GE JES1288SH 1000 Watts With Convection Cook Microwave Oven Reviews
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GE JES1288SH 1000 Watts With Convection Cook Microwave Oven

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  • Arcing, burn marks on cardboard plate

    Feb 10, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice looking, plenty of features, easy to use, roomy.
    Cons: Dangerously unstable with regards to the arcing problem.

    Minor gripe: letters/paint rubbed off buttons.

    Summary: We received this GE JES1288SH microwave secondhand from my parents, it's a 2003 model and is a nice looking stainless steel front oven and easy to use (although we have never found a reason to try to grill or brown anything in it). From the day we turned ... read more

  • Recall this fire hazzard.

    Jan 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is shiny.
    Cons: Need I say more than fire hazzard and the fact that GE won't take responsibility.

    Summary: In February of 2007 my wife and I purchased a GE Microwave model # JES1288.  By December of 2007 the microwave was making a loud buzzing sound, sparking and flaming in the area that contains the magnetron.  I called GE and they sent out a ... read more

  • A Huge Disappointment

    Aug 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and easy to use
    Cons: Nearly caught on fire with no warning, after only 3 years' use

    Summary: I bought the GE 1288 SH02 microwave oven in the summer or fall of 2004, and have never had a moment's problem with it until two days ago, when suddenly it began buzzing loudly while cooking an egg patty on a paper plate. Light was flashing behind the ... read more

  • JES1288SH 02 Microwave Oven

    Apr 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to clean and is pretty and shinny
    Cons: Sorry service life for a product of this type

    Summary: 04-18-2007 More information: UPDATE.. I have good news,yes I really do. I call the GE people and talked to the people at 1-800-848-7620 Customer Relations. After going into detail about the date I bought the oven and the problems I had with the ... read more

  • Disposable microwave

    Oct 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Basically easy to use. Great browning and grilling features before the rack broke.
    Cons: Lasted less then 2 years. I want to keep my house.

    Summary: Like mentioned above, mine also caught on fire after about a year and a half of use. My no-name brand that I bought for $40 lasted 7 years longer then this one that cost me $140 on sale. I loved using the grilling feature and made delicious salmon ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Burn baby burn.

    Sep 23, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: it heats up food
    Cons: It started on fire... twice.

    Summary: We have owned this model twice.  The first one we had for maybe 6 months when it started on fire.  While warming up food, the cardboard piece inside of the oven began to burn. Flames shot out of the cardboard.  The fire lasted for a very ... read more

  • Yowza! It caught on fire!

    Dec 15, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: *Cooks fast  *Heats evenly
    Cons: *Hard to use without directions  *Caught on fire

    Summary: I am not sure how long microwaves are supposed to last... we have had this one four and a half to five years.  Tonight as I was making a bag of popcorn it made a really weird buzzing noise and then flames appeared inside!  Ahhh!  I'm glad ... read more

  • Fires

    Sep 15, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Attractive, inexpensive.
    Cons: Obviously, fire is not something desirable in a microwave.

    Summary: My GE Microwave with Convection has not performed very well. I rarely use the convection feature because changing the turntable is inconvenient. Additionally, I've had several arcing incidents where the plate on the right side of the oven catches fire. ... read more

  • Excellent microwave

    May 31, 2008 by
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    Pros: Very very dependable, easy to use, great defrost feature.
    Cons: Unchangeable (?) light bulb, unremovable upper electric element makes cleaning the ceiling difficult.

    Summary: I've used this microwave nearly every night for the past four years. It is easy to use, and looks good. No fire problem yet (God willing!) and I've let it get pretty messy on the inside at times. My only real reservation is that the owner's manual gives ... read more

  • Not worth it

    Apr 28, 2008 by
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    Pros: Multiple features, nice stainless steel design
    Cons: Caught on fire and stopped working 2 years from purchase.

    Summary: Buzzing, smoking and small fire from cardboard area to the right of the inside of the microwave. It lasted only two years and I paid $270.00 for it at Lowes. I was disappointed this product was not recalled, as it is a fire hazard. ... read more

  • Don't buy this firetrap

    Mar 2, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The box it came in lasted longer than the microwave
    Cons: It is a fire danger Don't buy!

    Summary: We used it about a year and a half before it started shooting flames,even though we always kept it clean and took very good care of it.We bought it for the browning feature which didn't work very well,perhaps it was designed to brown the inside of your ... read more

  • Piece of Crap

    Jul 11, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks nice,great storage box for dog food
    Cons: Too expensive when it only last 18 months

    Summary: I bought one of these units in December of 2005.It has arced out three times and I quit using it.I tried the the 1-800 numbers and got jerked around for a half an hour.They said if I would take it to an a service center and have it analyzed they would ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY!

    Oct 16, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I liked that it would microwave, grill and brown as long as it lasted.
    Cons: I too think it should be recalled after lasting only 2 years!

    Summary: I bought this oven in July 04 because I said when the oven I had (for at least 20 yrs.) finally died I wanted one that also baked like an oven. This one wasn't exactly like I wanted but I figured it would do. It worked fine until July of this year when ... read more

  • THIS THING SHOULD BE RECALLED!

    Apr 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NOT TOO EXPENSIVE IF YOU DON'T MIND FIRES.
    Cons: FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, DON'T BUY THIS UNIT!!

    Summary: Ours worked fine, until today when it caught fire!! We only used it to warm and defrost, never used the convection oven features. Light bulb burned out within a few months and then for no apparent reason it caught fire today warming some soup in a ... read more

  • Disappointing!

    Feb 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Stainless Interior
    Cons: Slower microwave times, grill & brown features not all that helpful, and not very reliable

    Summary: Purchased the unit at Sam's Club on 3/27/04 for $158, on the basis of the stainless interior and grill & brown features. Cook times were acceptable, but less that the microwave we replaced. Brown and grill features are marginally helpful. Perhaps I ... read more

  • Great machine..... roasts marshmallows well.. lol

    Dec 7, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: the controls are easy... it's nice looking too (especially when all lit up and sparkly)
    Cons: non-smoking house.... this microwave refused to listen so we had to kick it out.

    Summary: Bought this machine in July of 05. Now December of 05, got the same sparks flying around in ours that apparently everyone else has. I loved the oven part because even I could make stuff with it while my wife was at work. I was getting pretty happy with ... read more

  • DON'T BUY G.E.

    Oct 28, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It looks nice.
    Cons: Customer Service Department not willing to back their product!

    Summary: We started having problems with this microwave within 9 months. It would start creating it's own little electrical fire storm behind the microwave diffuser plate. (the diffuser plate is the little metallic piece of cardboard inside the oven on the ... read more

  • Don't use GE JES1288SH

    Jun 25, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It looks nice. The control panel is easy to operate.
    Cons: Cons? It catches on fire!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary: We purchased the GE JES1299SH in December 2004 to replace an 18 year old SHARP that is still working. The GE started on fire yesterday, June 2005. It was mostly used for defrosting and popcorn. ... read more

  • Throw it out.

    Apr 5, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use. Microwaves, grills, browns.
    Cons: Just when the warranty was up, ours caught on fire.

    Summary: Had microwave for little under 2 years. Everyone in the house used it properly & very simple to clean & use. Loved it's features/microwave, brown & grill until today. It started sparking and exploded in my kitchen. It almost burnt my house down. Luckily ... read more

  • Good Machine

    Jul 6, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent convection cooking and microwave is average.
    Cons: Controls have been too simplified. Changing plates to microwave or grill. Poor online support.

    Summary: We bought this microwave as a replacement. Overall it is a good microwave. The convection cooking capability lets you brown those microwaveable foods, cook steaks (yes they come out nice), and do the mundane microwave chores like pop popcorn. The ... read more

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