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4.4 | 856 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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4.4 out of 5

87% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Easy to use

RALSPFLD 5/12/2022

Easy to use and offers all the features I need! Simple set up and off you go!
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5 Stars

great features

ruth848 5/11/2022

The interior is roomy and there are plenty of preprogrammed cycles. Easy functions
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5 Stars

Great appliance and priced reasonably

Dys1 5/9/2022

Replaced a GE microwave - a similar model that lasted over 10 years.
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4 Stars

Like the power

M52E 5/7/2022

Didn't realize how much my old microwave had been fading. Not crazy about having to relearn how to use a microwave. No printed manual.
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5 Stars

Superb in excellence!!! Thank you.

Rustico DG 5/4/2022

Thank product met my expectations. Thank you very much.
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5 Stars

Good microwave

Philip man 5/1/2022

The buttons beep when I push them, what else could one look for in a microwave?
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5 Stars

microwave

MN2022 5/1/2022

The product is just what we wanted nothing fancy just right.
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5 Stars

I love everything about my GE microwave

Tag4501 5/1/2022

My GE microwave has the perfect features and is the only company that offers the correct size to fit my space and still have great power and cooking choices. Also it is MADE IN AMERICA!!!!
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5 Stars

Clean appearance ease of operation

Boondot 4/27/2022

I love the appearance, ease of use! The high quality.
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1 Stars

Not heating

Hanwen 4/24/2022

I bought it in February this year, now is April, and it is broken already.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features

Rotties 4/23/2022

Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would recommend this microwave to anyone. THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GET ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!
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4 Stars

Excellent microwave

zacharia 4/22/2022

This microwave works great. Hopefully it lasts longer that the GE microwave that it replaced. That one lasted only 5 years!
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5 Stars

Great features. Love the Reheat setting.

LS02 4/21/2022

Had a GE microwave. Loved it! This one is very similar but the time/display window could be brighter!
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5 Stars

So far, so good!

Nana1313 4/18/2022

This is my second GE microwave. The first one lasted 11 years and I loved it! So far, this one is comparable to the old and works great. Hopefully I'll get 10+ years out of this one also. It's easy to use, works well, and just what we needed!
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5 Stars

Easy to use

johnnyv59 4/18/2022

We needed A new micro wave, I was shopping around and came across this one,It is a little bigger than our old one, it works great and easy to use, we really like it
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5 Stars

This Replaced our 14 Year Old GE Microwave

Sailing for fun 4/14/2022

This unit replaced our 14 year old GE Microwave that finally died earlier this week. This model is nearly identical to the old one, which obviously is no long made. The keypad design, size (slightly smaller than the old one) and features led to our choosing this over the many other brands and models. Now we will have to see how this new unit performs and holds up over time. Initial impressions about noise level, platter size, keypad design, clock display (green LED, better than old units' fading vacuum fluorescent display) are all good. Purchased on-line after store hours from nearby Best Buy, and their handling of the order and the curbside pickup was a good experience today.
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4 Stars

User friendly

Tom the tree trimmer 4/14/2022

We have only had this microwave two weeks but it seems to be doing a good job so far. We have used it for: pop corn, warming up coffee, and defrosting hamburger. Nice capacity and reasonably priced.
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4 Stars

Good value for the money

Misasha 4/14/2022

I like my new microwave. It looks good on its shelf. I replaced my old one that only lasted a mere 35 years with this one. I sure hope this one lasts at least half as long! I only rated it as good because I haven't had it that long.
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4 Stars

Works fine.

darryl910 4/12/2022

Product works good, except I miss the dial on my old Kenmore microwave which I could go to different settings, like popcorn.
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5 Stars

Great product

Lmir4 4/11/2022

Great product. Nice sleek look. Easy to read function buttons.
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3 Stars

2nd microwave

Raj01 4/7/2022

The first quit working after 2 months had to buy a new one
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5 Stars

Great product.

ACRO08 4/6/2022

Love the big size and all the different easy to use features.
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3 Stars

The microwave works great but.....

Bookkeeper1 4/6/2022

The microwave really does work great! My only issue is that in the course of unpacking, I found a sticker stuck directly onto the control panel screen. In trying to get the sticker off, I damaged the cover of the control panel, and the damage is very noticeable to me! The sticker said something like "Please remove the protective covering before use." You would think the sticker would have been on that protective covering instead of stuck directly to the microwave.
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5 Stars

Very functional and easy to learn

Numistorian 4/5/2022

Simple keypad which is easy to learn, instruction book included
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5 Stars

Great Product at a reasonable price!

Ozz424 4/5/2022

I am replacing my 20 year old GE microwave with this unit. What I like is how easy it is to use, very quiet and the clock numbers are a bit bigger than in the past and easier to see! While a bit smaller than my 2.2 - it fit perfectly in the cubby and will continue to be a workhorse. If I can get 20 years out of this one too! I'll be very happy. Well done GE. Simple, nice looking and easy to use!
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5 Stars

Sooo Easy to use!

NCent 4/5/2022

We love our new GE Microwave! We're replacing our old GE Microwave that lasted almost 20 years! That's unheard of these days! This microwave is simple, just like our old one, and it even has the info taped to the inside front opening for help, so we don't have to look it up...(that's for my husband to use..ha!) Thank you, GE, for ALWAYS making your products last a long time, easy to use, and reasonably priced! We're lifelong GE fans!
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4 Stars

Great microwave

KC girl 4/5/2022

This is a great microwave. Has all the features I wanted. Would rate it a 5 but had to tape a white paper over the number pad and make dark numbers with white background due to vision problem.
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5 Stars

Nice size

Bar N Games 4/1/2022

We were looking for a microwave that wouldn't be too big, but provided more space than your cheap low end models. The price was right
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5 Stars

Love all the features on this Microwave

Mjackson4 3/30/2022

I find that this microwave cooks my food evenly. the settings are easy to use. I do not have any complaints with this microwave.
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5 Stars

Great look, great features!

Birdigal 3/29/2022

We chose this microwave to replace almost the identical GE microwave we have had since 2008. We upgraded to the stainless and black look to match other kitchen appliances. I love that the control panel is almost identical to old microwave. My mother is a senior and does not have to learn a new control panel.
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5 Stars

So far so good

den9999 3/29/2022

It has everything I wanted. And the design is sleek. But don't know about the endurance yet.
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5 Stars

Glad they didn't fix what isn't broken

A dude and his food 3/26/2022

Had one for many many years that worked great, needed to replace it so went with this one for the simple fact that they kept it simple and of course it was the same brand and size. I didn't need or want a boat load of cutting edge features and this microwave fit the bill, it has some new tech but doesn't take a degree to use it. Easy to use, just like my old one.
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4 Stars

Elegant Looking Microwave

Attas 3/25/2022

We purchased this new GE microwave to match our other GE appliances and replace the older microwave which suddenly stopped working. It is beautiful looking microwave and has excellent features such as sensor cooking, 30 sec Add, and power levels to meet the cooking needs at a reasonable price. It is spacious inside and is easy to open and close as compared to our previous one where you have to pull the handle to open it at a risk of pulling the microwave forward. In this just press the button and it opens smoothly, no force required and no risk of sliding forward. The best thing I liked about it is the cooking guide on the inside as you open the microwave as shown in the attached picture. Once you place the food inside the oven, look up the guide what button to press and for how long, close the door and start the microwave. I gave it 4 stars because it feels the turnstile is not smooth initially when we started using. It might get better and smoother over time once the turnstile wheels start rolling smoothly with extended use. Otherwise I am fully satisfied with our new GE microwave
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5 Stars

Perfect fit!

Davcy 3/25/2022

We ordered two GE Microwaves for our newly renovated kitchen in our office. The smaller one fit perfectly in the built in area and the larger one fit underneath on the counter. Both match perfectly with all of our new appliances and function great.
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5 Stars

It works!

Tatorsdad 3/24/2022

It's a microwave and it works. The shortcut for beverages is what I use the most. Most importantly, it was in stock when I needed to replace our dead microwave.
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5 Stars

Modern looking

Rois 3/24/2022

Easy to use, great looking, excellent price comparing to other high end microwaves in the market.
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3 Stars

Good value, but

crabbyjack 3/24/2022

This microwave oven is nearly identical to our old GE Microware Oven, which we were happy with. However, the lettering on this new one that labels all the push buttons is more gray than white. Unless a kitchen light is hitting the front panel, it's very difficult to read it. We had to use a small flashlight to be able to read it. We ended up buying a small tool light for it. Would recommend older adults check the lighting where they will use this before buying it.
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5 Stars

Great features, ease of use.

MyrnaB 3/23/2022

Appliance is very easy and simple to operate. It is sleek, not bulky and looks pretty on the counter top.
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4 Stars

GE Microwave

JLacoursiere 3/22/2022

Microwave is powerful & heats/cooks fast. Negative aspect - the keypad is not lite making it somewhat difficult to operate in a dimly lte kitchen.
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5 Stars

Great

Redcorvette123 3/22/2022

Great looking easy to use . And just the right size
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5 Stars

Great product easy to use

Chicoleek 3/21/2022

Great product. Easy to use and works great. Love it so far
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5 Stars

Works great and is very quiet!

merkap 3/21/2022

It's only been a few weeks, but so far it works great. One great feature, is that you can use the timer while cooking! Noise level is much lower than my previous one, which is great!
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5 Stars

Great product

1Crispy1 3/21/2022

Blows my old one away! Didn't think 150 more watts would make such a difference, my bad as I was wrong. Love it.
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5 Stars

Great features!

Boomeister 3/20/2022

I just started using this microwave but from what I have seen so far, I know I will love it.
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5 Stars

Great microwave

Suzabelle50 3/20/2022

Perfect size for the two of us. GE is a name we can trust and this microwave is no exception. No problem understanding the controls panel. Easy to keep clean.
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5 Stars

Excellent microwave

Obdulio 3/19/2022

Like all the features that this microwave has, you can lock it to avoid Childers from cooking empty.
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5 Stars

Just what I was looking for!

Wolfie22 3/19/2022

Looks great on the counter. Powerful @ 1150 watts. Good price.
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5 Stars

a good product

davlinp 3/18/2022

working good so far had about 3 weeks, only complaint is it needs better grip, tends to move around too much.
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5 Stars

PERFECT MICROWAVE

ALJOSIE 3/18/2022

GOOD LOOKING UNIT WITH THE STAINLESS FRONT AND BLACK BODY. NICE HIGH POWER 1150 W FOR FASTER COOKING. CANNOT GO WRONG.
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5 Stars

Great replacement for my profile microwave

Jamjma 3/18/2022

Had a ge profile micro that last eat ten years. Trying another GE product. They have been reliable.
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