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Microwave ovens

GE WES1452SP[SS]
 
Approximate retail price:
$125
Summary: This GE 1.4 cubic-foot 1100-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - GE WES1452SP[SS]

The GE WES1452SP[SS] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the WES1452SP[SS] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
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 WES1452SP[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.4
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - GE WES1452SP[SS]
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
A rusty peroformance
6/9/2013
Pros
Simple Display
Cons
Heats Unevenly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Popcorn
Comment:
This microwave is only 2 years old, but the protective finish on its' interior is peeling off and rusting in multiple areas, especially under the turntable. Bottom interior edge of door also rusted. I have owned microwaves for >15 years, have NEVER had a brand whose interior was so poorly constructed that it is now unusable. <br /> I have never used any abrasive cleaner on this or any of my other microwaves.<br /> I would be willing to send pictures of what I am describing if I am told how.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy this one
9/8/2012
Pros
Heats Evenly
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Comment:
Two years ago the WES 1450 model was a CR best buy, so I bought it but within 1 1/2 years I started getting Keyboard Short message and Service needed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Lasted only 9 months
5/9/2012
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchased from [@]. Product worked as expected, but only lasted 9 months and will not turn on now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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