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GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven

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GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven
 
4.4

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Microwaves great, but some features are annoying

I bought this microwave mainly because it has a turntable and it is a powerful microwave at a reasonable price. It microwaves food very well; it cooks evenly and well using the times suggested...Read complete review

I bought this microwave mainly because it has a turntable and it is a powerful microwave at a reasonable price. It microwaves food very well; it cooks evenly and well using the times suggested by my cookbooks. Occasionally, it cooks too fast and I have to adjust the time the next time I cook the recipe. All in all, I am pleased with my purchase, but I do find some of the features annoying. For example, when I use the kitchen timer function, the buzzer never stops until someone pushes the button. That's great if you can get to it right away, but if you are in the middle of something and can't let go (i.e. having a very important phone conversation),  the buzzer will beep until it drives you batty. I have set the timer and have forgotten I've set it; I've come back home from running errands two hours later, and it is still beeping away. I find that irritating. Also, some of the functions are counter intuitive. Again, this involves the kitchen timer. When you set the timer, you press "timer" and enter the time. With every other microwave I've had, the way to get the timer to start is to press "start". With this one, if you press "start", you turn on the microwave. You have to remember to press "timer" again. To get it to stop after it has been beeping itself crazy, you have to remember to press "timer", not "stop".  When you are using the microwave, you can add 30 seconds to your cook time by pressing the "30 second" button. You can cook while the kitchen timer is being used for something else, but you cannot add 30 seconds to your cook time. Using the "30 second" button while the timer is going results in 30 seconds being added to the timer, not to your cook time. Since I use the microwave daily, I've gotten used to these glitches, but my husband still growls "I hate this microwave!" whenever he tries to set the timer or add time to his cooking.

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Slowest microwave ever but works.

We have this microwave at work. It is the slowest thing I have ever seen! I thought for sure it was a 600 watt microwave. It takes longer than any microwave I've ever...Read complete review

We have this microwave at work. It is the slowest thing I have ever seen! I thought for sure it was a 600 watt microwave. It takes longer than any microwave I've ever used to cook food. It will cook it, it just takes a while. It is easy to use and has held up well. We use it a lot and on a daily basis. The buttons don't always seem intuitive but you can figure it out and it does do the job. If you are looking for a cheap, very basic microwave, this is the one. It has a turntable which cooks food evenly. One good thing is that it keeps telling you if you forget your food and leave it in there after it's heated (it keeps beeping periodically at you). It has a digital display that's easy to read. It holds a normal size heatable item (it's a descent size - not too small). I guess my biggest complaint is how slow it is but if you can wait, it works just fine. The price of it is very reasonable if you are on a budget. It is as easy to clean as any other microwave is.

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5.0

A Wonderful product

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from USA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

It is no wonder that GE has been one of the leading brands in Electrical appliances because this wonderful GE microwave oven is all I ever wanted in a microwave oven. It has a very high performance level due to the fact that it delivers the right level of hotness to food. It has nice settings and feature like the popcorn, defrost and a host of other buttons for quick performance. It is easy to use and can be used by practically anybody. All you have to do is to press the required button and allow it to do what you want it to do for you. It is relatively easy to clean as well. Its design is not spectacular as it is designed as every other brands. It has a high level of durability because I have been using mine for a while with no problem whatsoever. I will buy this product over and over again and will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone that seeks my opinion about it.

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5.0

Quick and convenient

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from USA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

This product makes my life easier. It heats up or cooks my food quick and convenient. The settings and features are just too good. I love that the product has a popcorn, defrost, cooking buttons in it. I also love that it has a button to open the door of it instead of a handle to pull it open. I love that it has a clock and a timer. Even if I'm not cooking anything, I can use the timer button to help make my life easier. I love how easy this item is to clean. Not that it even makes a big mess in the first place! All I need to do is take a wash cloth and some anti-bacterial spray and clean it up. That includes the outside of this item as well. I have had this item for many years and it is still very durable. It makes me happy to know I picked a good choice in microwave ovens because this one is simply the best.

Performance
My food comes out hot and delicious when I use this item to cook my food. When I want to thaw my food. This item does the job way faster than leaving it out on the counter all day.

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5.0

Great small microwave

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from USA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

Nice little microwave, small and powerful. Perfect for saving counter space in small kitchens.

Performance
Really does a great job for it's small size.

Settings/Features
Great choice of settings, easy to find the right one for thawing, cooking, warming etc.

Ease of Cleaning
Turntable comes out for easy cleaning - no little crevices inside to gather dirt.

Design
Fits perfectly in my small kitchen without taking up too much space.

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5.0

wonderful microwave!

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from USA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

This is a great product. I use it every single day multiple times per day and it never fails me! It cooks food very evenly and quickly.

Performance
I love how quickly this warms my food and also how evenly it works with the turntable in it. I also love how powerful this microwave is considering how little space it takes up on my counter. I highly recommend it for a small house or apartment.

Settings/Features
I love all the settings on this microwave! I especially love the potato setting because very rarely do I have to cook the potato longer than it senses it needs to be cooked. I also use the popcorn and beverage settings a lot!

Ease of Cleaning
I love the removable turntable. I heat up a glass of lemon water or vinegar for 5 minutes and then wipe the inside down with a sponge and I don't even have to work to get it clean.

Ease of Use
I love that if I hit buttons one through six after I close the door it automatically cooks for that many minutes. I also love the "add 30 seconds" button.

Durability
I've had this microwave a year and not had any problems with it.

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5.0

Nice countertop microwave for the price

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from Midland, MI

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

This microwave has worked well in our kitchenette area at work. It gets a lot of use every day and has held up well over the last couple years. it is relatively easy to clean, as the rotating glass plate is removable. There are several settings that can heat your food for pre-determined amounts of time, which makes the process much more streamlined.

Performance
For a small microwave, it is powerful and requires a lot less heating time than other microwaves of a similar size.

Settings/Features
Multiple settings make it easy to heat different food types at the push of a single button. It also takes up very little space, which is a bonus in smaller kitchens.

Ease of Cleaning
The interior plate is removable and easily washed. The exterior is smooth and shiny and shows fingerprints well, but the fact that it is smooth means smudges and food are easily cleaned off with surface cleaner and a cloth.

Ease of Use
The '30 sec' button is an easy way to heat your food in 30 second increments.

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3.0

Slowest microwave ever but works.

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from Dallas, GA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

We have this microwave at work. It is the slowest thing I have ever seen! I thought for sure it was a 600 watt microwave. It takes longer than any microwave I've ever used to cook food. It will cook it, it just takes a while. It is easy to use and has held up well. We use it a lot and on a daily basis. The buttons don't always seem intuitive but you can figure it out and it does do the job. If you are looking for a cheap, very basic microwave, this is the one. It has a turntable which cooks food evenly. One good thing is that it keeps telling you if you forget your food and leave it in there after it's heated (it keeps beeping periodically at you). It has a digital display that's easy to read. It holds a normal size heatable item (it's a descent size - not too small). I guess my biggest complaint is how slow it is but if you can wait, it works just fine. The price of it is very reasonable if you are on a budget. It is as easy to clean as any other microwave is.

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5.0

Oven that lasts through every day life, including small fires!

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from USA

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

We got this microwave as a wedding gift from my husband's parents. It has been almost three years now that we have been using it every single day and we are yet to find any sort of problem with it!

Performance
Works as good as new each and every time we have had to use it in our every day lives. We haven't had any maintenance issues which is a plus, that is, one less thing to worry about!!

Settings/Features
One of the bonuses is having the MyPyramid USDA features on it for those of us who are trying to eat healthy and right! There are also handy time saving shortcuts including the 30 sec nuc button!

Ease of Cleaning
We have gone through small fires in the microwave to pretty bad food splutters and we have been able to clean it out to as good as new condition easily and quickly.

Ease of Use
I did have to look up how to use some features in the instruction booklet but overall it is pretty straight forward and super easy to use.

Durability
We have had this microwave oven for almost three years now and haven't had any issues yet! So it definitely lasts a while especially for one that is being used every single day!

Design
This microwave oven has a very modern look that easily matches with all the other kitchen appliances. This makes it great because that means it doesn't look backdated. It also doesn't take up a lot of space which is great as well, so you can place it anywhere from the countertop to a separate kitchen table nearby.

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5.0

Dependable microwave, well designed features

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from Sterling Heights, MI

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

This microwave has a few programmed features that make it very easy to use. My favorite is the beverage setting with ounces. If I'm heating up a cup of coffee, I can set it for 4 ounces or 8 ounces, and it's reliably well calibrated for that. I tend to use that setting for a lot of foods because it's easier for me to calculate how many ounces something is, rather than guess how many minutes it needs. I also like the add 30 seconds button and the kitchen timer function. The defrost mode is also good, it can defrost chicken breasts without cooking them, so I can bake them in the oven. Unlike some microwaves I've had in the past, the window is very easy to see in to monitor what's going on. I've had this microwave a few years and have never had any problems with it.

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5.0

GE Microwaeve review

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from Miami, FL

Comments about GE 1100 Watt 1.1 Cubic Feet Microwave Oven:

This GE microwave is one of the best I ever owned. It heats up food quickly and never leaves cold spots in my cold foods. It is easy to use and simple to clean in case the food blows up inside. I would recommend it to anyone looking for one.

Performance
This is a very powerful microwave. Sometimes I will burn myself because I don't expect the little time I set to actually heat up my food so much.

Settings/Features
You just add the time and it heats up. There are also some pre-set buttons like reheat which is 3mins and a popcorn setting. My favorite is the "add 30 more seconds button" in case you just need a little more of cooking.

Ease of Cleaning
Easy to clean. All you have to use is warm water, dish soap and some elbow work.

Ease of Use
You don't need instructions on how to use this. It is very simple to figure it all out.

Durability
This GE microwave is very heavy so it feels like it will be made to last without the hinges breaking.

Design
The design is like any other digital microwave.

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5.0

Sleek and efficient

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from USA

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I was looking for a standard microwave, no frills and fancies at a reasonable price point.
This product fit the bill perfectly. And am more than satisfied.. Ive had it for more than a year now and have not encountered any problems.. I like the sleek black look.. It gives a very contemporary feel to my kitchen. I use it to reheat food, milk and thaw food.
The settings automatically sets the time based on the food being thawed and the quantity. I find that easy to use as I have earlier had issues where I miscalculated and ended up cooking the food when all I wanted to do was thaw it. I also liked the price point at which it was offered. It is easy to clean too.

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