GE JVM1660 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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  • GE Spacemaker Is A Great Buy

    Dec 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many options to choose from, Easy Cleaning
    Cons: I haven't found one yet.

    Summary: When we bought our new home about six months ago, it came outfitted with GE (General Electric) kitchen appliances. I was thrilled, I love General Electric. However, the standard appliances that came with the home didn't have the bells and whistles that ... read more

  • 4,000 bags of popcorn

    Dec 12, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, several quick buttons, ten power levels, blends in well in the kitchen.
    Cons: Clock, a little loud, not modern.

    Summary: This mounted microwave oven is nine years old and it came with our house already preinstalled when we bought our house eight years ago. This microwave oven is no longer sold by Sears or other retailers. However, it is still traded on internet for what ... read more

  • Replaced but...

    Mar 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: Magnatron failure, causes fires, No good customer support system.

    Summary: We Bought our GE microwave because in the past the brand had held up well for us. We like the options for our new house. The unit seemed to be working fine but was loud, after 13 months the unit started sparking and making loud noises and shutting off. ... read more

  • Love the many features. Premature failure of magnetron tube

    Dec 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This unit with sensor cooking is really top of the line in performance.
    Cons: GE Customer Service could provide more information if a customer provides model, serial number, etc.

    Summary: Unit was manufactured in November 2000. Purchased and installed in March 2001. Everything worked just great until November 2005 when the magnetron tube went out. Called GE for warranty service but asked for an estimate of the total repair as I was ... read more

  • Another Magnetron Tube burns out problem

    Oct 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice design and works good when it actually works.
    Cons: Magnetron Tube usually only lasts a year at most and will need replaced.

    Summary: I wish I would have checked this site before we purchased this microwave. We purchased it to save space in our newly remodeled kitchen. Before this, we had a prehistoric no-name microwave that worked great but was huge and very loud. To save space we ... read more

  • Good Unit however Magnetron Fails Prematurely - known defect

    Jul 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Automatic cooking works great Great looks, features
    Cons: Magnetron is an acknowledged defect FROM GE during 1999-2000

    Summary: We purchased this new with our house just about 4.5 years ago. We purchased it because of the good reputation of the GE Profile series. Styling is great in my opinion. The automatic cooking settings are great on this microwave are excellent as long ... read more

  • Don't Buy Just Because of the Looks

    Mar 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice Looking
    Cons: Defective mechanically

    Summary: When we first purchased and installed this unit in 3/02 we were pleased with the looks and functionality. It was powerful, quiet, and attractive. within 2 months the right light burnt out and I had to change it seemed very few months - but never ... read more

  • Cooks very evenly, but too many minuses

    Aug 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cooks evenly and quickly. Crisp clean look. One-touch cooking is nice.
    Cons: Yowza, this baby's fan is LOUD! Cumbersome to set the clock.

    Summary: We purchased this microwave to replace a Kenmore vintage 1987 microwave and a range hood. It was installed in April 2003, so I've used it for over 1 year now. The feature I use all the time is the one-touch cooking. Very convenient! I also like ... read more

  • fatal design flaw

    Sep 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: attractive, easy to use, cooks well
    Cons: design flaw kills unit when changing the light bulb

    Summary: Bought 4 years ago for new house, this unit is attractive, easy to use and cooks well. Our microwave cooking requirements are minimal - defrosting, reheating leftovers, cooking frozen veggies, etc but the keypad options make it pretty easy to just 'push a ... read more

  • Never buy this product

    Jul 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Attractive, many features
    Cons: Within a year the handle breaks

    Summary: I bought this Microwave (stainless steel) in 2000. Within a year (2001) the handle started cracking ... read more

  • Hope you like Repairmen

    Jul 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks nice
    Cons: Service Alert! Magnatron caught on fire and burned microwave. Replacement microwave did the same.

    Summary: I purchased this model in Sept. 1999 and in just over 2 years the magnatron (major part) burned up. The Sears repairman said there was an "service alert" on on this model for that very problem. The unit was not repairable and GE said they would replace ... read more

  • MVM1660WB GE 1.6 Spacemaker Microwave

    Jun 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonably priced; wonderful features; beautiful night light; cooks well.
    Cons: Opening and shutting the door is a real pain! Way too loud and clunky!

    Summary: What a beautiful unit this is! My last GE over the counter oven lasted 9 years and I was sorry to see it go but this microwave has more elaborate features, cooks better, and is larger inside. I paid $364.99 for it yesterday and thought that was a good ... read more

  • Attractive, not very convenient to use.

    Jan 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Even turntable cooking, attractive appearance.
    Cons: Disappointing ease of use.

    Summary: This unit replaced an ancient microwave, about 20 years old. I was disappointed to find that convenience features and certain controls I took for granted on the old unit are missing: all the more so, because this top-line unit has all the "bells and ... read more

  • GE Profile Microwave Review: Bells, Whistles, Buttons & Messages!

    May 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cooks, reheats and defrosts conveniently, cleans up great, convenient location over stove
    Cons: installation can be difficult

    Summary: For six years we had a regular countertop microwave. I had wanted an over-the-stove model, but I'd heard horror stories from people who had them and had problems. After doing a little research, I found out that if the mounting guidelines are followed, ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Don't buy a lemon

    Jan 9, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: there are no pro's this is a piece of crap.
    Cons: this is junk and may burn your house down, stay away!!

    Summary: I have one and it looks very impressive with all the bells and whistles, however not long after the warranty wears out, so does the microwave. And it is no easy fix, it will cost to fix it about as much as it costs to REPLACE it. A $50.00 microwave will ... read more

  • Wow, I am open-mouthed . . .

    Oct 26, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: One-Touch Cooking, Racks, Reminder Button
    Cons: Setting the clock is annoying. Changing the lightbulb could cost you $200 or more.

    Summary: As I was reading travvisb's review I was astonished to find my own story unfolding before me. Even including the selling our house part. Foolishly, I thought I had done something wrong when I tried to replace the lightbulb and heard the loud POP and ... read more

  • Premature Failure

    Sep 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Attractive appearance
    Cons: Premature product failure, Plastic grill & handle mounts cracked, Useless features

    Summary: Subject microwave came with our new house in 2000. Although a little louder than other microwaves, we were satisfied with the features and performance, until it prematurely failed. After 6 years of light use the unit quit heating. Customer support ... read more

  • Poor Value

    Jun 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cooks well.
    Cons: Poorly made, cheap materials.

    Summary: We bought this microwave five years ago. The magnetron broke one week before the warranty was up. They came and replaced the whole unit. Now, four years later, the plastic around the door and the keypad is falling off one piece at a time! We will ... read more

  • Magnetron Tube burns out - Bad warranty

    Jan 15, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The styling, controls, and over range lighting were pretty nice.
    Cons: Time/date must be reset each power loss. GE warranty & service is horrible.

    Summary: I don't have a whole lot to say about this unit, except it came with the house and it had been pretty nice while it worked. Now to the chase... The unit is just under 5 years old and has had very little use. The magnetron tube is burned out. My ... read more

  • GE JVM1660 died in less than 4 years

    Jan 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: nice looking, good power, worked well (while it lasted)
    Cons: short life span of under 4 years, magnetron burns out.

    Summary: This product is clearly defective. We had our less than 4 years and it worked well while it lasted but they should really last longer for the price we paid! The whole microwave lost power and then it came back but would no longer heat anything. Has GE ... read more

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