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4.6 | 541 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

94% of reviewers recommend this product.

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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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5 Stars

Great service

Sundrani 8/11/2020

One of the best microwave good service good price nice
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4 Stars

works good

jwbb 8/11/2020

Pretty basic does a good job. has all the features I need.
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5 Stars

Great features

Lippi 8/11/2020

Easy to use instant minute features. They have 1-6 express minutes and a30 second expresS feature as well. This is my favorite microwave!
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5 Stars

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WSP Microwave 8/10/2020

We liked the looks and the features of the Microwave
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5 Stars

Continued Microwave Legacy

Zoning 8/10/2020

After 9 years with our previous GE microwave of excellent working, I started to have issues with it working properly and I immediately sought an updated model of my existing unit and found this model. Like it's predecessor, it works GREAT! So happy that I decided to purchase this unit
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5 Stars

Powerful and reasonably priced.

Best Buyer 8/8/2020

Works great. Was the perfect size to replace the bToken one in my cabinet.
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5 Stars

Excellent Performance

Woody70 8/6/2020

Excellent performance, nice appearance, great features
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5 Stars

my wife loves the appearance and size

harry 1 8/6/2020

while we have had the microwave only a short time it meets our expections for the product
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2 Stars

Noisy

Superracefan 8/6/2020

Took it back to Best Buy. Cooling fan was making a god awful noise.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love the size of it

Moondragons 8/6/2020

Your products are always outstanding and reliable.
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4 Stars

Great microwave

kccardsfan 8/5/2020

No issues, very happy with microwave, excellent function and features
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5 Stars

Love this microwave!

RCKNOX 8/5/2020

The microwave works great. It is easy to use. Love it!
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5 Stars

Heats up easily

Shaek 8/5/2020

Food gets heat up easily. It makes a sound when you forget that you have food inside.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Liked it fit in wall

Bushwacker10 8/4/2020

Nice product good price fit is n space in the wall that was there
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

Jean1121 8/4/2020

Love this Microwave. Plenty of space and easy to use. Lots of features
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5 Stars

big and fast

nehry 8/4/2020

This holds a large plate and the power is excellent
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5 Stars

Great price

Missyinfl 8/3/2020

Needed a cheap microwave in a pinch as my microwave which is a wall unit with oven combo, is on the fritz and taking quite sometime to repair. This was a very good price and features and it looks nice too.
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5 Stars

Sensor heating

Nobody_Special 8/3/2020

Features nice, especially the sensor heating. Easy to read display. Easy to use.
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4 Stars

Had last GE microwave for 10 years.

Clay S 8/2/2020

I had my other GE for 10 years and glad to get another product from them. I read so many positive reviews and will always support a product that keeps working for me.
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4 Stars

Perfect fit

Rmra 8/2/2020

Product is a perfect replacement for our 10+ year old microwave. New options are a great improvement. Quiet and easy to operate
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5 Stars

Everything I need.

Philphoto 7/31/2020

Perfect size and power and easy to use. Exact fit for the space I had.
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5 Stars

Great little microwave.

Rhodster 7/30/2020

This model is smaller than our previous one but does a good job with everything
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5 Stars

Excellent Choice!

Gilbert SoCal 7/30/2020

This is the best Microwave Oven, it's the Perfect Size for any Kitchen in a House or Apartment, it's Easy to use and has all the Perfect Settings for all my cooking needs.
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4 Stars

GE Microwave

A Looker 7/29/2020

Very nice microwave. Heats up great and looks awesome.
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5 Stars

Perfect!

chrislp99 7/29/2020

Has great features and does exactly what we need it to do.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

sandi63 7/29/2020

This microwave is great! It has great features that make it very easy to use. We use it everyday for either cooking, warming and/or reheating our food. It is convenient, easy to use and makes our everyday living a little better!
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5 Stars

Back with GE

Rusty and Judy 7/29/2020

The second microwave oven we had was a GE countertop model and it was the best. After many years of service, we replaced it with another brand, which was fine since we could not find a GE replacement. The oven finally died and what did we find...a GE replacement. Welcome home GE.
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3 Stars

Not the right color but like general electric

Vero1011 7/28/2020

I wanted it in white to match my other appliances.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice, familiar features & works well so far

GregTach 7/28/2020

This is my 3rd GE microwaves. Always like having it beep to let me know I left my food/drink in it. Quick settings are nice. Works well so far. And reasonably priced.
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4 Stars

Great Features

Reesie7 7/28/2020

when using the reheat option and if you stop it before completion to check the item heating, it forces you to start over. You cant continue what was started so you never know how much time was spent. The buttons on the panel are indented over time. :-( other wise great.
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5 Stars

Excellent so far

Lhurtt07 7/27/2020

Currently at this time my microwave is great. I love it has a lock feature since my little ones can reach it and it heats up quickly... the slick design is also nice.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

MBFG 7/24/2020

We love this product! It works like a charm I highly recommend!
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5 Stars

GE Microwave

Keith2 7/23/2020

This microwave works perfectly. I does everything I have wanted it to do. I do wish the buttons were a little larger to fit my fat fingers better, and I wish it wouldn't slide around on the counter as easily, but these are petty complaints. This is as nice a microwave as I have ever had.
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5 Stars

great

popalo 7/22/2020

It is a good product and works like the one in our travel trailer
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5 Stars

Just what I needed

Heim1420 7/22/2020

My other GE Microwave died after 15 yrs. I was searching for a microwave of similar size and cooking options.
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4 Stars

Works Great' Nice size

Phil2087 7/22/2020

Larger than my previous unit -- the extra size is nice. Seems to have "true" heating values
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1 Stars

So Disappointing

SCSue 7/21/2020

From day 1, the only way the oven worked was to press on the top. We called GE and the rep said if we removed it from the built-in cabinet it was in it would work fine. Talk about useless! We've been really happy with GE appliances in the past so we were extremely disappointed this time.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

average microwave

DDW 1 7/18/2020

The microwave cooks well . The light inside could be brighter. Wish there was a way to turn off the sound at the end of the cook cycle. Also the keypad is hard to see.
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2 Stars

Microwave not as expected.

Kayla6892 7/18/2020

Just got the microwave two days ago and it's smoking and make a strange noise when I try to use it
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5 Stars

Great microwave for the price!

ERadcliff 7/15/2020

Recently purchased and this is a good microwave for the price. It's large enough to heat medium large serving bowls which is great for family meal preparation. I'm hoping it lasts us for the next few years.
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Yes, I recommend this product

3 Stars

don't buy the trim kit

Shed 7/15/2020

we bought the matching trim set that GE recommends. it does not fit. so we sent back and got a different one GE recommended and it doesn't fit either. microwave is fine but accessories are not
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5 Stars

Very Powerful

Pozzie 7/15/2020

Nice microwave. A lot more powerful than expected for the price.
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