GE - 2.0 Cu. Ft. Family-Size Microwave - White

Cook a large meal with this 2-cubic-foot GE countertop microwave oven. With its jumbo-sized capacity, this microwave handles large containers to cook more food in less time. This GE countertop microwave oven comes with a variety of features including delayed start, timed and automatic defrost, and preprogrammed controls to make cooking even easier.

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  • Stainless steel
  • White
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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    13.625 inches
  • Product Width
    23.875 inches
  • Product Depth
    19.25 inches
  • Microwave Type
  • Convection
  • Turntable Diameter
    16 inches
  • Microwave Controls
  • Sensor Cook
  • 1200 watts
  • Color Finish
GE - 2.0 Cu. Ft. Family-Size Microwave - White - Front_Standard
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What's Included

  • GE JES2051DNWW
  • Cookbook

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (186 out of 195)


1200W for powerful microwave cooking

Defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly.

Spacious 2.0 cu. ft. interior offers space for large dishes

So you can easily prepare meals for the whole family.

Included turntable ensures even heating

By rotating and turning food as it cooks, helping to deliver properly prepared, delicious dishes.

Sensor cook technology

Determines when the food is ready and automatically adjusts the cooking time.

A variety of cooking programs to fit your needs

Reheat, beverage, chicken/fish, popcorn, vegetables and potato.

Integrate the appliance with your current kitchen layout

Clean, white appearance.

VFD display

Offers a clear view of available settings.

Electronic, touchpad controls

Convenient cooking controls make heating up food fast and simple.

Clock and timer

Allow you to coordinate cooking times.

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend

Expert rating




  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great heating capabilities

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We were initially pleased with this purchase as many of the reviews of the new models were not favorable compared to the older models. We had a Litton for about 30 years before it died so we were hoping to purchase another model which would last. I like the light colored interior and also the interior light, as many of the models are gray/black inside without a light to illuminate. It makes it much easier to see the food to make sure it does not overcook. Although it is a 1200 watt oven, I think it heats a bit hotter than anticipated and I have to adjust the cooking time, so be sure to set the time for a little less and then you can always cook the food more, if need be. After the first few uses, the food came out a bit overdone. My one big disappointment Is that the "Start" button doesn't always work. Our microwave is only a few weeks old and we did purchase the 3 year service agreement, after having read so many rather negative reviews. Now we are glad we did because we will probably have to take it in to have the touch pad panel looked at. We end up using the instant start by depressing the numbers-I must admit I do love this feature as well as the Reheat button. Overall, it is a good microwave, just disappointing that the touch pad panel is already defective.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GE Answers

      Hello BeccafromBuffalo - thank you for providing a review of your microwave. We're glad you like the light inside so you can see the food better. The wattage may be stronger than what you had before and thus seems hotter than 1200 watts. If the "Start" pad is not working properly, then we recommend contacting GE Factory Service at 1-800-432-2737 for assistance. We're glad to hear you love the instant start and reheat pads. Thanks for providing your feedback and for choosing GE Appliances! NANCYatGEA GE_Appliances

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good with some annoying features

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The microwave mostly functions as I would want it to with a few exceptions. For one, if you don't hit Clear or remove the food right away, the oven beeps periodically and there is no way to turn this off, or even reduce the volume. I often leave food to sit for a bit, and this is rather annoying. Also, there is no way to turn the turntable off, so you can't utilize the full width of the oven, as a large dish won't be able to turn. And the manual that came with the oven lists several features that my oven does not have. I have contacted the manufacturer and they have confirmed that there is a mismatch between my microwave and the manual, despite the manual being for this specific model. I would be a lot happier with the oven if it actually had some more of the features that are listed in the manual (such as being able to alter the volume of the beep, or to change the power while something is cooking). I feel like I was sold an inferior version of this model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Counter Top / Built in

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

    Purchased this microwave after my 10 yr old model PEB2060SM1SS stopped working. Some reviews and answers mentioned that this was a model not to be used as a built in. Counter top only. All the PEB models accept built in trims. However I couldn’t locate one, most models are discontinued. The latest model is slate gray with glass rather than stainless steel. I was able to mount this JES model as a built in. It accepted the trim kit perfectly. No issues. Just like the old one. It has the right holes in the body. Few things to note. You can tell the difference in due to cost cutting. The door cover feels flimsy and so plasticy. Older model was solid and better built. The digital display seems slightly moved and just feels cheaper than the old model. But this model is priced cheaper as well. So can’t really complain. Hope it works well and lasts long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just OK. Lacks an easy feature.

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This microwave is just OK. Nothing special. The negatives I found are two: (1) the door is very loud when it closes. If you are trying to be quiet in your kitchen (or wherever you have this microwave) it will certainly make a great deal of noise. (2) the power level setting is very time consuming to set. On my other GE, you just press the power level button and press the level (number) button and your done. On this one you must enter a time setting, then set the power level, then turn it on. While it is not a major problem, it does take more time to go thru these steps. It is a very powerful microwave at 1200 wt. so be careful if you just want to warm something a little. I am saying "yes" for a recommendation only if you pay no more than $120-140. Over that much and you are paying too much. Shop around and you might find something with better and easier features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GE Answers

      Hello Irish - Thank you very much for purchasing a new GE Appliances Microwave. We truly appreciate you choosing our product over other options. Our hope is that this appliance will serve you and your family well for many years to come. - TREY@GEA GE_Appliances

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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

    The reviews I read for this machine were generally very good, the only negatives seemed to be related to longevity. I purchased the extended Geek Squad warranty for that purpose in case of failures "down the road." In our case, out of the box, the microwave was extremely noisy... hum and vibration far louder than any machine we previously owned. We gave it a day or two to see if it just needed "breaking in" but it continued to make noise. It heated well and evenly, and operationally seemed to be fine, but the magnetron noise was too much. Since there were problems right out of the box, not "down the road," we returned it. Best Buy handled the return expeditiously and efficiently.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK Microwave, Poor Documentation

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This microwave works OK, as long as you place it on the LEFT side of your gas stove. If you put it on the RIGHT side, the venting fan will blow on the stove burners, causing them to go out if they are on "low". The finger push pads work, but sometimes need a second or third push to operate. The door latch release (push button) feels clunky and can't any company design a quieter latching system? The full owners manual doesn't come with the oven, just a "Quick Use & Care" guide. You have to call, get put on hold, then speak to a rep to have the full manual mailed to you--in two weeks. You can download it--if you don't mind wasting 18 double-sided sheets of paper to print it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Microwave

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We had this same microwave make and model for many years until it burned out one day. I had loved it. I especially liked the vegetable app as it perfectly steamed veggies on a plate no matter how many people I was serving. I liked the size as I could fit a large serving plate in it. Everything cooked beautifully. I was able to replace my old one with very nearly the same model. I'm so pleased with it. Best Buy had the best price. They had to order it, but shipping was free and it arrived at my door two days later. It was packed so well and works just as well as my last one. I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2.0 cu. ft.


    Saw these in our local restaurant and decided to check for testing results in our consumer magazine. lab tests indicated a excellent heat pattern throughout the cooking surface. Picked up one and have put it through 3 months of heavy use. Am very happy with its Power, interior size, and full function control panel layout.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • goodhousekeeping.comRating, 4.1 out of 5January 4, 2015
    GE Microwave Oven #JES2051DNWW
    With its top-of-the-charts performance, the GE Microwave Oven #JES2051DNWW proves you don’t need to spend a bundle to get perfectly “baked” potatoes or thoroughly heated mac ‘n cheese. Thanks to a smooth control panel, the GEFull Review

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