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  • Attractive design
  • Simple Controls
  • Poor customer service
Product Details:
Countertop — Capacity: 1 cu. ft. — Stainless Steel — Sensor Touch — Wattage: 800 Watts — (H) 11.19 x (W) 23.81 x (D) 12.31 inch
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I am in love with this little microwave
Terry, 10/19/2012
Experience of using: 1 year or more

Pros: easy to use, powerful, attractive design, useful features

Cons: not enough power

We remodeled our kitchen about 2 years ago and it was rather hard to choose the rather hard to choose the right appliances for this and that. In the end we chosen this GE unit and we are very happy about that. It is perfect for us. It easily accommodates a dinner plate and a mixing bowl, without mentioning the rest of the stuff.

I would like to note that this device is extremely easy to use. The features are convenient and general operation is almost intuitive. Express cook is very useful for reheating, defrosting and making a popcorn. The most notable thing about this device is that it doesn't start cooking meat, during defrosting, like a little more powerful models.

For the period of usage we didn't have any problems with this microwave. It runs perfectly.

Nice features, but not lasting at all.
Diana, 10/14/2012
Experience of using: Few months

Pros: auto defrost, sensor touch, attractive look, compact

Cons: not durable at all

I bought it because of the size and new stainless steel kitchen. Now I think that I was wrong! The unit gives off a terrible smoking smell, when it is in use. Obviously we won't use it any longer.

Peeling paint
Heather, 10/08/2012
Experience of using: Few months

Pros: size, nice features

Cons: poorly designed, peeling pain, poor customer service

I made a great mistake, when I bought this microwave! It has peeling paint not just inside the door, but also on the back wall as well. The customer service was not helpful.

We bought this unit, because it fitted out space perfectly. But we won't repeat this mistake once again.

Not bad
MicroG, 10/05/2012
Experience of using: Few months

Pros: sleek design, useful functions

Cons: not suitable for under cabinet mounting

This is a good microwave that does everything, what it is supposed to do. Has stylish look too. Didn't fit under cabinet properly and so disturbs general look.

Like this microwave
Sam, 09/14/2012
Experience of using: 1 year or more

Pros: easy in use, convenient, stylish, functional

I have had this model for about a year and it works well. It is easy to clean and it looks good. The best thing in it is a one-touch start.

Avoid this poor quality product!
James Miller, 09/13/2012
Experience of using: About 6 months

Cons: unreliable, poorly built

The quality of this GE microwave is extremely low! I have never owned a more unreliable unit in my life.

Since the first day, when we took this unit out of the box and plugged it in and till today we have had problems for all the time. The first problem was that after cooking something, it ding and shut down itself. The temperature during running was so hot that it wasn't possible to touch it. The worst thing was the smell. It smelled of burning varnish so terribly, that we had to open all the doors and windows.

Of course I took it to the GE repair center and today they called me and told that it was not repairable. This is still not the end...

Suits well under the cabinet
F0R1, 09/11/2012
Experience of using: Less than a month

Pros: powerful, shorkeys that save time, well-designed

There was a small problem with the door latch cover, but it was solved by the service under the warranty. This was my only disappointment. I had seen the same problem while reading reviews, prior buying. Unfortunately they haven't solved it before my purchase.

  • General Features

  • Type
  • Capacity
    1 cu. ft.
  • Convection
  • Color
    Stainless Steel
  • Interior Color
  • Series
  • Usage
  • Size
  • Built-In
  • Control

  • Control Type
    Sensor Touch
  • Power Levels
  • Display
  • Child Lockout
  • Display On/Off
  • Timer On/Off
  • Reminder
  • Delay Start
  • Completion Beeper
  • Turntable On/Off
  • Demo Mode
  • Help Options
  • Sound On/Off
  • Cooking Technology

  • Grill
  • Inverter
  • Cooking

  • One-Touch Cooking
  • Sensor Cook
  • Auto Defrost
  • Clock
  • Timer
  • Defrost (Weight/Time)
  • Auto Reheat
  • Add 30 Sec
  • Popcorn
  • Baked Potato
  • Vegetable
  • Beverage
  • Energy

  • Power Consumption Max
    1300 Watt
  • Power Requirements
    110-120/60 V/Hz
  • Wattage
    800 Watts
  • Amperage
  • Other Features

  • Turntable
  • Light
  • Door opening
    Push button
  • Cookbook
    Cooking Guide Label
  • Optional Built-In Trim Kit
  • Optional Hanging Kit
  • ADA Compliant
  • Dimensions

  • Height
    11.19 inch
  • Width
    23.81 inch
  • Depth
    12.31 inch
  • Turntable Diameter
    11.31 inch
  • Weight
    29 lbs
  • Interior Height
  • Interior Width
  • Interior Depth
  • Shipping Weight
    33 lbs
  • Warranty

  • Warranty Terms - Labor
    1 Year
  • Warranty Terms - Parts
    1 Year
  • Miscellaneous

  • UPC

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