GE JES2251SJ 1100 Watt Microwave Oven Reviews
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GE JES2251SJ 1100 Watt Microwave Oven

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  • ConsumerReports' best in class - actually lousy

    Jul 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: big, looks nice (until it gets fingerprints all over)
    Cons: sensor is useless; heating is not even; stainless steel will look dirty soon

    Summary: NOTE: I bought and tested the General Electric JES2251SJ in March 2006. ------- I decided to take a shot of healthy tomato juice today. Why tomato juice in particular? Because of its perfect viscosity for my purpose: testing ... read more

  • A decent built-in microwave

    Jan 22, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quick heating, quick defrosting, quick preparation
    Cons: door problems

    Summary: This GE microwave oven is an excellent choice for those that like their microwaves to be more powerful than normal. The inverter technology really speeds up the cook time and heats things through thoroughly. It has many nice features, among them, the ... read more

  • Disappointing right from the start

    Mar 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful design, generous interior
    Cons: Sensor and fan did not seem to work, food not done properly.

    Summary: The first thing I tried was heating water for a cup of tea, which seemed a nice and easy way to begin, using the Lunch/Soup setting. We were amazed at the utter silence of the unit. More about that later. After too short a period of time, the unit shut ... read more

  • nice microwave. will it last?

    Apr 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: quiet, cooks quickly, all stainless design, large capacity
    Cons: two button "add a minute" cooking, long-term reliability concerns

    Summary: i bought this microwave on ebay after reading it was top rated by consumer reports. the unit arrived and didn't work properly (smelled like burning plastic and shut itself off after 20 seconds), but a call to GE had a service tech out to the house in a ... read more

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  • Will not buy any GE Product Anymore

    Apr 17, 2013 by
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    Pros: Worked well when it worked.
    Cons: Completely unacceptable that a $300 appliance would not work more than 13 months ...

    Summary: I was annoyed by the option to buy Water Heaters with different lives - 5 - 7 - 9 year ... and now spent $300 on a microwave that lasted 13 months ... I feel so taken advantage of.    The magnetron went out ... and the microwave started ... read more

  • Spent more, expected more.

    Jan 8, 2012 by
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    Pros: Powerful
    Cons: Slightly pricey
    Ours broke after 3 months
    Burnt popcorn
    Interferes with wifi (g/n) 

    Summary: Burnt our popcorn, but super powerful. Great for basic reheating. Then three months go by and turntable wont spin. The thing is super clean inside, so not sure why it decided to crap out. Bottom line, Maybe we dont buy GE ... read more

  • GE JES2251 Quits after 27 months

    Mar 15, 2010 by
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    Pros: Large cabinet. Lots of space.
    Cons: Low quality. Will not last. See other comments and complaints.

    Summary: I had a Microwave oven make for Montgomery Ward (out of business) that lasted 25 years until we decided to junk it for a new one for our new house. This GE worked BUT for only 27 months. Please do no buy this microwave nor anything made by GE because ... read more

  • Still Powerful after 3 years. Outperforms any Microwave I've ever owned.

    Jan 4, 2010 by
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    Pros: Powerful Nice looking great features including reheat, inverter defrost and many quick convenient settings.
    Cons: Size could be a con for some,but I bought it for size and power.

    Summary: I bought it for the size and power. When following generic cooking instructions cut back on the time about 30 % as this unit is powerful ! Stainless steel needs to be wiped for prints, but looks great after 3 years. I would buy another one in a heartbeat ... read more

  • Lasted less than 6 months

    Jun 18, 2009 by
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    Pros: It was good until it broke down
    Cons: Stopped working without notice! 

    Summary: My GE Profile Microwave stopped working completely after 6 months.  I wish I had read what was here before I bought it.  A very expensive, disapointing mistake.  I will never by GE ... read more

  • only lasted for 17 months

    Jun 22, 2008 by
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    Pros: roomy inside. easy to clean.
    Cons: stopped working after 17 months.

    Summary: I have the GE JES2251SJ02 in stainless steel. I have to agree with several of the other posters. My microwave only lasted for 17 months (Feb 7, 2007 to June 22, 2008). Now it doesn't work. No inside light, no display, no response to the keypad. ... read more

  • Excellent Microwave

    Dec 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Inverter Technology, Cooking Sensors, Large Capacity
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I'm not sure why so many people have complained about this model. It's actually very durable, large, and cooks anything you throw at it! Maybe some of the complainers didn't take the time to read the user manual? For the size, wattage, and inverter ... read more

  • Looks and Works Well

    Nov 30, 2007 by
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    Pros: Its all good.
    Cons: Counter space required(if that is a con)....and pricey vs most others.

    Summary: We have had this model now for about 4 months. There are no faults that I can see except that it does take up a lot of counter space. It also has a LOT of interior room. It heats evenly and quickly ... read more

  • Very Unreliable.. don't trust Consumer Reports

    Nov 19, 2007 by
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    Pros: simple to use when it works
    Cons: had two major repairs during the first nine months. Long holds on customer care line.

    Summary: Ditto on all the reviews here. I purchased this microwave nine months ago. It stopped working after one month requiring major repair. After repair, it worked another seven months and failed again. Another repair. Both repairs were covered by ... read more

  • Lasts 11 months and dies

    Nov 13, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great controls & ease of use. At 2.2CI is one of the largest out there

    Summary: We had a Panasonic Microwave that would last 11months and die. The problem appeared to be a poorly designed latch system. We got the GE to avoid the problem. imagine our surprise when the unit arrived and it appeared to have the same latching system. ... read more

  • Disappointing Quality

    Sep 5, 2007 by
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    Pros: Looks nice.
    Cons: Cheap. Broke within a year. The door is flimsy. No one button cook.

    Summary: When I purchased this microwave in January 2007 I was looking for an affordable stainless steel microwave. When the microwave first arrived I noticed how "cheap" it felt. The door is flimsy and the whole unit just felt like it was poor quality. In August ... read more

  • Great........if you don't mind doing without popcorn

    Jun 26, 2007 by
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    Pros: Looks, ease of use (very intuitive), Inverter Defrost feature, size of cavity, price
    Cons: Burns popcorn.

    Summary: This microwave excels at everything except making popcorn. For some reason I've never been able to turn out a decent bag of popcorn. No matter how long I let it cook, it burns the popcorn in the bag from the inside out. It's outstanding at defrosting ... read more

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