The wide design of this 1.4 cubic foot unit means users give up less interior space than other compact models. Can handle a medium-sized casserole dish. Ideal for cooking small plates or reheating.The microwave will last with moderate use – some have lasted as many as 5 years.
800 watts handles smaller dishes this model was designed for, but may require extra time to cook larger dishes.
1,100 watts is a surprising amount of cooking power for a 1.4 cubic foot microwave. Food heats quickly and thoroughly. Pre-programmed instant start buttons for 1 to 6 minute cooking times; longer times can be entered manually. Interior is more spacious than we expected for a microwave of this size.
Some users report that the door open button wears out or begins to jam with frequent use.
At 2.0 cubic feet, this interior is big enough to accommodate larger dishes. The 1,200 watts on this unit cooks food thoroughly and evenly. Features include an impressive 13 programmable one-touch setting and built-in sensor cooking controls. Automatically detects if the oven needs to adjust its power level or cook time.
The unit is quite loud when in use, which some users might find annoying.
Distances itself from other GE models we considered with its smart capabilities, as it has WiFi connectivity and can be operated with voice commands through Alexa. Scan-to-cook function works with the app to find precise cook times. A mid-sized model with 900 watts of power. Lots of features for a surprisingly low price.
Connecting it to WiFi and setting it up for voice control takes some tech savvy.
Ideal for quick reheating or single-use dishes, the 700 watts of power gets the job done. Features include auto and manual defrost functions. This is a great choice for a guest house or dorm room.
Intended for moderate use, and frequent use may shorten the life of the unit significantly.
The microwave is a staple in most kitchens, and GE covers the complete range, from built-ins and countertop models to over-the-range designs with vents. GE incorporates the latest technology in its smart microwaves, using Alexa for voice activation and control. Microwaves with scanning technology adjust power and cooking times, removing the guesswork from cooking. If you have a limited counter area, there are compact models with a unique design and optimal interior space. Then, of course, you’ve got your standard built-in and over-the-range GE microwaves that offer a sleek look and keep your countertop clear. Whether you want a standard or smart model, GE makes a microwave that would probably work for you.
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