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4.5 | 764 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.

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New Microwave

Catbacker 2/19/2021

Just replaced our old unit from GE after 17 years of great service! Although we haven't used this very long I expect it to be top notch just like the old similar unit. GE makes good products! We were looking for a specific set of variable that this oven has.
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3 Stars

Loud and horrid noise

warden1 2/19/2021

Since day one of our installation the microwave has brought us a great deal of irritation due to the horrid noise that comes when it starts. We were provided a new glass plate and rotating ring but those did not resolve the issue.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy To Use

BearMN 2/18/2021

Control panel is very easy to use. The appliance is quiet (I was wondering if it was really working - it was). Heats thoroughly. GE Appliances are trustworthy and it is no different with this microwave.
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4 Stars

Good Value on a Microwave Oven

SteveB4554 2/18/2021

It's very good. They keypad is s little difficult to figure out. It doesn't do real great on microwave popcorn as it stops running with a lot of Un- popped kernels when you use the popcorn button on the keypad
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5 Stars

fast and powerful

Alexd949 2/18/2021

Great unit with fast power and multiple features. nice profile too.
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5 Stars

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ZC1354 2/18/2021

User friendly and efficient. Large capacity and sleek modern appearance
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5 Stars

Good deal

Special KW 2/17/2021

We use our microwave at least once a day. This was the same brand as I had because my last one lasted 15 years.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Feldy 2/17/2021

Love this microwave. So easy to use. We eat leftovers and it reheats beautifully.
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5 Stars

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GETNWET 2/17/2021

Well built, good looking, works well. American made, could match all new appliances with same color
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5 Stars

This is the one!

LordTorik 2/17/2021

This microwave meets all of our needs and looks sharp! Love that the kitchen timer works independent of the cooking features so you can do both simultaneously. "Add 30 seconds" button is our go-to. We're very happy with it - about 3 weeks in.
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5 Stars

Great microwave

GES13 2/17/2021

Just what I wanted. The button placement is very similar to earlier models. No need to relearn how it works. Very sleek and stylish. GE has always made decent appliances.
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4 Stars

good microwave

debls74 2/16/2021

It is fairly large and has a variety of helpful settings. I like that's it's mostly black with stainless front. I didn't want all black or all stainless so this was a perfect fit for my kitchen. When I first installed it it kept flashing "FOOD" no matter what function I tried, so I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it worked fine after that. I think the beep to let you know it's done could be quieter, it's very shrill.
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5 Stars

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howarddjones 2/16/2021

good quality and easy to use. don't know why you need more information here...
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5 Stars

Great features

Jourrnney 2/16/2021

User friendly great value and excellent customer service great Warrenty
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5 Stars

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The dude715 2/16/2021

This thing is great! Tons of options but you really only use 1 button. G.E makes a Quality product. Thank you
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4 Stars

Great midsized microwave

Mispit 2/16/2021

Purchased this microwave e we when our 17 yr old one died. Pleasantly surprised at the power this microwave has! Cooks food fast and quietly. Work needs to be done to quiet door when closing. But doesn't diminish the rest of the features.
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4 Stars

Works great, easy to use only one slight problem

glencurtis4 2/15/2021

My wife and I both love the product except for one slight item. The Microwave sits on a laminated counter top and the feet allow the unit to slide. I had to place 4 rubber glide pads under the feet to prevent the sliding. No big deal. Recommend the feet have suction type of pad to grip the counter top.
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5 Stars

Exceptional!

haleybogdan 2/15/2021

The features, size and heating ability are great. I read so many poor reviews about other microwaves which is why we chose this one and it does not disappoint. Haven't had it for very long.
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4 Stars

Works well

The wise one 2/14/2021

I'm happy so far with the features that I've tried.
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5 Stars

Just the right size

Catherine Farah 2/10/2021

I wouldn't buy any other microwave but GE. Easy to use and lasts forever! Love it.
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5 Stars

Love it

StillMa 2/10/2021

Reliable and heats up quickly! The touch screen took some getting use to but I'm a pro now!
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5 Stars

Nice redesign from prior model

Huddle 2/10/2021

I've purchased the same model over the past 15 years. Nice styling, woks great.
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5 Stars

Easy

GretchenH 2/10/2021

I love the large interior and the delay feature of the unit
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5 Stars

Works great

TheDude507 2/9/2021

Works very well. It's quite and efficient, thank you.
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4 Stars

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JulieBWI 2/8/2021

Good size and look. Nice features. Too new to know much more
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Works great

Peterom 2/6/2021

The microwave works great. The only slight negative I have is it is hard to read the controls in a low light situation. I would also like to be able to turn off the end beep.
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5 Stars

Great microwave

Another satisfied custome 2/5/2021

A microwave is a very important part of our kitchen. Our last microwave was a previous version of the one we just purchased. It was also important to match the stainless steel front with our other GE kitchen appliances.
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3 Stars

fair

Family Gift 2/4/2021

THE EQUIPMENT WAS FAULTY. (MADE LOUD NOISE WHEN STARTED) DIDN'T TAKE ANY PICTURES
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3 Stars

Great features

Danney 2/4/2021

I have a problem with popping Weight Watchers (WW) popcorn in a WW popcorn popper. It either burns the popcorn or leaves 10-20 kernels of un popped corn. I have lowered the power level and adjusted the cooking time and I still have issues. I am considering returning it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Heats food up quickly

Carol3lag 2/3/2021

Easy to use features, heats food up Quickly. Recommend
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5 Stars

Great features

TPfaff 2/3/2021

Easy to use. Quick start buttons Keep it simple. Clean look
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5 Stars

Great inconspicuous look

RSW127 2/2/2021

Its a microwave, it warms things up. But the look goes a long way. It doesn't stick out, it blends into the kitchen.
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5 Stars

Great Value

Al39 2/2/2021

Like the extra heat vent louvers on the left side to cool components.
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5 Stars

Great one

lidaz 2/1/2021

Powerfull and nice looking. Fit perfectly on the shelf.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Intuitive controls

Rod and Debra 1/30/2021

Very easy to use. Controls are intuitive and logical both for our autistic son and his Senior Citizen parents. We love the control lock, it helps us sleep better at night.
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5 Stars

Great features

Hop Lover 1/30/2021

Great features, quiet operation, nice looking, priced well
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4 Stars

Great size and all the features expected, except 1

Momsmakinglunch 1/30/2021

Very happy with the microwave. It looks nice without any "loud" appearance to buttons or gadgets, it's quiet when plugged in, perfect size, and has all the cooking features needed and a few conveniences. The feet are hard plastic so it slips around on the counter a bit - would be better if they were rubber. The Reheat button gives only choices 1 or 2, with no indication on the sticker inside the door or in the manual included in the box and online what those options are for. The sticker inside the door of the machine gives 3 options for Reheat. Reheating food is probably the #1 reason I use the microwave, so this is a bit of a disappointing problem, although certainly not a reason to return it for something else.
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5 Stars

Easy to use.

Ruthie92 1/29/2021

Cooks faster than my old one. Tried a different brand and couldn't see inside. This one is white inside and can be programmed in seconds.
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5 Stars

Easy to use - works great

Molly29 1/28/2021

I have had over the range microwaves for years - this is my first counter top purchase in a long time. This product works great - as expected being a GE product.
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5 Stars

GE Microwave!!!!

genithomas 1/27/2021

There was a particular model that was not in stock that I actually wanted. However I could not be happier with this microwave. It's just the right size, it was reasonably priced, it works beautifully!
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5 Stars

Everything was just as I expected!

TRB01 1/27/2021

The microwave works beautifully and the timer is separate so I can cook in it and time something else! The size style and functions are great! Fits nicely in the corner of the counter. I love it!
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5 Stars

Great product!

SS21 1/27/2021

Looks and performs great....perfect upgrade to our kitchen remodel project!
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5 Stars

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Ickabob 1/26/2021

GE is an American brand. That makes it superior. How is that?
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5 Stars

Love the Features

Befrey 1/26/2021

This microwave has great features and I love them. My last microwave didn't have sensor cooking. This is very accurate, especially with defrosting. The height is necessary for me to cook popcorn in a special popping bowl that was too tall for my last microwave. The vents help draw out excess moisture that usually gathers on the bottom. I like the control buttons. easy to use.
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4 Stars

Works as expected. Easy to use.

NFNs 1/25/2021

Nice size. Powerful. Good value. Easy to use. Looks good.
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5 Stars

Great buy!

StephBen 1/24/2021

I had a different brand microwave that broke on me after 2 years that was expensive. To replace it would have been almost triple the cost of this GE. This microwave is better in my opinion and the price was right!
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Great product

Amarilys1 1/22/2021

Works great, heats up amazingly. Definetly recommend.
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Parkress 1/22/2021

I love the fact that this microwave is spacious and affordable
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5 Stars

A learning curve

MB and AB 1/21/2021

Once we figured everything out, it was great. Instructions weren't very thorough. Otherwise very happy with purchase.
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5 Stars

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Mike T 1/21/2021

This is our second GE microwave, the first one took good care of us for 15 years. I really enjoy the easy minute buttons, the 30 second add on button and the weight of this microwave. It seems very durable and we hope to put it to the test for the next 15 years.
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