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So far, so Good
I love the size and features of my new microwave and how attractive it looks. My prior GE micro didn't come with a turntable, and it makes such a difference, especially when I'm...Read complete review
I love the size and features of my new microwave and how attractive it looks. My prior GE micro didn't come with a turntable, and it makes such a difference, especially when I'm using the potato setting. I purchased a steamer covered dish which does a nice job under the steamer setting, but have to guess as to size or cups of vegetables I'm cooking when the question appears. One has to make many choices when preparing some of the food, so you have to follow instructions on the screen which tells you to "press again" for options and decisions to be made. Of course, you can simply choose to use regular cooking times based on past experience. I've had to remember to press the timer setting both at the start and upon completion of a countdown, or the reminder bell won't stop until I do, unlike my last unit. Also, in order to make the turntable stationary if the serving dish is too large to rotate on it, you have to press settings and go through some options to get to that function, and then press 0 for it to stop rotating. I found out that once the food was cooked, the setting automatically returned to the rotating turntable. However, these are just all learning curves one must get used to. I pretty much use my microwave every day so I hope it has a long life.
Most Liked Negative Review
GE can do better, but won't
We have owned 4 (maybe 5) of these units and their immediate predecessor models. We keep buying them because they fit the space. None have lasted more than 5 years. We would...Read complete review
We have owned 4 (maybe 5) of these units and their immediate predecessor models. We keep buying them because they fit the space. None have lasted more than 5 years. We would gladly pay $100-$200 more if GE (or someone) would just make something more reliable that would last 10 years. But of course, they wouldn't make as much money. Each replacement has included cheaper materials than the previous one. In fact the one we just bought was even less expensive than the last one we bought 5 years ago. The 2.1 cf model has a dial selector; we prefer the all push button touch pad, but that's only available on the 1.9cf models (or smaller). If we had repaired our old model, the control module alone was over $500 (no labor). We bought the new model for less than that. Everything is throwaway now. The new one seems to work fine, although I have noticed it doesn't cook popcorn as well as the older version. It's the same old story when it comes to manufacturing products these days. No one makes anything that will last. If they did, customers would flock to buy their product.
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from Jersey City
Comments about GE White Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
Great features for the price. I wish it had automatic fan like the spacemaker models. I also wish the products came with charcoal filters pre-installed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Features, Sleek Look
from Cincinnati, OH, United States
We love how this microwave looks in our new home. It has great quick select features that takes the guessing away from cook time on certain foods. Easy to clean, and looks very nice with the GE oven we purchased as well.
By tim s sr
from Cayce, SC, United States
this microwave doesn't mess around. heats up food quickly
By Punk in
from VA, United States
Value priced but control buttons are hard to see and not lighted
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Westampton, NJ, United States
I like most everything about this microwave. Has many options: vent, light, clock, choice of food to be nuked. Only drawback is poor door design. Glass front goes to edge of door and I accidently hit it on my last GE microwave taking out a bowl from inside and the glass shattered. Also, the glass plate that sits inside sits on a very flimsy rotator and it is difficult to place the plate back on the rotator because it scoots around while you are trying to put the plate on it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Spacious and quiet enough
By Ms. M.
from NYC, NY
About Me Casual Cook
Comments about GE Black Over-The-Range Microwave Oven:
My kitchen renovation is almost complete. All I have is a refridge and the microwave. The installation couldn't be too high over the cooktop b/c then I couldn't reach it. But I'm worrying that the handle might get too hot or even melt (which is what happened to a friend's handle). Don't recall her micro brand tho. Think it'll be alright.
Service and delivery comments:
Super customer service and delivery!
from Worcester, PA, United States
So far so good. This was a replacement for a previous GE product so installation to the 2008 version was seamless. I know everything is online anymore but I would still like written version of 'what buttons do what'.
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