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4.6 | 582 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

Available in 4 Color(s)

Features

  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable

Quick Specs

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop
  • Width: 21.75"
  • Height: 12.875"
  • Depth: 17.75"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Sensor cooking controls

Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

1.6 cu. ft. capacity 1150 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)

Sensor cooking controls Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results

Weight and time defrost Simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting

Turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle

Instant On controls One-touch instant operation

Control lockout Helps prevent accidental activation

Add 30 seconds Increases cooking times with one touch

Timer on/off Minute timer helps keep you on track

Features

  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor cooking controls
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable
  • Instant On controls
  • Control lockout
  • Add 30 seconds
  • Timer on/off
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.6
Unit Capacity Family-Size
FILTER
App Filter - Wattage 1100 and Above
App Filter - Control Type Electronic touchpad
App Filter - Voltage 120V
App Filter - Capacity Microwave Medium (1.5 - 1.8 cu. ft.)
App Filter - Cooking Technology Microwave Only
App Filter - Product Type Microwave Countertop
App Filter - Convection No
APPEARANCE
Case Color Black
Installation Countertop
Door Color Stainless Steel
Color Appearance Stainless Steel
POWER / RATINGS
Electrical Input - 120V Watts 1600
Electrical Input - 120V Amperage 14.5
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 39.0
Overall Depth 17.75
Overall Width 21.75
Overall Height 12.875
Approximate Shipping Weight 44.0
Depth with Door Open 90° 38.5
Cavity (W x H x D) 16-5/8 x 10-1/4 x 16-3/4
FEATURES
Cooking System Turntable
Cooking Technology Microwave
Microwave Convenience Cooking Controls Defrost: Weight/Time
Pizza
Turntable Size 13.625
Microwave Watts (IEC-705) 1150.0
Control Type Electronic Touch
Instant On Controls 1-6 Minutes
Control Features Add 30 Seconds (Instant-On)
Cancel/Off
Cavity Light
Clear/Off
Clock - 12 Hr.
Control Lock
Cooking Complete Reminder
Express Cook - Instant-On 1-6 Minutes
Start/Pause
Time Cook I & II
Timer On/Off
Weight & Time Defrost
Power Levels 10
Turntable Glass
Product Type Countertop Microwave
Electronic Digital Display with Clock Yes
Microwave Sensor Cooking Controls Beverage (Instant-On)
Dinner Plate
Popcorn (Instant-On)
Potato (Instant-On)
Reheat (Instant-On)
Vegetables (Instant-On)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Microwave
  • Style: Countertop

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 21.75"
  • Height: 12.875"
  • Depth: 17.75"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Microwave Capacity: 1.6 cu. ft.
  • Microwave Wattage: 1150.0 watts
  • Recessed Turntable: Yes
  • Convection Microwave: No
  • WiFi Connected: No

Quick Specs

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4.6 out of 5

93% of reviewers recommend this product.

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brookfield 9/16/2020

The microwave is easy to install and easy to use! Great purchase!
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4 Stars

Nice appliance.

Jminn33 9/16/2020

I like the look of this microwave. It took a bit of getting used to the preset cooking levels. My only complaint is about the instructions. Basically nothing came with the machine. The downloadable manual was not very helpful. I found it not very understandable.
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1 Stars

not so great

atatlanta 9/16/2020

Microwave broke within 10 days after installation. Microwave display worked, tray inside would rotate but food never warmed up.
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1 Stars

I am really disappointed.

JenniJC 9/16/2020

I trusted the GE brand and thus microwave was defective from the beginning. I have owned it one month and it makes aloud rattling sound, it has shut down for no reason and over heated. I tried calling customer service and could never speak to a live person. I tried scheduling a repair online and when I submitted they information I received a message that my request could not be processed. So I feel like I am stuck with a defective microwave now. The rattling sound is so loud I try to avoid using it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features!

Evangeline14 9/13/2020

We love our new microwave. It matches our appliances in our newly renovated kitchen.
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2 Stars

Looks great, but is vey loud.

kind Karen 9/13/2020

I think the microwave is defective. It cooks great but is super loud and the door is fogged up after use and takes hours to clear up.
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5 Stars

great microwave

camaleon310 9/11/2020

love this microwave and the price was just right love ti
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5 Stars

Long lasting

Littleman2 9/11/2020

My last GE microwave lasted almost 20 years !I stick with what works.
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5 Stars

Perfect size, nice features

Cookieputzmuse 9/10/2020

This is a perfect medium size for my small kitchen, but the inside capacity is as large as you need for any cooking task. Holds a 13 x 9 pan - my requirement! I like the 30 sec feature. My previous microwave only had a 1 min feature.
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5 Stars

All Good

Happy FLoridian 9/10/2020

When we built our house 15 years ago this month we installed this exact (older model no.) microwave in it. It just gave out and I was thrilled that GE had this one that seems to be the exact duplicate. If all goes well, we hope to have this one for another 15.
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4 Stars

Love it!

BrittThacker 9/9/2020

It's an overall great microwave! I would recommend this product to friends and family for sure!!
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5 Stars

Simple Functions

LydiaR 9/6/2020

The functions for microwave cooking are simple, straight forward, easy to use.
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5 Stars

Awesome

Giligano 9/5/2020

I love this product.I have always had great results with GE appliances.
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4 Stars

First one broke, second one doing good

Papa DM 9/3/2020

We really like the size, appearance, functions. First unit broke less than a month after we got it. I think it was a faulty switch in the door. The place we bought it gave us another one to replace it. That one is doing great.
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5 Stars

Great quality and performance

teresasreview123 9/2/2020

Powerful microwave cooks food quickly. Touch pad buttons are easy to use. Preset numbers for 1-6 minutes are very convenient. Very pleased with this purchase.
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4 Stars

Looks great

Lori871 9/2/2020

It looks and works great. I would have given it 5 stars if if had a flat plug.
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5 Stars

Cooks faster than the other one

Stillwater Fats 9/1/2020

1150 watt cooks faster and has a larger cooking space.
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5 Stars

Has everything we need.

Cpk4 8/30/2020

Just the right size. Has all the features we needed.
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1 Stars

Junk

JFC66 8/28/2020

Used Microwave twice and now it will not cook, reheat or defrost. Tried to return it to Best Buy and was told the 15 days was up and they would not refund my money. Bought another microwave at Costco from a different manufacturer.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Spacious and Powerful

Amla 8/27/2020

Much more powerful than our previous microwave and has great amount of space. Very useful microwave. A nice addition to our kitchen :)
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5 Stars

Simple to use and clean

RetiredJF 8/27/2020

There are plenty of features but its simplicity is what I needed
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5 Stars

great replacement

JLB JR 8/27/2020

Our dear old microwave from 2004 finally died. this one beats it in every aspect. Size, ease of use and looks.
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5 Stars

Replaced with the newer model

Sageam 8/26/2020

My old one had a rust spot and it was making sparks. This one matches all of the other appliances in the house!
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5 Stars

Perfect Fit, Great Price, lots of POWER! GE 1st

HDJesusfreak 8/26/2020

Nothing Better for the Price! GE is top shelf stuff!
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5 Stars

great options

fisherwomen 8/26/2020

This is the best microwave I have had. Love all the features.
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3 Stars

Just Acceptable

PB41 8/26/2020

It functions, but is not of the quality we had come to expect from GE appliances. This unit was bought to replace a similar GE microwave that provided years of good service, was larger, and more powerful for approximately the same cost.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great and easy to use

acei 8/26/2020

Easy for old people to use and looks nice on counter
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

GREAT MICROWAVE.

SAL D 33 8/24/2020

WORKS GREAT. GREAT PRICE. LOOKS GREAT. OUTSTANDING VALUE.
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1 Stars

Lasted 2 days

limenyc 8/21/2020

I don't know how else to say it, I plugged it in. Gave it the required 3 inch space all around and after using it 4 times the thing just blew. Least to say I found this microwave to be quite disappointing.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Solid Microwave

Rkipper 8/20/2020

I had a GE long ago and strayed but have come back to find they are still rockin it. I did a lot of research and 1200watts came at a great price point with all the features I was looking for. Easy to clean compared to my previous one with a broiler element, believe me when I say never buy one with a top element or you will never keep it clean.
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5 Stars

Powerful Microwave

Jericokat415 8/19/2020

Finally a microwave that cooks evenly and throughly. No more cold litter parts. And the price was pretty good for a 1.6 cubic microwave that is for countertops.
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5 Stars

It is better than our old model!

Treeshooter 8/19/2020

The new model has a lot of good features that we like!
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4 Stars

Great microwave

Mothiel 8/19/2020

This microwave cooks quickly. With the 1150 watts, it is the most powerful microwave I have owned. It is very spacious and easy to clean. The stainless steel trim is stylish. I do wish it had an option to silence the beeping. Otherwise this is a fantastic microwave.
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4 Stars

Substituted for built in

drdave86 8/19/2020

We had an expensive Dacor microwave that was built in as part of a kitchen renovation. When that died we didn't feel like paying what complete replacement would cost. By simply moving my faceplate up a little this fit our opening nicely. A bit smaller but quite serviceable and it would have literally been 10 times more expensive to replace the original!
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5 Stars

Great features!

Phantom519 8/19/2020

I love the fact that the light comes on when the door is opened and also that you can use the Timer at the same time as the Cook Function. Great size too when using a larger platter or bowl.
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5 Stars

Love it!

Green701 8/19/2020

Love the size and it heats very well! Would definitely recommend.
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3 Stars

Bought same microwave

Essex Grammie 8/19/2020

We bought same microwave...because it fit in the cabinet and I didn't want to learn new Buttons. Works adequately but not as strong as my previous 8 year old machine. I can tell by how hot my cup of tea is.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy heating things up

hogheadwjc 8/19/2020

It fits on our counter top. It is easy to use and heat things well.
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5 Stars

I love the reheat button!! Great gift !!

Suev32 8/18/2020

I absolutely love this microwave! I use it three times a day for both cooking and reheating. At times I need to defrost so I guess I use all of the functions.
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5 Stars

We love it

Miller637383939363 8/17/2020

.......................................works great
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5 Stars

Great microwave

J2ridejdm 8/15/2020

Very happy with the purchase so far! I would recommend this item for future shoppers
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4 Stars

Very powerful; compact for larger inside volume.

dpdp 8/15/2020

Like GE interface and touch pad. That is why we bought another GE microwave. Good overall. Just has defective paint.
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5 Stars

Highly recommend

MichelleMKE 8/14/2020

This microwave does exactly what we want it to do, without the extra "features" you can live without. Plenty of space inside, so you don't have to worry about your food touching the inside walls. Our food comes out hot every time, without the cold spots. Excellent product, especially for the price.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave!

sadenag 8/13/2020

I had a GE microwave similar to this one, and it lasted for over 10 years. I had no doubt what I would purchase when this one stop working. I would not settle for anything except another GE microwave. I went to 8 different stores for this microwave and could not find one. I am thankful I was able to purchase one from Best Buy. It has a few more excellent features that I didn't have before. I'm counting on this one to last just as long.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

hubertc 8/12/2020

This is a great product for the money. Nice look and easy to operate
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5 Stars

The interior design and time-setting system

BillSue 8/12/2020

We bought it because of the time-setting convenience. The wide interior design was an added plus.
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3 Stars

3rd time a charm

Harryq 8/12/2020

Brought a new microwave to replace our old Ge microwave that we had for over 10 plus years. Figure Ge did a good job, why not get another. 1st microwave, the power wouldn't shut off. Didn't even press a button to start, just came on and wouldn't stop, unless you unplug it. Returned back to Best Buy. Got the same one, plugged it in and tried it out at the store, it works great. Took home and cooked for 6 mins, and it stopped, think over heated, top of microwave really hot. Until it cooled down unplug and plug in and it worked fine. Seems works ok unless you want to cook over 5 mins. Returned again to store. Brought another one, tried it at store and this time set for 6 mins to see if shut off. Bingo it works. Been over 2 weeks and still fine. Hope it last me another 10 yrs, also brought 4 yrs warranty just in case. So 3rd time a charm.
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5 Stars

Great buy

JF121211 8/12/2020

Easy to use microwave. Looks good and is quiet. Glad I bought it.
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3 Stars

Frustrating Purchase

Ljgdsdfy 8/12/2020

We replaced our 2.0 cu foot GE microwave, which only lasted about 3 years. We purchased this one as it fit the hole, and are disappointed with the smaller size. Most frustrating are that GE (1) changes the keypad with every model, and (2) changes the measurements so that you need yet another trim kit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Features aren't as good as they say.

Doc5 8/11/2020

I am disappointed as I cook a lot of potatoes, corn on cob, and popcorn. The potatoes or corn are never done and the popcorn burns.
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