GE - 1.6 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless steel

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This microwave features sensor cooking controls with instant-on for heating at the touch of a button for delicious results. The glass turntable rotates throughout the cycle for even cooking.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    12.8125 inches
  • Product Width
    21.75 inches
  • Product Depth
    17.68 inches
  • Microwave Type
  • Convection
  • Turntable Diameter
    13.625 inches
  • Microwave Controls
  • Sensor Cook
  • 1150 watts
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
GE - 1.6 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless steel - Front_Standard
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What's Included

  • GE 1.6 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (143 out of 160)


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Electronic touch controls

Offer simple and fast operation. Instant-on feature allows for cooking or reheating at the touch of a button. Control lockout prevents unsupervised or unintentional use.

Spacious 1.6 cu. ft. interior

Accommodates a wide variety of meal and snack items.

1150 watts of cooking power and 10 power levels

Provide the versatility needed to prepare everything from frozen pizza to pot roast quickly and easily.

Auto cook, defrost and reheat settings

Adjust the interior temperature for custom-cooked meals and snacks. Sensor cook settings include beverage, potato, popcorn and vegetables.

Glass turntable

Rotates during the cycle for even cooking results.

Time-of-day clock plus cooking complete reminder and timer

Help you coordinate a whole meal.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend



  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for a mid-size microwave

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had purchased 5 different stainless steel microwaves (1.2-2.0 cubic feet - GE, Panasonic, LG) before settling on this one. Besides the LG2010ST, this was the only microwave that actually had the required features we wanted (true sensor cook - that works, an interior light that goes on both when the door opens and when the microwave is operating, and good quick-operation buttons). The size was just right for our countertop area, not too big (like the 2.0 cubic footers) but still large enough to handle our biggest food containers. Food cooks quickly and evenly. The interior light remains lit when the door is open and when cooking (many other microwaves no longer do this - which is outright dumb). Easy to use and looks very classy next to our GE Profile Stainless french-door fridge. Very quiet too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good basic microwave value

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This microwave cooks quickly and evenly. It has all the basic features we want. A couple additional things would be nice, though. The timer can't be started and stopped mid cycle but it would be nice to be able to do that with the start-and-stop buttons. Also, sometimes the door doesn't shut all the way and the word "food" appears on the number pad. This issue is not documented anywhere. All we need to do is open and shut the door and everything works fine. It took us an hour of intense frustration to figure this out, though. We were at the point of disconnecting the microwave to return it to the store when we finally figured out that the door simply had to be open and shut to make things work again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It just works without question

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My old microwave went out with a flash and a puff of smoke. My family relied on it daily. I found the replacement on Best Buy's website and was a little skeptical after checking around and seeing some other sites with bad reviews of this model. I liked the brand and the specs so I opted to give it a chance. It turned out to be a great choice. The price was right in my budget. The look goes well with our kitchen. This has been used every single day without any issues. It is being used for cooking and reheating with no problems. The best thing I can say about it is that it has fit into our lives without anyone having a single complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is our second GE Microwave of the same size and model. The last one served us well for 12 years. They've made a few changes to the updated model that we're a little disappointed with. We used to be able to turn off the sound that tells you when the food is done, no longer. They also moved the location of many of the buttons. After 12 years, we could operate the other one in the dark. Now we have to learn the new configuration. But, it's a good microwave. We love the "express" feature (one push of a button) for the 1st 6 buttons/minutes. We use the reheat feature often, and also the 30 second button. And being able to control the percentage of power is always handy. It is the most convenient microwave around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, quiet, easy to use, easy to clean


    This is the 4th microwave I've had in this custom-built space in 15 years. We use them A LOT, I'd say it runs on average 1/2 to 1 hour every day, total. Cook whole chickens, fish, vegetables, you name it. This one lasted about 6 years. We have been happy with the GE microwaves, this was our 3rd one. (The Panasonic didn't last very long and had a weird cardboard panel inside.) I like the way the light works, giving you a great view of the food cooking as well as being able to see to clean the inside. Others, the light doesn't stay on when you need it, or it doesn't light the whole inside evenly. So even though ours just died, we plan to replace it with the exact same model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 month-so far, so good.

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    After reading many reviews of nukes, I chose this one. It had high ratings from a reputable review site (can't remember, sorry). Also, I had space considerations as well as wanting a slightly larger interior capacity. I figured for less than $150, this was the unit! It's nice, and quiet. The reheat function is good but there was no info on which reheat option 1/2/3 actually does. The manual is good to hit the recycling bin asap. ;) The only wierd thing is, if you put food in & program a time but don't hit start, after several minutes, it won't start. It asks for 'food'... All you have to do is open and close the door and you can start it. I discovered this while cooking and didn't want to nuke too soon. It looks nice on my counter. I love it & I hope it lasts 15+ years...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great microwave at a reasonable cost

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We purchased this microwave to replace an LG microwave that did not work right and was still under warranty. LG couldn't provide information to make it work right. LG refunded my purchase price plus tax. This GE microwave 1150 watts outperformed the LG 1250 watts and is a lot easier to operate. Completely satisfied with purchase. You can go on the GE website and download and print a complete operation manual which is great. Definately recommend,this microwave. Have not had any problems with this GE microwave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great microwave for the price

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Recently moved into an apartment and the first item to go into my new place was this very budget conscious GE microwave oven. With an interior size of 1.8 ft it more than accommodates the frozen dinners and pizza slices that I frequently heat-up. It's $130 price tag and abundance of features have this microwave on par with those in the $250+ price range. Thus far I haven't had any issues and found its stainless steel finish easy to clean. I've enjoyed this microwave from day one and recommend to anyone seeking bang for their buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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