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Summary: This GE 1.6 cubic-foot 1000-watt has
  • auto-defrost
  • touchpad controls.
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About - GE JVM3160RFSS

The GE JVM3160RFSS is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the JVM3160RFSS 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 JVM3160RFSS
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.6
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE JVM3160RFSS
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(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Filter not included
Attractive Design
Best Uses
It is important to know that if your microwave will be recirculating the vented air from your stovetop, that the manual incorrectly states that the charcoal filter comes with this microwave oven. The charcoal filter is hard to find and I was told 5-7 days for GE to deliver.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(22 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Best Uses
Quick Meals
microwave works well. Its noisy and the control button require more pressure to activate the unit than expected.
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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