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GE - 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2251 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The vent fan is weak

    Posted
    Shirley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The control panel is not easy to read. The vent fan is weak as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK

    Posted
    Lynda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Glass front on microwave fogs up when using it for a few minutes. Also, installer had some problems with inside the cabinet vent. I will have to call someone to finish the job with the vent. It does work but vent is very loud.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    an ok microwave

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Only real complaint is that the vent fans are too noisy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hot vapor from top vent hits the cabinet

    Posted
    GEJVM3160DFB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Depth of microwave unit is too short leaving the top vent too close to cabinet doors just above the microwave. Thus when hot vapor escapes from the top vent reaching the cabinets which will ultimately be compromised by the hot vapor,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    microwave

    Posted
    Mimix2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love this over the stove microwave, has a large cooking area, one touch keypad. The vent fan is loud even on the low setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits my decor

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Has the filtei wanted. Not yet installed.bneeded a vent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    JeanLuc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Good microwave for price. Like the turn table off button feature. Somewhat difficult to install but like the adjustable external vent outlet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    microwave is excellent

    Posted
    Suzie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had a GE before and loved it. This model is slightly different, but works as well. Like that it doesn't have vent in the front to clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use microwave.

    Posted
    plantguy13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Had an old over the range vent fan that was just ok. This microwave draws the cooking odors away much better and not as loud either. Controls are straight forward and easy to use. Best Buy had a great price too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Microwave for any kitchen

    Posted
    moneyminderga
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Easy to install with 2 people. Has a good amount of features for the price. The vent fan could do a better job of getting rid of smoke/fumes but that seems to be the case on all over the range microwaves. The ability to turn off the turntable is nice when you have a large/oblong dish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dissatisfied and frustrated.

    Posted
    Pamela
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I just bought a newer version of this microwave because it was recommended by Consumer Report. I had an older version from 2006 of this model which I was satisfied with. This microwave's vents are in the back of the unit and the sucton is very poor and will not draw steam or smoke if you are sauteeing. Had to call GE, they sent technicIan and that is what I was told. Poor design. Very dissatisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GE_Answers

      Hello Pamela - this is Nancy at GE. We're sorry to hear that your new GE over-the-range microwave is not venting well. The microwave vent system should remove most heat, steam, and smoke from the cooktop. However, if you are boiling or simmering for long periods of time on the front burners, the vent will not always be capable of capturing all of the excess steam, so it may be necessary to use the back burners in this case. To check the vent, place a tissue flat in your hand. Turn the microwave vent on "high". Place the tissue flat against the vent on the bottom of the microwave and remove your hand. If the vent holds the tissue, then the microwave is venting properly. If it is not holding the tissue, you may want to verify that the unit was vented properly when it was installed. I hope this helps! We appreciate your feedback! GE_Appliances

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive above stove microwave oven

    Posted
    ourmonkeys
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Easy to install and easy to use. The carousel insures even cooking, and it looks great. One small issue with the directions is that they say that the default is set to vent inside; however, it is actually set to vent upward. I didn't realize this until the air was venting into the cupboard above the stove. So, had to un-install, re-route the air flow (via the directions), and then re-install. Also, had to go online to find a charcoal vent filter as it does not come with one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All the Features we wanted, Quality = Price

    Posted
    Holligl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    6 Express cook buttons, Turn table switch, +30 sec, all features we wanted. Reasonable cost for the quality level. Installation took longer than expected due to having to switch the exhaust fan since we had no vent, and one of the screw nuts popped out. Had to remove the oven, find the nut, and figure out how to get it snapped back into place. Don't try to force the mounting bolts to start! They have continued to improve these models. The plastic door frame is more substantial, and hopefully will be less prone to breaking if the door is occasionally slammed. Likewise, the front venting as been removed from view, so greasy grime will not be as visible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, easy to learn how to operate. PROBLEM !

    Posted
    Deajay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I like the appearance, the features, the ease In using. I had microwave professionally installed. One day, for what appeared to be for no reason...the vent went on. I could not turn it off and I could not activate any control. The installer came out and could not find a problem. A tech person from Best Buy came out and told me that whenever I cook on top of stove to turn on vent. He explained that newer models require that vent be turned on as a safety measure. I hate the sound of vent on when using range; however, I will comply with suggestion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    died in <2years

    Posted
    lidarman

    Chintzy vent flap made it hard to install w/o bending into my vent duct. Then it died in a major way after just 2 years light use. Internal fuse blew; I replaced. Worked for a week and fuse blew again; I replaced. Worked for another week and blew out entirely (completely dead now). Nothing obvious so I'm guessing its the magnetron or HV cap or HV rectifier. Major repair, not worth it. Don't buy GE. Last microwave I had lasted 20 years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It is a cheap tinny poorly made appliance

    Posted
    Scooter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    We have had GE appliances for over 50 years. This replaced the similar micro we had. That was new in 2009!!! The door does not always secure when closed. You can not read the menu board thru the thick cover over it. The clock numerals are so close you can not make them out. The fan vent is very noisy!!!!! The thick plastic over the oven door is like the menu board and you can not even make out if the carousel is going around. Never so disappointed in an appliance as this! Guess we are stuck with it but the overall rating at poor is too high!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend