GE Profile PEM31SFSS Countertop Microwave - 2021 report by Whydis

GE Profile PEM31SFSS Countertop Microwave

Reviews by Features

Steel

(20 reviews)
Space saver

(8 reviews)
Job

(7 reviews)
Fit

(7 reviews)
Micro

(5 reviews)
Size

(17 reviews)
Power

(10 reviews)
Thing

(8 reviews)
Ship

(6 reviews)
Look

(15 reviews)
Model

(22 reviews)
Product

(14 reviews)
Light

(9 reviews)
Panel

(8 reviews)
Design

(11 reviews)
Food

(10 reviews)
Paint

(11 reviews)
Compare

(5 reviews)
Burn

(4 reviews)
Noise

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around steel (5.00 of 5)

  • Fit perfectly in our built-in space and using our existing stainless steel surround.
  • You will see every fingerprint left behind on the stainless steel
  • Must use a stainless steel oil to hide the fingerprinting.
  • Overall the stainless steel looks good and it fits our limited space available in our kitchen.
  • But ... this was the only decent looking stainless steel unit that would fit in my space & it does look nice & sleek in my cabinet.
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Reviews around space saver (5.00 of 5)

  • You can buy a good GE counter top microwave for $100-$150 but this model cost $359 only because GE advertises it as a space saver Profile series
  • Purchased to replace GE previous Space Saver Model#1 - unit measure 24" wide exact - NOT 23 7/8" which fits perfectly
  • I realize I am paying a premium for a space saver, but if I can find another microwave that fits in a 12 inch deep space, I'm returning this.
  • Yes, its compact and a space saver but a useless piece of crap for the price of $350.00
  • The microwave is a great space saver , but does not have enough power because of the low wattage
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Reviews around job (5.00 of 5)

  • Works fine; however, GE could have done a better job of describing the dimensions.
  • Works fine; however, GE could have done a better job of describing the dimensions.
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Reviews around fit (5.00 of 5)

  • I only bought this one because it was the perfect fit for the space I had from my previous microwave, which was mounted, as was this one.
  • just like my parents larger version but mine fits on a shelf
  • replacement for old broken microwave with small adjustment to space it was an easy fit
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Reviews around micro (5.00 of 5)

  • Good micro and space saver
  • good micro for a small space
  • Good micro and space saver
  • I feel that this micro is the best
  • still GE still make a great micro and the size is perfect for under or inside a cabinet

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Reviews around size (4.64 of 5)

  • Perfect size, and was able to mount under a counter which was what I wanted.
  • still GE still make a great micro and the size is perfect for under or inside a cabinet
  • Only microwave the right size for hanging in the space we have for it
  • It is a great microwave for a compact size, but I can't help feeling ripped off paying such a high price for it.
  • looked and looked for this size microwave difficult to find, wish it had more wattage but overall very pleased with purchase
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Reviews around power (4.40 of 5)

  • The summary is that this is an okay low/medium power compact microwave, but I'm not happy with a few of the installation choices GE made
  • It will be mounted in a wall cabinet, only 12" in depth, this unit is the shallowest, high quality, medium/high powered (800 watts) unit we could find, only 12 7/8" outside depth.
  • So happy to find microwave with small profile, but all the power and looks
  • The microwave is a great space saver , but does not have enough power because of the low wattage
  • The power isn't as great as the bigger ones, but that doesn't bother us...
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Reviews around thing (4.26 of 5)

  • The ONLY good thing is it fits the built in cabinet perfectly
  • A fine microwave before that, but obviously the most important thing is that it works
  • The great thing is that the overall size fits under the cabinet and it looks good.
  • The only bad thing about this microwave is it is a bit noisy.
  • The front panlel display is easy to use - that is about the only really good thing we have liked.
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Reviews around ship (4.03 of 5)

  • Price was right, free shipping with amazon prime.
  • Great price, shipped quickly
  • Packaged well and shipped quickly.
  • Nice quality, very happy, fast shipping....
  • Worth the delayed shipping time
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Reviews around look (3.86 of 5)

  • But ... this was the only decent looking stainless steel unit that would fit in my space & it does look nice & sleek in my cabinet.
  • The improvements are notable: prettier (more stainless, less black, softer looking sonehow) and quieter in operation
  • It comes down to choice....do you want a great looking sleek appearance that works well, or instantly zapped food?
  • I should also note that it's not particularly highly rated or nice looking (Panasonic gets far better reviews)
  • It is much cheaper look and much smaller inside and less power.
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Reviews around model (3.72 of 5)

  • Spent the extra $200 for the space save model and ignored bad reviews regarding paint peeling, etc
  • We purchased this model because it can hang from bottom of upper cabinets
  • We liked the older model so we could choose how much food we are reheating or cooking.
  • We bought it to replace the identical model we had for many many years, hung with a bracket under the cupboards
  • my older model stopped working and they didn't keep the same dimensions, so this one is 1/8 higher than my built in frame.
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Reviews around product (3.44 of 5)

  • Awful product.
  • It is a good product and I am pleased, but dimensions were the main reason for purchase.
  • The only reason we went with this model is because of the space limitation, however the product exceeded my expectations
  • Terrible product, this is the second unit that I bought and they both stopped working after two years..
  • Do NOT order this crappy product.
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Reviews around light (2.33 of 5)

  • The buttons are hard to see in anything but bright light
  • n’t clean well for some reason
  • as others have said, the door is cheaper/lighter now and smudges show easily
  • The control panel is difficult to see if you don't have decent lighting where the oven sits.
  • (dim) light in the
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Reviews around panel (2.09 of 5)

  • The first ones either stopped running or lost their control panel, the last one we kept way too long as we ignored paint flaked off throughout it, falling on food and likely unsafe
  • GE apparently didn't illuminate the panel to save a buck or three, but it makes it unusable without a flashlight
  • Illuminating the control panel would be a great upgrade.
  • Motor is noisy, door and latch bang shut and panel is hard to read.
  • Works as it ought to.
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Reviews around design (2.05 of 5)

  • This one is much more quiet and has a nicer design.
  • only months old shows depressions on each digit from where you have to push it which makes it look old and used… Poor design
  • This is the way to go if you messed up your kitchen design and forgot to put the deep shelf in for the microwave, as long as you have the width for it.
  • The stainless steel design is fantastic
  • Very poor design, often pinches hands when closing the door.
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Reviews around food (1.80 of 5)

  • Then those spots rusted and rust crumbles routinely drop down forcing all food to be covered at all times.
  • Doesn't warm food evenly and the power is to low even at the max setting
  • The interior is tiny, it reminds me of college dorm style microwave, but slower - food takes 2-3 times as long to heat.
  • Cooking was uneven, sometimes food was hot, sometimes not so hot
  • It comes down to choice....do you want a great looking sleek appearance that works well, or instantly zapped food?
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Reviews around paint (1.76 of 5)

  • This is to replace an older under cabinet GE microwave that had interior failing paint
  • Spent the extra $200 for the space save model and ignored bad reviews regarding paint peeling, etc
  • This paint then flakes off and into food or onto food covers!!!
  • The first one lasted about two years--the interior paint flaked off and the interior rusted.
  • Works as it ought to.
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Reviews around compare (1.54 of 5)

  • Disappointed with the new unit because even though power rating is the same, it appears underpowered compared to the previous unit (e.g. popcorn takes longer to pop and increases likelihood of burnt kernels).
  • Works as it ought to.
  • It operates fine except the door opening button feels loose compared to my white one.
  • This microwave is fine, however it is Basically $150 too expensive compared to other similar models, only because it is literally THE ONLY one this size that is 13" deep.
  • It's features are mediocre compared to other

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Reviews around burn (1.00 of 5)

  • Before time was up, we smelled burning
  • A few seconds went by and I again smelled burning
  • My current issue is that microwave popcorn burns through the bag about the same time as the popping starts
  • They smelled burnt and in an electric burnt smell way

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Reviews around noise (1.00 of 5)

  • The microwave is lightly used and didn't even last a year before it started making loud vibrating noises.
  • We have been using this microwave for less than two months and the turn table is making a horrible noise.
  • It also makes a terrible grinding noise as it turns most of the time
  • It is quiet, but opening and closing the door is harsh and make a loud noise.

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