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GE JVM3160RFSS
 
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$243.46 - $355.95
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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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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
There *are* other colors and stores...
8/26/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Display
Cons
Hard To Install
Best Uses
Leftovers
Microwave Pepper Steak
Popcorn
Comment:
You'll need 2 people to install this,and read all the reviews for tips.I liked the control pad on our old Sharp better,but hopefully,CR is right about this being a Best Buy. Oh,check H.H.Gregg's prices if there's one near you...I'd NEVER buy anything from Sears again.Also,it is available in WHITE or BLACK,just leave off the RFSS when you search for it.Finally,here's the best microwave recipe I know,because the other reviewers covered the rest. <br /><br />Microwave Pepper Steak:<br /><br />Ingredients:<br />1 to 1-1/2# top round steak,sliced in thin strips<br />1 or 2 green peppers,sliced same as steak<br />1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce<br />1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper (I like black and red)<br />1-4oz. can mushrooms (optional)<br />1 T cornstarch mixed with 1/4 C water<br /><br />Procedure:<br />Mix steak,peppers,soy sauce,and mushrooms in microwave safe baking dish;about 9X13. Sprinkle pepper over all.<br />Cover with wax paper and microwave about 10 minutes,depending how well you want it done.<br />Mix cornstarch and water,stir into other ingredients,microwave additional 2 minutes. Serve over rice or crispy chow mein noodles,or whatever your little heart desires! :)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Microwave Great Price!
8/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
CR is right! Its a great bargain for OTR microwave that does everything well. Its very quiet and heats food and beverages evenly and well.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Critical Feature Missing
8/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
This model does not have a microwave stir feature. This feature stirs the microwaves in the oven resulting in a more even distribution when cooking. Without the stir feature, foods that have a higher sugar content (such as cured bacon) will be more prone to having hotspots and burning, which is happening to us. This product shortcoming and uneven heating issue was confirmed to us by GE when we had a service call. I purchased this oven on CR's recommendation and am disappointed that CR would recommend this oven. Spend more money on an oven that has the stir feature and you will be better satisfied.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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