I bought this particular microwave to replace a 7 year old GE Profile that recently died on me. Compared to my old Profile model, this Spacemaker model does not do all the things the old one did. It is a bit more cumbersome to figure out what controls what -- in time I hope to understand it better. My biggest complaint is with quality control in this particular model. When you look at the microwave straight on, you will notice that the bottom & top of door does not line up on the side that has the control panel on it. The door seems to hang down ever so slightly on that side. Yet when you look at the picture of the microwave in this advertisement, everything looks perfect. I even went back to the store to look at their display models, and they all were the same way (with this door not lining up). Quality Control could definitely be better.
July 13, 2013
Good Product, Great Price
We had a GE Spacemaker in our old house. It worked well and lasted over 7 years (the house was just sold again with the same microwave in it). The microwave in our current house died the week before we closed on the mortgage so the previous owner replaced it with another brand. 4 years later it died so we went back to a GE.
We happened to hit a sale and got a lot more microwave than we had planned on getting. We really like the idea of the easy to clean interior and we're glad to have a microwave with the sensor in it again - we used it on the old microwave all the time. This model has a LOT more power than any of our previous microwaves. We also like having a fan with 4 speeds; our old one had only 2 speeds.
July 6, 2013
Great microwave for the price.
This microwave has plenty of options for any type of cook and it is spacious inside and easy to clean.
June 13, 2013
Poor Recirculating Fan
Microwave was in house when purchased. It is a Spacemaker XL1400. Fan not strong enough to pull steam up to recirc fan. Steam just drifts up front of microwave and towards ceiling. Never even goes close to filters. May as well not have exhaust feature. My microwave in my RV does a lot better job and it is also a recirc fan. Would not purchase another GE microwave again for over my stove.
June 5, 2013
This product is great
I've had a GE spacemaker microwave for about 10 years and loved the simplicity of it, yet all of the features of it. We had to leave it with our house when we sold it, so will be buying another one just like it!
May 6, 2013
Always buy GE
I have replaced the previous model of this Microwave that I had been using for over 12 years. GE manufactures appliances that look good, perform as advertised and out last their competitors and as long as they do GE will be my first choice. Quality is important. This unit as a new feature that softens butter without melting it so yes, it really does do what it says it will.
April 19, 2013
This product performes great
The sound on this microwave is more softer and smoother than older models. It also heat food much faster and the dark inside is a nice upgrade.
March 29, 2013
Product does everything you would want in a microwave
Microwave is an excellent size and because of its many features allows you to do a lot of different things. It is a valuable tool in our kitchen.
March 22, 2013