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4.5 | 832 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

Features

  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop
  • Width: 21.75"
  • Height: 12.875"
  • Depth: 17.75"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Sensor cooking controls

Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

1.6 cu. ft. capacity 1150 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)

Sensor cooking controls Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

Weight and time defrost Simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting

Turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle

Instant On controls One-touch instant operation

Control lockout Helps prevent accidental activation

Add 30 seconds Increases cooking times with one touch

Timer on/off Minute timer helps keep you on track

Features

  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable
  • Instant On controls
  • Control lockout
  • Add 30 seconds
  • Timer on/off
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.6
Unit Capacity Family-Size
FILTER
App Filter - Wattage 1100 and Above
App Filter - Control Type Electronic touchpad
App Filter - Voltage 120V
App Filter - Capacity Microwave Medium (1.5 - 1.8 cu. ft.)
App Filter - Cooking Technology Microwave Only
App Filter - Product Type Microwave Countertop
App Filter - Convection No
APPEARANCE
Case Color Black
Installation Countertop
Door Color Stainless Steel
Color Appearance Stainless Steel
POWER / RATINGS
Electrical Input - 120V Watts 1600
Electrical Input - 120V Amperage 14.5
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 39.0
Overall Depth 17.75
Overall Width 21.75
Overall Height 12.875
Approximate Shipping Weight 44.0
Depth with Door Open 90° 38.5
Cavity (W x H x D) 16-5/8 x 10-1/4 x 16-3/4
FEATURES
Cooking System Turntable
Cooking Technology Microwave
Microwave Convenience Cooking Controls Defrost: Weight/Time
Pizza
Turntable Size 13.625
Microwave Watts (IEC-705) 1150.0
Control Type Electronic Touch
Instant On Controls 1-6 Minutes
Control Features Add 30 Seconds (Instant-On)
Cancel/Off
Cavity Light
Clear/Off
Clock - 12 Hr.
Control Lock
Cooking Complete Reminder
Express Cook - Instant-On 1-6 Minutes
Start/Pause
Time Cook I & II
Timer On/Off
Weight & Time Defrost
Power Levels 10
Turntable Glass
Product Type Countertop Microwave
Electronic Digital Display with Clock Yes
Microwave Sensor Cooking Controls Beverage (Instant-On)
Dinner Plate
Popcorn (Instant-On)
Potato (Instant-On)
Reheat (Instant-On)
Vegetables (Instant-On)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 21.75"
  • Height: 12.875"
  • Depth: 17.75"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

Quick Specs

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4.5 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Great new microwave!

Lucky wife 5/7/2021

This is a winner! Love the size, love the inside lighting. Very, very easy to use. Great purchase!
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5 Stars

Great microwave

TMR62 5/5/2021

This microwave was a perfect replacement for the old one. Dimensions were as stated which was important to fit where old one was.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave!

GE Purchase 5/5/2021

Very happy with this GE microwave! Perfect size and functionality.
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5 Stars

Nice microwave

Joegardner 5/4/2021

This microwave is all I need. It's powerful, easy to use. Great product.
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5 Stars

great product

glop64 5/4/2021

Replaced a very similar GE MW which served us well for over 15 years
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5 Stars

Great Choice

MirzaM 5/4/2021

Learning features and how to operate was a breeze! Nice looking and compact in size for the capacity.
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5 Stars

Very Nice Microwave

PiTara 5/4/2021

Large and sleek. Now my whole kitchen appliance theme matches. I got it on sale so it was a great price too.
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4 Stars

Numerous settings

Jan1945Mar1941 5/1/2021

It's a bit bigger than our previous microwave. I can use dishes in it that did not fit in the other one.
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5 Stars

As advertised

dinahj 4/29/2021

My last microwave oven only lasted 14 months before the magnetron died, so a review after a week seems premature, but so far it works as it should. I especially like getting back to a keypad again, and the ability to choose very short times and low power. Nothing sexy, but does its job well.
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1 Stars

2 months

Luis53 4/29/2021

Bought this product about 2 months ago, just yesterday it stopped working, kept coming up with a PF code (power failure), did all the trouble shoot that was posted online and no luck yet. Hopefully i can return it at bestbuy. Last GE I buy.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Works great, but unreliable

RestlessGriffin 4/28/2021

This is the second time I am buying this same model microwave. The first one died within 2 years! Very disappointing! I usually am impressed with GE product reliability. Hopefully this one lasts longer. I purchased this one at Best Buy and bought the extended warranty/maintenance plan for 4 years since I know build quality is questionable. I bought it again because this model fits in the shelf space and gives use maximum interior capacity. The microwave is easy to use, fairly quiet, with a nice feature set. If the first one hadn't died so soon it would be rated at least 4 stars possibly 5!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

very quiet

hollywood II 4/28/2021

great power, very quiet, several cooking options, whatever
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4 Stars

A lot quieter than our old microwave.

GregInTexas 4/27/2021

We had a 20 year old Kenmore that was in the house when we moved in. This fit in the same spot and is so much more quiet.
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5 Stars

Terrific

Nancy 16 4/27/2021

Easy to use great features fits exactly in the space I need
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5 Stars

Easy use, great features

S2658 4/26/2021

We needed a basic microwave with easy to use features like popcorn, add 30-seconds...and this one fits the bill. Plenty of interior space for plates or bowls too.
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3 Stars

Good microwave.

Micro222 4/25/2021

would have gave this 4 stars. but 1st microwave needed to be returned due to turntable getting stuck and making loud klanky noise. everything seems good with new one. Could use a few more cooking/ defrosting options, but I may just be used to my old microwave. Like how it is quiet when in use.
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5 Stars

Great quality for an excellent price

DMD760 4/25/2021

We love our new GE microwave. It is more efficient than our last microwave. We are enjoying all the convenient options which makes it easy to use. The beautiful design fits nicely in our kitchen. Great purchase, quality and price. Satisfied customer!
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5 Stars

Great product

Esingleton 4/25/2021

I purchased this as an update from the one I bought 9 years ago. They are easy to use and very powerful.
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5 Stars

Nice

aggie1972 4/24/2021

I really like the size and features of my new microwave. The size easily accommodates most dishes and fits perfectly in the cabinet designed for it.
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5 Stars

I just replaced a similar microwave

Judyjudy 4/24/2021

I used my old microwave for 32 years and it was wonderful and that's why I ordered this one.
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4 Stars

Easy to use

Melirose 4/23/2021

I like that it won't turn on if the microwave is empty
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5 Stars

Featured are great!

Pete Gloria 4/22/2021

Like the product name, quality, and the features are awesome.
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4 Stars

needs to have a instructive hand book

52 reddog 4/22/2021

Microwave works well what more do you want awgeez really
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5 Stars

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Woop 4/22/2021

It is a very nice and easy to use microwave!! Heats evenly!!
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4 Stars

So far so good !

LLSF1 4/22/2021

Much quieter than my last microwave! Haven't had it very long, so I haven't utilized all of the features. But very happy so far.
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1 Stars

Crap product

Headpiece 4/21/2021

Not even a year old and it stopped working in the middle of making popcorn.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice microwave!

Genekqua 4/19/2021

This is a powerful, nice microwave. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is the legs are not adjustable so it has a little wobble and the buttons are a little hard to push. Other than those 2 little things, it is great and I recommend it.
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5 Stars

Great features

brandnewme 4/18/2021

A nice size and it fits right into the niche the builder made in our house.
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5 Stars

Awesome

Khluba61 4/14/2021

Works great. Better then previous owned unit. Looks good.
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5 Stars

Great Quality

Mynee 4/13/2021

This microwave has great features, is a great size and it looks good too!!
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4 Stars

Keypad

Roger111 4/13/2021

Lack of illumination/backlighting make pad keys difficult to read.
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2 Stars

Similar to the GE microwave we had previously

Motts71 4/13/2021

We were very disappointed when it came without an owner's manual. There are important differences.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Classy Looking!

SandyB14 4/12/2021

This is a sleek looking microwave. We haven't used it a lot yet, but we're anxious to start soon. It has plenty of features that should meet and exceed every need we have.
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5 Stars

Perfect.

Calecia 4/12/2021

This is my first countertop microwave. We like the features and it gets the job done.
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4 Stars

Express control

Moms wave 4/12/2021

Great product that works great and fits perfectly on my counter.
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5 Stars

Versatile and easy to use

Volunteers Volunteer 4/12/2021

I had the same unit as this for 18 years and this one works even faster and is easier to use .It has a wonderful timer and reheat feature and extra large turn table. Food turns out quickly and perfectly. The outside and inside of the unit is easy to clean and is of good size and heating strength.
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1 Stars

Broke after using 9 times

Kundry 4/12/2021

This is a piece of JUNK. We used it only 9 times and it ceased to function at all, except that the right top of the unit heated to red hot.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Looks great and functions very well

Ji7769 4/10/2021

Great value plus looks awesome on our countertop used it several times the first day it was installed.
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3 Stars

Simple and basic

BrainDr 4/10/2021

Runs very hot and it's a basic unit with limited functions but adequate for price. Bought because my prior GE lasted a long time before it self ignited 12 yrs later.
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5 Stars

Works fine & reasonable priced

MBBD 4/9/2021

Posesses the traditional operating controls. Easy to operate. Large interior with rotating platform. Heats food & drink quickly.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Mid size micro that works as well as a larger one

Online Queen 4/9/2021

Space was an issue and that is why I choose this one. The turntable is large enough for everything I warm & cook.
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3 Stars

Perfect size and convenience

Experienced Home Cook 4/7/2021

If I use the microwave to cook something, it gets too hot and causes a power failure. this has happened several times. I have had this same microwave before without this problem. Should I return it to Best Buy? this was an online purchase.
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5 Stars

Looks Good

Duck Tape 4/7/2021

It looks nice and fits our needs perfectly. Very good price. GE brings good things to life always.... Old American Company!!! I try to buy American if possible...
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5 Stars

Powerful

Tedster96 4/6/2021

Very powerful and good features. Nice appearance and a good value.
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5 Stars

Quiet

Bevweb 4/6/2021

I love that this microwave is quiet. I also like that it is powerful for warming and cooking quick meals.
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5 Stars

Powerful microwave

Cecilia G 4/4/2021

Get it. Great deal! You will not regret this purchase
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5 Stars

Smooth owen

npsullia 4/1/2021

Good and compact for 1.6c. Good replacement for Whirlpool 1.6 with exact same dimension. I moved due to frequent issues with whirlpool
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4 Stars

It works great!

TheWades 3/31/2021

It is a little different than the one we had, and we like it much better. Works well, and has great features.
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4 Stars

Love GE appliances

Bammkids 3/30/2021

Just got the microwave haven't used it, looks very similar to my other ge microwave that lasted 10 years. Hope this one does the same!!!
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5 Stars

Best of them all

Pam G S 3/30/2021

We had this same model for over 15 years until my sister came over and put metal in it while using it. Now she does not own a microwave nor did she know not to install metal in them when using them. I the entire 15 years we never had one single issue with it. So we went out and bought another one. We trust GE and we stand behind our decision to buy this unit. We feel it will last us the rest of our lives as long as we keep my sister away from it!
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