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4.2 | 48 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657BMTS

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 Stainless
Color Appearance Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless
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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The manufacturer's parts and labor warranty is typically for only 1 year but for as little as $110 for an appliance with a purchase price of under $500, you can have peace of mind for a total of five years. Kitchen package appliance coverage plans are available if you wish to protect multiple appliances at the time of purchase.

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4.2 out of 5

83% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Powers off constantly

Wygal 4/17/2021

We bought this product 4 months ago and if we microwave something for 2-3 minutes it will shut down to cool off for 30 minutes. It's very annoying. Our last microwave (also ge) was able to be set inside our custom cabinet spot for the microwave and handle as many packs of ramen noodles as my kids made. This one has been removed from its nook and is ugly cluttering up the counter and still overheats!
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4 Stars

Works well

Lkopp 3/17/2021

Have been waiting 8 months for a GE cooktop. Microwave works fine but have concerns about GE's ability to deliver.
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2 Stars

Keypad

Morning coffee 3/16/2021

The numbers and words on the keypad are light gray on black. They are very dim in daylight and we need a flashlight to see them at night. There is no back light. Our previous GE microwave had bright white numbers and words.
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5 Stars

Super quiet

TM59 2/26/2021

The first thing you notice about this microwave oven is how quiet it is. It does a good job heating up food and the sensor settings and quick start buttons are very convenient to get your meal heated quickly.
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3 Stars

Not hot enough

rolafra49 2/24/2021

The microwave took too long to reheat as opposed to our previous GE. Also, the fan was faulty and made clicking noises on start and finish. We returned it.
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1 Stars

Poor quality

SPH2021 2/16/2021

The first one we ordered arrived dented, not GE issue but frustrating. After going through hoops with Best Buy to get a new one the fan on the new one doesn't work. When it does work it sounds like someone is cutting tile. They say third time is a charm.
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5 Stars

Great features

Jo58 2/4/2021

Great product, features and looks great. Very efficient and quick
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5 Stars

GE 1.6 cu ft slate black microwave

PRgal 1/15/2021

Easy to set up, looks beautiful with GE slate appliances, heats food thoroughly.
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1 Stars

Quit Working in Less than 24 hours

Katmalc 12/30/2020

Our 13 year old GE quit working so we decided to order another GE from Home Depot. A week later the unit arrived, brought it home and set it up. The tray turned but no other noise came from the microwave. I attempted to heat an entree the next morning and the unit shut down and it was so hot it could not be touched. Once cooled down, we attempted to start it again only to have it stop working again. We boxed it up and returned to Home Depot. Went to Best Buy, who seems to be the only place in town to carry decent brand name microwaves and got a different brand. We were very disappointed because we preferred the GE but we could not wait another week for one to be ordered and shipped to the store.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great looking, quiet, good sensor cooking ability

Joe651 12/29/2020

Works as specified with normal intuition needed for operation. Specific instructions in manual were not supplied separately, only a decal with printed instructions in small print seen with the door open. Much quieter than previous19 year old Sharp.
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5 Stars

nice microwave

hawk eye 12/15/2020

the microwave is the perfect size for us it works great for heating and defrosting
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5 Stars

love the microwave

ChannelMyInnerJohanna 11/27/2020

We recently did a full renovation on our kitchen and put in a small microwave cabinet. We purchased all GE appliances (which I absolutely love, by the way) and they are all in the slate color. We decided to buy the microwave in black - because it cost half as much as the slate color, would arrive weeks earlier, and would be inside the cubby anyways. We love it! The color is actually a soft black, which looks surprisingly similar to the slate. So far, I love all of my GE appliances.
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4 Stars

Excellent operation and features

Curt70 11/26/2020

Very good. Features carry over from older versions. Makes it easy to operate
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4 Stars

Counter top microwave

JoMarty 11/24/2020

When I moved I had to purchase a countertop microwave. Before I had a built-in one. Although I prefer one up higher where I can easily see into the unit, this one works well for my purposes.
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5 Stars

Study & Sleek Machine

mjromney 11/24/2020

We wanted a black stainless microwave. Many of the other options are outrageously priced. Knowing that a microwave is typically not a long lasting machine, we felt the price for this unit was fair. Its a great size, fits anything you would need to microwave and actually has good power, we find things heat very quickly.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

kytown 11/22/2020

This microwave is fast and efficient. It looks great on my counter top. I am very pleased with this appliance.
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4 Stars

It's Pretty Good....but not everything is great

Oscar the Cat 11/16/2020

Rotating table is not calibrated to complete a cycle in a certain time frame associated with a minute. Door mechanism is loud, opening and closing. Timer is a little confusing.
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4 Stars

powerful!

Grandyma 11/13/2020

Very powerful, quick cooking, attractive, lots of features (most of which I haven't even used yet). The only thing I don't like is how loudly it closes. There is no sneaking into the kitchen to use the microwave late at night! It echoes when you close it! Why can't it have a soft close feature? Other than that, I love it.
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5 Stars

Very nice

Ultra Scott 10/26/2020

Very nicely made and works perfectly. Looks really nice
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1 Stars

Did not work the day we got it

PMSM 9/21/2020

We are replacing a similar GE microwave that worked for many years. We picked up this new one from Best Buy today and it immediately failed to work right. After heating water for tea we tried to use it again and it totally shut down and was extremely hot right side of the top. After unplugging and plugging it back in it rebooted properly but persistently made ugly grinding noises despite several restarts. What a disappointment. Will return tomorrow (a one hour drive each way). Not at happy camper. I guess GE is a thing of the past. PS: A significant number of the one star reviews express similar complaints --- I should have paid more attention.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Looks great!

tammylinde 9/13/2020

Bought this microwave to match the rest of our kitchen appliances. It looks great and it is so much more powerful than our old microwave. Glad we chose this one.
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5 Stars

VERY QUIET

Jez32 8/29/2020

Replaced a good 23 yr old microwave. This is pretty basic, which is exactly what I was looking for. Nice capacity for a smaller footprint. Door latches nice. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it is! Lovin the black stainless. Fingers crossed for another 23 yrs?
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5 Stars

Great simple to use

Bevearly 8/4/2020

Great product had a GE microwave before never had any problems
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5 Stars

High quality, beautiful microwave!

ybuR 7/23/2020

The best microwave we've had so far -- perfect reheating ability, attractive with a gorgeous finish. Overall, simply the best!
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5 Stars

Great features

stvnp 7/15/2020

Does everything we want a microwave to do, clean appearance, quiet, and logical layout.
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4 Stars

One of The Best i've owned

Johhny123456 7/13/2020

We bought this to replace a Kenmore and couldn't be happier.
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4 Stars

Clean, stylish

LJ78 7/5/2020

Although this is black stainless, it goes well with our other stainless steel GE Profile appliances.
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5 Stars

Perfect size

Danielle94 5/11/2020

This is the perfect countertop microwave. The size is not too big and bulky, but not too small. I love the black stainless color, however I was hoping to match my refrigerator that is also GE in "slate." This size microwave doesn't come in slate, but the color is close to matching. It looks very sleek and stylish without being overly expensive. It serves its purpose and works great. No complaints.
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5 Stars

Super microwave

Gaylaann 4/22/2020

Sleek design, small compact but very powerful! Matches all our appliances and super for under the counter.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Manski4891 4/21/2020

I really like the sensor cooking. Also has a cheat sheet posted above the door opening. It's unique size fit in the opening designed for our kitchen.
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4 Stars

Works well

Gman3855 4/9/2020

I have had bad luck with the last two microwave ovens that I purchased, one lasted two days before it quit. With this one I have had it for three weeks and so far so good. It does cook a lot faster than my old one but that's something I am adjusting to. So far so good.
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3 Stars

Just user t reheat...

Jon558 2/24/2020

Well this is the second one we bought in 15 months, not because we like it so much, the first one quit. It was cheaper to get a new one than th have the other one looked at, and no garantee how long it would work. Does what we want it to do.
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4 Stars

Looks great in our new kitchen

KitchenRenos 2/5/2020

This microwave looks great in our new kitchen. It is a little smaller than I thought it would be but it will be fine. No issues.
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5 Stars

Sleek Design, Great Color

JGuess81 2/3/2020

So far we love our new GE Microwave. It's sleek, quiet, has great features and the color ( which has been hard to find thus far) matches perfectly with our other Non-GE appliances. We are very pleased.
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5 Stars

Looks great, and works great!

Ricketts17 1/7/2020

Sleek appearance and works great! Easy to clean and clear button options
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3 Stars

looks sharp

skiie 1/6/2020

Cooks very hot...need to adjust cooking level everytime we use it
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very Nice Appliance

carlene69 12/20/2019

Bought this appliance 2 weeks ago and am very pleased. The black stainless color is beautiful.
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5 Stars

Microwave

Nvrassume 12/17/2019

Works well, has all the bells and whistles! Could be a little larger.
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5 Stars

Finally a great microwave

Yankel 11/14/2019

I'm impressed with all the great features! Love this microwave.
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5 Stars

Nice size great features.

Mel98 11/12/2019

Love the size and power. Perfect for a family of 2. Nice controls.
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5 Stars

Nice Microwave

joyann 10/22/2019

I have been using this microwave for a few weeks and loving it.
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5 Stars

Great operation and looks good too!

ConnieTN 9/23/2019

Very pleased with the microwave. Over all easy to use and functions well.
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5 Stars

So far so good

Fredricka44 9/22/2019

We are having some issues with transferring knowledge from our old Amana Radar Range, which we owned for 20 years. Functions with this unit generally are more programmed and result in surprises. As we get more familiar with it, however, it is pretty clear we have a winner here.
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5 Stars

Love the color!

new60 8/15/2019

Everything I had hoped for in a microwave. The color coordinated with the GE stove.
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5 Stars

Quiet and well constructed

skip702 8/7/2019

Works well, lots of power, simple operation, looks nice
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4 Stars

Nice size

Julia1077 8/5/2019

Fits on microwave cart well. Love the color. Heats up effeciently and is a nice size.
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2 Stars

Condensation

Linda Mello 7/17/2019

Still waiting to hear from where we purchased this. Warmed up food in micro and condensation was built up on the door. Never saw this happen before.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Meets our needs

BlueMaize 7/1/2019

We had to replace a 5 year old GE microwave that had a bad door connection. After three years of gently adjusting it each time we closed it so it would actually microwave, we had to throw the towel in. We love the finish of this black stainless one and it closely matches our other GE slate appliances so we're happy. ... as long as the door latch issues doesn't resurface!
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