1.7 Cubic Foot Spacemaker Over the Range Microwave Oven with Two Speed Venting System
This is a good basic over the range microwave.
The previous GE microwave lasted six years and decided to replace it with a similar model. It seems that JVM1640 was replaced by the JVM1740. This required a new mounting bracket since this model is slightly higher than the previous model. Also, the mounting bolts were in slightly different positions. The installation was simple enough. I did not pay the extra for installation.
The micro wave is quetier and seems to heat quicker that the previous model. The exhaust fan is louder and is rarely used. The operational buttons are larger and easier to use.
The prior model model was white, but we went with stainless with the new model. The design is better looking that the previous model. Hoping to get more than six years of operation this time.
May 1, 2013
This product could use better features
Owned an older model and the features on it were more in line with my daily uses. The display is bright, no way to dim it, but very small. The control pad is large and easy to read.
This unit came with an interior rack that is seldom used and seems as though it was an afterthought addition to stay with the competition.
The cooking instructions should include the size and quantities used to derive at the cooking times. We have found almost everything needs additional time except popcorn. One feature that is annoying is the reminder to rotate the food in the defrost mode. With the turntable we have found that the need to rotate the food is not needed. But in order to clear the display you are required to open the door otherwise the display remains as a reminder to rotate the food.
The unit is real pricy as are most of the other brands. Price value is lacking.
May 13, 2013
Fits my space and my taste!
We recently had our kitchen redone and had to coordinate our appliances around a refrigerator that would fit a narrow space. We found a GE model that fit the bill perfectly, and then also purchased a great range and this microwave that coordinated perfectly, right down to the curve of the handle! I love my GE appliances! Great value for the money, great performance and appearance!
September 26, 2012
Bought this microwave to replace an 11 year old GE microwave. Installation was easy, as the existing mounting hardware worked for the new microwave. We've had the new microwave for several months and it works great. Have not learned to use all the functions, but the one-touch start for 1 - 6 minutes is great, as is the add 30 seconds feature.
August 18, 2012
Good microwave but prone to malfunction
This is a great microwave, but every few weeks there seems to be an electrical issue that requires the microwave to be unplugged overnight before it will work again. The touchpad loses power and doesn't function, even as the stovetop light remains on. This electrical malfunction takes places regardless of where the microwave is plugged in.
August 21, 2012
A little disappointing
The controls and overall appearance of this unit are really good. I like all the flexibility of cooking choices and timing features. The reason I rated it lower is because of the interior shelf. The position of the shelf is so low that it is impossible to use the shelf and the turntable simultaneously, and the shelf is not at all sturdy.
October 19, 2013
Just what I needed!
This micro replaced a 10 year old GE Spacemaker. Love it, looks really nice. No complaints so far. GE installed it in less than 15 minutes.
Don't quite understand manual instruction as "to best defrost put on bottom of oven" The next para. it says only use with turntable in place." Working on that one.
Other than that I recommend it!
June 13, 2013
Good microwave...so far....
I recently upgraded my kitchen and bought this microwave to replace my countertop one. I really like that it is over the range. I haven't used it that much, yet. One thing I noticed is the right portion of the door sloped a little bit after it was installed. It seems like a small part of the hinge is missing...........
November 13, 2013
Perfect for what I needed
This microwave is huge! I love it. Very simple to use, and incredibly handy being over-the-range.
The interior rack was a bit confusing, since it's very low and I'm used to setting anything I warm up over the turn table. I just took it off easily and put it aside for when I need to use it (If I ever need to).
August 7, 2013
Completely broke after 2.5 years
At first I was very happy but then a few of the panel buttons stopped working and now eventually none of them work. The cost of repair is more than the microwave's full price. With a tight budget, I'm bummed it will be a while before we buy a another one and can have the convenience of a microwave again.
February 23, 2013