GE JES2051SNSS Review

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Updated August 14, 2022
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General Electric has been in the consumer electronics business for over 100 years, and in all this time, has been able to develop products that are suitable for each budget and every category of use.

The stainless steel GE JES2051SNSS microwave oven for example is a mid-range appliance that goes for about $320, and with its 2 cu ft capacity, it is easily able to cater to the feeding needs of a large family. For two more mid-range models, have a look at our GE JNM3163RJSS review and our Frigidaire built-in microwave review. Alternatively, if you need a stronger model for a bigger family, you’ll want to pick up the Sharp R-21LCFS commercial microwave.

Anyone that is shopping around for the best microwave oven really needs to give it serious consideration, as the microwave is well equipped to handle a wide range of foods, and is very easy to operate.

Why We Like It – GE JES2051SNSS

Like most GE appliances (except the GE JES1145SHSS), the GE JES2051SNSS microwave is a quality product that’ll make it easier to prepare large family meals thanks to its 2 cu ft capacity, and with up to 1200 Watts in power output, the amount of time that you spend doing so will also be drastically reduced.

  • Sensor cooking technology to eliminate guesswork when cooking
  • 30 second quick start button
  • Beeper sound can be reduced/switched off
  • No grilling element

Power & Performance

At 1200 Watts, the GE model JES2051SNSS microwave oven will be relatively fast in cooking, defrosting, or warming your food, but even with this high wattage, it won’t perform as fast as the 1600 Watt Samsung MC12J8035CT 1.2 cu ft microwave. The GE profile microwave is also fitted with sensor cooking technology, where it will be able to detect the amount of humidity in certain foods that you put into it and decide on the amount of power and time required to get it ready. This will save you a lot of time and stress in the kitchen especially if you’re not that much of a good cook. On the other hand, if you just need a smaller unit for yourself to zap some quick meals, you’ll want to check out the Panasonic compact microwave oven.


With good use and proper maintenance, you should expect this GE black stainless steel countertop microwave oven to last you up to ten years before it starts bringing up any problems. We say this because the microwave is backed by a 10-year warranty on its major components, and this includes the magnetron, which is basically where the microwave energy emanates from. You’ll also be able to cook large amounts of food thanks to the large 16-inch turntable that you’ll find inside, and since it’s removable and made of glass, you’ll be able to throw it into the dishwasher for cleaning.

Ease of Use

The touch keys on the control panel of this GE microwave are very easy to read, and as you might notice, its sensor cooking technology allows it to deal efficiently with up to 6 different types of foods. This however does not match up to the 11 different auto cook options that you’ll have with the Farberware Black FMO10AHDBKC microwave. In spite of that, the 2.0 cu ft countertop microwave still features up to 10 different power levels, allowing you to accurately set and predict the kind of cooking results that you’d want to get. The Commercial Chef CHM660B microwave has two rotary dials for controlling power and time, something you should consider checking out.

Added Features & Versatility

Like most modern countertop microwaves, the GE JES2051SNSS has been designed with a couple of features that make it very efficient to use. For instance, thanks to its delayed start feature, you’ll be able to set it up to start cooking your food at a later time, provided that you leave your food inside the microwave in advance – this isn’t something that you’ll be able to do with the BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Microwave Oven. You’ll also be able to reduce its beeping noise and therefore enjoy quiet operation.


Microwave cooking is something that a lot of us do especially because most of us are always in a hurry and would want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Most modern microwave ovens are designed with this in mind, and this is why you’ll find that the GE JES2051SNSS comes with features that are designed to reduce your cooking time by as much as possible. Also, for those of you that might have kids in the house, the microwave does allow you to disable its control panel to prevent accidental activation or even unauthorized use.

GE JES2051SNSS Wrap Up

If you don’t happen to have enough space on your counter, you could opt to have this GE microwave installed into your kitchen wall, and this can be done by purchasing a trim kit. This will have to be bought separately, but if you shop for the microwave on Amazon, you’ll have the option of purchasing it as a bundle.

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