GE 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave: Make popcorn, reheat leftovers, thaw frozen items and more using this GE over-the-range microwave, which features one-touch settings for flexible operation. The cooktop light allows you to maintain a clear view of the stovetop below. Plus, the 2-speed exhaust fan removes smoke, steam and odors that are produced while cooking on your range.
1.6 cu. ft. capacity
1000 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)
Convenience cooking controls
Operating made quick and easy
Auto and time defrost
Defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results
Perfect bisque color and BRIGHT light on stove top
My old Maytag brand microwave quit cooking. I thought it would be difficult to match the bisque colors of the old microwave since it would be right over the Maytag stove and beside the Maytag fridge. But this GE was the perfect light color. The second great thing is that the lights of this microwave are so bright! I love it. There is high and low light. Low light was the brightness of my previous microwave. I put it in myself and my only trouble was that I had put some other holes in the upper cabinet with the original microwave. This new one would add an additional 3 holes. I ended up putting down a 1/4" piece of plywood in the cabinet and drilling the three new holes through that. The only problem I had besides that was with the glass turntable. It was much larger than the previous one and on the first day, I hit and CHIPPED the glass turntable as I was lifting a casserole dish into the oven. Am considering contacting GE.
I bought the matching microwave to go with the electric stove. The microwave is large and rotates when cooking. The popcorn feature requires the size of the bag which I like. Plus it looks awesome over my stove.
A:AnswerHi-this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest! The blower will need to be rotated for indoor (recirculating) venting. The directions are provided in the installation instructions included with the microwave. Also, the recirculating charcoal filter is included. The turntable can be turned off when using larger dishes. Model JNM3161DFBB is the same microwave except assembled for indoor (recirculating) venting. Thanks for checking with us!
A:AnswerHi -this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest in our GE model JVM3160RFSS. We appreciate your loyalty!
Our 30" over-the-range microwaves are designed to be installed in the same standard upper cabinet space (30" min. width, 12" min.-13" max. depth). The height and depth of the models may vary slightly. The top mounting is basically the same. You will need to use the back wall mounting bracket included with the new model as they are similar but not interchangeable.
Your model, JNM1851SM2SS was shipped assembled for recirculating (indoor) venting. Model JVM3160RFSS is shipped assembled for outdoor venting. If you choose model JVM3160, you will also need to purchase the optional recirculating charcoal filter JX81L and follow the recirculating venting instructions in the installation guide.
You may want to consider model JNM3161RFSS. It is the same model except is shipped assembled for recirculating (indoor) venting. You can view online at:
Thanks for checking with us. Enjoy!
A:AnswerYes, you can either vent back into the room or through an external vent. I vented internally. The configuration was easy, hardest part was installing the filter. It took a bit of finesse to remove the panel from the front of the unit.
A:AnswerHi AJH60605-this is Sue from GE Appliances. We are sorry to hear of this unfortunate experience. This is certainly not the evaluation we would expect to hear as we are committed to manufacturing quality products for our consumers. We would like to communicate with you directly and would like some additional information. Please contact us by email at the following link: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/- Also, we suggest to check the installation. Over-the-range models must be installed 66" from the floor to the bottom of the cabinet that the microwave attaches to. This can also be measured as 30" from the cooktop to the bottom of the cabinet it attaches to. For reference, see page 8 of the Installation Instructions online: http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-40675-2.pdf- Thanks for reaching out to us and for the opportunity to provide assistance.