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Model:
JVM1540
GE Spacemaker Microwave Oven

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A Space Saver But Needs Constant Cleaning

4

I have owned a number of regular microwave ovens but when I had the chance to upgrade to a mounted version I jumped on it. I like the lay out of the buttons and that they are flat but getting it in white was a mistake. Every piece of dust, dirt and lint shows on it and because it is mounted right over the range I get a lot of splashes from grease, sauce and when I fry bacon. The digital timer read out is a little on the small side but I got used to it. One of the things that I don't like is the exhaust; there's no outside exhaust hook-up on it. The microwave that was mounted over the range would work even when the door was partially open so I unplugged it; there was a port already in the wall for that one but this one didn't match up in the same spot so the exhaust is pretty much useless as it just pulls the air up, through the filter and back into the room. It does nothing to get rid of strong odors or when you burn something. If I had it to do over I would have gotten this in the all black version or the chrome and black color combination. I clean this almost every day because the dirt on it grates my last nerve. Some of the perks of it include an "add 30" button that allows you to add thirty seconds to the timer while it is on, a defrost feature that allows you to thaw things based on their weight, a light and quick-cook buttons for things like popcorn and to reheat cooked items that only need a minimal amount of time. This was easy to install and my brother had it up and running in about ten minutes; it is anchored to the wall securely and there's no vibration when it is being used. There is an option to turn the sound off of it so if you don't like hearing it giving you alerts when the timer goes off you can turn it off. For the price this was worth getting but if you do a lot of stove top cooking consider getting this in black or the black and chrome combination. Ease of Cleaning I regret getting it in white because it needs constant cleaning.

AlexFortune

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A large, user friendly microwave.

4

A few of the auto cook features are slightly inaccurate but the product seems sturdy and hasn't needed any repairs so far. Performance The microwave preforms well, cooking everything thoroughly. Ease of Cleaning Extremely easy to clean. All surfaces are durable and can be cleaned roughly without danger of damaging them.

tchicaya

USA

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Just the right size

5

I have had several Space Make Products. I have loved them all. They are easy to install and do not take up my counter space. Like a lot of people I have never really had an apartment or house that had as much counter space as I would like. I do not like my counters messy or cluttered so the Space Maker is perfect for my needs. It is small though so do not get it if you are one that likes to use a microwave to prepare large casseroles, meats or dinners. For heat ups, frozen meals and small dishes it is just right. It is very easy to use. Most microwaves are and most people have used one by now so that should not be an issues for anyone. It is easy to clean just wipe it down after you use it. I cover everything i put in it so that keeps the clean up to a minimum. Performance Just right for frozen foods, defrosting and warm ups Settings/Features It has all the setting you should need for this size of microwave. Ease of Cleaning Easy to clean just cover your food and wipe it down after using. just take a few second. Ease of Use Easy to use.. Durability I have had very good luck with my Space Maker products. Time will tell on this one. Design The design is what i like best. It is small and fits under the counter.

socalaunt

USA

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Love it

5

I am forever using my microwave for something! From melting butter because its quicker and easier than melting on the stove, to making poached eggs the microwave is often my go to machine. I went out shopping after my last one died and found this one and love it! It is just compact enough to fit in a little cut out above my shelves so it does not take up counter space and it works like a charm! I can melt butter in it quicker than in my old microwave and can even cook raw pumpkin in it! I absolutely adore this microwave and if it ever dies, I will go out and buy the exact same model! The GE space maker microwave oven is perfect for my household and I would recommend this to anyone I know! GE really hit a home run with this microwave oven! Performance It doesn't make food rubbery but it does heat things fully and evenly! Settings/Features Very easy to use even my kids have no problem turning it on and heating up their oatmeal or to warm up their milk. Ease of Cleaning Easy to clean just swipe a cloth in it. The outside doesn't get fingerprints on it easily either, which makes it really handy. Ease of Use very simple to use and understand the functions of it. GE made this consumer friendly to use! Durability It seems pretty durable so far and I look forward to it for years to come. Design I love that it fits in small spaces but gives the same quality as a bigger microwave oven.

caelan20

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This product would not be a waste of my time if it was cheaper.

3

it was ok with the performance and the ease of cleaning, but it was overall bland for my taste. Performance It was ok. Settings/Features The settings was easy to use but overall just not necessary. Ease of Cleaning it was very easy to clean. Durability The durability of this microwave is easily used for another 10 years because I have no incoherent use for it.

pokeyou1234

USA

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Great !

5

Great microwave. I've had it for a year and no problems at all! I love all the settings and functions that come on it. I always use the soften button for butter and cream cheese. It is also easy to clean in just a short time. I would totally recommend this microwave to someone looking for a microwave.

Priebecj

USA

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Great Microwave

5

I am very happy with this brand and model. I use it a lot and it heats things up as it should. I have never had a problem with it. I like the way it looks. The stainless steel finish looks very nice. Performance It always performs how I expect it to. Like I already said, I have never had a problem heating or making anything. Everything is always cooked or heated as I would expect it to be. Settings/Features I do not really use many features. I kind of just put my food in and hit the number of minutes I think it will need and that is fine with me. Ease of Cleaning The rack and circle tray inside both come out and are very easy to clean. Once those items are removed, its very easy to clean the inside. Ease of Use It is very easy to use. Its all self explanatory. Durability I have owned it more then 5 years and I use it a lot. I heat up and make a lot in the microwave and it has not failed me yet. Design It is a good size and fits great in a space in my cabinets. I really like the stainless steel finish.

qtpie815

USA

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Love this unit!

4

This unit is great compared to others I've owned. I like the stainless steel durability and the different buttons for functions. As a stay at home mom, one can be very busy at times and the defrost option on this works magic when I forget to put the meat out of the fridge. Performance My one concern is u feel it overheats s bit but I'm used to that reaction from amicrowave. Settings/Features This unit heats but doesn't char nor dry the food. I love to reheat items without damaging the flavor and texture and this does it. Ease of Cleaning Sponge and go. This is great as long as you keep up with it. I can see user disagreements here if they let old food cook after multiple uses. Design I wish I could put it over the range. I have no space and it does take space on the counter in a small kitchen.

MakaylaAlexander

USA

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Microwaves Food Quickly

4

This microwave cooks food quickly. I have never been able to get food crispy in the crisping sleeves before using this product. There are several one touch options and cooking recommendations on the microwave which makes cooking and thawing easy. The microwave is also very easy to clean. Often with other microwaves food is very stuck on, however, with this microwave all you need is some spray cleaner and a paper towel. I would recommend this microwave to anyone. It works great and is easy to clean. Scrambled eggs and baked potatoes come out great in this microwave! I would get this product again and I enjoy using it on a daily basis.

FaydraWashington

USA

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Great microwave for the price!

5

Though I only use the microwave for small things like melting butter or popping popcorn or reheating leftovers, I have been pleased with this product. Things heat up quickly and evenly and it is very easy to use! Perfect for the price. Performance This microwave heats food up quickly! Ease of Cleaning It's very easy to take the spinning table out and put it back in for cleaning purposes. Ease of Use I love that this microwave doesn't require you to pull out the owner's manual every time you use it! Durability Have only had this a year and a half but so far, so good! Design I love it's sleek and clean design.

Kaeto

Tallahassee, FL

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GE Spacemaker Microwave Oven

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