GE JES1142SJ 1100 Watts Microwave Oven Reviews
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GE JES1142SJ 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • 1100 Watts of nice nuking power! The GE JES1142SJ Stainless Steel Microwave

    Apr 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attractive, powerful,easy to clean, a lot of features, clock, timer, stainless
    Cons: have to wipe stainless down more often than if it were white....story of my life

    Summary: GE JES1142SJ Stainless Steel 1100 Watts Microwave Oven A great basic need is met in my kitchen - This microwave has been the perfect solution for our needs! We remodeled and included a built in microwave shelf in the cabinetry. ... read more

  • Never again GE

    Sep 22, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Nice finish. But only if it could heat also.
    Cons: Will break down in a few months for sure.

    Summary: The GE microwave JES1142SJ may look good, but it is a piece of junk. My old Sharp oven gave me over 10 years of faultfree service. I was attarcted by the nice stainless steel finish and controls layout on the GE. Also, I though GE has been in business ... read more

  • Too Darn LOUD! I returned it.

    Jan 3, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice looking, affordable, good basic controls
    Cons: Extremely loud humming sound, and large vibration. I returned it because of the noise.

    Summary: My 20 year old Sharp Carousel II microwave oven died recently. I thought it would be easy to find a replacement, but no -- seems like every microwave oven made today is a piece of junk that only last a few years.I hadn't done any research before ... read more

  • Not Worth It

    Aug 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Chrome, small (more counter space), disposable (ha).
    Cons: Died one month out of warrantee, tiny, triple beep that can't be turned off.

    Summary: This was an attractive purchase at Lowes, $89.98. It is chrome finished but really small inside. I figured, great, more counter space and if it only lasts a couple years that's $45 per year. Well they have this timed to perfection. It stopped ... read more

  • 1100 Watt GE Stainless Microwave Oven

    Aug 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent Microwave for the price.
    Cons: Does not appear to last over 1 year.

    Summary: This is the second GE Stainless Microwave I have owned in less than a year. They did replace the first one with no problem. So far, I have had no problems with the replacement. It is a neat microwave because of the looks and the features. Unlike the ... read more

  • Powerful yet simple to use Microwave

    Jun 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stylish, simple layout, plenty of features, lots of power
    Cons: A little bit more vibration than I would like

    Summary: My wife and I finally replaced our slowing dying seven year old microwave and after alot of research decided on the JES1142SJ ge microwave. I really didn't think I would notice much of a difference between our old microwave and our new one, but wow ... read more

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  • Nice while it lasted

    Oct 19, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: While it worked, it performed reasonably well. 
    Cons: Lasted 2 yrs & 18 days!

    Summary: I should feel lucky, I guess. My Ge 1142s lasted 2 years before it died. Makes one wonder about those Ge engines that power some aircraft? All kidding aside, I knew better & I bought it anyway. "Never" ... read more

  • good til the warranty runs out

    Oct 12, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Makes a great paper weight
    Cons: Not built to last

    Summary: I guess i should have read the reviews on this GE garbage! Worked great until the warranty was up. 21 days after the warranty was up, it died. Im done with ... read more

  • Died One Month out of warranty

    May 18, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None
    Cons: this is a piece of junk!

    Summary: This microwave died one month out of warranty. When we contacted GE about this, they offerred a $25 credit towards a replacement GE product.  As if we'd ever buy another GE ... read more

  • It died twice on me

    Jan 28, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros:  Looked nice, that's it.
    Cons: Built to last until the warranty runs out.

    Summary: Bought this GE JES1142SJ Microwave in 2009 from Lowe's. 13 months later it died. No power at all. Took the back cover off and replaced the 250v - 25amp fuse and it started again. Lasted a little over a year and it died again. Put in another oem fuse ... read more

  • Powerful but short lifespan

    Oct 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nice power, easy to use, good size
    Cons: Lasted only a year.

    Summary: GE JES1142SJ Stainless Steel 1100 Watts Microwave Oven Counter top. 1.1 CU FT. High powered, worked well while it ... read more

  • Yes, It's dead.

    Jun 18, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It's shiny.
    Cons: It's dead.

    Summary: We purchased this microwave 2 1/2 years ago, and now it is completely dead.  One minute, you're making popcorn, and the next minute, you're lamenting the loss of yet another GE appliance.  The service call would cost as much as the initial ... read more

  • Nice look, Works great

    May 23, 2009 by
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    Pros: Powerful, stainless modern look, Working great after 3 years.
    Cons: Somewhat noisy.

    Summary: Despite some negative reviews, I have not had a problem with this microwave. It is powerful at 1100 watts. Yes the stainless exterior has to be wiped often of dust and fingerprints, but that's the price we pay for stainless. The control panel/clock does ... read more

  • nothing great to say here

    Feb 27, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The stainless looks good in my kitchen, and the popcorn feature seems to work well.
    Cons: Stainless is easily scratched, uneven heat, and microwave died after only 3 years. 

    Summary: I bought this microwave (GE JES1142SJ 03) because it was one of the few on the market in stainless steel. ... read more

  • GE JES1142: planned obsolescence

    Feb 20, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Works as advertised
    Cons: Stopped working as advertised after 13 months.

    Summary: GE JES1142.  Purchased this model, based on its size, for the space it was going into.  A month after the warranty ran out, it started running on its own.  At random times through the day, it will beep and run it's own program.  The ... read more

  • it's just a pretty face

    Nov 29, 2008 by
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    Pros: Small, stylish, easy to use
    Cons: It quit working less than 2 years after I bought it 

    Summary: I bought this microwave to replace a big Sears Kenmore dinosaur that I bought back in 1985, that STILL WORKED after 20 years but just took up too much space. This new GE Microwave looked great, it was the perfect size for ... read more

  • What Junk!!

    Apr 21, 2008 by
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    Pros: Its E-Z to look at.
    Cons: Broke in 9 months 12 days!!

    Summary: Didnt last a year! Hit the key pad and the timer counts down but thats it! GE cant find the parts for an 04 only the 03....So send me a new one! nope cant do that. Well im off to buy a new one and guess what kind I wont buy!!! Gee NO GE. Such Junk They ... read more

  • Smells like paint!

    Oct 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Generally works nicely nice size and watts & is quiet
    Cons: Puts out enough paint odor on longer usage to choke a bird and myself!

    Summary: I purchased this microwave in white...same specs same one just works fine all the functions it mentions work well but two things are a isnt too bad yet but prob' explains the instant death many other reviewers speak of..the ... read more

  • Good microwave for the price

    Jul 21, 2007 by
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    Pros: Light touch keypad.
    Cons: Uneven cooking, especially with meats.

    Summary: Bought this after my full size Panasonic bit the dust. Although it is mid-size and has few features of higher priced microwaves it works well for small meals. I was looking for a keypad requiring a very light touch and this GE is perfect. The ... read more

  • JES1142SJ A real piece of junk

    Nov 24, 2006 by
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    Pros: Looks nice
    Cons: Consistently dies in incredibly short amount of time.

    Summary: In less then a year we have bought gone thru two of these. Both have just stopped working. Retailer replaced the first one. Both have had the same problem. Just won't turn on. Another earlier review here says the same thing. How can GE not have a recall ... read more

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