I was extremely disappointed when I got this trim kit. When installed properly in our cabinet, it still has about a quarter inch gap from the face of trim kit to the cabinet face, so the whole microwave sticks out of the cabinet too. If you are looking at it straight on it looks ok I guess, but from the side it looks ridiculous and cheap! I was expecting something that would fit into the cabinet, not something that basically screws onto the face of the cabinet and sticks out 1/4 - 1/2". Also, our cabinetry is white so the black plastic is incredibly obvious and clearly visible on the sides.
We were replacing GE's former spacesaver and this is the only model of microwave of any brand that will fit in our cabinet. If you have any choice, do not go with this trim kit. It's a very expensive way to make your home look cheap and unfinished!
Hey Katie, thanks for your review! We're sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your new microwave's trim kit. The trim kit does have some thickness to it and will not, if the installation instructions are followed, be embedded/flush into the front of your cabinetry. We do hope that you're enjoying using your microwave though. If you have further questions or concerns, you're always free to send us an email or reach out to us on social media. All the best. -Michael@GEA
Design, Fit, Set up
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fits nicely around the unit. Easy installation.
Five stars for this trim kit since it fits nicely and is easily installed. Smooth look and also easy to wipe clean.
A:AnswerHi Dragonfly - GE® 2.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity Countertop Microwave Oven
JES2051SNSS is intended for countertop use only. This model is not compatible with a trim kit. We suggest GE Profile™ 2.2 Cu. Ft. Built-In Sensor Microwave Oven PEB7227ANDD. This model is compatible with GE® Required 27" Built-In Trim Kit JX7227SLSS and GE® Required 30" Built-In Trim Kit JX7230SLSS. See Quick Specs for cabinet dimensions: https://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=PEB7227ANDD_C2_18.pdf - Thanks for choosing GE! Sue
A:AnswerHi Maddie - We certainly appreciate your loyalty! The current model is GE Profile™ 1.1 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven
Model #: PEM31SFSS (Dimensions: 12 1/8 H x 24 W x 12 7/8 D). This model is compatible with Optional Built-In Kits JX827SFSS/JX830SFSS (sold separately). We suggest viewing the Specifications document at the following link for all product and cabinet dimensions: https://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=PEM31SF_EF_BM_FM_R2_17.pdf - We’re glad to have you in the family. Keep in touch at GEAppliances.com. Sue
A:AnswerHello there - Great question! This trim kit comes with a base pan, rails, frame, and screws. Check out page 1 in Installation Instructions here: https://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-40698-1.pdf Thanks so much for asking! -Mikayla@GEA
A:AnswerHi Nick - Thanks for choosing GE! GE Profile™ 2.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop Sensor Microwave Oven Model #: PES7227SLSS is intended for countertop use. This model is not compatible with a trim kit. The "built-in ready" model is GE Profile™ 2.2 Cu. Ft. Built-In Sensor Microwave Oven Model #: PEB7227ANDD (same features). This model is compatible with 27" Trim Kit JX7227SLSS (Stainless steel); 30" Trim Kit JX7230SLSS (Stainless steel). Trim Kits are sold separately. Keep in touch at GEAppliances.com. Sue
We will be more than happy to help you. Here is a list of all the models this kit is compatible with: PEM31SFSS, PEM31RFSS, PEM31DFBB, PEM31DFWW, PEM31DFCC, ZEM115SFSS, and ZEM115SJSS. We hope this helps. All the best. Mike@GEA
A:AnswerYou have the wrong microwave model for a trim kit. You bought a countertop microwave. I made the same mistake, so return the countertop unit (Best Buy did that for me as it was their mistake)t and buy the GE builtin unit. Mine was a GE Monogram. You can order a trim kit for that. Two sizes 27" or 30". there is also a 1.1 CF Monogram that has it's own trim kit (separate price). It fits in a thinner upper cabinet. Be sure to verify the depth of your existing cabinet. I actually have both units installed in my home, though the 1.1 CF Microwave has not arrived yet (it has be a couple months back ordered) . I did get the trim kit for it right away.