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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BullittGuy Replacement for a 14-year old GE Profile wall oven; Thanksgiving saved!!
I purchased and installed this unit myself the week before Thanksgiving 2014. Our 14 year old GE Profile wall oven died yet again and I was tired of shelling out for a new control panel and controller every couple of years which was always a few hundred buck here and there. Thanks to quick delivery from Home Depot, Thanksgiving for us was saved!
I decided to go with another GE Profile wall oven due to the fact the the installation parameters were exactly the same as our old unit. Therefore, I knew going into it that I would not have to make any modifications to the cabinetry. The only modification I had to make was to drill out four pilot holes to set the unit in place since the holes in the new unit did not match up to the old ones. I also recommend using dielectric grease when making the electrical connections due to the use of what appears to be aluminum wiring on the oven and copper wire service from the house. This will help combat oxidation from dissimilar metals being in contact with the other.
As for the oven, it so far is performing quite well. The convection baking function works much better than that of our old unit which only moved air from the back of the unit. Everything that we have baked (convection or standard), roasted, or broiled has cooked evenly with good results.
From our old unit, I salvaged the GE supplied baking stones and baking stone rack for use with this oven. Though the rack is not made for this unit, it perfectly. Loaves of french bread that used to take 35 to 40 minutes on convection bake with the old unit, now only take 30-31 minutes. Homemade pizza also now takes a minute or two less to bake to perfection.
I really do like the quick Steam Clean function of the oven. I have only used it once, but it was quite handy to be able to quickly clean out the melted and burnt cheese from the bottom of the oven so that my wife could bake a cake without worry of smoke from burning food infusing into the cake and without having to resort to the hours long self-cleaning function.
As to the GE Brillion app, whilst it appears many have had issues with it, I found it very easy to set up and get going on my Samsung Galaxy S4. It works great and it is nice to be able to preheat the oven on our way home from the market. The only bad thing about the Brillion function is that you must remember to push the 'Remote Enable' button before leaving the house if you intend on using it. You must also remember that every time you open the oven door, the 'Remote Enable' function is disabled so you need to remember to activate it again.
The three lights in the oven also are a welcome touch. Not only do they allow better viewing of what's cooking, but they add additional warmth to the oven for proofing yeast or bread dough. Another nice touch is the roller rack. It is too bad GE cheaped out and did not include this function for all three racks.
One initial concern when installing the oven was that it looked like it would not fit due the the taller stack height of the control panel bezel which is considerably higher than on our old oven. Fortunately, when sliding the oven into place, I was able to wedge it in with just a little extra effort (the photo's I included here show the tight fit). It is quite snug between the top of the oven bezel and the bottom of the microwave oven bezel, but it works!
Overall, though this is not a cheap unit, I have been very happy with its performance thus far.
December 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointedbuyer Brillion app for smart phone is not available
I purchased the product for the advertised Brillion enabled oven feature for energy savings. The Brillion app is not available to connect to my smart device and get the full energy efficiency.
July 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TillyLee Cannot stay at proper temperature
I bought the GE Profile PT916 which looks like this model 4 years ago. I was very disappointed in it, and because it couldn't maintain the proper temp (always less than temp set), we had a new part installed 3 years ago. The repair man said I would get use to it, I have not! When making cookies, opening the door to check on them, the tem drops 50 degrees and cannot get back to the proper temp for a long time. It seems the problem may be this hidden bake feature (metal separating open cavity from the burners). Or there are not enough coils to get it heated up. I will be replacing this oven next month and throwing this on in the dumps. I wouldn't even want to donate it to anyone, that's how awful it is. I am 70 years old and had an old GE range that I loved, oven maintained the proper setting, baked beautifully. I thought I would again get a quality oven with GE, I have not.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Napagal Love my Oven!
I had a GE Oven before which lasted 16 years and now love my new GE even more!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robin23 Great Features
We had this installed in our newly built home and am very happy with its performance and features. It sends me text messages when its preheated
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jans99 PT9050DF2BB
Purchased this oven to replace a discontinued model. What a difference! Excellent
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NboroGirl Happy Customer
I bought this wall oven over 3 months ago when I remodeled my kitchen. I bought all Slate appliances and was disappointed that GE doesn't make a wall oven in Slate. (Why doesn't GE make a Slate wall-oven to go with all their other Slate appliances???) So I have a black oven in an otherwise all-Slate kitchen. However, this oven does it all.
I use the oven mostly in convection mode because it cooks the food in 75% of the time (so adjust your recipes accordingly). You never have to calculate the correct temp to use when using the convection oven, though, because this oven does it for you; just set it to the temp the recipe calls for. Cookies, cakes, and everything else I have baked have come out perfectly. I haven't tried broiling and am somewhat surprised the oven doesn't come with a broiling pan (it's an add-on accessory), but I have used the Probe function (along with Convection Roast), where you attach the included probe, insert it into the meat, set the temperature you want your roast to be cooked to, and then the oven shuts off when the meat is done. This worked pretty well, although I set the temp of the meat to be medium-rare and it came out medium. Also, after I used this function, the next time I went to Bake something and tried pre-heating the oven, I could not get the oven to heat. The user manual does not explain what to do after you are done using the Probe function and the oven shuts off, so I may be missing a step. What do you do once you remove the meat from the oven and the probe from the meat? What I ended up doing was shutting down the oven using the circuit breaker, then turning it back on. That did the trick and the oven worked again.
The only thing I don't love about this oven is the racks...I find them very difficult to reinsert once they've been removed. For this reason I tend to leave them where they are and never change their positions. I would like to try using multiple-rack baking, one of its features, but because the racks are so hard for me to maneuver, I haven't.
July 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by suzie8 Will Not Retain Heat
I bought this a month ago. Once you preheat the oven to let's say, 350....place your dish in the oven, within five minutes the temp is 330. It keeps decreasing after that. Now, I preheat the oven to 370, for a 350 dish, and then the oven might stay nearer to 350. Sounds messed up, doesn't it? Also, had the unit serviced last week. Calibrated and still does the same thing.
April 8, 2014