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4.5 | 653 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

Available in 4 Color(s)

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

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Fan didn't work

Vallegurl 11/20/2020

Really wanted this microwave since it wasn't as deep as others and fit on my shelf. But out of the box, the fan didn't work so we returned it. There are no more available so we couldn't even exchange it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features and good power

Harley2923 11/18/2020

Great product I love GE appliances. I knew from the start that I would use the products and love them.
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3 Stars

Control panel not user friendly

LSMB 11/18/2020

The more crowave itself works fine but I find myself getting irritated with almost every use. The labels are small and too close together. I often end up pressing timer or pause and then have to start all over again. Clearly, this feature could have used more usability testing.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good features

Mickey micro 11/18/2020

Works well and is easy to use. I don't like being told I have to say more than I have already written
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5 Stars

Efficient

Artsy Jan 11/17/2020

We are very happy with our new microwave! It works great! I just wish you didn't have to go through "3" steps for basic use.... my other was "2" steps for basic use.
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3 Stars

Right size

Ervinboy 11/17/2020

The microwave fits the cabinet that is designed for a free standing microwave and we have GE appliances in our kitchen. So we thought this would be of equal quality.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great microwave

Joe We 11/17/2020

Works well and was fair priced and we could get it in the store.
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5 Stars

WORKS LIKE A DREAM

Muffin60 11/16/2020

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT !! IT HEATS IN SECONDS and its looks
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4 Stars

works well

Kiskangel 11/16/2020

What can I say? It's a microwave and works well and looks good. So far we are pleased with it
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5 Stars

My Microwave

JESAmple 11/16/2020

I have been very pleased with my new Microwave. It replaced a very very old one that got zapped in a power surge. The special features on this one are great
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4 Stars

Basic choices & ease of use

Nander 11/16/2020

No photo given this a unnecessary requirement. ? Why?
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5 Stars

Works great

Tim16 11/16/2020

Microwave works great, especially for the price. great deal
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5 Stars

Diamond in the ruff

Master Cylinder 11/16/2020

Customer friendly. Easy to use. Simple yet elegant to look at. Heats evenly. A lot of room inside. I recommend this microwave as a Best Buy for the money.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

So-so

MaineMalts 11/16/2020

We had to return one due to a damaged fan upon arrival. Replaced it with the same model. Works fine. A bit loud for a microwave. Overly complex controls.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product terrible warehouse experience.

Denn01 11/15/2020

great looking product. just what we were looking for.
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5 Stars

Very happy with our purchase fitted the need we ha

Play69 11/14/2020

Works great exactly what I needed and a great price with free next day delivery!
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3 Stars

Decent Microwave for price

MicroMan9 11/13/2020

Decent microwave. More powerful than my previous microwave.
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5 Stars

works great. small size

island micro 11/12/2020

Fits great into our island. easy to use and clean.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great cooking options!

Quelloforte 11/2/2020

I love the microwave. It works great and looks amazing. Very happy with my purchase!
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5 Stars

Looks Great!

Bob P 11/2/2020

Microwave looks great! Lots of features, easy to work.
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4 Stars

Good Features, Simple Operation, Quiet

Lazy Chef 10/25/2020

So far we have only used this for a day, but, we have used it for the most types of things we would normally use it for. Operation is simple and has all the features we want. That being said, I wish the inside light was a little brighter and the touch pad is hard to read because of the size and color of the lettering. This explains my 4 star rating, otherwise it would get 5 stars.
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5 Stars

ENJOYING THIS MICROWAVE

karzer 10/24/2020

Have been using for about a month. Seems solid and well built. No issues with controls, turn table nor cooking. More powerful than our prior microwave and are getting used to the differences in cooking times and the sensor settings. So far we are glad we made the purchase.
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4 Stars

Reliable microwave

BethK 10/23/2020

Microwave has good features, functions well and is nice looking. We like the options on the push buttons but are still adjusting to having to push the "set time" button before programming a short cooking time. I am concerned that the turn table will fail as the mechanism is not well made. Otherwise, very happy with microwave and would recommend it. We chose this microwave because it had good reviews, it was the size and finish that we needed; would have preferred white but stainless works.
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1 Stars

It's Junk!

L589RN 10/22/2020

I purchased this microwave online. It arrived on 4/22/2020. Today it is 6 months old. Over the last week it began making horrible grinding noises as if it's failing. I've also noticed it's cooking things way hotter than they should be in a shorter time frame. There is an awful condensation that builds up between the glass that accumulates with every use and can't be wiped off. I am extremely disappointed in my purchase. I feel ripped off. I contacted GE Customer Service and am awaiting a reply so I sure hope they make it right and replace it.The quality of my GE Profile French Door fridge is far superior than this junk microwave!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love the features!!!

MissJae 10/22/2020

I love the fact that it actually defrosts the food instead of heating it up and cooking it to defrost. Still learning all of the features, but it's really nice.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Ok but Window Steams

Momzy 10/21/2020

This microwave is working, but the window steams. It takes awhile for the window in the door to clear.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

ease of use

bert2747 10/21/2020

had product for about two months and no problems. easy to use with the touch of a button you get what you ask for
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to use and set up!

MarkC3651 10/20/2020

Easy to set up. Easy to use, easy to understand without having to read the instructions. Great value.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to Use

Mindylz 10/20/2020

This microwave is perfect for our pantry. It has just the right amount of settings and is easy to use.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love the sensor and the size

Microhonda 10/20/2020

The sensor feature is great (although not super intuitive). The size is also perfect - it's a decent size, but it can fit a ROTISSERIE CHICKEN!!
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4 Stars

So far so good

D2020b 10/18/2020

Installed about a month ago. Works well! No issues so far
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5 Stars

Works great!

CaliforniaCook 10/15/2020

Easy to use and powerful enough to cook quickly. Great addition to our kitchen.
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1 Stars

Don't buy

KristyTN 10/14/2020

We bought one of these and had to return it because it started making a really loud noise like the fan was messed up. We traded it for another one and it's starting to do the same thing after two weeks
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Had problems

Nana Katie 10/13/2020

We had it shipped and after the first use it started to make noise. Took it back and exchanged it thinking that it had been damaged in transit. The second one made the same noise right off the bat. We returned it the next day to get another brand. Much happier. Will never get another GE microwave.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Modern design

Fresh99999999999 10/11/2020

Great item. Love the sensor feature automatically warms the food without having to put a time in. Great modern look. Does not give the food that leftover taste which normal microwaves do.
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5 Stars

Not one complaint

ChewyGE 10/9/2020

This microwave is the perfect size and power for what we need. I love all of its many features.
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1 Stars

GE Microwave

Pamwaw 10/8/2020

The product is beautiful, appears to be easy to follow instructions, but from a bulk purchase more than half a dozen are already on their way to the landfill. There is no service for these units, which is tragic.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Inconsistent heating, possibly defective

rodepo 10/8/2020

It barely can be described as functioning, let alone, of good quality. It frequently shuts itself off after only 2-3 minutes of cooking. It occasionally makes a loud noise like a motorcycle starting. When it does cook normally, it's inconsistent. The same item can take 45 seconds or 2 minutes to achieve the same result.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features!

Ethel Jaine 10/7/2020

This is the best microwave that I have ever bought! The only cons are the handle to open the door is pretty stiff and the plug is straight making it stick out from the wall further than I like. Otherwise, its great.
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4 Stars

Great replacement for my 20 yr old GE microwave

Jina55 10/7/2020

This is very similar functionally to a 20 year old unit that finally started to not work as well. The footprint of this is smaller (takes up less counter space) even though it's equivalent space inside. My only complaint is I ordered the black and stainless steel model and it's often hard to read the buttons. I suppose over time I'll get used to where things are and it won't be an issue. Also I had to print out the manual because I had no idea how to work the "vegetables" button. (1 for fresh, 2 for frozen...)
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Basic Microwave

Consumer57 10/7/2020

So far, this is a good basic countertop microwave for the price paid. Disappointed that the key pad does not have any backlighting (must turn on lights to read) and the stainless steel is not smudge proof and immediately shows prints.
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Yes, I recommend this product

3 Stars

Cost effective unit

TNT4190 10/7/2020

Unit has good features for the price. HOWEVER, the operating manual for the unit is minimal. Our unit stopped working for about 5 minutes - totally blank (NOT a house circuit issue) and the right side of the unit was HOT. There is nothing in the Operator Manual or on line to help us reason through why this outage occurred. We did send a message to GE Support but got NO response back. In addition, there is NO explanation how the Humidity Sensor affects the operation of the unit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features & size

Lizards 10/7/2020

Great features although position of controls shuffled from previous GE model.
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4 Stars

So far so good

DPhe 10/6/2020

We are adjusting to the different settings and features from our old Kitchen aid microwave. The GE seems to be getting the job done at less than third of the cost.
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4 Stars

Easy to use!

FartBlossom 10/5/2020

We like the microwave, but, think it makes a little too much noise. It's not super loud, but something is noisy.
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4 Stars

Decent microwave, needs manual and auto-clear disp

GinaXQR 10/5/2020

We really like this microwave (so far, it's only been a month). I called right away to have a printed manual sent, but I still haven't received it. Why ship it with no manual GE? The shortcut settings really need the book. The other irksome thing is that when my husband opens the door early, the display doesn't clear on its own and go back to the time. So I find it with :45 left on it pretty much every morning. Both minor inconvenience, but you asked :)
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice Microwave

Kathy S 10/4/2020

Nice looking, powerful but small enough to fit undEr my cupboards.
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5 Stars

Great features

Mommaness 10/2/2020

This microwave is spacious, it looks good, and I love how I can run the timer and microwave something at the same time!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

poor quaality

Guapo1 10/2/2020

It makes this horrendous grating sound every time I turn it on. If it weren't such a hassle, I would have returned it weeks ago.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Working well but noisy

someone123 10/1/2020

All functions work as advertised. The sensor cooking is not very useful because you have to specify the type of food, portion, etc. It feels like a lookup table for the cooking parameters. Some operations (e.g., cooking with both time and power settings) need to push many keys to set up. And there is no customizable shortcut settings. One good thing is that it does not seem to interfere with Bluetooth headphone operations as my previous MW oven did. Probably it uses a different frequency band.
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