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GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$950
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User Reviews

 
5.0
New kitchen and we will put in our third Advantium
7/16/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Speedcooking
Cons
Best Uses
Browning Frz Food
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
When we remodeled our kitchen we replaced our old Advantium (which did have some reliablility issues) with a newer model because we liked the function so much. Now I am building a new house and will put an Advantium built-in 240V in that kitchen even though I am on a tight budget for the project. I debated getting a large countertop microwave and a toaster oven but space is limited. Being able to brown food while it microwaves is so great. Browning changes/improves the flavor of a lot of foods. Example: frozen corn dogs are not gourmet but they are much better in the Advantium than a regular microwave.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Very disappointed
5/28/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Display fails
Unreliable
Best Uses
Filling The Landfill
Comment:
This microwave failed after 2 years. It is mounted over the cooktop and I the display is failing. You have to pound on the display or slam the door to get the display to turn back on. If it is supposed to be mounted over a cooktop I would think it could tolerate the heat. Unfortunately the cost of the new display panel is 1/3 of the entire price of microwave. I would not recommend this microwave.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Won't go back to a regular microwave
3/13/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We originally bought an Advantium when we remodeled the kitchen in our old house. We loved it. The only issue we ever had was the internal light kept burning out and it could only be replaced from the top of the unit which meant you had to take it down in order to change the light. It wasn't hard to do, but the unit is awkward and heavy and it's a difficult for one person to take it down and put it back up again especially since while you're putting it on the wall you have to feed the cord up through the cabinet at the same time.<br /><br />I also had an issue that others have mentioned with boiling water on the stove under the unit.<br /><br />Since then, we've moved to a new town and the house we bought had a regular micowave which I hated. When we bought the home we knew we were going to have to do a kitchen remodel which we finally did this past year. One of our first purchases was this Advantium.<br /><br />In the 1 1/2 years we've had this new unit we haven't had the light bulb issue which wouldn't be so bad now since you no longer have to install the bulb from the top and you can do it without removing it from the wall. (Yay!) I also decided not to place the unit over the cooktop and bought a separate exhaust fan for that purpose. <br /><br />I wanted to buy an Advantium that could be built in, but GE does not make one, they only make over the range Advantiums. This presented a problem which I solved by having the cabinet people plac a estrip of wood along the bottom of the unit at the front to give it the appearance of being built it. You can't tell that it's not built in unless you bend over and look under the unit. It's a win win.<br /><br />I installed the unit on a short wall right next to our GE Profile wall oven. The two appliances look great side by side and since this unit is also a convection oven I only had to pay for a single wall oven which more than covered the extra money I had to pay for the Advantium over a regular microwave.<br /><br />The best part of the design is the fact that I can still use the light under the unit to illuminate the counter beneath the Advantium. This comes in very handy and I often do my prep work there.<br /><br />I can't imagine having a regular microwave anymore. The bulb problem with the old Advantium has been fixed, and I also have under the cabinet lighting. The only real problem (and it's a minor problem)is that when you switch between microwave and speed cook you have to switch between the metal and the glass tray. We keep the trays in a drawer beneath the unit to make this easier. <br /><br />The amount of built in recipes is great especially for speed cooking since it's almost impossible to determine on your own how long to cook something using this feature. The grilled cheese sandwiches come out perfect and this is the best way to bake soft pretzels. This unit is well worth the extra expense considering what you get for your money.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] is part of the Microwave ovens test program at Consumer Reports. The GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] Microwave ovens features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Watts, Convection mode, Detailed prompts. In our lab tests, Microwave ovens models like the GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] are reviewed on Overall score, Ease of use, Heating evenness, Microwaving noise, Speed of heating, Usable capacity (cu. ft.), Defrosting evenness, Venting (air flow). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] based on personal experience. The user reviews of the GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS] include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the GE Profile Advantium PSA1201R[SS].
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