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GE JVM3160RFSS Microwave oven

 
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$224.10 - $485.41
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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 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great microwave, impossible to see displ
2/14/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Powerful
Very Quiet
Works Well Over Counter
Cons
Hard To See Display
Best Uses
Comment:
This microwave replaced a broken one, so we selected it for a high CR rating and beause it fit the space, which was over the counter. We don't expect to use the fan much, but it clears the cabinets under which it is mounted, so that's a plus. The biggest problem is that the display is almost impossible for 50+ year old eyes to read. There's no contrast and no backlighting. CR should downgrade it for the poor display.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Installation confusing
12/22/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Simple Display
Cons
Hard To See Display
Installation Directions
Best Uses
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
I installed this yesterday. The directions are lousy especially with the removal of the blower. Probably most people use the recirculation fan but it is not set up for that. Negative. The directions say to mount the blower facing the top of the microwave. We finished it, also having to install the filter (should already have been installed). This morning I hit the blower motor and its in wrong. Now we have to tear it down and remove the blower and try it a different way. Directions should tell you to plug it in at that stage and try it before installing it the rest of the way.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
I Like It But It's Only 1000 Watts
11/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
I like the microwave, but I wouldn't have bought it if I had realized it was only 1000 watts. Some frozen foods, specifically the Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pies, say not to cook them in a microwave of less than 1100 watts. I could have bought a 1100 watt or higher microwave for the same price. I paid to have it installed, so I'm not taking it down and returning it. Otherwise, it works just fine. It's quiet and easy to use.<br /><br />I was glad I had it installed ($75) instead of trying to do it myself, because a) it's really heavy and b) it's a different brand from the one it replaced so it required new holes to be drilled in the cabinet from which it hangs.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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