Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 68
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Koop Solid Cooking Appliance
Our experience is limited to the last few weeks but so far our GE Advantium is cooking everything from crispy quesadillas to reheated Chinese food.
I read some reviews on a number of sites and the major complaints were the lack of a number pad (replaced by a dial) and the main door handle is chromed plastic. From my point of view the dial provides a superior user experience and the plastic chromed handle looks great and seems to be as durable as needed (again we've only had the unit for 3 weeks).
The Advantium is a little pricey for a microwave but we are constantly using the convection and speedcook capabilities. It is multiple cooking appliances in one.
October 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homelove11 Advantium 120 1.7 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Stainless Steel not standing up to quality
This product is not up to the high standards I hoped for. Yes the product is energy efficient and we purchased this product one year ago. Over all I think the product is well made, however, the handle on the door is basically a piece of plastic with a chrome sticker on it. For the price I did not expect this? I have called and complained to GE about this issue and was told it would be over $150 to start to replace it. Since this product purpose is to be placed over the stovetop it should withstand high heat and not have a sticker on the handle. Therefore I would NOT recommend this unless you don’t plan on using your stovetop.
July 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ErinGEcustomer Disappointed
We purchased this microwave in 2012, today it will no longer heat. If we boiled anything on the stove top, the panel would short circuit...even if we ran the exhaust fan. This was a very expensive microwave to have these problems and to no longer work. Disappointed is an understatement.
August 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by william bill handel pealing
the handle is splitting / pealing poor quality....
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Elra Short life - high repair costs
We have had this oven since April 2009. In January, 2012, it no longer would microwave. We've had the circuit board replaced, and it still does not work. We are looking now at replacing the magnetron. We have a 1985 Amana Radarange that works better than this one. We wanted one that was over the range and would work like an oven for small things like baking cookies. We would not buy again and we are writing to GE to complain. Read other reviews at other sites explaining other problems with this oven.
February 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by klaw Not worth the money!!!
I purchased the GE Advantium 120 Oven (model SCA1000) which is the earlier version of this model. It worked good for the first few years but as soon as the 5 year warranty was over, it died. Based on what I am finding online, this is not uncommon for the Advantium. I spent a lot of money on this product and expected it to last much longer than 5 years. The cost for parts and labor are extremely high. Last time I will bey a GE product...I expected more from them.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gardngirl Great features, bakes nicely, food browns
Really like the features, it takes a little to get use to but it make a great roast. Bad feature is the fan! Not strong enough and pull steam up to the top of the microwave so the cabinets get greasy and brown. I really need a good vent.
March 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by charles Advantium = Total Dog Boat Anchor
What an overpriced product!
The advantiums pulls ALOT of power, either high amperage 110V or a dedicated 220V line($500 installation).
Then, since they are not designed to handle the amperage, system components start burning out. Door safety switches on ours have burned out over 8 times.
Plus the digital controls system and printed circuit boards are delicate and prone to breakdown.
We happily replaced ours with a $150 model that we should have bought to begin with.
July 11, 2012