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4.6 | 457 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

Available in 2 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

Quick Specs

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4.6 out of 5

95% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Good size for my needs

Jan151 6/25/2020

Our previous microwave broke down. We looked for something similar and this one fit the bill!
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EB20TC20WA2019 6/25/2020

I wanted a microwave that didn't beep after the door was opened and this was one of few that had that. The first one I bought was left at our previous home so bought this 2nd one for our new house. It's powerful and reasonably priced, two more important features.
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User friendly

Kimbo1977 6/25/2020

I bought this GE microwave to replace another GE microwave that I had purchased when moving to college 20+ years ago. In fact, the other microwave still heated but the turn table would not turn. I hope that I can get even half of the use of the new one that I got out of the old one. It is bigger than my previous product, but the functions are very similar and it is very user friendly. The keypad is easily visible. It was easy to install and set the clock. I haven't owned this one very long, but I am happy so far with the wattage output for re-heating and defrosting.
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5 Stars

Easy

Rajo 6/24/2020

So easy to use and easy clean touch screen. Great looking, too.
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5 Stars

good even cooking

kendrb 6/24/2020

Have had for a few week now and very pleased so far!
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5 Stars

High power with sensor and good capacity.

Bens microwave review 6/24/2020

Bought this GE microwave after my old microwave met it's untimely demise due to being operated with no food inside for several minutes. Anyhow this microwave has a lot of power to heat foods quickly and a sensor to ensure foods are cooked properly. We typically use it every day for cooking veggies for dinner and reheating other food for lunch and breakfast. Controls are easy to understand and operation is simple. It is everything we wanted in a microwave.
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4 Stars

So far, so good.

Mof3 6/24/2020

Heats food quickly. This was the size I was looking for. I never had a microwave that showed condensation on the door while cooking which takes quite awhile to dissipate, but according to the manual this is normal., so I hope so.
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5 Stars

Great features

Lcook64 6/24/2020

Fits our space perfectly. Excellent features, a definite upgrade from our previous microwave.
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2 Stars

It looks nice, just not a lot of power

MP00 6/24/2020

The microwave works, and it looks nice for our kitchen, just expected it to heat a little better. I still have to heat up my food at least 30-seconds more than our old KitchenAid microwave. Overall it does what it needs to.
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5 Stars

still learning

rosiesparkle 6/21/2020

I'm learning to use it as I had a much smaller microwave before that didn't have all of the choices.
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4 Stars

Great.

Sar77 6/21/2020

The product is great but I need the manual instructions to use it right.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave!

CarolineT 6/20/2020

I love all the features my new microwave offers. It is very user friendly, cooks things really quickly & looks great in my kitchen. It blends really well with my other stainless steel appliances.
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5 Stars

Terrific

INDY797 6/18/2020

Needed a replacement in a pinch and settled on this GE model. It has proven to be easy to use and an all-around great performer
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5 Stars

Great features and quiet....

Jabroome42 6/18/2020

It's a quality product with great features and a quiet operation....
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5 Stars

Sensor heating works fantastic!

RyanK 6/17/2020

Overall, this is the best priced microwave I've ever come across that works better than all the others!
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5 Stars

Good microwave

Lee57 6/17/2020

Microwave has lots of choices with sensor cooking and regular controls.
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5 Stars

Great basic microwave

nicknameha 6/17/2020

We only use microwave to reheat food and make popcorn. This is perfect, replaces a 30 year old GE so it is very powerful and quiet. Only had it for about 3 weeks but so far so good!
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5 Stars

Sensor cooking is awesome!

nimoy 6/17/2020

gone are the days of hot plates and bowls with cold or frozen food. The sensor cooking works so well! GE, you're awesome as usual!
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5 Stars

Great features and good quality!

Doug MI 6/17/2020

I have been a GE customer for many years and have always valued the quality and reputation of their products. Once again ... no disappointment!
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4 Stars

To date, seems to be operating like it is supposed

Ammo maker 6/14/2020

Only drawback we've found is there is no quick timer advance or decrease. Our previous microwave would allow us to advance timer in 5 sec. intervals each time you hit a certain button without having to stop cook time and completely re-enter it!!
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5 Stars

So far, so good!

microwavebuyer1234 6/12/2020

Still learning all the features, but it fits perfectly in the small space we made for it in our new cabinets as we did not want it sitting on a counter top. Very sleek, works well to reheat!
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

RELIABLE!!!

DONEVLEY 6/12/2020

GE IS DEPENDABLE HAVE MANY GE PRODUCTS OVER THE YEARS.
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4 Stars

Easy to use. Intuitive to use.

Nobody USA 6/11/2020

Easy control panel. Very intuitive to use. I like the one button for heating a cup of coffee.
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4 Stars

Simple and Sleek

LPD1 6/11/2020

I have loved my new GE so far. My old one lasted over 15 years - hope this one does the same :). I appreciate the large turning tray inside. The functions are simple to use.
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5 Stars

Great Value, with great features

jacks8 6/11/2020

Powerful micro with excellent features, great value
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5 Stars

Just what we wanted!

mbm828 6/10/2020

Our previous GE microwave was perfect for us, so when we needed a replacement, there was no doubt what we would purchase. The new model has a few different (improved) features, including sensor technology - which is amazing.
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5 Stars

First Ever GE

Linda6Z3 6/10/2020

Our nine year old Panasonic died and we intended to replace with the same model. After reading negative reviews and hearing from two friends who had the same Panasonic, as ours, were very disappointed in their Panasonic replacement. Another friend loves her GE. We also made sure to have an electrician come in and change one of our kitchen outlets to microwave only. I've learned that with 1000 watt or higher microwaves, you should have a dedicated circuit. Running high watt appliances on standard circuits can reduce life of appliance.
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5 Stars

Great product

Pete63109 6/9/2020

Works very well, very convenient and great value ..
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5 Stars

So far so good

Kayla19 6/9/2020

Fit perfectly in our existing trim piece for our former fridigaire microwave that died after 6 months. Hope this one lasts much longer, so far has been great.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Nice powerful microwave

Tealthunder 6/9/2020

Like the quick time selection features and the add 30 seconds button. Rey easy to use without having to read instructions.
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4 Stars

Easy to use.

Tclarks 6/9/2020

Like the one touch timer buttons. It's a stylish microwave
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1 Stars

JES1657SMSS Microwave

Oceanfar 6/8/2020

It's junk. Dead after 7months. Need GE service. Not any local store crew. Never buy GE anything again
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5 Stars

Easy to use microwave

Alihoff 6/8/2020

This microwave works really well and is very easy to use.
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5 Stars

Superior quality appliance!

Dee Dee Mc 6/8/2020

Very satisfied with this microwave replacement in my kitchen!
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4 Stars

Works well but not user friendly

CozyK 6/7/2020

This microwave is a large size and a good value. It looks great. However there are more steps than necessary involved in simple functions. For example, I heat up my dog's food for 6 seconds every time. On my old microwave we just pressed 6 and start. With this microwave you have to press Time then 6 then start. Also the stop and pause buttons are not easy. You have to press hard. The beeper is way too loud. So its really important for me to be able hit stop before it goes off and wakes up the whole family. The most inconvenient feature is the push button to make the door pop open. You have to push it in forcefully. I much prefer my old microwave that you just pull the door open. I give it 3 stars for design but it works fine so I'm giving 4 stars overall. Most GE appliances last a long time. They have a good track record in my home.
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4 Stars

Excellent power!

Indianfanforlife 6/4/2020

We use it many times everyday and have been very pleased with its performance.
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5 Stars

Dependable product.

Larman2020 6/2/2020

Works and operates efficiently. GE microwaves are a good solid product.
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5 Stars

Powerful

My name is Daniel 6/1/2020

This is the best microwave I've purchased in a long time. Thanks.
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5 Stars

Looks great and works well.

John P Sk 6/1/2020

Good product. Built by American company. Helps USA economy
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4 Stars

Nice Sleek Look

christi70 5/29/2020

Looks great and is easy to clean. I like the feature tthat adds 30 seconds. I don't like that the interior window steams up at times and takes awhile to clear.
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5 Stars

Nice looking unit!

Bob1Drag 5/28/2020

Does the job well and has all the features you need.
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4 Stars

fulfills advertised features

DHforgetit9 5/28/2020

very good unit it does everything advertised. The only short coming is the display. Way too dim if one is over five feet away it is invisible.
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4 Stars

Powerful & consistent

RandP 5/27/2020

Other than an adjustment for the increased power (only 500 watts more than our last microwave, but much more powerful), it has worked very well. We are very satisfied with it after 4 weeks of usage.
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5 Stars

excellent product

couple 5/26/2020

We love this product and highly recommend it. Excellent quality
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Susans19 5/26/2020

So far we are very pleased with this microwave. While roomy on the inside, it does not take up any more counter space than previous microwaves that we have owned. It is very efficient and the settings are easy to use. Works well.
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4 Stars

Simple easy to use

Rnie 5/26/2020

Microwave is great. Perfect size. Everything is good about it except it's a finger print magnet. The legs at the bottom have no grip so when you try to open or close the door, it will slide.
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5 Stars

A good microwave

Best Billie 5/26/2020

I've had this microwave for a little less than a month and I'm pretty satisfied. I've only used the basic features, but I did notice when I heat food it splatters a lot less than my previous microwave. Like almost no splatters, I didn't know this was possible. I don't know how it accomplishes that exactly, but I'm very happy with it so far.
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1 Stars

Good features

Ben20 5/26/2020

Lasted only a year. Had to replace in a hurry on a major holiday.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice look

sbooth 5/25/2020

Renovated kitchen and added this microwave to go with rest of GE appliances. Works as expected and would buy again.
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5 Stars

Easy to operate

Darrell21 5/23/2020

Easy to operate but labels are hard to see.panels need to be enlarged
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