GE JES2051SN[SS] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$202.52
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Summary: This GE 2.0 cubic-foot 1200-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - GE JES2051SN[SS]

The GE JES2051SN[SS] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the JES2051SN[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
About This Brand

General Electric is the dominant brand in the entire category of microwave ovens. The brand's ovens can be found in all big-box retailers and independent, national, and regional dealers. The brand strives for innovation. Countertop models range in sizes from 0.8 cubic feet to 2.0 cubic feet. Some models offer convection cooking, and a number provide speed-cook options. GE countertop models range in price from $70 to $350. GE over-the-range (OTR) models measure about 1.5 to 2.0 cubic feet with wattage ratings of 900 to 1,200; GE's OTRs cost $200 to $1,400. GE's latest innovation is the Advantium speed-cook technology, which uses a halogen bulb. The company also sells models with convection cooking.

Features & Specs - GE JES2051SN[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1200
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE JES2051SN[SS]
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1.0
Microwave stopped working at 13 months
10/13/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Annoying Beeps
Not durable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
Ours was a slightly different GE model JES1456DS1BB. It worked very well for 13 months on all functions and then died. It was a replacement for a Kenmore that lasted 13 months and then died. Are we supposed to buy a new one every 13 months? I am very frustrated. I hope CR will do longevity studies on microwaves. Other than that, found the fact that when if finished cooking, it beeps frequently and repeatedly until you do something about it. Everything else was fine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Good microwave
9/18/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
I have this same model in black. Pretty simple to use, even without the manual. Cooks the frozen veggies just perfect using the vegetable button. Sometimes the reheat feature warms the food a little too hot, but otherwise it's good. Like the 30 second button, too, for warming up my coffee. Was a little confused at first with the numeric keypad, as each button signifies that number of minutes, but there is a time cook button to turn that feature off. I also love the curved back wall for easy cleaning. This microwave has ample power and fits nicely in the space we had made for it above our pantry in our remodeled kitchen and there is plenty of room for a 9x13 dish. I did a lot of research on microwaves and I'm very happy with my choice.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Buyer beware, 2 faulty in a row
4/17/2014
Pros
Add 30 Seconds
Curved Rear Interior
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Can't Change Bulb
Small Lettering Display
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had to return 2 of these identical microwave ovens in a month. The first just quit working after 7 days although the clock still worked. I took it back for a relacement and the second one continued to work but after 10 days the bulb blew. I wouldn't mind if it was easy to change as I would have probably done that but you have to take the whole thing apart to change the bulb and that would probably void the warrant. I'm returning it for a refund and will not buy another GE made in China.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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