up my kitchen and is a delight to use. I'm getting use to the dial instead of buttons but I'm OK with it. I especially like the revolving dish and the options
Completes the look with the Cafe Range
from Pasadena, CA, United States
We purchased this along with the cafe range and they both look fantastic in the kitchen - really adds style.
from Utah, United States
I like its a convection oven, my potatoes come out perfect
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Cashiers Cottage
from Cashiers, NC
I bought the GE Cafe over the cooktop microwave in January 2017 to replace a 2010 GE Cafe over the cooktop microwave. Previously, I had purchased the entire line of GE Cafe appliances--dishwasher, gas stove, cafe refrigerator, microwave--and I wanted to match the 2010 appliances. Unfortunately, the new microwave has an all plastic front exterior that only looks like stainless steel. To the touch, the surfaces even feel like plastic. No longer does the GE Cafe microwave look like the professional that I was hoping to duplicate.
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