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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
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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Comments about GE Stainless Steel Over-The-Range Sensor Microwave Oven with Recirculating Venting:
GIVEN THE COST OF THIS MICROWAVE I WAS SHOCKED THAT THE DOOR IS PLASTIC RATHER THAN GLASS AS IN MY PREVIOUS GE MICROWAVE.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Ergonomic, cooks well, looks good doing it
from North Carolina, United States
This is a new house unit and we are pleased. It looks great, easy to clean and cooks well. The separate timer and lamp buttons are so perfect; great idea GE.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A bit of an improvement over the previous one.
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from Raleigh, NC
I like most of the features of this new Microwave oven. My only objection is with the control panel. The buttons are difficult to read and the light behind the clock/timer is not bright enough in our very bright kitchen.
By Happy DIYer
purchased as a replacement to fit existing brackets
Great Microwave and looks are stunning
from Charleston, SC, United States
It came with the house and we have used it multiple times. So far, it works great and we are very happy with it.
Great convenient microwave!
from Northern Virginia
This unit came with my new condo. Very convenient to reheat or prepare quick bites.
Love it Love it -- cooks perfectly every time
from Elverson, PA, United States
During our kitchen reno we selected this GE microwave because of its functions, ratings and price. Works perfectly and cooks the food to perfection each and every time. LOVE the "soften" function.
from DeLand, FL, United States
This product came with the new house we bought and we are happy with it.
Overall, very happy.
from Waltham, MA
Purchased this microwave to replace a GE microwave that was working perfectly fine, only because we wanted to match the other stainless steel appliances. My only negative point would be that the exhaust fan is fairly loud.
I love this microwave! I bought it because it matched my GE dishwasher but it has great features and I absolutely love the look of it. I especially love the night lite feature. I set it to come on around dark and to go off a few hours later after we are settled in for the night. Who thinks of these things! :-)
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