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GE - 0.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 539 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great NO BEEP microwave

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    MamaOfTwo
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    We purchased this microwave after we had our first baby 3 years ago. I wanted a small reliable microwave that would fit on a narrow buffet in our kitchen; one that had one-touch function for at least 1-minute heating; and most importantly, a MUTE option. Most microwaves have annoying beeps that are loud enough to wake a baby (at least mine). This GE appliance fit the bill, and it was simple. We didn’t care for special buttons for “pasta” or “vegetable” or “turkey dinner” (ha, I wonder if that really exists?) because we just don’t use buttons like those. This microwave does have “popcorn“ and “potato“ buttons which I don’t use; we mainly use the defrost buttons and the one-touch 30 second and 1 minute buttons, truthfully. You can change power level, which is useful for softening butter. The potential drawbacks to this microwave are that (1) it has a lower wattage than the bigger ones, so heating up food takes longer and it may not be suitable for cooking a large mass of raw meat (um, like a turkey?); (2) the physical dimensions are small which means it barely accommodates one of our dinner plates— definitely check the diameter of your plates; (3) being a little guy, this microwave is also lightweight, so sometimes closing the door on it will slide it backward a little; and (4) the latch on the door is a bit robust for such a lightweight oven, so one does have to push harder on it than on some ovens, and the sound of the door opening and closing is a bit jarring — test this in the store if you are sensitive to these things. Overall, it’s a great little oven, works fine so far, and the drawbacks don’t really affect us that much since we are moderate users (mostly leftovers and cups of coffee and tea... we don’t cook meals in it). GE makes a larger version of this microwave if you want a bigger oven - my parents have that one and it works great for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    Posted
    Kay007

    Pros: Dimensions and power are ideal for people like me who want a small footprint and only to heat up food and beverages. The oven offers a wide range of features, including the option of muting the beep. It has the look and feel of a quality product, and I’m very pleased with how well it works. Cons: The overly short power cord is located on the oven's right. This is good for a wall socket on the right but if it's on the left (as is my case), 17 inches of the cord is used up just stretching it from the right to the left. This makes the cord undesirably shorter. Also, the instructions for changing the power level in the JES1072 Owner’s Manual didn’t work. I thought the oven was defective until I experimented and discovered how to change the power level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and functional

    Posted
    HalvesNHalfKnots
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    We were looking for a smaller microwave due to our very limited counter space. We're quite happy with the result. This model is ever so slightly smaller than the model from a few years ago, so we have a bit more counter space now than we had before the upgrade to this model. That's important in a small kitchen. If you have larger dinner plates (we do), they may not fit through the door opening (ours don't). But we have large bowls that fit just fine, so we use those instead to reheat meals or leftovers, etc. our dinner plates did fit through the door of the older model, but other than that minor inconvenience, we have nothing but positive experiences from our upgrade to this model. One touch cooking, reheat options, etc. all serve our needs quite well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good space saving option

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    ONEHAPPYFARMER
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    Fits well in our small space. Our older "over the stove" microwave went out a few years ago, and the newer models don't fit in the 12 inch space that is available. Have had to install a stainless steel shelf, and find 11" microwaves to place in there. This one works. The interior only fits items 9 1/2" diameter x 6" tall, so a full size bag of microwave popcorn about fills the entire space. Interior has already discolored. Exterior cleans easily. Would like to see something with the 11" height with a larger interior again. Had one, only lasted two years...they no longer make that model. This was the nicest looking stainless steel model I was able to find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small & Useful but beware of sharp fingernails!

    Posted
    Ginger
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    I bought this for its small "footprint" on my countertop & for its brand name. It has more presets than I've used in the 2 months I've had it, but I'm glad to know they're there. Can't do my half-size popcorn on its popcorn setting, but have adapted of course. Here's a caution: the control keypad is a plastic film overlay that PUNCTURES with a fingernail edge! The manual warns against sharp objects; I didn't notice that soon enough. I would buy this again, however. Also, though lower wattage than larger units, it cooks very quickly - perhaps it's more efficient than my previous larger one?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact counter top microwave

    Posted
    beaky1211
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    This is a great compact microwave for my small kitchen. It takes up very little room and ideal size, design, and color that suits my workspace. I have never used a microwave for much more that heating and defrosting and this one does the trick and more. I left off one star ... while a dinner plate fits on the carousel, it does not fit through the doorway of the microwave unless you tilt the plate on the side. So, either use a smaller plate or bowl or heat/defrost/cook something that's not going to slide off the plate :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and quiet

    Posted
    sokmonkee
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    We had to do some searching, but we finally found a microwave that was affordable AND had the option of turning off the sound. (We returned the last one we tried because the beeping was so loud.) This unit has less power than others we've had in the past, sometimes individual frozen meals need an extra minute or two to cook completely. This would be great for a dorm or single person, it's perfect for heating up things and light use. If you're looking to actually "cook" in a microwave you may want a bigger/more powerful model. Personally I think it looks great and love the smaller size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hello sokmonkee - this is Nancy at GE. We're so glad to hear that this compact microwave is a perfect match for your needs. We appreciate you choosing GE! GE_Appliances

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our Apartment

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    TSavoy
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    We moved into an apartment recently. For some unknown reason, the kitchen had no microwave. There isn’t much counter space and since the apartment is a short-term option, we needed small and economical. This fit our needs. It will hold our large dinner plates (have to tilt them a tiny bit) and it fits perfectly in the counter space. We have only owned it for about a month and rarely use it, but it is meeting our needs as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fit when limited space

    Posted
    Openroad
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    This replaced an old GE microwave that has been in use since the early 80s. They don't make them like that anymore. We needed a small unit because we have limited counter space. After reading many, many reviews this unit seemed to have the best reviews and was the best fit on our counter. It can handle a dinner plate which was what we wanted, has simple basic features and is not complicated, heats very well and looks nice on the counter. We have only had this unit for about month. We did get the Geek Protection plan as it seems microwaves today only last a year or two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient size for a small kitchen

    Posted
    Jessie1818
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    After researching, I decided to buy this microwave because of the convenient size and price. I bought this microwave 2 months ago to replace my old 20 years microwave I accidentally burn if I could repurchase my old microwave I would but it was discontinued(No brand name). So far this microwave works well. It's perfect size for my counter and heating food. It cook for 30sec/1 mins+. Hope it's going to last me as long as my old one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent/budget microwave

    Posted
    wicked626
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    You get what you pay for. Don't expect too much out of this small microwave. It does has some things going for it, like the stainless steel accents on the front of the microwave, which classes it up a bit. So far, it's been good doing basic tasks like heating up liquids, heating frozen foods. Careful if you try heating something one after another (especially food) because the vents don't seem to do much.... venting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Efficient and compact

    Posted
    mslovedeals
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    I got this for my business pantry. I needed a compact and reliable microwave with basic functions. This one is perfect! It was he right price and a trusted brand. I had a GE microwave at home that I had for over 10 years with no issues. I always look for the 30 sec button when searching for a microwave because it's very useful for me. I don't need the fancy options and this performs as expected. Overall, I really like this microwave and it meets my needs, period!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Right size, good functions

    Posted
    Sadie
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    The size is perfect for kitchens with minimum counter space. I previously had a 1100 wt with features I hardly used. 700 watts heats almost as fast. I use mostly for warming, not meal prep. Only complaint, hard to read function keys, although it's in the same location as my old micro with same available lighting. What I like best is the sound off button. That was definitely a priority for me. So annoying if you can't shut if the beep!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well -no complaints

    Posted
    Matthew
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    Microwave works well. Giving 4 stars because there is nothing "amazing" that makes this extra special (and, yes, it is hard to give 5 stars to a basic appliance), but it is a good, solid microwave that meets all of our needs. Needed a smaller microwave for a small apartment and this was the best match. Full featured, fairly small, etc.. Has been easy to clean. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little microwave

    Posted
    RachelTheo
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    It's attractive, compact, and gets the job done. The only thing holding me back from giving it the 5 stars is . . . be careful that your dinner plate fits in the oven! Ours are a little big and you have to sort of tilt it to get it inside. So I advise measuring your plate (or whatever container you use to heat/cook with) before purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice microwave

    Posted
    teacheropine
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    I was replacing a GE microwave similar to this one - earlier generation....Although this microwave has fewer watts, it has been just fine. The only issue is that since it is stainless steel and black, it is difficult to read the panel. We ended up putting in a small light next to it to illuminate the panel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good oven for price!

    Posted
    MikeR
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    I've been using my new GE microwave oven since Christmas. It replaced an older larger microwave that died. Since I only use it for reheating foods, I didn't need a large high-power oven so based on doing some research I decided to buy the GE. So far so good. It matches my kitchen and is the perfect size for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Open box purchase. Happy with price and nice size

    Posted
    Twinkletoes
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    My GE MICROWAVE works fine for my one person home. So handy to have Power levels so I don’t overheat my food. Fits on top of my small antique metal cabinet that has a wood top. So glad I made purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, small

    Posted
    RIndy
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    Easy-to-use touch controls and an attractive small microwave, this is excellent for a back-up, basement, dorm room or other small area. It takes a little longer to cook items, and the interior space is small. Turntable is handy. Burned a bag of popcorn, but it takes awhile to test timing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for the size

    Posted
    Mkay
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    This is a great little microwave for it's size. We had to buy a smaller one due to space issues after a move. It does the job...just takes a little longer. The only con I have is it doesn't take large measuring cups or my bigger casseroles.

    I would recommend this to a friend