GE JVM7195DFBB Over-The-Range Microwave Review

General Electric have produced some high quality microwaves over the past decade and they’re now trying to make an impact in the over-the-range niche market. Their efforts so far have been pretty good and they have certainly been aiming pretty high.

The JVM7195DFBB and its sister, the JVM7195SFSS – more on that below – are two of their best-selling and best-rated models. They are powerful, robust over-the-range microwave ovens that can do a lot more than their rivals.

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Design

This is another aesthetically pleasing model from GE. They have managed to make the design simple and sleek, but at the same time modern. The vertical control scheme is placed on the right, with visible buttons and a small display above. The handle is also on the right side and the microwave is fairly easy to use, although it might take some getting used to.

With dimensions of 33 x 20 x 19.2 inches and the 1.9 cubic foot capacity, this is certainly not small: this is a fairly large, powerful machine, obviously meant for preparing large meals and large quantities of food. Do check how much space you’ve got before buying, but this one will fit most kitchen designs.

The installation process is also pretty simple, which is certainly another pro. The child lock feature is always a useful addition too.

There isn’t really anything new or state of the art about the way this microwave was designed, but overall, it looks and feels solid and robust. The only flaw is the pull-to-open door, opening of which might require a little more force than we’d like.

Performance

Performance-wise, the JVM7195DFBB has a wide variety of features, presets (popcorn, potato, beverage, family snacks, MyPlate, steam, soften, reheat, defrost weight/time) and other options to choose from that it makes cooking incredibly easy. The turntable works great and cooking sensors are very accurate. There are 10 power levels available, which are more than enough.

One of the most important features of over-the-range microwaves is, obviously, the ventilation system. This is where this model shines. The ventilation system is flawless and the 3-speed exhaust fan gets rid of steam, smell and everything else efficiently and as fast as possible.

Overall, there aren’t really any obvious flaws when it comes to this microwave’s performance. Everything works perfectly well and food gets cooked and prepared evenly. This is a microwave that can be used to cook all sorts of foods and different-sized meals and it is safe to say it’s one of the best models out there.

Dimensions and Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 63 lbs.
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Height: 10.87 inches
  • Depth: 14.5 inches
  • Capacity: 1.9 Cu. Ft.
  • Colour: Black
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Wattage: 1100 watts
  • Presets: Popcorn, Beverage, Potato, Reheat, Defrost: Weight/Time, Cook Time
  • Power levels: 10
  • Fan Speeds: 3
  • Fan Type: Vented

Pros:

  1. Great venting system
  2. Ease of use
  3. Great performance
  4. Large number of presets
  5. Accurate cooking sensors
  6. Robust and durable

Cons:

  1. Pull-to-open door

Conclusion: A Solid, Robust, Powerful Over-the-Range Microwave Oven

GE have produced another great microwave oven and this time they have managed to combine the useful properties of over-the-range microwaves with the size and power of conventional microwave ovens. The GE JVM7195DFBB delivers in the looks and the design department both, while it over-deliver when it comes to performance.

This model doesn’t have any major flaws. Although this isn’t an insanely large microwave, the dimensions might simply not be right for your kitchen or may not fit in with other kitchen appliances that you own, from an aesthetic point of view.

If you think this is the case, then we recommend that you take a look at a similar model, also produced by GE, the GE JVM7195SFSS. The GE JVM7195SFSS has the same technical specifications (including power and capacity), but there is a slight difference in dimensions. Maybe this model would better fit in your kitchen. Perhaps this is more a matter of personal taste and preferences, than anything else.

Overall, both of these models are definitely worth the money and both are great microwave ovens that will make cooking for your friends and family a lot easier and quicker than it currently is.

GE JVM7195DFBB 1.9 Cu. Ft. Black Over-the-Range Microwave
277 Ratings
GE JVM7195DFBB 1.9 Cu. Ft. Black Over-the-Range Microwave
  • Electronic Touch Controls
  • 3-Speed Exhaust Fan
  • Halogen Interior Light

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Manual

GE JVM7195DFBB Manual