Microwave ovens are very commonplace, but they still have not displaced the need for a traditional, convection oven. Most households contain one of each appliance, but there are some combination appliances available and one of them is the **GE Profile** **JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven**, a space-saving oven designed to be installed above the kitchen counter. **Oven Commentary: GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven offers 1.7 cubic feet of interior space with a total of ten different power levels, a special warm- up mode, fast bake feature, and more. The interior of the oven includes two wire oven racks, both in fixed positions, to help consumers space multiple items just right for optimal cooking. And, since this oven doubles as a microwave, there is a 13.5 inch glass turntable. The exterior of the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven includes a surface light underneath the unit that helps to illuminate the surface below and it comes with two light- intensity settings. This light can be programmed to turn on/off automatically. The GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven is a combination appliance that brings together the best features of an ordinary convection oven with the convenience of a microwave. Again, most households have separate ovens for this task, but a combination oven like the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven does have a few distinct advantages. First, it makes a good choice for those who live in smaller living quarters where space is limited. Second, an oven like this helps save energy. The wattage is just as high as that of a regular oven, but since it is smaller in size, it saves some energy because there is less space to heat. I can see how many people would benefit from a combination oven such as this, but I have a few issues with the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven and the first is the control knob. This round knob is used to set the cook time, clock, etc., and it takes getting used to. I didn't like it at first and I tended to turn past the desired setting more than once. There is a learning curve involved here and while you will get used to it in due time, it is nonetheless not as intuitive as the buttons and settings on other ovens. When you use a convection oven, you need to preheat and this is another area of dissatisfaction with the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven. The preheating process takes a little longer than it does with an electric range, even though the oven is smaller. Another potential problem is the beeping signal at the end of the cooking cycle. It isn't very loud and there is a good chance you will miss it completely if you happen to be more than one room away. There are four different sound levels for this beeper, but it is still too quiet. As for the cooking ability of the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven, there is one thing you must beware of: the fast bake option. The manufacturer claims that this option will complete the cooking cycle in twenty- five percent less time than a standard range. If you haven't read the instruction manually carefully before using this oven for the first time, you could end up burning your food. You need to adjust your cooking time accordingly. Otherwise, this is a good feature because it does help complete the process faster than normal. As for the heating ability of the microwave oven, it is just as good as any and it completes the microwaving task with efficiency. I like the preset options (for popcorn, potatoes, beverages, etc), but one aspect I don't like is, once again, the round knob I mention above. This is why I try to use the preset buttons- doing so means not having to mess with using this knob. **Bottom Line Viewpoint:** GE makes some good appliances and the GE Profile JVM1790WK Convection Microwave Oven is certainly a good choice for those who have limited space or who don't need/use a convection oven very frequently. The convection oven component of this small appliance has a few noteworthy issues, but the microwave function is good and reliable and the appliance has enough going for it to give it a recommendation. Performance This small appliance performs well, but the convection oven has some issues. Settings/Features There are enough settings and features to provide the convenience you want. Ease of Cleaning Is cleaned much like any other microwave oven. Ease of Use This oven is fairly intuitive, but it does take a few tries to figure out certain things. Durability This small appliance seems okay, but it doesn't appear to be a product that will last long. Design The design is average and utilitarian in most respects.