The GE JES2051SN[SS] is part of the microwave oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven
models like the JES2051SN[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.
Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
About This Brand
General Electric is the dominant brand in the entire category of microwave ovens. The brand's ovens can be found in all big-box retailers and independent, national, and regional dealers. The brand strives for innovation. Countertop models range in sizes from 0.8 cubic feet to 2.0 cubic feet. Some models offer convection cooking, and a number provide speed-cook options. GE countertop models range in price from $70 to $350. GE over-the-range (OTR) models measure about 1.5 to 2.0 cubic feet with wattage ratings of 900 to 1,200; GE's OTRs cost $200 to $1,400. GE's latest innovation is the Advantium speed-cook technology, which uses a halogen bulb. The company also sells models with convection cooking.
Features & Specs - GE JES2051SN[SS]
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Watts This is the manufacturer's figure of the microwave power output. In general, the more watts an oven offers, the greater its cooking power-and the faster your food will be cooked. That said, differences in claimed wattage of 100 watts or less are unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
Convection mode A few microwaves include a convection oven feature, which has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat. In convection mode, you can set the oven temperature as you would in a traditional oven to bake or roast items.
Sensor Controls the cooking and reheating time automatically. It shuts off an oven when it determines (usually by sensing steam) that food is hot enough.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless-steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Previous microwave was 20 years old and stopped working. I was willing to pay more thinking I would get a better built unit. Died at the end of the warranty and the service is almost imposible to use as they will only come to your house during business hours and the cost of just finding out the cost of the repair is $90 plus a day off work and the cost of parts is super high. Would have been glad to take it in but not an option.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By The Chieftain
from Central PA
(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Large microwave with the price to match
Make sure you have the counter space for this unit before you buy it. Alot of interior room, great for large plates. This is it's downfall too, it's hard to say you use it to it's potential very often. It's hard to justify the cost and size when it's mostly half full when you turn it on.