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4.2 | 53 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657DMBB

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 Black
Color Appearance Black
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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4.2 out of 5

79% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Great product !

Deek20 9/25/2020

This is my 2nd GE MICROWAVE (Same model) , it lasted 6 years of every day use. It was a no brainer but to buy another one. Hope this one performs as well.
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1 Stars

Big Disapppointment

BernieDan 9/24/2020

Who would expect that the keypad would be unreadable unless you use a flashlight? That unlighted black key pad is a major design flaw. If we had known about that problem we would not have purchased it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Brand reputation and reliability

Lillulu 9/17/2020

feature modifications from earlier models initially inconvenient
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2 Stars

Not worth the money

Hardlucklu 9/17/2020

I don't like it. It doesn't compare to my last GE microwave. It lasted for ten years and was close to identical in appearance and power. Too bad it doesn't perform as well. The door sounds tinny when it closes, the interior light doesn't adequately illuminate its contents; the clock is too dim and the function buttons are too small and are difficult to see in anything but bright light, It does not come with an operation manual. It's obvious to me that this model was produced on the cheap.
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5 Stars

great mic

eddie spaghetti with meat 8/28/2020

works great and faster than the old one. don't open the door when in operation though, turn off or pause, that goes with every microwave
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4 Stars

Great features

CoachVB 7/31/2020

Love the watts, size, and simple use Just need key pad to be larger for us elderly users
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3 Stars

Clock does not light up very bright.

JockamoG82 7/28/2020

The light on the clock is not very bright. Was much better on my 16 year old GE microwave.
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4 Stars

happy, but use to a white one

eiggep 7/28/2020

almost the exact one we had before, very happy with all the features
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3 Stars

Nice modern appearance

lindar71 7/14/2020

I am disappointed with the fact that the buttons on the front have to be pressed very hard in order to operate microwave. I was used to the ease of a simple light touch.
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5 Stars

Even heat

Randy 50 7/7/2020

Nice feature of running carousel after cook is done
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5 Stars

Works great, and simple to use

kathy234 7/2/2020

This microwave works just as it should. I'm pleased with the capacity, and how easy it is to figure out the buttons.
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5 Stars

Great features

Bett Jo 6/30/2020

I needed a new microwave for awhile. Greeves Appl has always carried the best products. I am very pleased with my GE microwave. It has features that my other didn't have.
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4 Stars

Great looks

Jerryfe 6/9/2020

I like the unit allot. I have one problem. The white numbers and words are not bright enough for me to see them clearly.
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5 Stars

Very nice counter top all the features we wanted

Great buy 1 5/27/2020

We just got this microwave, but so far it is very nice. Has all the features we were looking for and enjoy the larger space inside 1.6cf. Very pleased
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5 Stars

just right

douno 5/19/2020

we had a GE micro /w 1.2--- 1000wat for 12 years and it was always operating great!! Then one day it went SOUTH --so we chose the brother 1.6 --1500w that you see we have now!! we try to always buy AMERICAN made name HOORAA --MARINE
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5 Stars

Great microwave for price

Scotto 5/19/2020

Size described was very accurate and has all the basic features you would want.
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5 Stars

Cooks really well!

Ted A 5/2/2020

All good. Our precious microwave was a discontinued Jenn Air model. This one fits in the space well. Door is a little loud opening and closing but features are great for basic cooking and defrosting. We like the reminder beep that the item has finished.
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5 Stars

Great features.

Old John 72 4/29/2020

WE just bought this Microwave because lighting storm fried our old one. Loved the way this one looks.
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5 Stars

Cooks fast

Dar8786 4/28/2020

It heats really fast. Like the features. Easy to use
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5 Stars

great microwave

chucks1 4/10/2020

great microwave, inside is big, doesn't take up to much counter space, heats food fast
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5 Stars

Great Features

UnkownI 4/1/2020

Love the "add 30 seconds" button and the turntable.
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5 Stars

GE Microwave Continues To Be Our Favorite

TonyJ 3/31/2020

After years of service, we had to replace our old GE microwave. We continued with GE because of features and value.
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3 Stars

Smudge Microwave

Sher0729 3/27/2020

I don't like this microwave. The only reason I purchased this microwave was it was the only replacement that would fit in the space of my initial built in microwave. I don't like that you barely touch this microwave and it leaves a smudge. Every little print shows no matter where on the microwave you touch. The controls are confusing. Dinner plate is by weight?! Who weighs what's on their plate! Other controls are just as bad.
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2 Stars

Took ordering twice to get one to work.

Brenda3 3/10/2020

I would have rated higher but had to reorder a second microwave immediately. Waited 2 weeks to get first microwave. Got it home and plugged it in and started running and couldn't get to turn off till we unplugged it. Waited another two weeks for second microwave to come in. Works great. I do wish they would put a wall hugger plug so microwave could sit closer or wall.
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5 Stars

So far, so good

HeyBulldog 3/8/2020

In now our second month with our new GE microwave, everything is working advertised. We have no complaints.
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5 Stars

Great Features

Debbie9190 2/13/2020

This microwave is very easy to use. Several convenient features.
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4 Stars

Great cooking options

Tom342 2/3/2020

Easy to use. Installation in a wall was very easy. Lot's of cooking options.
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5 Stars

Great power!

gmbaker 1/10/2020

This microwave works great! It has a lot of power and looks sharp!
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4 Stars

All lights could be brighter

Noona2020 1/7/2020

I like this microwave. The reminder beep is nice, especially since it's only one beep. It runs quietly and does a good job of heating the food. The lightbulb inside is far too dim and casts a pinkish light inside. The exterior panel could also be brighter.
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5 Stars

Awesome Microwave

PDRKSR 1/2/2020

It is an outstanding product, cost was excellent, quality of product is overwhelming
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4 Stars

Great price

RPG1916 1/1/2020

I bought this product because it was a GE and it matched the color of my other countertop appliances. I was not disappointed. It's a great microwave.
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5 Stars

Always happy with GE products

Crazy as a bedbug t 12/16/2019

Product is what I always look for. It's great, would order any GE product
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2 Stars

Not so great

Oser 11/18/2019

I have had several models of this GE Microwave, each succeeding one works less well. The interior light is VERY dim so you can't hardly see when the door is open, much less when the door is closed. Then most pecularly this microwave continues to cook for 5 more seconds after the timer goes off! Not a fan anymore....
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5 Stars

Microwave

Bjnbj 10/22/2019

Easy to use. Fast. Husband can not see well but this is easy for him
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4 Stars

Great mid size microwave.

Terry 42 10/1/2019

A great mid size microwave. Works very well on all settings. Would recommend to anyone.
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4 Stars

Microwave

Watts60 10/1/2019

I like the wattage of this unit. However the panel is so dark that I have trouble reading it. I either need a flashlight or overhead light to choose the setting.
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1 Stars

Nothing goodabout thid Microwave oven!!!

rrose19 9/23/2019

This microwave front panal lite dose not work and you refused to make good on it..I had G.E. microwave oven for ten years that I really loved so when finally stopped working in July of this year..my daughter offered to buy me a new one .....So I told her to get a G.E.!!Boy am I sorry!
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5 Stars

It would be great if the control panel was lit.

Max101 9/17/2019

Works quite. Plenty of power our last one lasted 17 years.
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4 Stars

Great features

ACEJ 9/16/2019

The microwave works great. My first microwave was a GE and it lasted a long time. I hope this one lasts several years. This one actually replaced a GE which I had several years. I only wish the numbers on the pad were easier to read. I punch the numbers by memory, however, my husband really can't see them.
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5 Stars

I love my microwave!

Bluewolf 9/12/2019

I purchased a black microwave and it looks great with my other black appliances. The features are easy to use, it works great and was reasonably priced.
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5 Stars

Really quiet

LMOF1 9/10/2019

Really a great find. So quiet and lets you know when it is done in a quiet manner.
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5 Stars

the wife loves it. what else can be said.

LARRY 777 7/1/2019

well made looks nice and the wife loves it lots of great features
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4 Stars

Needs Backlighting on Control Panel

jgbear 5/28/2019

After much online research, we decided to purchase this microwave as a replacement for one we had. The microwave works well, and is easy to use (took a little while to learn positioning of buttons, but now we're fine!) Our biggest issue is that, as a countertop microwave, one must know it would be placed under cabinets. Because the keypad markings are so light, it is extremely difficult to see the markings on the control panel. This microwave would be perfect is the panel were backlit.
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5 Stars

I like the features, and the quiet operating sound

KitKat66 5/19/2019

Affordable, good quality with great features. Very practical!
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1 Stars

Failed after 3 months

Rochester NY 5/6/2019

Product had an electronics failure after only 3 months.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Modern

Barbara Batts 3/27/2019

So far so good! Love the look that it has. I have a GE model that was old and wearing out and decided to upgrade to another GE.
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4 Stars

Good Microwave

Plm88 3/15/2019

Just a little moisture issue. When you use it, had to leave door open to dry. If not the window had moisture build up.
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4 Stars

Good Basic Micro

Janrcise 3/1/2019

I purchased this micro to replace my old one.It is a basic micro that does standard functions very well.
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5 Stars

Perfect

D Bull 2/16/2019

I replaced my Whirlpool Microwave with this one. The safety features and ratings were better. This fit perfectly in the built in area where the former microwave was installed. My wife and I have only used this for a week and we are both pleased with how easy it is to use. I've already used the popcorn feature and the thirty second button for coffee. It doesn't seem to take as long to warm things up.
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3 Stars

Works fine

Larry1943 1/31/2019

Pleased with the unit, but the display options are dim, therefore hard to read. Needs brighter lettering or a way to energize a background light. I also have the 2.0 CF model and that is so much easier to read. In addition, I have both units and it is frustrating that the layouts are very different. It would help if unit displays were similar in layout, especially since the functions are nearly identical.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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