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4.1 | 66 Reviews

GE® 1.6 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Appliances JES1657DMBB

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
Color Appearance Black
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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4.1 out of 5

78% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Loved the microwave except for 1 small thing

Olive17 6/10/2022

I love the microwave only1small thing, I wish the buttons lit up or were easier to see, It may be my age but its hard to see the buttons
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5 Stars

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Fit Bit 5/22/2022

Fit perfectly and had a very good price! What else can I say!
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5 Stars

i love it cooks food evenly

Brandon 73 3/14/2022

i love the product its easy to use food is cooked evenly hot
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5 Stars

Works great!

Camaro 1950 3/10/2022

We are very pleased with our GE microwave. We love all the features it has.
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5 Stars

Best microwave ever

manute81 1/29/2022

This microwave heats things up super fast. It is the perfect size, and doesn't take up much counter space.
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5 Stars

Great

Kmcm 1/26/2022

Microwave runs so quietly I forget it is running! Nice features too.
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5 Stars

Simple Cozy Microwave !

SunnyGA 1/25/2022

with a 13 inch turntable, this is just perfect for anyone's primary or secondary kitchen coupled with excellent GE customer support.
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5 Stars

Works great

Tazman54 1/6/2022

Works great, has all the features I need in a Microwave. Always had good luck with GE appliances
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4 Stars

Size just right

Glhall 12/22/2021

Very happy with product! It just fits the opening!
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5 Stars

Awesome - Except Buttons Could Be Brighter

JJ Mack 11/14/2021

This microwave is the best mid-size I've seen or used by far. Heats evenly and fast. Does not make a lot of noise and is easy to open and close with a button. Only complaint is that in dimly lit areas or times of the day, it's hard to see the buttons. I'd still take it over others I've had.
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5 Stars

Great microwave. Great price.

Bob512 11/11/2021

I had to replace a built-in cabinet microwave and this was the perfect size. Really love the sensor when cooking foods. Easy to clean and built well.
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5 Stars

Very good microwave oven

Sue Bee 6 11/4/2021

This is an 1150 watt GE microwave oven that is easy to use. Heats thoroughly and thaws out, well, too. This is a brand new microwave oven for me and so far it is doing a very good job. Easy to clean and has lots of power and the food comes out very good.
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5 Stars

Hope this one lasts longer than 15 months

K A S 11/1/2021

We appreciate the offer to help us with obtaining a new microwave after our last GE microwave only lasted 15 months. This is a slightly different model so I hope it is improved from our old model of which we went through three of them in the last several years. Fingers crossed this one will last longer.
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5 Stars

My new microwave

Oldman11 10/10/2021

Heats up items quickly. I really like the turntable feature.
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3 Stars

Reliable company

James orlando 10/6/2021

Reliable product had a built in one but couldn't afford another so I got this countrrtop
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4 Stars

Nice size

Blipster 10/3/2021

So far so good. Heats things up very quickly! Don't know why manufacturers make appliances out of glossy black plastic…shows every fingerprint and scratch. What ever happened to "form follows function?"
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3 Stars

Can't read control panel

Cindawin 9/22/2021

Nice sized microwave. Not yet sure if it cooks evenly. I can't see the control panel printed in gray on black. I need to use a flashlight even with kitchen lights turned on.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easey to use

Hoss12 9/18/2021

Replaced a 1.1 GE Microwave oven with this unit with over 20 yrs. use, operation very much the same. Like this unit and well pleased with it., also cost was very reasonable.
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5 Stars

GE Microwave

Mello4 9/8/2021

Works like it should. No problems but just received today.
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4 Stars

Still learning

Crazywoman5115 9/4/2021

So far, so good! Still figuring out how to defrost meat without cooking it. I thought the sensor piece would keep that from happening.
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5 Stars

Great Basic Features

LarryjinMontana 9/1/2021

Bought to replace a previous (smaller) version that finally quit after 9 years... Hopefully this one will go as long. Like the keypad features for express cook and power features that get things cooked "just right"! Looking forward for years of great service...
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1 Stars

We special ordered this unit

RickGeorge 8/24/2021

We special ordered this unit because we really liked our old GE microwave. It is very disappointing to not have the same quality in this new unit, as our old one had. The cooking sensor does not work properly, everything is over cooked. We never had this problem with our last GE. Can not turn of the beeper off. When we use the bake potato button to cook potatoes, there are spots that are not thoroughly cooked. I am very disappointedin the quality of this new microwave.
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5 Stars

Perfect fit

BAW92 8/17/2021

This model just fit into the built in space. Works fine. Looks good. Don't need super fancy, WiFi and stuff so this is just right for me.
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5 Stars

So quiet

Mawcz 8/7/2021

Nice looking and preforms well. Ease of use I like shopping local.
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5 Stars

awesome product

nicurnc52 7/29/2021

Very satisfied with the performance and value of this microwave
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1 Stars

Poor Quility

tbeachcomer 7/21/2021

I purchased an entire suite of GE appliances for my new home. We moved in April of 2020. There are only two adults in the house and was well taken care of. Still looked brand new. But in July 2021 just over a year of use it would no longer heat anything. Lights and turntable worked but no heating up. Took it back to store where I purchased it and was told to take it to the dump.. no good So we have purchased a new GE to match our other GE appliances Which we love. Now will have to wait 45-60 days for a replacement.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features and large cooking area inside.

Trippy2010 5/21/2021

The product is well made, easy to use, like the cook express and sensor cooking options, a very reasonable price for a 1.6 cu ft 1500 watt microwave. Runs so quiet and is very roomy for casseroles and cooks very fast. Had a GE before and very happy with it.
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3 Stars

Need manual to explain.

Reba21 5/11/2021

I like it but wish the directions were more complete. I'm not sure how to use some of the features, I don't know what all those lines going in a square mean. Also, product is very light and too easy to push around on the counter when opening & closing the oven door.
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5 Stars

Great features

Elstad 3/26/2021

I have bought several microwaves, and they just didn't work like the GE, I just purchased. Lots of features, and the price was very reasonable.
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5 Stars

Nice Replacement

Trout lover 3/23/2021

Great good looking product that filled the void from our old GE - 22 yrs old--very happy.
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4 Stars

Pretty Good

BruSue 3/18/2021

Pretty good microwave. The only faults we've found are that you have to push the numbers and cook methods on the key pad fairly hard for it to enter causing it to slide to the back of the counter. Being able to simply push one number and it automatically starts for that many minutes is a nice, fast function, but if you want to enter 20 seconds and you first push the 2, it starts cooking, and we just stay there and stop it after 20 seconds. Or, you can cancel and push cook, the amount of time to cook, then start. It would be nice if the cook, start and end/cancel buttons were bigger and/or a different color to visually stand out. Otherwise, it's a good size and cooks fine, if a bit faster/hot because of the increased wattage.
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4 Stars

Pleased with product

Fuga 3/18/2021

Microwave is generally very good.  Easy to use.  Works well.  Only slight negative is that cook time on frozen items tends to be a few seconds longer than directions - even when directions are for lower wattage than this microwave.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave!

spring bluebird 3/7/2021

We love our microwave. Many easy to follow features. The unit is the perfect size for the two of us.
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5 Stars

Works great and great price

Tmall 3/6/2021

I have never bought an appliance from Lowe's. This was a good experience. Could not find this microwave in black. Only black stainless steel which would not match our other appliances. The features are nice.
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1 Stars

Microwave broke after 9 weeks

wrokic 3/6/2021

After only 9 weeks, the microwave stopped working properly. Upon being plugged in, the microwave starts running. The only way to stop it is to unplug it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Dark display

Marklotus 3/3/2021

The clock/display are very dim and difficult to read from more than five feet away, not like our prior GE microwave. I scheduled a service appointment and then I was called and told that model was not eligible for service and to bring it back to Lowes. Since I waited a month to get this one, I did not want to wait again. Not a good experience!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

GE microwave

shortey 2/25/2021

I really like the certain buttons for different things . I also like that it has a sensor in it .
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Microwave

Workout 2/22/2021

We needed a smaller, black microwave and there were few on the market.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best Microwave ever!!!!

GunerZara235 2/18/2021

I had this same microwave for 17 years. When it went out I purchased the same one. Wouldn't have anything else. Very easy to use, cooks great, defrost awesome. Just a great microwave.
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5 Stars

Easy to use, works great

Porick 2/16/2021

Had our previous 1.6 microwave for 20+years. Easy to use. Quick cook button. Great reputation from GE and looked at numerous others but again went with a winner.
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5 Stars

Great Microwave!

FBenG 2/13/2021

We ordered this microwave as a replacement for one we've had for many years, and were not disappointed. We especially like the sensor and express cooking features, which make its use even more simple and quick. We highly recommend!
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4 Stars

Warm up food

STC403 1/13/2021

I basically only use this microwave to reheat foods. Heats much quicker and at a lower power setting than my 2005 Kenmore microwave 1200 Watt. Definitely have issues with the buttons and setting the microwave at a lower power setting. Must use too many buttons
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5 Stars

Cooks very fast

forrest07 1/12/2021

Nice looking great features fast and way easy to use. Very happy with it
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5 Stars

Taking time to get used to control panel.

Trouble Maker 1/6/2021

Owned only short time but this replaced a like GE model.
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5 Stars

Reheat feather is great.

Tom007 12/30/2020

This was very similar to our old microwave, but had more power and better quality.
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5 Stars

Quiet and powerful.

Tshan 12/26/2020

Great product! Is very quiet. Cooks very fast. Love the power.
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1 Stars

Very disappointed

your survey sucks 12/24/2020

Minimal, generic user manual that was not helpful.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

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buckelly 12/16/2020

The microwave works fine but the fan is making a buzzing noise which may be normal for this microwave but is definitely louder than my old one.
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1 Stars

does not work properly

atthebeach 12/12/2020

Microwave brand new overheats, shuts off    Exterior top right gets very hot after 3 minutes on high   When i open the door to take out the food  the thing billows steam       I had a GE microwave for some 30 years during which time none of these things ever happened  
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

GREAT DESIGN AND FEATURES

NAN625 12/7/2020

WE LOOKED AT A LOT OF MICROWAVES AND DECIDED ON THE GE BECAUSE OF THE FEATURES AND THE VALUE.
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