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Microwave ovens

GE Profile PVM1790SR[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
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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
Run Away
8/31/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Poor Quality
Recurring Problems
Unreliable
Best Uses
Quick Meals
Comment:
As the title says Run Away... This is the worst microwave I have ever had... I bought the GE Profile for a high end look and additional features, but it the 4 years that we have had the unit I have had to have it repaired every single year... I have continued to hope that each problem would be the last, but I am fooled every time... The straw that has finally broken my back is the control panel not working and being unable to use the unit...<br /><br />I give up... GE has finally broken me and I am replacing the unit with someone else's... I will never buy a GE microwave again after this experience...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
too bad it is an out of date model
8/24/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
consumer reports needs to be, up to date on the models they rate/ you are behind , on rating models this has been replaces mos ago
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not Recommended
8/21/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Cons
Power Board Failure
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Quick Meals
Comment:
Purchased in June 2012. Since that time we have had to replace the power board twice with the last one lasting 24 hours. Intermittent start stops on own, sometimes beeps when not in use. Poor design with regards to keeping moisture from accessing the power board. Serviceman said the steam rising from the stove was likely gaining access to power board and causing shorts. Unknown reason for failure of latest power board.
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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