Donate |

Kitchen ranges

GE JB650DTWW
 
Approximate retail price:
$800
Summary:

This GE freestanding electric smoothtop range has the following:
• 4 surface cooking elements
• Among surface elements, 2 high-powered element(s).
• Warming element on cooktop
• One or more expandable cooktop elements.
• Touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• Oven has "steam clean" function for light cleaning.

Dividing line
Community icon3 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Smoothtop, single oven (30-inch)
About - GE JB650DTWW

The GE JB650DTWW is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric range models like the JB650DTWW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cooktop high:
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.

Cooktop low:
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil.

Baking:
This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.

Similar Models
The following models have the same ratings as GE JB650DTWW.
Features and specs may vary
GE JB655DTWW
Approximate retail price:
$700
Price & shop
The Ratings applied to untested model GE JB655DTWW come from our tests of model GE JB650DTWW, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand

This midlevel, mass-market brand sells appliances priced between $500 and $1,500. The line includes gas and electric ranges with a timeless look and up-to-date features that offer excellent performance and value.

GE Profile
This midlevel, mass-market brand sells gas, electric, and dual-fuel ranges priced from $1,000 to $2,000. The line includes a wide variety of prices and features, possibly the most in the industry. The appliances are sold in matching kitchen suites.


GE Café
This upper-midlevel, mass-market brand sells gas and dual-fuel freestanding ranges priced above $2,000. The latest brand from GE, the Café line is characterized by stainless-steel exteriors and updated styling. Think modern restaurant kitchen.


GE Monogram
This high-end line offers pro-style ranges priced from $5,000 to $7,000 for gas, electric, and dual fuel. Monogram appliances are made to be top performing, and positioned for high-end consumers. The appliances are sold in matching kitchen suites and are sold through independent appliance retailers.

Read our Brand Reliability
Features & Specs - GE JB650DTWW
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info High-power elements 2
info Medium-power elements 0
info Low-power elements 2
info Convection mode No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
More features and specs
User Reviews - GE JB650DTWW
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Love It
4/22/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Heats Up Quickly
Large Surface Area
Cons
Best Uses
Heavy Usage
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
So far its working great. Oven has a preheat setting! So it makes sure it is ready for use. I had no problems and my pizza was perfect!!! <br />Easy cleaning with a smooth top. Nice looking. And fits well in my small kitchen. <br />Space on the bottom for pots and pans. Light inside and very modern white door. Self Cleaning is a plus!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
GOOD BUY
10/24/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Up Quickly
High-Powered Burners
Large Surface Area
Very Good Oven Space
Cons
Best Uses
Baking
Heavy Usage
Sauteing
Comment:
I haven't had a better stove. I have always had a coil top stove, so this smooth top is great for me. Two thumbs up for this GE product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(32 of 40 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
basic stove - returned after 2 days
10/10/2012
Pros
Cons
Not Fun To Cook On
Outdated Design
Uneven Heating
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this stove to replace a Fridgidaire with an F1 error. It is a very basic stove without any frills and without convection blower. Baking was uneven on the middle rack with a pizza turning brown on one side but no the other. It had annoying clicking sounds when heating up but I knew this from other reviews. The silicone caulk used to seal the ceramic cooking fields on top left black streaks on a cleaning cloth (not cured properly?). What really was the deal breaker for me is the outdated design of this stove. It looks so outdated and boring that I was unhappy whenever I walked into my kitchen. After 2 days it went back to my home supplies center. I found out that for 1-200 dollar more you can buy a high quality, highly rated stove that makes cooking fun. My suggestion - go take a good look at your appliances in a brick and mortar store before buying - I surely should have done that. Also buying in store makes it much easier to return things.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more