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4.5 | 27 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Sensor cooking controls
  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle

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
  • 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

  • Sensor cooking controls
  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Weight and time defrost
  • Turntable Rotates food throughout the cycle
  • Instant On controls One-touch instant operation
  • Control lockout
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
  • WiFi Connected: No

Quick Specs

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4.5 out of 5

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Must have microwave

12/20/2018

I replaced one Id had for 20 years this is a great product
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5 Stars

As expected...its great

12/18/2018

Second GE microwave and its going as great as the first one has for 20 years
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5 Stars

Easy to use

12/17/2018

We have been using it for several months now. Everything has been great.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave medium size

12/16/2018

Bought this just under a month ago to replace another that arrived damaged. This fits my planned space perfectly. I was impressed with this microwaves performance from the first time I used it. Its much easier to operate than you would think so dont feel that this is too complex for you. There is one item I would correct about it and that is to make the cog that moves the turntable fit a little more snugly to avoid the chatter it creates sometimes. The cog problem doesnt warrant me from giving this unit 5 stars still.
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5 Stars

Like all Features

12/15/2018

Great but things are little hotter than the last GE I had-Ill adjust
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5 Stars

Sleek

12/14/2018

Bought this to replace my Frigidaire that lasted me 15 years. Frigidaire doing away with countertop models. Love the sleek design. Very spacious inside. Quiet operation.
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5 Stars

Lovely simple spacious

12/14/2018

We remodeled our kitchen because it needed updating and we were happy with this microwave. It fits our taste which is minimalist and has plenty of room to heat food for a large family.
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4 Stars

Great features

12/14/2018

Great upgrade from previous one. Appreciate extra wattage Better constructed. Screen could be brighter.
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5 Stars

Does the job

12/14/2018

This was a replacement for a previous ge microwave that still worked fine but after 13 yrs of use the paint was peeling off under the the wheels of the carousel making it hard to rotate. This microwave is more powerful and is very efficient.the only complaint is that the door is quite loud to close unless you hold the door button in while closing.this is my third microwave in 30 years- all ge.so far pretty reliable I would say
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4 Stars

Easy to operate

12/13/2018

This is second go around working great.customer support was good.
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5 Stars

Just the right size

12/12/2018

It has just the right features and size for counter top use very pleased.
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4 Stars

This microwave does the job

11/30/2018

We needed to get a microwave after our last one died. This was the best one for the money after checking out at least five different stores.
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5 Stars

Wow More Features Than I Could Have Imagined

11/29/2018

We had a microwave that finally gave up the ghost that had given us many years of good service. This GE unit is larger and has so many more features than I have ever seen before. We look forward to putting it through its paces and it is a GE a trusted company name Has more watts than our previous unit so husband discovered it doesnt take 90 seconds to warm up his coffee. It was ready in about 60 seconds. He is going to check out the beverage feature. It is like opening a brand new toy on Christmas morning. Thanks GE
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4 Stars

Nice unit for size

11/29/2018

Pleased with features and appearance. Was delivered two days early too.
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5 Stars

Great microwave with all the features you need

11/24/2018

We only picked up this microwave yesterday but we know already that we love it. It replaces a predecessor model that suddenly died apparently the result of debris in the circuitry not really the fault of the microwave. We need a microwave as close as possible to the same size since it had to fit in an opening. As luck would have it the new model is practically the same size so it was a no-brainer. We really like the simple button layout and features. I have seen microwaves with more bells and whistles but I think this one will do anything most people want to do with a microwave certainly all we need.
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4 Stars

So far so good

11/19/2018

Newly purchased but it seems to be a good buy. Only problem/gripe is that the sensor/pre-programmed info on the inside of unit is WAY TOO SMALL
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5 Stars

Compact and powerful

11/18/2018

This compact powerful countertop model is a functional alternative to the large built-in that we had for many years. We house the unit in an eye-level cubby in the kitchen cabinetry its perfect for us. We mainly use the microwave for reheating liquids and leftovers.
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5 Stars

Great Features

11/15/2018

Needed a microwave for my new house. The last time I had a GE microwave was a dozen years ago. I had forgotten how easy they are to use what a great job they do. Life is good again
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5 Stars

good features

11/14/2018

after getting returning 2 mod #JES2051 ovens because the express cook did not work i got this one.3rd times the charm express cook works very disappointed with GE about the 1st 2. latest one lasted 16 years all my other appliances are GE.
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5 Stars

Looks great

11/13/2018

This is a very large oven. We are very happy with it.
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4 Stars

JES1657SMSS Review

11/8/2018

The unit looks good and does what I need it to do.
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5 Stars

Beautiful SS Appliance

11/8/2018

Just Installed two of these and they are great for home or office.
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5 Stars

Cooks food

10/27/2018

So far it has cooked everything I have put in it
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4 Stars

Black sides/white back/stainless front

10/21/2018

Disappointing that the only stainless was the front. Our last GE microwave was stainless topsides and front. Like the extra space and power.
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5 Stars

Great oven

10/14/2018

I bought this because I moved into an apartment that had no microwave. It matches the rest of the appliances. It is so fast.
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3 Stars

Ok

9/13/2018

I have this model before. The new one has steam build up in the glass.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

piece of paper inside that rips easily

7/2/2018

instead of using a hard cover inside like the 2010 model I took out they have this cheap piece of epoxy paper like stuff Ripped while getting the turntable in. Will not last in regular use. Avoid. Terrible design.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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