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4.4 | 789 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

work well

Tonster58 7/15/2022

works like a micro wave should. I think that it looks nice
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5 Stars

A Great Replacement for Uur First GE Microwave

Geophyte1 7/15/2022

So far the new microwave has exceeded expectations
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5 Stars

LOOKS GREAT REASONABLY PRICED

KELLYDM 7/11/2022

THE MICROWAVE LOOKS NICE ON THE COUNTER AND WAS REASONABLY PRICED WORKS FINE
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5 Stars

Powerful Microwave

WalkingOnWings 7/11/2022

Heats up food very quickly. I'm very satisfied with this microwave!
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4 Stars

Fit perfect in space.

Butterfly31 7/11/2022

Had a Kitchen Aid for only 2 1/2 years. After learning I couldn't repair the problem I found this GE. Great price. Easiest purchase and pickup ever.. only feature I'm not satisfied with is the clock light. It does not show up bright enough to be read from across the room.
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4 Stars

Looks good and works well

JanuarySmith 7/10/2022

Besides being attractive, the capacity and power of the microwave are both great. The inside dimensions and diameter of the platter allows us to heat multiple small food containers at the same time instead of letting one get cold as the next one is heating. So even though advertised as 'family sized' it is really handy for our family of two also. Well worth the small price difference overvsmaller units.
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5 Stars

Big microwave

billsstew 7/10/2022

Microwave has alot of room easy to use. Looks great.
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4 Stars

Best appearance.

Sanity Clause 7/8/2022

It looks like all stainless from the front. If it were stainless all over ,that would be great, but unfortunately not in this price range. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. It microwaves fine. The defrost works great. Easy to clean. I would recommend buying a 4-year warranty on this item. The door latches tend to malfunction after 1-2 years of use by a large family. If you are handy, you can buy the part. for $45, and repair, otherwise just get a warranty. So purchase from Best Buy and purchase warranty from them is recommended. (Not recommended for drying pets.)
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5 Stars

Great microwave

Fily 7/6/2022

It's just the kind of microwave that I was looking for. Beautiful design and works great.
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5 Stars

Best microwave

CeceMa401 7/2/2022

This is the best microwave. The heat settings are very strong and you don't need to put the food in for very long.
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5 Stars

Awesome microwave!

Petepruneda3 6/29/2022

This is a very sleek and powerful microwave. I love it!
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5 Stars

Goof fit for cabinet

ddmicro107 6/28/2022

Good price and good fit for the cabinet above the counter
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5 Stars

Microwave Counter Top 1.6 CU FT

CNeumann 6/21/2022

Great product. Perfect for over the counter. Nice size and looks great
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5 Stars

Sleek design, perfect fit for our countertop

MamaT8788 6/20/2022

I've always been pleased with GE products so, when I needed to replace my old reliable GE microwave that I'd had for nearly 15 years, I went with GE again. It's the perfect size for my kitchen counter. Favorite features are the express cook and add 30-second buttons. Express cook allows me to put something in and just push one button (1 - 6) instead of pushing three digits (1:00 - 6:00) for cook time. The sensor cooking options also saves me time. I'm very happy with my purchase and know I can trust the reliability of GE to know this one will last for years.
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5 Stars

So far so good: replacing same model bought in '18

SaraKadie 6/20/2022

Enjoyed my old one until it got steamy on reheat "noodles" and wouldnt stop until unplugged. I took a look inside and found the inner roof discolored and puckered. Not sure why, but got a warranty and will watch inside of this one more closely! Fits nicely and has been in constant use.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

Palm4me 6/18/2022

Great price for this brand also love the design and options
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5 Stars

Back to greatness!

AnneK04 6/18/2022

We love this GE microwave. We've had GE in the past and loved them, for some reason we got an LG last time and it did not measure up. Glad to be back to GE. Work amazing every time.
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5 Stars

superior product

sarkasian 6/17/2022

replaced an LG product. Cannot go wrong with GE appliances.
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5 Stars

Refrigerator and 2 new microwaves.

dmgt 6/15/2022

We are enjoying our new refrigerator and 2 new microwaves.
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5 Stars

love it love it love it

Tee ma 6/13/2022

I love this microwave except for the controls. They don't light up so I have to turn the kitchen light on.
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5 Stars

easy to use

wineluvr 6/13/2022

It has a large interior and the Panel is easy to navigate. So far it seems to be a good purchase. I also like the black and chrome color combination.
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1 Stars

I HATE it

Deannnn 6/10/2022

It is impossible to figure out. It "might" help if it came with a book. I really just wish I could take the thing back.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to use.

FuzzyBe 6/5/2022

This product replaced our previous GE microwave. This one is even better than the previous one was. We use our microwave a lot and are very happy with the ease of use. It has many different cooking options that are easy to understand. Appearance is excellent and goes well with our cabinets.
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5 Stars

Love all the features, especially the Sensor featu

Duchess96 5/31/2022

I was looking for a new microwave as my new apartment did not have one. The Sensor feature was what led me to this one.
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5 Stars

Lots of good options.

Capnobody 5/31/2022

Lots of good choices for standard buttons, high power, and large size for the cost.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

AngelMagick 5/29/2022

I was looking for a basic microwave that wasn't too small or too big and I found it with this one. It does what it is supposed to do without any problems. It does have sensor cooking which I haven't used yet but when I set the timer and power level, it cooks quickly and gets the job done.
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4 Stars

Good wave

Hoopah 5/29/2022

The one touch instant on feature is great. Con: no 10-second add/subtract buttons.
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3 Stars

Replaced same Micro that failed after just 7 yrs

Jay Bird Man 5/24/2022

The door switch of our GE micro failed after just 7 years which made the micro run when you opened the door. . I imagine that Best Buy guys could have replace the switch, but since the unit was older, I thought I might as well buy a new one. I bought the same model since I knew the features of it.
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5 Stars

ge micerwave

val v 5/22/2022

love the one touch . add 30 sec. and the look and performince
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

Teacher6 5/22/2022

Very easy to use! Buttons offer lots of commonly used features
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4 Stars

Awesome Features

Jayckay 5/20/2022

Great MW., Works as stated, roomy, and several different settings. Very easy to use right out of the box.
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5 Stars

Good Microwave

mblitz17 5/15/2022

We had to replace our microwave. This one fits the space perfect. Works very well. Love the features on this one.
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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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