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This replaced a 16 year-old GE Spacemaker. So far, I like it a lot. There are some things that are similar to the old one, some better and some new. The timer...Read complete review
This replaced a 16 year-old GE Spacemaker. So far, I like it a lot. There are some things that are similar to the old one, some better and some new. The timer which operates separate from the the microwave is a great feature that I've always liked. Express Cook is another nice feature the same as the old one. The vent fan has 4 speeds rather an 2 like my old one, which is nice. Defrost has settings for both weight and time--the old one had only weight (unless I never could find time on it). New things: Add 30 seconds is nice, Soften is very nice--It's great for softening butter, before, using just the regular controls, it would start to melt--can't wait to use it for hard ice cream! Finally, believe it or not, the old one didn't have a turntable like this one does. I cook a lot of veggies in the microwave but haven't tried the Steam button yet--am not sure if you need a special microwave veggie steamer for it to work right, will have to try it,
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like the product but hated the install guide
Purchased in June 2014. Unable to install until September 2014. This whole process took two days because of the need to re-drill multiple times because the template was wrong.We planned to...Read complete review
Purchased in June 2014. Unable to install until September 2014. This whole process took two days because of the need to re-drill multiple times because the template was wrong.We planned to vent up outside through the roof as with our old GE micro. So I read the install instructions - (A) Outside Top Exhaust (vertical duct) had NO instructions that the blower motor direction needed to be changed so I installed the damper as instructed, then we installed the micro and connected the exhaust to the duct work. Only Install instructions for (B)Back Exhaust and (C) Recirculating showed instructions on how to change the blower motor direction. Finally I thought we were done - imagine my horror when I turned on the vent and it blew INTO my kitchen, NOT up out the duct work!!!. No where in the instructions are we told to test the direction of the blower and my model number was NOT indicated for specific shipping assembly - JNM7196SF1SS. I do not have the energy or ability to go through taking down this thing again to move the blower motor so unhappily I installed the carbon filter. Now I have exhaust into my kitchen which is NOT what I want. Because of this I cannot recommend the product.
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Nice microwave, but don't buy it for the fan
from Milwaukee, WI
Comments about GE Stainless Over-The-Range Microwave:
I have some mixed feelings about this microwave. It heats up a couple cups of water a minute faster than my old microwave. The controls are well laid out and easy to use. The separate buttons at the bottom for the light, fan, and timer are very easy to identify and press. Cleaning is nice. There is no lip on the inside and there are channels that "flow" toward the door which means cleanup by running a sponge through is relatively easy. What I do not like at all is the exhaust fan. It is loud, and yet it has mediocre effectiveness even though this vents to the outdoors. I expected much more for something rated at 400 CFM. I even had a technician check it, and he said it was working as expected. If you are serious about getting the smoke/smells out, consider a dedicated hood fan instead. Finally, I found that when boiling water on the range below, the vapor covered the door of the microwave. Very annoying. I recommend a product I found online (I have no connection to the company) called the Microvisor that acts like a hood vent that attaches to the bottom of the microwave. I could not find anything like it, and am surprised the major manufacturers aren't making these. After installation, the vapor no longer condenses on the front of the microwave.
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About Me Avid Cook
I am so happy for my new Microwave. It replace my old GE Space Saver Microwave. It fit perfect into the space. This new Microwave is wonderful. It suits all my needs, and is great to look at. So far it is working great.
Service and delivery comments:
Service delivery was very prompt. I received item one day earlier than promised. I tem was well packed, and received in great condition.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Long Grove, Il
Use only for reheat, softening butter for baking and defrosting
Delivery and installation went well
from Jersey City
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.
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.
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