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4.5 | 679 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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4.5 out of 5

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Well built and easy to use

Ss1221 12/23/2020

This is my 2nd GE microwave. Had my 1st one for over 14 years and moved it several times. Always held up and worked like a charm.
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4 Stars

Good value

Jb4417 12/22/2020

Good value , ideal size , good apperance , good features , touch controls need to be pushed quite hard
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5 Stars

Very pleased with the look and. features

Mikecns 12/21/2020

This is a replacement of a Panasonic microwave. This is a significant improvement. The look, size and operation of this new microwave is great.
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5 Stars

Awesomely Quiet Microwave !!!

Alfcoma2011 12/20/2020

Love this Microwave Oven, very quiet; you cannot hear the fan like other ovens. At first my wife was worried could not hear fan but after testing was amazed!
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5 Stars

ike sensor feature

rxrx 12/19/2020

good size for family use...likes after lock-out features as kids are in house and like the sensor features..
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5 Stars

Very Easy To Use!!!

Cup of tea 12/19/2020

We replace our 9 year old microwave. And this one is alot easier and roomier.
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4 Stars

High Wattage Microwave

Magoo48 12/18/2020

Usually have no problems with GE products, the first one we got was damaged so had to take it back to the store. But this new one has been no problems so far.
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5 Stars

The Sensor

PoDoe 12/17/2020

It replaces a larger GE Microwave that I have in order to save space. I went with this one because it's a smaller version of what I have now. I love it because of some of the features like the dinner plate reheating.
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1 Stars

Junk

Rajass 12/17/2020

Junk. Never has worked properly. Working with GE to replace this microwave in less than 2 weeks. Has a had a PF code come up after every use. Have to unplug unit and let sit for awhile and then it resets. Called GE and they offered goodwill certificate. A lot hoops to jump thru to replace 2 week old microwave
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works great

Holly Berry 12/16/2020

Happy with it so far. My last two died within a year.
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5 Stars

Great Features

Christ Follower 12/16/2020

Your product is an excellent value with great features. However, I would suggest illuminating the keyboard panel. As is the lettering is very hard to see unless you hold a bright light on it!
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5 Stars

Nice microwave

KCTh 12/16/2020

Great quality and is quiet and works great! We are very happy. It is the best microwave we have ever owned.
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5 Stars

As soon I saw the microwave I wanted it.

son42 12/15/2020

Microwave fit in the area I wanted to fit in, it is easy to use and gave my kitchen an uplift. Love it very good choice.
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4 Stars

Powerful

Rems25 12/13/2020

Quick BALANCED HEAT. It has alot of POWER and that is what the negative part comes in, the NOISE. You know it is on when you can hear it. One more problem is that the OPEN BUTTON is a little hard to press. I wish the controls have lights. Everything looks durable, and worth the price.
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5 Stars

Heats very well and fast!

Geeyah 12/12/2020

Fast, efficient and heats thoroughly. Easy to operate as well
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5 Stars

Would recommend

Kaybee3 12/12/2020

Great product, lots of power for a medium sized microwave. Well built.
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4 Stars

Good for the price.

MaryF 12/9/2020

Quiet and easy to operate. Wish it had an instruction manual. Ok
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5 Stars

Great Features and Easy to USE

58patsy 12/9/2020

I like that the microwave is easy to use. It fit perfectly into an upper cabinet and looks great! The size is perfect too.
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5 Stars

Microwave

Shelly23 12/9/2020

Love the size,how fast it heats the food up,you can choose from 1-10 for the power level,and there is an off button so the light from the clock doesn't stay on,and you don't have to unplug it,so you still save energy
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5 Stars

Good size...works great!

Sue Tauriello 12/9/2020

This microwave fit exactly into the built in shelf in our kitchen. It works great. I love the Add 30 sec. button. Good value for this appliance. 5 stars!
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5 Stars

Works great

ABmusic 12/9/2020

Heats food much quicker than previous microwaves. Easy to use.
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5 Stars

Simple and efficient

Gee5520 12/8/2020

Happy to see it was almost exactly like our previous GE,
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3 Stars

No mute feature

31Steve 12/7/2020

Using this to replace a GE microwave convection oven that died 2 months out of warranty. The good news is that I was able to re-use the cabinet trim kit; the bad news is that there is no mute function to silence the incredibly annoying beeper.
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4 Stars

Large interior, powerful

crankshaft 12/7/2020

I like the roomy interior and large turntable. The controls are easy to understand. We especially like the "add 30 seconds" button because we generally us the oven to re-heat food and beverages. It has all that we hoped for (except for a right swing door which I understand does not exist).
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5 Stars

Fits perfectly

KAM2020 12/6/2020

New remodel and we needed a microwave to place in our island. It is just the right size and gas all the bells and whistles of our old over the range microwave.
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1 Stars

Horrible, Returning It

DcHC 12/4/2020

It took a little time to figure how how to use it, the mini manual is incomplete. But more important the majority of time when we use the preset cook time feature there a weird, loud obnoxious rattle sound and we have to stop the process. The press door open button is also weak.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

average

carla 2020 12/4/2020

I can't cook chicken for longer than 3 min or the MW shuts off! Then I have to wait for about 5 minutes before it will come back on.
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1 Stars

worked fine for 1 year 3 weeks then died

PeteTheGreek 12/4/2020

After this much time I would have given it maybe 4 stars but with only light to moderate use I expect a microwave to last more than 1 year and 3 weeks.. It was purchased Nov 13 2019 and died Dec3 2020..
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5 Stars

Looks nice and runs efficiently

Sunflower58 12/4/2020

Works great. Lots of good features. Looks pretty and very current!
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5 Stars

Big and powerful

Improv guy 12/2/2020

This microwave replaced our old one which was about the same size. This one has more room in the inside and Cook's faster because it's a higher wattage. We love it so far, one month in.
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4 Stars

Panel numbers don't light up for night time use.

Go Army 12/2/2020

Good microwave, but it is lacking a total lit panel display for night time operation.
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4 Stars

Works good! Fairly easy to use, too.

Ginnypr 12/2/2020

Our first new microwave in many years. Controls are not too complicated. Fast. Haven't tried any complicated "cooking." Did try the popcorn setting. Worked very well. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars, rotating mechanism is not as "solid" as they used to be.
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5 Stars

Love the features

Dr Snuff 12/2/2020

It microwaves, it boils and it is a clock... awesome.
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4 Stars

Great microwave

GRDMSD 12/2/2020

Looks good and works good with only a month under its belt. Main reason for purchase was it fit in the built-in where the prior microwave was located. Hope it lasts longer than the prior brand which was ~2 years. Suggest that the panel light be brighter.
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5 Stars

Great Features

Lizz63 12/2/2020

Very roomy. Easy operation and setup. I highly recommended.
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5 Stars

I like the sensor feature and more

Clevic 11/30/2020

I really like the sensor feature especially for beverages. I also like how it beeps every minute or so when finished so you don't forget anything. Nice bright clock. I have only had it a few day, but really like it so far. Great price too for what you get. Seems to be a perfect size at 1.6 cu. ft.
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4 Stars

Great Value

Mandie20 11/30/2020

I bought this microwave after another product in 2years and 2 microwaves died. Great product so far, fast and easy to use
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5 Stars

Great microwave

MJJ6 11/30/2020

I love our new 1.6 cubic foot stainless steel microwave. It is very user friendly. It has a push button to open the door, which I love. Very stylish with the stainless steel exterior.
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3 Stars

It's just OK

Humphrey in Virginia 11/30/2020

Nothing special. Lacks any innovative features. While it has one touch feature for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, etc., and a +30seconds, it doesn't have anything to subtract seconds (as far as I can tell). I could blame myself, but it feels underpowered/underwhelming. Typical of most microwaves, the door is clunky to open and close. It looks good though, and the price was right.
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5 Stars

Great little microwave!

Dusti s Rider 11/27/2020

Fits above our wall oven perfectly. Has just the features we use, no extras!
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2 Stars

Where's the stainless steel?

TKENESS 11/25/2020

I purchased this microwave online and ordered the stainless steel model, when it arrived only the front was clad in stainless and the rest of the cabinet was black.
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4 Stars

Easy to use!

Hhartford 11/25/2020

Right out of the box, this microwave is easy to figure out and use. Has great quick start features. Its still bulky for a countertop but we keep ours in the pantry anyway. Stainless is also hard to keep clean from fingertips but overall, the pros weigh out the cons. I would definitely recommend this microwave if you're looking for simple and functional.
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5 Stars

Quick start and quiet

Curtisbme 11/24/2020

Love the 1 touch quick start, and it's pretty quiet in comparison to my old counter top microwave. We went with this because it's going in a microwave cabinet as opposed to over the oven in which we installed a range hood. Does everything we need it and works great.
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5 Stars

Perfect fit!

Thats LP 11/24/2020

I was looking for a replacement for my built in microwave and this was an exact match. Works great, features are excellent and it fit like a glove.
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5 Stars

it looks great!

bucketlist63 11/23/2020

the product looks very clean and shiny! it also looks large.
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4 Stars

Nice microwave

Esexton 11/22/2020

Pretty and heats well. Wish you couldn't see every fingerprint
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5 Stars

Great buy!!

Lil M 11/22/2020

I was hesitant on buying a GE but after reading the reviews I knew this is the one. I'm very happy with it so far, love that my big dishes fit. Also, very easy to use.
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5 Stars

GE Microwave 1.6

Nanlvs2craft 11/22/2020

I have always purchased GE appliances. During the virus my old GE needed to be replaced and there wasn't 1 GE microwave around. So I bought a small off brand one only 1.cu. I hate it. Just went out today and found a GE 1.6 I am so happy with it. Black with stainless steel design. Has a light I am thrilled. Looks beautiful on my shelf.
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5 Stars

Powerful

Matthew Denver 11/21/2020

This microwave heats up food so much quicker than any other unit we have owned in the past. There are many great features such as the preset and automatic heating options that make it very convenient.
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1 Stars

Fan didn't work

Vallegurl 11/20/2020

Really wanted this microwave since it wasn't as deep as others and fit on my shelf. But out of the box, the fan didn't work so we returned it. There are no more available so we couldn't even exchange it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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