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GE Profile PVM1790SR[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$599.00
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Summary: This GE 1.7 cubic-foot 1000-watt has
  • a sensor
  • speed-cook
  • convection
  • combo controls.
  • a wire rack for bi-level cooking.
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About - GE Profile PVM1790SR[SS]

The GE Profile PVM1790SR[SS] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, over-the-range microwave oven models like the Profile PVM1790SR[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 Profile PVM1790SR[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.7
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE Profile PVM1790SR[SS]
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1.0
Handle de-laminated after 2-3 months
7/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Install
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After 2-3 months of casual over-the-range use, the handle of the microwave began to delaminate. The simulated stainless steel coating on the handle peeled off and now I have to replace the handle... I may just replace the whole microwave as it will surely happen again. Does GE make anything well anymore????
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
dead on 2nd birthday party
3/19/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Good Until It Broke
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Expensive
No Broil Feature
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
Mainly used as a regular microwave and ocasionally as a convection oven for exactly 2 years. $600 gone for good while heating a cup of milk. Repairman declared burnt a LONG list of parts (far more than the sale price) leading me to think of a very poor engineering design. Cheap product in a high price tag.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Has a mind of its own
12/3/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Loved this machine at first. Then after about 13 months, it began to start and stop on its own, even after the door was shut. When we tried to microwave something, it would pretend to start, then stop and display 'pause'. Nothing seems to change its mind. It began to show rust on the inside, too.
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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