Rated 4 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MadameX Heats my kitchen instead of my food
Installed properly and quickly on 12/11/2013 by Home Depot contractor. The vent outward is behind the oven and this was not a problem.
Pros: Looks good. Warming feature makes plates nice and warm and keeps rare roasts warm till needed. Has 2 metal shelves for baking, combi-cooking and roasting. Very few other similar machines have 2 shelves! One shelf is conveniently low in the oven so one can roast or bake a larger or higher item. Have baked yeast pastry, a quiche and combi-roasted a 4+lb chicken quite successfully despite the cons below.
Cons: The manual says to lower the temperature and shorten the time when using any convection cooking. I found that I had to go back up with the temperature and/or lengthen the cooking time to finish baking/roasting. Gets very hot on exterior top left hand side. This is just below my white laminated top cupboard. The GE repair service came and said this is normal and the oven is designed that way. There is no mention in the sales literature about this and I fear that the laminate will shrink in the cupboard immediately above the unit. The GE repair person was not very competent about this unit explaining things which were obviously false. Husband is an engineer and I had read the literature thoroughly. He did tell us that the unit does loose a lot of heat (and wastes energy) into the kitchen because of the automatic cooling fan when the bake/roast/combi cooking is used.
Takes ages to preheat...like 20 minutes to get to 400Â°F. The repair person said that it was because its only 120V and not 220V like the normal oven. So the unit does not save on electricity even though the oven is smaller than the range oven and in fact uses more. The venting fan is rather ineffective but what can one expect from a machine that combines 3 machines. An over the stove hood alone is the way to go if you want good venting. Its difficult to see into the oven as the light is at the front of the unit. Light should have been placed at the back of the unit so that it is behind the item that is cooking. One has to open the door letting out heat to see if your cakes or meat are browned enough. There is also no grill, which I miss for au gratin baking. Does not come with a plastic spatter plate for reheating plates of food in microwave mode. Most microwaves abroad have one and this is most useful. The best combination microwave that I have used does not make an above range unit so will keep this unit despite high energy consumption and hope for the best with my cupboards
January 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by ABE123 GE Profile JVM1790 breaks down.
The microwave part of this combo microwave convection oven stopped working within 3 years. A total disappointment.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Adam I'm satisfied.
I'm fairly new with this item but so far its quiet and fast and the controls are easy enough. My last profile microwave lasted nearly 15 years. I'm satisfied with how quickly it cooked a roast and sausage as well as a heating cup of water for tea in just over a minute.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gajman Great Microwave-Love the Convection Oven
We were looking for a replacement microwave for over the range. Interestingly enough our old one failed around Thanksgiving making the importance of that extra cooking device even ore apparent. When we went looking, I though we should consider a convection oven...twice the use for the same space. This was an excellent choice. The microwave is superb, the convection oven works very very well and we are happy we moved up to the dual oven configuration. Installed it myself in about 20 minutes.
January 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by pkgdiva big disappointment
My unit has had three service calls and it still cannot bake a potato (bottom is mush and the top is hard using the potato sensor cycle) or reheat anything (significantly over heats) with the sensor.
The soften cycle is also mis-calibrated, and there isn't a "melt" cycle.
I've had the sensor replaced, as well as the control board, neither had any impact on the performance.
Or, perhaps it's the design: this appliance cannot be a microwave AND a convection oven.
It's impossible to hear the beep from the next room at the loudest setting (beep volume is adjustable).
GE is not willing to stand behind the product-- they are insisting on a fourth service call.
August 29, 2014