Summary: It was ok. Convection and bake worked OK. A lot of buttons to push just to get it to go. Usually I hit the 30 second button and then turned the knob. Also cannot see non illuminated buttons in a semi- dark corner of kitchen. However, the unit stopped working after 17 months. Just passed the warranty. Not happy.
Summary: Bought Over The Range GE Microwave PVM1790SR1 SS Unpacked it. Before installing , plugged it in to test.It started automatically, control panel went dark no amount of pressin "STOP/CANCEL" button would stop it from running. Returned the product yesterday.
Summary: We purchased the GE Profile Microwave with the anticipation of many years of reliable use. However our expectations were proven false. Today, 9/9/2013, we had our third service call. On this occasion the technician showed up at the appointed time but with a non-functional computer. He was not able to diagnose the problem, order the parts, or even give an estimate. What was most annoying was the fact that he knew the computer was not working.
Summary: After UPS destroyed a Whirlpool unit last week, I opted to upgrade to this GE model. The mistake I made was allowing UPS to handle the shipment again. It is becoming apparent that UPS cannot handle anything that requires a hand truck without damaging it. I would suggest that Amazon include a carrier option for shipping heavy items to possibly preclude damage in shipment. For me, UPS would fall just below the kid down the street with his little red wagon.
Summary: the items was shipped & handled by UPS. the microwave was bent in several places on the bottom. it was hard to tell if it was that way before packing or done during shipping. box was damaged as well. had we not been working on a deadline for a house showing I would have sent it back for an exchange. but no time. it appears work just fine and the dents don't show thanks to the shelf it was placed on.
Many Great Features, Beautiful, Minor Changes Would be Welcome
31 August 2013
Summary: Replaced older Profile unit with this one. Some changes necessary for mounting, fortunately, the exhaust duct was in the same position as the older unit and installation took about 1 hour. Love the larger cavity size and rotating table. Helps to warm foods more evenly when using microwave. Works wonderfully as microwave and as convection oven. Saves us energy by allowing us to bake many foods without having to use our stove's larger gas oven and it works quickly.
Summary: This is the worst microwave oven I've had. Doesn't do a good job with popcorn.. Using it for convection cooking isn't efficient either. It takes much too long to heat to the desired temperature. My large oven in my stove heats much faster. As a microwave I use it to heat my dog's food. The setting I need is 10 sec. and it won't start that short a time so I turn the knob while it's running to lessen the time. The key pad is not illuminated which is another complaint.
Summary: After less than a year of use, I began to have problems with the keypad of this oven. It is designed as an over-the-range microwave, yet almost any steam rising from the stove would short out the keypad. Turning the power saver off and on or unplugging the unit cleared the message, and I continued to use it for another two months until it stopped working altogether. This microwave is a lemon.
Summary: Dead as a doornail just after 2 years. Same problem that someone else has encountered. No power at all. No displays. No, nothing. Power supply must be dead. Not paying $100 to GE to tell me that it will cost another $400. Unfortunately, every other microwave I am looking at, the reviews are similar. Does any company make a durable over the range microwave?
GE Profile PVM1790 Stainless Steel Over-The-Range Microwave Oven
Linda Markhart, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: We had a GE Profile stainless steel over the range we replaced this one with. Love the added features Only feature that is someone difficult is the buttons are not illuminated and for those older folks the display is difficult to see your choices.