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Microwave ovens

GE JVM2052SN[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$450
Summary: This GE 2.0 cubic-foot 1100-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
  • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
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About - GE JVM2052SN[SS]

The GE JVM2052SN[SS] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the JVM2052SN[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.

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Features & Specs - GE JVM2052SN[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.0
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE JVM2052SN[SS]
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Broken in less than 2 years
3/2/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Simple Controls
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Noisy
Unreliable
Unstable Tray
Best Uses
Comment:
We got this microwave just under 2 years ago. It is nice looking, a bit bulky, but we were excited because we bought it with points (travel or CC, can't remember).<br />A few weeks ago it started acting funny, took forever to heat food. Next thing you know it wouldn't heat at all. The fan still works, lights are on, power level is 100%, but no heat. Warranty is over because it's been more than 1 year, we didn't opt for the extended warranty. I would not recommend this product. Called the service line for GE and they would come out for $99 to assess and then we would have to cover parts and labor. Gonna let it go and buy another brand.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not built to last
8/6/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Cons
Poorly constructed
Best Uses
Quick Meals
Comment:
Four years ago we purchased and installed the previous version of this microwave. The stainless steel exterior for the vent over the door, overlays a thin polystyrene support piece, which holds the stainless steel in place. When the polystyrene begins to break, then the stainless steel front falls down over the door. We replaced the backing piece, only to have the same thing happen. Only when I hand crafted other brackets to hold it in place, did the surface SS front stay in place.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Magnetron went at less than 2 years.
5/3/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Popcorn
reheat coffee
Comment:
The magnetron died in less than two years and although it is under a 5 year warranty, the service call plus labor would have cost almost $225. This was moot, however, because a replacement magnetron wasn't available. Waiting now for GE Customer Relations to call me back about what will be done. Hoping a new microwave that is reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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