GE JVM3160RFSS microwave oven

 
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$224.00 - $249.94
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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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1.0
Overheated and died on us within 2 days of purchase - scary
2/3/2016
Pros
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Heated hot pocket on a dinner plate for 2 minutes, glass plate (turning plate of microwave) was steaming hot to touch and we smelled an electrical burn. Then we noticed the lights in microwave went black - dead. Thankfully GE sent a new one to the dealer, but we opted for a different brand.<br /><br />Sad as it was highly rated by Consumer Reports, but I should have read all prior consumer comments on this model ... my research was not complete enough.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Low end Microwave
1/26/2016
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Hard To See Display
Heats Unevenly
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Comment:
Mostly use for defrosting meats, heating pre cooked<br />foods. However have noticed that the cooking is veried. it does not defrost the middle of a small casserole in the lotted cooking time. Today it had litteraly burned (flame) pre cooked frozen chicken wings, in for barely 2 min. Have noticed it just doesn't properly heat anything I put in. Noisey, Yes. Illegible markings, really bad. Not a happy camper with this item. Owned less than 2 years.
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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1.0
Don't Buy This Microwave!
1/19/2016
Pros
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this microwave because I needed to replace the very same previous model which I purchased in 1996 and which stopped working after 20 years without any problems. I thought since Consumer Report rated this so well and the other one worked for 20 years, it was a sure bet. Wrong!<br />It is noisy, not just like ok it's noisy but sounds like there's something wrong with it. Worse yet, it stopped working. When I put something in the light won't come on and it won't start heating after I push the touchpad. A message comes across the screen, Insert Food. I know I'm going to have to pay to get it replaced as I didn't buy into Sears expensive warranty plan. I noticed it was manufactured in January 2015 so only one year old and of no good quality! Buyer Beware!
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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