GE JES1288SH 1000 Watts With Convection Cook Microwave Oven
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GE JES1288SH 1000 Watts With Convection Cook Microwave Oven

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  • Capacity: 1.2 cu. ft.
  • Cooking Power: 1000 Watts
  • Power Levels: 10
  • : Countertop
  • Convection Cook: With Convection Cook
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Yowza! It caught on fire!

byfishyoda Dec 15, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros *Cooks fast  *Heats evenly
Cons *Hard to use without directions  *Caught on fire
Recommended it? No

I am not sure how long microwaves are supposed to last... we have had this one four and a half to five years.  Tonight as I was making a bag of popcorn it made a really weird buzzing noise and then flames appeared inside!  Ahhh!  I'm glad I was standing in the kitchen when it... Read full review »


Arcing, burn marks on cardboard plate

byhspurgin1 Feb 10, 2009
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nice looking, plenty of features, easy to use, roomy.
Cons Dangerously unstable with regards to the arcing problem. <br><br>Minor gripe:...
Recommended it? No

We received this GE JES1288SH microwave secondhand from my parents, it's a 2003 model and is a nice looking stainless steel front oven and easy to use (although we have never found a reason to try to grill or brown anything in it). From the day we turned it on, however, it would arc with the most... Read full review »


Recall this fire hazzard.

bylarrybost Jan 16, 2009
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It is shiny.
Cons Need I say more than fire hazzard and the fact that GE won't take responsibility.
Recommended it? No

In February of 2007 my wife and I purchased a GE Microwave model # JES1288.  By December of 2007 the microwave was making a loud buzzing sound, sparking and flaming in the area that contains the magnetron.  I called GE and they sent out a serviceman who replaced the unit.  By December of 2008 the... Read full review »


Excellent microwave

byisaaac May 31, 2008
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very very dependable, easy to use, great defrost feature.
Cons Unchangeable (?) light bulb, unremovable upper electric element makes cleaning the...
Recommended it? Yes

I've used this microwave nearly every night for the past four years. It is easy to use, and looks good. No fire problem yet (God willing!) and I've let it get pretty messy on the inside at times. My only real reservation is that the owner's manual gives no indication of how to replace the light... Read full review »


Not worth it

byalex918 Apr 28, 2008
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Multiple features, nice stainless steel design
Cons Caught on fire and stopped working 2 years from purchase.
Recommended it? No

Buzzing, smoking and small fire from cardboard area to the right of the inside of the microwave. It lasted only two years and I paid $270.00 for it at Lowes. I was disappointed this product was not recalled, as it is a fire hazard. Read full review »


Don't buy this firetrap

bym8ducks Mar 2, 2008
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The box it came in lasted longer than the microwave
Cons It is a fire danger Don't buy!
Recommended it? No

We used it about a year and a half before it started shooting flames,even though we always kept it clean and took very good care of it.We bought it for the browning feature which didn't work very well,perhaps it was designed to brown the inside of your house right before it burns it down!Don't buy... Read full review »


A Huge Disappointment

bytexasbill44 Aug 12, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Beautiful and easy to use
Cons Nearly caught on fire with no warning, after only 3 years' use
Recommended it? No

I bought the GE 1288 SH02 microwave oven in the summer or fall of 2004, and have never had a moment's problem with it until two days ago, when suddenly it began buzzing loudly while cooking an egg patty on a paper plate. Light was flashing behind the little cardboard cover inside the machine, smoke... Read full review »


Piece of Crap

byharley06 Jul 11, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks nice,great storage box for dog food
Cons Too expensive when it only last 18 months
Recommended it? No

I bought one of these units in December of 2005.It has arced out three times and I quit using it.I tried the the 1-800 numbers and got jerked around for a half an hour.They said if I would take it to an a service center and have it analyzed they would replace the magnetron(they knew exactly what... Read full review »


JES1288SH 02 Microwave Oven

bycattimcat100 Apr 8, 2007
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to clean and is pretty and shinny
Cons Sorry service life for a product of this type
Recommended it? Yes

04-18-2007 More information: UPDATE..

I have good news,yes I really do. I call the GE people and talked to the people at 1-800-848-7620 Customer Relations. After going into detail about the date I bought the oven and the problems I had with the arcing, the lady told me that the magnetron... Read full review »



bygrendal Oct 16, 2006
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros I liked that it would microwave, grill and brown as long as it lasted.
Cons I too think it should be recalled after lasting only 2 years!
Recommended it? No

I bought this oven in July 04 because I said when the oven I had (for at least 20 yrs.) finally died I wanted one that also baked like an oven. This one wasn't exactly like I wanted but I figured it would do. It worked fine until July of this year when it started, yes you guessed it, sparking. But... Read full review »



bydazzled Apr 24, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? No

Ours worked fine, until today when it caught fire!! We only used it to warm and defrost, never used the convection oven features. Light bulb burned out within a few months and then for no apparent reason it caught fire today warming some soup in a microwave approved bowl.

Seems to me, if... Read full review »



bybclabaugh Feb 24, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Stainless Interior
Cons Slower microwave times, grill & brown features not all that helpful, and not very reliable
Recommended it? No

Purchased the unit at Sam's Club on 3/27/04 for $158, on the basis of the stainless interior and grill & brown features.

Cook times were acceptable, but less that the microwave we replaced.

Brown and grill features are marginally helpful. Perhaps I did not use them in the right... Read full review »


Great machine..... roasts marshmallows well.. lol

bywopjr3214 Dec 7, 2005
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros the controls are easy... it's nice looking too (especially when all lit up and...
Cons non-smoking house.... this microwave refused to listen so we had to kick it out.
Recommended it? No

Bought this machine in July of 05. Now December of 05, got the same sparks flying around in ours that apparently everyone else has. I loved the oven part because even I could make stuff with it while my wife was at work. I was getting pretty happy with my diet of one Tony's frozen pizza per day... Read full review »



byminekeeper Oct 28, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It looks nice.
Cons Customer Service Department not willing to back their product!
Recommended it? No

We started having problems with this microwave within 9 months. It would start creating it's own little electrical fire storm behind the microwave diffuser plate. (the diffuser plate is the little metallic piece of cardboard inside the oven on the right) We pulled the diffuser plate and wiped it... Read full review »


Disposable microwave

byhbwright Oct 25, 2005
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Basically easy to use. Great browning and grilling features before the rack broke.
Cons Lasted less then 2 years. I want to keep my house.
Recommended it? No

Like mentioned above, mine also caught on fire after about a year and a half of use. My no-name brand that I bought for $40 lasted 7 years longer then this one that cost me $140 on sale.

I loved using the grilling feature and made delicious salmon for my first meal. The rack did break... Read full review »


Don't use GE JES1288SH

bybigsky5 Jun 25, 2005
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It looks nice. The control panel is easy to operate.
Cons Cons? It catches on fire!!!!!!!!!!!
Recommended it? No

We purchased the GE JES1299SH in December 2004 to replace an 18 year old SHARP that is still working. The GE started on fire yesterday, June 2005. It was mostly used for defrosting and popcorn. Read full review »


Throw it out.

byzing928 Apr 5, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use. Microwaves, grills, browns.
Cons Just when the warranty was up, ours caught on fire.
Recommended it? No

Had microwave for little under 2 years. Everyone in the house used it properly & very simple to clean & use. Loved it's features/microwave, brown & grill until today. It started sparking and exploded in my kitchen. It almost burnt my house down. Luckily I was standing right by and could turn it off... Read full review »


Good Machine

bycmp9969 Jul 6, 2004
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent convection cooking and microwave is average.
Cons Controls have been too simplified. Changing plates to microwave or grill. Poor online...
Recommended it? Yes

We bought this microwave as a replacement. Overall it is a good microwave. The convection cooking capability lets you brown those microwaveable foods, cook steaks (yes they come out nice), and do the mundane microwave chores like pop popcorn. The controls are rather simple...a little too simple. GE... Read full review »

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