We had to replace the same microwave we have had for the last 8 years. Not super old to go kaput for a machine costing so much. I feel the older model has more “style” and looked better, but the new one is quieter, and i am sure more powerful. The new owners manual is very thin and weak. Just as well we kept the old one. Once you have all the vents etc attached – these machines are pretty heavy. If you are installing in a cabinet, make sure it is strong enough, and have a helper around.
I am totally in love with this unit. I had to make some adjustments as i didn’t pay attention to the actual height and depth of the oven as it was a replacement for a previous microwave oven. I also, found that living in a pre-war building in nyc doesn’t have electrical wiring adequate enough to cook using the convection oven without tripping a circuit breaker. I was able to preheat convection to 400ºf, then begin to cook cornbread for about 7 minutes before tripping circuit breaker. It looked like it was doing a great. I finished it in my regular oven. — microwave oven portion works wonderfully. If and when i move, i know i’ll have an amazing machine at my disposal.
Convection oven works better than dedicated oven-only units.
The door latch spring broke after the first week. Ge online appliance repair was very helpful to arrange for local warranty work. I am otherwise pleased with the unit itself. The convection oven heats well, and the magnetron microwave power is strong. The controls are straightforward and intuitive. The enclosed operational booklet is brief and concise to start immediate cooking if one is not previously familiar with convection cooking.
- Exactly what I was looking for: a small convection oven with a bonus microwave feature 🙂
- I love it’s potential.
- Good replacement for old microwave.
GE PEB9159SFSS Profile 1.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave – Convection
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- 1,000 Microwave Watts
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- Glass Recessed Turntable
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We bought this to replace a 20 year old convection/micro wave that we thought was going on the fritz. After receiving this we discovered it was the wiring in the wall, not the appliance. I do not like this model nearly as much as the older onein my older version i could convection bake two (rectangle) trays of cookies, or. This model has a rotating glass tray (like most microwaves) and a round rack that can sit on the glass. I have to use a round pizza pan to bake things, i can’t do a 9×13 because there’s no feature to turn off the rotation. I find the manner to start the oven annoying. Make the selection, turn the knob, push the knob in and then hit start. . However, for anyone who has not had another of these, this is the best combination convection/micro available today.
Great counter microwave, works well, breaks fast. I bought this microwave march 9 2015, it stopped working november 7th. I have not had good luck with ge products, this is my 2nd ge product. 00 over the stove microwave, worked really well, but it kept breaking, i was so disappointed. So how does this happen, the tech said the electronics was on the bottom so the heat rises from the stove and was burning an electronic part out ???. So i thought i’d get the similar features but get a counter model, same problem, broke again, it always occurs when the item is a little over it’s warranty period. 00 over the counter microwave ge repaired no charge, it had a 2yr warranty. It worked for a little over one year and broke again. I’m going to call them on this one and see what they say but i’m fed up with the ge microwaves. Their microwave products are great when they work, but the product quality is not that good.
My new building was outfitted with 7 of these microwaves. So far 2 of them crapped out and i replaced them with thege peb9159sfss profile 1. Hopefully it lasts longer than the originals.
Bit confusing with the baking and microwave and the timer issue. I guess i have to play with it some more and read the manual.
This is a “journeyman” microwave-convection oven. Pros include an attractive outside and inside appearance with nicely polished stainless steel. Although a review of the instructions is important, the controls are not difficult to master, and one can reheat or cook items fairly easily without needing an advanced degree. Cons include the fact that time cooking has to be set in 5 second increments, and one cannot time things to the second. The turntable is smaller than expected so that when cooking bacon on a dinner plate, fat dripped over the turntable onto the oven surface itself requiring a more strenuous cleanup. My great disappointment with this oven which cost in excess of $500 is that it does not come with a microwave-convection cookbook, so unless one has an old one from a previous oven, one really has no clue how to actually use combination cooking for chickens roasts and such.
First off, this baby is big, i was replacing a countertop unit that started having issues. The plastic “roller” on the thing that allows for rotation kept falling off, hadn’t cleaned it in ages so, the plug was showing signs of overheating (likely caused by the motor in it trying to force the platform to spin. (this was a kenmore unit, and it served me for easily 8 years or so. So first thought, get another kenmore, then i went off and read reviews of it, did a lot of shopping and found this baby. It looks to work just fine so far. Only issue, if you don’t have the pamphlet, it could take you several minutes to figure out how to say “30 microwave 100 percent power). A ton of buttons, all the same size, non-intuitive interface. Granted i’m a simple person, confuse easily, so there’s that. Still, a big red button (heck even silver or black) would have been nice.
Feels heavy duty and both functions work very well i have limited space and this dual purpose product fit my needs perfectly.
Only issue so far is that you have to use guesswork to gauge the time for cooking items.
Nothing has stopped working or aged poorly.
The only thing i don’t like is the turntable when using the convection.
After reading some of the reviews i was not sure about this unit. But i decided to take the risk and i am so glad that i did. First of all: if you don’t know what is a convection oven do a little research first before you buy it. Yes, it takes some time to heat the oven when you are about to use the convection oven feature. But, instead of heating up the “main” oven that is 2800w to bake some pastries i just heat up the smaller and faster convection oven. The microwave feature is just a microwave. I love the fact that i can use both features (convection and microwave combined) to prepare food “microwave fast” with oven color and crisp texture. I understand that the controls are a bit intimidating at first but i got used to it fast.
Replaced a ge profile i purchased in 2002; don’t think has quite as good quality stainless steel inside of oven, but so far works well.
Though not as ‘solid’ as its predecessor, still does a good job but seems slower to bring items to temperature as well. This was purchased to replace a ge profile of the same size and it would have been better to have repaired that model and saved about $300. Though i’m not pleased by the replacement, this model still does what it’s supposed to do.
I purchased this oven to replace a builtiin microwave that died. I wanted a 2nd regular oven and this fit the bill with its convection feature. The microwave functions take some getting used to but it didn’t take long to master. I’ve used the convection part only once and i didn’t experience a reduction in cooking time from a regular oven. But at least i didn’t heat up the kitchen as usually happens with the regular oven. The oven door was difficult to open when i paused the oven during convection cooking to check my food– it stuck part way. Also, plan to purchase the separate stainless surround panel which costs almost as much as the oven.