JES1657SMSS in Stainless Steel by GE Appliances in Denver, CO - GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven
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4.7 | 372 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
  • 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
  • WiFi Connected: No

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4.7 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Great microwave

Stinkerface91 5/6/2020

We wanted a microwave that had the same amenities our old one had. (It was 15 years old). We chose the GE because it looked like ours and had the same features. It's been a great oven. A little had to figure out how to cook by certain times but we figured it out. Haven't had any issues except for two. If you don't have anything inside it won't and if what you are cooking isn't center it won't turn. Not necessarily a bad thing because it works on a sensor. I like it and would buy another one. Can't go wrong.
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5 Stars

Good value

Kenley 5/5/2020

This unit replaced my previous GE microwave. I initially missed some of the old model's built-in programming, but after a few weeks, I've adapted. Good value, and it fits my space perfectly.
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5 Stars

Great features and looks nixe

LT64 5/5/2020

I love the features and the way this microwave looks. I would definitely buy GE appliances again
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5 Stars

Great selections and accurate.

Phyliss49 5/5/2020

Very pleased with the cook selections. I'm a big popcorn fan and the instant setting is perfect for great popping results. Pleased with all aspects of my new microwave.
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5 Stars

Microwave

uccyouth 5/5/2020

It works great, a little smaller than I realized, but we have enjoyed using it. No problems, just plug and go
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5 Stars

Great replacement

LindaU 5/5/2020

We had a GE microwave for 15 years and felt it was time to replace it. We decided to stick with a similar model and are not disappointed. It looks classy and has more features than I realized. It was the best choice
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5 Stars

Perfect size

Mrb77 5/5/2020

We initially bought one that quit working after the first use. GE gave us a full refund and we bought one that was a little bigger. We love it!
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5 Stars

Second one of these.

Sasadees 5/5/2020

Great product. This is second one I have purchased.
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5 Stars

Perfect size and price!

Indy Mo 5/4/2020

I've been looking for a microwave that wasn't too small or too large and, after buying and returning 3 other makes/models, I finally found this GE. It is the perfect size (and power level) and was a great price. Thank you, GE, for offering this particular model! It was exactly what we needed/wanted.
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5 Stars

Spacious and Easy to Use

Carol Pefa 5/4/2020

This is our 3rd GE microwave. Would definitely buy another one.
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5 Stars

Great product

Mnells 5/2/2020

It was a great product at s fabulous price! It's easy to use and very attractive! I'm very happy!
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5 Stars

Love the features

PamDavid 5/1/2020

Love the size and the simplicity of use. I also love that it is made in the USA!
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5 Stars

Excellent product!

Ela71 5/1/2020

My last GE microwave lasted for 20 years! Had no problems!
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5 Stars

Super Machine

Consumer Right 5/1/2020

Love the light inside; has great power. Best option besides large inside space is this microwave doesn't show fingerprints on the start button!
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5 Stars

Silent and efficient!

Titji 4/29/2020

An efficient, stylish and quiet microwave. So far so good!
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5 Stars

I love it

Dimitri34 4/28/2020

It works perfectly. I'm so happy with it. Love that it's so quiet and heats food fast and even
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5 Stars

The best feature and the best price I need

iaawe8286 4/26/2020

We enjoy this new GE microwave after I was shopping for three months. It truly was a best buy to us.
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5 Stars

Great overall features

Bert45 4/25/2020

Easy to use. Excellent timing and variety of great features.
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5 Stars

Just what I wanted

Sherrybuyer 4/24/2020

The microwave is fast and efficient. Runs quiet and has many great features. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a new microwave.
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5 Stars

Great features

nuthouse7 4/24/2020

great value, easy to use and looks great, would highly recommend
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5 Stars

Great Features

Kenyon2 4/22/2020

It had more features than our old one and we love it.
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4 Stars

Cooks great! Panel is difficult to read

Chef Jana 4/22/2020

Easy to use, cooks great. The front panel is too dim, white against the black background would have given it a 5 star rating.
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5 Stars

More powerful than dthe Micro it replaced

Ed Que 4/21/2020

Looks good and performs as well. A bit of a learning curve to figure out the touch panel, but we are getting it done.
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5 Stars

Great product

Zara 23 4/21/2020

Easy to set up and use for the money well worth it
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5 Stars

BEST MICROWAVE

EJ ROSS 4/19/2020

I was looking to udgrade my older microwave and after I did my research I knew this is the one to get. Very easy to set up and use right out of the box. The controlls are easy to use and the unit is easy to clean. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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5 Stars

Great microwave for the price!

GRCiner 4/19/2020

This is an affordable microwave that cooks very well and has plenty of power with 1150 watts. It has an attractive stainless steel finish, and an intuitive button layout. I also like the instant start capability, that allows you to start the oven with just one press of a button. I highly recommend this oven!
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4 Stars

Great features

Dragi 4/16/2020

Our first microwave lasted a very long time this should do the same!
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3 Stars

A step backwards

Mr Fooz 4/15/2020

We bought this microwave because it was very similar to our other GE microwave that was more than 15 years old. Unfortunately, the old one was a better machine. In the new one, it is hard to decipher where the various function buttons are, the inner light is way too dim, and worst of all the rotating platter wobbles as it spins.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Awful

Cookie1947 4/15/2020

It lasted less than 4 months but did get payment from GE. Will try again. Hopefully it was just a bad one or was in stock at Best Buy for too long.
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4 Stars

high power!!

remarker541 4/15/2020

This is the 4th or 5th GE microwave I have owned. The touch pad controls do not seem as sensitive as the previous ones I have owned and the led display is not nearly as bright making it harder to read in a well lighted kitchen
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5 Stars

As promised

Stig 4/15/2020

Just like it's predessor that last over 12 years/ Large capacity and plenty of power. Intuitive control panel.
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4 Stars

Our third!

FastidiousCook 4/14/2020

This is our third GE microwave. It's the best design, best value for a kitchen countertop microwave. Each one has lasted about 7-8 years, as we have moved through three homes, and through our life, as young married couple, a family with young kids, and now, our kids in college, sheltered in during the time of corona virus, cooking and making amazing meals around the clock! We will be putting the used one in our in-law unit for our airbnb!
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5 Stars

EXCELLENT

MARQUEX 4/13/2020

NICE FEATURES, LOVE THE STEAM DETECTION ON REHEATING FOODS!
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4 Stars

So far, So good!

AbbeD 4/11/2020

You have to make sure the light is on in the room to see the keys without straining your eyes. The keys blend in with the black background. Works well.
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5 Stars

New microwave

AshleyC84 4/8/2020

Our new microwave looks great, easy to use, and comes with a brand name we trust
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5 Stars

Great new features

djenns 4/7/2020

Once I got use to some of the new "bells & whistles" I really like how it works....
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4 Stars

Works great, and looks great!

MKR51 4/7/2020

The only reason I did not give this 5 stars, is that the writing on the touch pad is tiny, and as an older person find it hard to read.
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5 Stars

Solid Construction, Features We Use

dad241 4/7/2020

This was a replacement for a 20 year old GE Microwave. This version has the features we came to depend on, and it's operation is similar to the previous model we had. Slightly larger capacity than the microwave being replaced and lower power rating, but seems to get the job done in similar times.
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5 Stars

Easy features

Bonnie123 4/7/2020

Easy to use, quiet and efficient. Cooks evenly and quickly. Also products is very appealing in my kitchen
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5 Stars

Excellent quality

RayW01 4/7/2020

I bought this to replace the exact same model I bought in 2005. I hope this one goes for 15 years also
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5 Stars

Quiet and powerful

Par4 4/5/2020

Good product- quiet running quiet door. Only thing I'd change is how bright the hour is- it is pretty light!
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5 Stars

Outstanding Microwave.

Badger123 3/31/2020

Works extremely well. Push button for 30 seconds and out comes very hot coffee. I love it. Thank you.
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5 Stars

Love the quality

Cubsfan55 3/30/2020

I love my microwave! Just the right size, features are easy to use. I use it every day. Thank you.
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4 Stars

Can't go wrong with GE

EasyMac 3/30/2020

I have had several GE microwaves now and they all have proved to be well built and very dependable. This one in particular seems well built, functions well, cooks the way a microwave should. The only thing that I was disappointed about is that the sales person said the panel lit up so it could been read better. It, of course, did not. The panel is impossible to read in low light. I would not recommend this for the elderly.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

AuntiNeelie 3/30/2020

Easy to use. First microwave with the rotating plate for is a great feature. In the past we had GE appliances and have serviced us well for many years. This one has a minor flaw, difficult to see how the food is progressing. Aside from that, we like the appliance.
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1 Stars

Cheap quality item

sagezard 3/30/2020

Worked for less than a year and then the door latch broke. Could not shutoff because the door would not open. A mechanical failure, and surely a design failure as well. Useless. Do not buy this product.
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5 Stars

GREAT FEATURES

SONDAE 3/29/2020

In my opinion this is the best microwave in the market for size, wattage, quality, and price.
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3 Stars

Good features. Small imperfections

EyedocBK 3/27/2020

Overall, I've been happy with the purchase. Unfortunately, there are a few minor things. The foot pegs are not installed evenly, so like a wobbly table, I have had to put something underneath in order to stop the wobbling. Also, the controls are a bit counterintuitive. Cooks well, though. Lots of space. Price was good.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

powerful, works great

gman1969 3/25/2020

powerful, works great. Its a microwave, it does what it's supposed to do.
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Yes, I recommend this product

4 Stars

fast cook times

pwdavis45 3/24/2020

Love the shorter cook times and the sensor cooking program.
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