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4.5 | 33 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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4.5 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

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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5 Stars

Pretty

B Boy 5/9/2019

It's pretty but it's still a basic microwave with the same display screen it had 20 years ago
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