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4.5 | 815 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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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.

Did you know that the average cost for a service company to come to your home and diagnose an out-of-warranty appliance problem is $100.00. Once the problem is determined, there is the additional expense for parts and labor to resolve it. Appliance repairs can range between $150 and $500.

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4.5 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Awesome

Khluba61 4/14/2021

Works great. Better then previous owned unit. Looks good.
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5 Stars

Great Quality

Mynee 4/13/2021

This microwave has great features, is a great size and it looks good too!!
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4 Stars

Keypad

Roger111 4/13/2021

Lack of illumination/backlighting make pad keys difficult to read.
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2 Stars

Similar to the GE microwave we had previously

Motts71 4/13/2021

We were very disappointed when it came without an owner's manual. There are important differences.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Classy Looking!

SandyB14 4/12/2021

This is a sleek looking microwave. We haven't used it a lot yet, but we're anxious to start soon. It has plenty of features that should meet and exceed every need we have.
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5 Stars

Perfect.

Calecia 4/12/2021

This is my first countertop microwave. We like the features and it gets the job done.
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4 Stars

Express control

Moms wave 4/12/2021

Great product that works great and fits perfectly on my counter.
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5 Stars

Versatile and easy to use

Volunteers Volunteer 4/12/2021

I had the same unit as this for 18 years and this one works even faster and is easier to use .It has a wonderful timer and reheat feature and extra large turn table. Food turns out quickly and perfectly. The outside and inside of the unit is easy to clean and is of good size and heating strength.
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1 Stars

Broke after using 9 times

Kundry 4/12/2021

This is a piece of JUNK. We used it only 9 times and it ceased to function at all, except that the right top of the unit heated to red hot.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Looks great and functions very well

Ji7769 4/10/2021

Great value plus looks awesome on our countertop used it several times the first day it was installed.
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3 Stars

Simple and basic

BrainDr 4/10/2021

Runs very hot and it's a basic unit with limited functions but adequate for price. Bought because my prior GE lasted a long time before it self ignited 12 yrs later.
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5 Stars

Works fine & reasonable priced

MBBD 4/9/2021

Posesses the traditional operating controls. Easy to operate. Large interior with rotating platform. Heats food & drink quickly.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Mid size micro that works as well as a larger one

Online Queen 4/9/2021

Space was an issue and that is why I choose this one. The turntable is large enough for everything I warm & cook.
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3 Stars

Perfect size and convenience

Experienced Home Cook 4/7/2021

If I use the microwave to cook something, it gets too hot and causes a power failure. this has happened several times. I have had this same microwave before without this problem. Should I return it to Best Buy? this was an online purchase.
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5 Stars

Looks Good

Duck Tape 4/7/2021

It looks nice and fits our needs perfectly. Very good price. GE brings good things to life always.... Old American Company!!! I try to buy American if possible...
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5 Stars

Powerful

Tedster96 4/6/2021

Very powerful and good features. Nice appearance and a good value.
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5 Stars

Quiet

Bevweb 4/6/2021

I love that this microwave is quiet. I also like that it is powerful for warming and cooking quick meals.
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5 Stars

Powerful microwave

Cecilia G 4/4/2021

Get it. Great deal! You will not regret this purchase
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Smooth owen

npsullia 4/1/2021

Good and compact for 1.6c. Good replacement for Whirlpool 1.6 with exact same dimension. I moved due to frequent issues with whirlpool
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4 Stars

It works great!

TheWades 3/31/2021

It is a little different than the one we had, and we like it much better. Works well, and has great features.
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4 Stars

Love GE appliances

Bammkids 3/30/2021

Just got the microwave haven't used it, looks very similar to my other ge microwave that lasted 10 years. Hope this one does the same!!!
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5 Stars

Best of them all

Pam G S 3/30/2021

We had this same model for over 15 years until my sister came over and put metal in it while using it. Now she does not own a microwave nor did she know not to install metal in them when using them. I the entire 15 years we never had one single issue with it. So we went out and bought another one. We trust GE and we stand behind our decision to buy this unit. We feel it will last us the rest of our lives as long as we keep my sister away from it!
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5 Stars

Good size

Jimlynn 3/30/2021

Good quality not cheaply built good size looks good
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5 Stars

Perfect size!

RConk 3/30/2021

Large inside but not too tall or wide. Other brands are too bulky.
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5 Stars

Good Value for the price!

Anita Spring 2021 3/29/2021

This 1.6 cu ft GE microwave does the job. Heating is even. I was a bit concerned that this might be too small for us since we had a 2.2 cu ft microwave before this but I tried our biggest serving dishes and they fit comfortably. So the size is not an issue. The 1 minute increment buttons are very convenient. The only thing that takes getting used to is that the light inside the mocrowave is not very bright and is fainter than other microwaves. But you get used to it since it is not related to the operation of the microwave. No other issues to report. Overall a good appliance and value for the price. I just bought it last week so I cannot speak for the longevity of the microwave. I hope it last longer that the 5 to 7 years that is considered than average life of a microwave.
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5 Stars

So far, very happy

Lucero_331 3/28/2021

I've had the microwave for few weeks now. So far, I like it; it's easy to operate and very quiet. I just hope this one last longer than the one before (It wasn't GE, but it was a good brand, very disappointed there). As I said, so far it works great, hopefully it will remain that way.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

gailf1 3/27/2021

Minimal learning curve on learning to use the controls -fairly well explained in literature, even better online. Like the labels/guidelines inside the door for quick reference. Easy to clean. Power level good for general use; adjustable power levels very helpful.
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5 Stars

Great Price

LatterBlum1 3/25/2021

The GE Microwave that was purchased has everything needed to cook a meal or an on the go snack during the day..
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5 Stars

Very powerful

Limeraider 6 3/25/2021

The microwave has so many options we can choose from and is much more powerful than the one we had before. Enjoying it very much!!
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2 Stars

Disappointing

Ruralguy 3/24/2021

Functional, but not as convenient as the GE one being replaced. Haier has not helped the GE brand.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Awesome quality

JPalmquist 3/24/2021

Great quality, works better then any other microwave I've tried.
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4 Stars

Stylish.

Humm 3/24/2021

Love the looks of my new microwave oven. Easy to use.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave

ser20 3/24/2021

This is a really nice counter microwave for the price. It is a good size and has a lot of power.
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4 Stars

Great Product

MzTri3 3/22/2021

I love the convenience of this microwave. My other one went out after about 15yrs of using it and this was a welcome update. The price was fantastic and the features are good. My only con is the lighting is dull.
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4 Stars

Nice item but controls are a little confusing

Lou 54 3/22/2021

Very nice appliance but why is there so many requirements to register item
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1 Stars

Junk

MahmoudS 3/20/2021

It is 100% junk. Did work for 5 minutes, that is all.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Wonderful!! Love everything about it!!

Colleene 3/17/2021

GE products are the best. Best microwave ever! I'd never by anything else!
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5 Stars

Not used to Microwave yet. Did not get operating

BJR41 3/17/2021

It is hard to set the power level. The product did not have an instruction booklet. Could you send us one?
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5 Stars

Had to replace my 11 year old microwave

whowasme 3/17/2021

Sadly, I had to replace my 11 year old microwave, I never had a GE appliance, so this my first time and I love it. This microwave is bigger than my old one, but I like the size and upgrade. I love the Express Cook features and the ease of use of this microwave. It has been a month with it and I love it. I'm completely satisfied and look forward to many years with this microwave.
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5 Stars

Good product...

SJM24 3/17/2021

I had a GE microwave before and I wanted the same thing I trust GE and m Glad to have another one....
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4 Stars

Heats well

RIOF 3/16/2021

Good features. Heats quickly. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 Stars

Happy with this purchase

NancieH 3/15/2021

Our previous microwave was a combined mw/convection oven. I never used the oven feature. This one has the same generous capacity but is more powerful. Easy to use, easy menu. Door opens and closes easily. Our previous MW was GE which we had for nearly 20 years. We have other GE appliances as well.
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5 Stars

Fast and efficient for my needs

Magic 705 3/12/2021

It's a good fit for my lifestyle. Many options to cook.
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5 Stars

Amazing!

plbnelson 3/11/2021

Updated my kitchen and this microwave operates great! Gives me the updated look that I wanted with the reliability of GE
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5 Stars

Great overall micrwave

Karen2021 3/11/2021

This is the 3rd, maybe 4th oven we've owned in this line. Each of the previous 3 has lasted about 10 years, so we consider it reliable. Used daily. Simple features. One of the Best features is press # 1-6, instant on for that # of minutes, no complicated series of buttons. Keep making this model!
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3 Stars

Good microwave - needs a lighted control key pad

Futz 3/10/2021

Does all the usual microwave heating and turntabling adequately. Does not have a lighted keypad so you can't see where the function is you want to perform. The time and coutdown timer can barely be detected because the lighted display is so faint.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great and affordable microwave

Lene27 3/10/2021

Looks great and is a Good quality product and easy to use.
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4 Stars

ample space on the inside

drobin29 3/10/2021

adjusting to the touchpad, my old microwave had less quick cook selections, and were located at the top. this one has the quick cook selections at the bottom, and are the main focus. I normally like to manually select my times/cook level, so it requires a little adjusting
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5 Stars

Great countertop microwave

ArIck 3/9/2021

I love this microwave. It has so many cool features, like sensor cooking and power mode selection. Be warned that it is pretty big, so it will definitely take up a lot of counter space!
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5 Stars

Great value

MJSL 3/9/2021

Big power for a smaller space. Goes with any decor.
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