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GE JVM7195SFSS Over-The-Range Microwave Oven Review

We’ve already reviewed a couple of General Electric over-the-range microwave ovens, but the JVM7195SFSS stands out for a couple of reasons. For a start, this microwave oven has everything a good over-the-range microwave oven should have and it’s pretty affordable. This is our detailed review of this product.

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Design

The aesthetic aspect of the JVM7195SFSS can be summed up in a few words: slick, simple, modern and stylish. With that said, this is not an eclectically designed, unique microwave oven. This is a device that should fit in most cooking spaces and look well among other kitchen appliances, without really distorting or vastly improving the overall aesthetic design of the kitchen.

A simple color scheme, the nice display and the good looking touchpad are the visual highlights of this model.

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The touchpad is responsive, easy to use and makes choosing presets, as well as picking other settings painless. This is, obviously, a user-friendly model and one should get used to using this microwave fairly quickly, even if they’ve never owned a GE microwave oven before.

One of the highlights of this microwave oven is the large capacity of 1.9 Cu. Ft. Nonetheless, with the dimensions of 15.5 x 29.8 x 16.5 inches this is not an appliance that will take up too much space. The engineers and designers did a good job when it comes to making use of space, which is certainly something that we always welcome.

Ease of use is also one of the highlights of this model – or it could have been, to be exact. Although the microwave is easy to use, it is not that easy to install. Not because the installation process is incredibly complicated, but because the user manual is flawed, incomplete and inaccurate.

Overall, the JVM7195SFSS is another GE model that doesn’t disappoint in the design department. However, the issues with the installation manual cast a shadow over an otherwise well-designed, user-friendly product. Now, let’s shift our focus to performance.

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Performance

The JVM7195SFSS preforms very well. The two most important aspects of over-the-range microwaves are the ventilation system and, obviously, cooking. Both of them work great. The three speed venting system is fast and efficient, while the food prepared in the JVM7195SFSS doesn’t take long to be evenly cooked.

The same can be said about other cooking features, of which there are plenty, including presets such as: Beverage, Family Snacks, MyPlate, Steam, Popcorn, Potato, Soften and Reheat.

Like most over-the-range microwave ovens nowadays, this one has 10 power levels. The cooking sensors are accurate and everything else works perfectly fine. The large capacity makes cooking big meals easy and presets, combined with other cooking options and the accuracy of cooking sensors guarantee that the food you prepare in this microwave will be enough for a proper family meal.

Reheating and defrosting foods is also easy and the microwave delivers in this department too.

Overall, when it comes to performance (regarding cooking and ventilation both), the JVM7195SFSS delivers and has just about everything most users need. When we take the price into consideration, the performance seems astounding – this is perhaps one of the best models within the price range.

Dimensions and Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 57 lbs
  • Width: 29.875 inches
  • Height: 15.5 inches
  • Depth: 16.5inches
  • Capacity: 1.9 Cu. Ft.
  • Colour: Stainless steel
  • Material type: Stainless steel
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Wattage: 1100 watts
  • Presets: Beverage, Family Snacks, MyPlate, Steam, Popcorn, Potato, Soften and Reheat
  • Power levels: 10
  • Fan Speeds: 3
  • Venting Type: Externally vented

Pros:

  1. Good performance
  2. Easy to use
  3. Good capacity
  4. Efficient venting system
  5. Accurate cooking sensors
  6. Presets
  7. Price

Cons:

  1. Inaccurate installation manual

Final Verdict: A Great Over-The-Range Microwave Oven That Might Not Be Easy to Install

GE’s JVM7195SFSS over-the-range microwave oven has just about everything a good microwave oven of this type should have and more. It’s affordable, performs well, looks good, has a good venting system and, most importantly – the food prepared in it is evenly cooked and tastes good.

On top of that, this microwave is very easy to use and would be easy to install if not for the absurd problem with the flawed and inaccurate instruction manual. For those of you that are handy and enjoy setting things up themselves this should not be a problem, but the rest of us might need a helping hand.

GE JVM7195SFSS 1.9 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Over-the-Range Microwave
277 Ratings
GE JVM7195SFSS 1.9 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Over-the-Range Microwave
  • Electronic Touch Controls
  • 3-Speed Exhaust Fan
  • Halogen Interior Light

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Manual and Installation Guide

GE JVM7195SFSS Manual

GE JVM7195SFSS Installation Instructions