Summary: I bought one of these about 7 years ago for my mom & dad. It has been working perfect for them all of these years. I always wished that I had bought one for myself, having never seen one again since I purchased their's. Until now, that is. Saw one at Target today, & it appears to be basically the same unit, possibly slightly updated with the crisper. Knowing how well it has worked for them & how long it has lasted, I will finally be purchasing one for myself.
Summary: It's capable of cooking (or destroying) food in the typical microwave fashion, but it's just not worth using. The rotary dial thing works only middling. When you need to get to longer times, you end up spinning the thing for awhile before it finally gets the hint and then it starts taking absurd liberties with the time increments as you rotate. I don't know who started the trend of leaving number pads off microwaves, but I'm severely unhappy with them.
Summary: Looks great... loved everything (except the fact that it beeped after things were done FOREVER). Loved the dial - never had a problem with that. Then after about 2 years, the door would not engage correctly. We had to jimmy it with a paper towel to get it to work. That lasted about 2 weeks before it died altogether. So we went and got another one.
Summary: If you are primarily interested in contributing to landfill, then this is the microwave for you. We had ours for approximately 15 months - just past the warranty period - before it died. The funny thing is, the same exact thing happened to our last microwave, though I don't remember who made it. I suppose we expected more from a GE; we certainly paid a premium for this one. But our eyes are now open.
Summary: maybe it's me, but I like the old fashion microwave, just set the dial and go! This one lets me do that, plus also has all these fancy buttons and options if I want to use them. Good sturdy microwave, good size, excellent! My only beef (and its a small one) is the Light comes on when you open the door and goes off when you close it, seems backwards, plus often I like to just leave the door open to let it 'air" out, I dont want to now as it will eat up power, be it not...
Summary: The microwave itself seems to be OK. Had it about a year and it still works OK. The top brown feature is a mostly useless gimmick. I bought it because I figured with the dial it would be easy to set like microwaves of the 1980s, boy was I wrong. The user interface on this microwave is half baked and simply awful. It's inconsistent as can be. To start the microwave you turn the dial to the time and hit start. Simple enough, right?
Summary: Ive only had this microwave for a couple weeks but I LOVE it. It has worked great straight from the box, no issues whatsoever. This microwave is replacing an old POS $40 off brand microwave and I couldnt be happier with it... well I could if it was convection =) I LOVE the style of this oven, it looks so sleek and expensive.
Summary: Mine was manufactured in May 2007. We use ours at least once per day. We have never used the broiler portion...just no need for it. Our use was primarily for heating covered leftovers or making popcorn. It is in mint shape and clean. Last night, thank goodness it was I who put in a small microwave bowl of pea's to heat up. The top of the oven, above the broiler coils, caught fire. YES...caught fire. Flames and all. The entire roof is now black inside.
Summary: GE Stainless Steel 1.3 cu. ft. 1100 Watts Countertop Microwave With top-browning capability JES1384SF While this attractive mid-priced GE microwave would heat food, there were two out of the box factory defects: 1. The rotating glass turntable would only occasionally turn, and when it did there was a scraping sound. Inspection revealed the mechanical clearances beneath were inadequate, allowing the turntable plate to drag. 2.