Internet #305884098

Model #JES1657SMSS

Store SO SKU #1003370579

1.6 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel with Sensor Cooking

  • Sensor cooking controls produce ideal results
  • Defrost options for added convenience
  • Control lockout helps prevent accidental activation
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Sensor Cooking
Sensor Cooking
  • Sensor cooking controls produce ideal results
  • Defrost options for added convenience
  • Control lockout helps prevent accidental activation
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Capacity of Microwave (cu. ft.)
Depth With Door(s) Open 90 Degrees (In.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Appliance Category
Appliance Type
Countertop Microwave
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Controls Location
Side Controls
Door Swing/Style
Right to Left Swing
Microwave Door Release
Push Button
Microwave Features
One Touch Cooking,Turntable
Microwave Settings
Control Lock,Cook Power,Popcorn
Microwave Size
Number of One-Touch Settings
Number of Power Levels
Product Weight (lb.)
Vent Location
Wattage (watts)
900 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year entire appliance warranty
Safety Listing

Product Overview

GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.
  • 1.6 cu. ft. capacity 1150-Watt (IEC-705 test procedure)
  • Weight and time defrost - Simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting
  • Instant On controls - 1-touch instant operation
  • Add 30 seconds - Increases cooking times with one touch
  • Sensor cooking controls - Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results
  • Turntable - Rotates food throughout the cycle
  • Control lockout - Helps prevent accidental activation
  • Timer on/off - Minute timer helps keep you on track
  • Equipped with Electronic Controls - Navigate with a push of a button
  • Limited 1-year entire appliance warranty

  • California residents

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Questions & Answers


Is there a trim kit available for this GE 1.6 model in Stainless steel?

Asked by Scott February 7, 2021

Hello Scott, We appreciate you reaching out. We're happy to answer your question. There is not a trim kit available for this model. That is because this model does not have built in capabilities. We hope this helps. All the best! Mike@GEA

Does the microwave light up inside when the door is open whether cooking or not?

Asked by Carole February 6, 2021

Hello Carole, Thanks for reaching out. The microwave light will come on when the door is open and when the microwave is in use. The microwave should not operate when the door is open. If this is happening, please reach out to us for further assistance. We hope this helps. Best wishes! Mike@GEA

What is the size of the turntable?

Asked by Ann January 31, 2021

Hi Ann - Thanks for reaching out to us! We truly appreciate your interest in this sensor microwave and are happy to answer this question for you. This microwave features a glass turntable that is 13.625 inches. Please feel free to reach back out to us if you have any additional questions about the features that this unit offers you or using it in the future. We are always happy to help! -Eliza@GEA

Can I put this microwave on a shelf? If I have 3” clearance on both sides and top and 1” clearanc...

Asked by Nikfit January 29, 2021

Hello Nikfit - We appreciate the great question and we'll be happy to help. The shelf spacing you described sounds perfect. A clearance of 3" on the top and sides and 1" in the back is required for air circulation. We hope it looks good on your shelf! - John@GEAppliances

What are the dimensions

Asked by Jb December 24, 2020

Hello jb! We'll be happy to provide you with the dimensions of this microwave. The dimensions are 12.88" H x 21.75" W x 17.75" D. We hope these are helpful! This is a great microwave that we're sure you'll love. - Guy@GEA

Can I put this inside a pantry cabinet assuming that the clearances are met (behind, above, and a...

Asked by Sarah December 14, 2020

Hi Sarah! We appreciate your question. These microwaves are intended for countertop use only. We do not recommend installing them in tight spaces, like a cabinet. We're sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Stay safe. Emily@GEA

Can I get a trim kit for this model

Asked by Jr December 1, 2020

Hello Jr, Thank you for reaching out to us about this microwave. This is a great question and we are happy to help. This Microwave is a counter top model and is not made to be built in. If you are looking for a model that can be build in we recommend looking at model# PEM31SFSS that can be found here: The trim kit options for this model are #JX827SFSS and # JX830SFSS. We hope this information helps, feel free to reach out again with any other questions you may have. Have a great day!-Avery@GEA

What are the dimensions (depth) including the plug?

Asked by Judy November 30, 2020

Hi Judy! Excellent question! We'd love to help! The approximate dimensions of this model are as follows: 12 7/8" H x 21 3/4" W x 17 3/4" D. For the power cord, most countertop models have approximately a 39" long power cord. For countertop models only, the plug is a straight plug that sticks out approximately 2". We hope that this helps! Stay safe. -Michael@GEA

What is the length of the power cord? I am needing 48" cord if shorter can I use an heavy duty a...

Asked by Ruby1234 November 30, 2020

Hi Ruby1234! Thank you for taking time from your day to contact us. This is a great question that we're glad to assist you with. This microwave has a 39" power cord. Also, the plug is a straight plug that sticks out approximately 2". We strongly recommend that an extension cord not be used with a microwave due to the potential safety hazards under certain conditions. However, extension cords may be used if the following conditions are met: 1) The extension cord must be a three-wire grounding type appliance cord that has an Underwriters Laboratory approval (UL), and that it mentions the current it can handle. The extension cords are usually marked 15 or 20 amps. 2) The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the microwave. 3) The extension cord is placed so that it cannot be pulled on or tripped over unintentionally. We hope this is useful information! We're wishing you the best. - Guy@GEA

Is there a 30” trim kit available for this product?

Asked by Jack November 29, 2020

Hi Jack, unfortunately there is not. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 1,845 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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Perfect size and features
We were looking for a white 1,100, but had to fit in a cubby area. This one is the perfect size, features we understand, and good price too.
by PatrickO1
User friendly and efficient. Large capacity and sleek modern appearance
by ZC1354
Works very well. Black stainless steel is very sleek looking.
Works very well. Black stainless steel is very sleek looking.
Great features
Great features, quiet operation, nice looking, priced well
by Hop Lover
I love the fact that this microwave is spacious and affordable
by Parkress
Mr Picky Finally Happy!
I love this new Microwave Oven. It’s big, but not too big, it’s beautiful, it’s not too loud, but what is most important to me is usage feature with buttons. This microwave allows you to change power level WHILE the microwave is running. Vital must have feature for me! Also love the one push button to turn on if you press 1 thru 6 or Add 30 Seconds button. I know I’m picky-picky, but just know that this is the best microwave to buy as far as I’m concerned. Yes, I’m aware btw that there is a sticker over the keypad that can be removed, but I prefer to keep it on for now and keep underneath “new” as long as possible. This GE microwave replaces my old GE microwave of 20+ years that I didn’t feel was worth trying to repair. I’m a loyal GE microwave customer.
by tryridem
Good so far
I’ve only owned this one evening. All the functions work. It’s big and white. I wish they would have had a black or stainless one in stock.
by Southmouse
Perfect Microwave for our space
This replaced a Panasonic unit. It was one of a very few that would fit the space (an above counter shelf-alcove). It hasn't been in use very long, but so far so good.
by AZArtist
Best microwave I’ve owned!
This thing can cook! It doesn’t mess around and gets the job done in record time! I use it every day. It is better than any other microwave I have owned and I am 64, so I’ve had quite a few!
by Devedarj
Great features
Like it because of it's power rating And the price was good
by RobDub1
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