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4.5 | 708 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657SMSS

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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4.5 out of 5

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

I love the features

Michdeb 1/8/2021

Things I like automatic defrost and pre-programmed settings quickly warm up snacks and take the guesswork out of preparing meals, while sensors can calculate cook time based on the amount of steam the food emits.
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5 Stars

Excellent product!

RobyRoby 1/6/2021

Perfect for all my needs. Attractive and highly functional!
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5 Stars

So far, so good.

Wysiwig 1/6/2021

Easy to use. Works well. Large capacity. And here are ten more characters to met your requirement.
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4 Stars

Good Microwave

ArmadaMan 1/6/2021

This microwave is a good buy for the price. I would give it 5 stars, but my only complaint is it's a little louder than I would like.
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4 Stars

Very sleek and smooth functioning

Sammalho 1/6/2021

Good sized microwave with very smooth open button as compared to the earlier one which literally had to be pushed very firmly.
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5 Stars

Looks great & works great!

Michelita 1/6/2021

We have it installed between cabinets and looks really good. We needed a replacement since our last frigidaire microwave only lasted a few months.
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4 Stars

Does what I need

aypb55 1/6/2021

I bought this microwave to replace a 20 year old GE microwave of the same size that was still working but sounded like the motor was starting to labor. I'm having to learn to shorten my cooking times & power level since this microwave has stronger wattage than my old one. I would have given it 5 stars if the alarm telling me it was finished weren't quite so loud. It borders on being annoying.
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5 Stars

GREAT

JEEV 1/5/2021

GREAT PRODUCT. LOOKING BEAUTIFUL. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO ALL.
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5 Stars

Nice

Mister Freeze 1/5/2021

Why do you NOT include an instruction manual? Are you that cheap, that you can't include an instruction manual, and WE, as PURCHASERS, MUST REQUEST IT ? ! This is ridiculous, and I will never again purchase a G E appliance.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very good unit for the cost

onegerald 1/5/2021

Had a JES1656 unit for 12 years never had problems with it. We use it every day.
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5 Stars

Liking the updates.

wkstaley 1/4/2021

I purchased this to replace another GE microwave that quit working. I had it for at least 10 years and loved it so looked for another GE with similar functions. I am loving it! All of the same features plus improvements.
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5 Stars

Excellent appliances all around

Perfect appliance 1/2/2021

The Ge microwave we have is perfect for us. It works perfectly and matches all of are other appliances perfectly. We love it and would not trade it for the world.
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5 Stars

Great TIMING Features

TKDallas 1/1/2021

We really like the TIMING features that our old microwave didn't have! The "quick" 1, 2, 3 minute feature is great!
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5 Stars

Really Powerful

Improvman7 12/31/2020

We bought the microwave to replace our 1000 watt microwave that died. It cooks faster and hotter than our old microwave.
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4 Stars

Good price for a pretty simple microwave

Jeri716 12/31/2020

I actually wanted the next model up, but it would not fit, so I got this one. It is pretty simple. The only problem is that in order to press a button on the touch pad, I need to press with a knuckle, not with a fingertip. Otherwise it's ok for the reasons I need it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Replacement

cls26 12/31/2020

My previous GE microwave was 11 years old. Still looked new. This replacement was exactly like my older one. Love it!
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5 Stars

It works like it's supposed to

as50 12/30/2020

The on-line instructions are adequate. I've had no problems with it.
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5 Stars

Great

Flobon 12/30/2020

It is the perfect size and has all of the features we needed
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2 Stars

Didnt last long!

Golden Mami 12/30/2020

I purchased the GE 1.6 microwave 3 weeks ago and returned it to the store where purchased today. Agter one week it developed loud buzzing on right side which went away after about 15 seconds. This happened off and on for 2 weeks. Last night it never stopped the loud buzzing noise. Im disappointed in G E. I had an over the range GE Profile in my previous home for 7 years and never had a problem.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great Product

Lewy5 12/30/2020

Simple, clean and easy! Great addition in the kitchen.
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5 Stars

Very useful....

Countie Mountie 12/30/2020

Using myself and family, since I was very young, close to sixty years of owning...
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5 Stars

Easy to operate

Js4900 12/30/2020

I like the express cook function. I wish the timer did not require to be turned off, however.
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3 Stars

Second time is the charm

Steve71yahooooooo 12/30/2020

I am giving this unit three stars. The main reason is the first one purchased was a lemon. I had to return it for a replacement. The replacement unit works well. We are quite happy with it.
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5 Stars

Great Product for the Money

Quanellxisadoofus 12/30/2020

I bought this microwave as a quick replacement for an old GE that pooped out. It was delivered quickly and has been every bit as good as the first one.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Dldred 12/29/2020

Love this microwave. So easy to operate. The feature are great and veggies turn out great.
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5 Stars

lots of space

ellis598 12/29/2020

it is a great product and from a popular company and was a good value and the product was available when i needed it and i replaced the other one which i had over 20 years
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5 Stars

Wonderful

Tonis toy 12/28/2020

We were very surprised how well this Microwave performs.Love Love Love it!
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5 Stars

Great feature

Reese2250 12/28/2020

The product displayed "PF" meaning"power failure". I had too many extension cords plugged in for it. Easily corrected. No other problems. Replaced my brand new Panasonic Inverter with my new GE model. The Panasonic simply shut off repeatedly without informing me of the problem. I thought it was failing for other reasons.
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5 Stars

Heats great, looks great, easy to use!

jb7381 12/27/2020

Works very well, intuitive controls, great styling!
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4 Stars

Overall Good Microwave

Freddie62 12/26/2020

Bought this to replace the same model bought many years ago. Overall, as expected since we always liked its predecessor. Don't like that the top of the microwave is not completely flat as we use it for storage space. Also, don't care for the fact that the sides and top of the microwave are black and only the door is stainless steel. But, function is most important and we are happy with the microwave.
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5 Stars

EASY TO OPERATE

EdNinder 12/26/2020

Our new GE Microwave replaced a GE Microwave we used for over 20 years. We chose GE because of their reliability and their features.
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4 Stars

Perfect Microwave for our space

AZArtist 12/24/2020

This replaced a Panasonic unit. It was one of a very few that would fit the space (an above counter shelf-alcove). It hasn't been in use very long, but so far so good.
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5 Stars

Well built and easy to use

Ss1221 12/23/2020

This is my 2nd GE microwave. Had my 1st one for over 14 years and moved it several times. Always held up and worked like a charm.
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4 Stars

Good value

Jb4417 12/22/2020

Good value , ideal size , good apperance , good features , touch controls need to be pushed quite hard
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5 Stars

Very pleased with the look and. features

Mikecns 12/21/2020

This is a replacement of a Panasonic microwave. This is a significant improvement. The look, size and operation of this new microwave is great.
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5 Stars

Awesomely Quiet Microwave !!!

Alfcoma2011 12/20/2020

Love this Microwave Oven, very quiet; you cannot hear the fan like other ovens. At first my wife was worried could not hear fan but after testing was amazed!
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5 Stars

ike sensor feature

rxrx 12/19/2020

good size for family use...likes after lock-out features as kids are in house and like the sensor features..
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5 Stars

Very Easy To Use!!!

Cup of tea 12/19/2020

We replace our 9 year old microwave. And this one is alot easier and roomier.
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4 Stars

High Wattage Microwave

Magoo48 12/18/2020

Usually have no problems with GE products, the first one we got was damaged so had to take it back to the store. But this new one has been no problems so far.
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5 Stars

The Sensor

PoDoe 12/17/2020

It replaces a larger GE Microwave that I have in order to save space. I went with this one because it's a smaller version of what I have now. I love it because of some of the features like the dinner plate reheating.
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1 Stars

Junk

Rajass 12/17/2020

Junk. Never has worked properly. Working with GE to replace this microwave in less than 2 weeks. Has a had a PF code come up after every use. Have to unplug unit and let sit for awhile and then it resets. Called GE and they offered goodwill certificate. A lot hoops to jump thru to replace 2 week old microwave
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works great

Holly Berry 12/16/2020

Happy with it so far. My last two died within a year.
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5 Stars

Great Features

Christ Follower 12/16/2020

Your product is an excellent value with great features. However, I would suggest illuminating the keyboard panel. As is the lettering is very hard to see unless you hold a bright light on it!
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5 Stars

Nice microwave

KCTh 12/16/2020

Great quality and is quiet and works great! We are very happy. It is the best microwave we have ever owned.
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5 Stars

As soon I saw the microwave I wanted it.

son42 12/15/2020

Microwave fit in the area I wanted to fit in, it is easy to use and gave my kitchen an uplift. Love it very good choice.
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4 Stars

Powerful

Rems25 12/13/2020

Quick BALANCED HEAT. It has alot of POWER and that is what the negative part comes in, the NOISE. You know it is on when you can hear it. One more problem is that the OPEN BUTTON is a little hard to press. I wish the controls have lights. Everything looks durable, and worth the price.
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5 Stars

Heats very well and fast!

Geeyah 12/12/2020

Fast, efficient and heats thoroughly. Easy to operate as well
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5 Stars

Would recommend

Kaybee3 12/12/2020

Great product, lots of power for a medium sized microwave. Well built.
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4 Stars

Good for the price.

MaryF 12/9/2020

Quiet and easy to operate. Wish it had an instruction manual. Ok
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5 Stars

Great Features and Easy to USE

58patsy 12/9/2020

I like that the microwave is easy to use. It fit perfectly into an upper cabinet and looks great! The size is perfect too.
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