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GE JES1109RRSS Microwave Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 10, 2024 at 10:13 am

The GE JES1109RRSS is a combo microwave, oven, and air fryer. It comes with cooking racks for when you're using it as an oven or air fryer. You can also combine its microwave and broil or microwave and bake functions to quickly cook and crisp food. It has a big cooking chamber, so it can fit casserole dishes or mixing bowls. However, as a microwave, it's a simple appliance since it lacks a steam sensor for more automatic microwaving.

Our Verdict

9.1 Power

The GE JES1109RRSS is a fast 1050-watt microwave. Some 1000-watt microwaves can heat food faster, like the LG LMC0975ST, but not by much.

  • Heats food quickly.
  • Big cooking chamber.
  • No steam sensor.

Performance Usages

  • 9.1 Power
  1. Updated Jul 10, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GE JES1109RRSS only comes in one 'Stainless Steel' variant. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

You might notice that the model number on the label has an extra digit (JES1109RR1SS). This isn't a different model, but an extra number that indicates when the unit was made, according to the manufacturer.

If you come across another variant, let us know in the comments, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Microwaves

The GE JES1109RRSS represents a more affordable option if you want a multi-function appliance. Like the Panasonic NN-CD87KS and the Toshiba ML-EC42P(SS), it works as an oven and air fryer as well as a microwave, but it lacks some features compared to pricier options, including a steam sensor and a mute controls option. It has a big cooking chamber, although if you need a really high-capacity microwave and don't need oven or air fryer functions, you may want to consider the much bigger Panasonic NN-SN975S.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best microwaves and the best over-the-range microwaves.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Height 11.8" (29.9 cm)
Width 20.6" (52.4 cm)
Depth Without Handle
16.5" (42.0 cm)
Depth With Handle
Power Cord Length 3.53 ft (1.08 m)
Cooking Chamber
Advertised Chamber Volume
1.0 cu. ft.
Turntable Diameter
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Chamber Height
12.7" (32.2 cm)
Chamber Width
13.9" (35.3 cm)
Chamber Depth
13.1" (33.3 cm)
Measured Chamber Volume
1.3 cu. ft. (0.04 m³)

It has a big cooking chamber. However, the light inside isn't very bright, so it isn't easy to see into the microwave while it's running.

Controls And Functions
Door Release
Cooking Sensor
Popcorn Button
Defrost Button
Add Time Button
Kitchen Timer
Mute Sounds Button
Lock Controls Button

Since it's a combo microwave/air fryer/oven, it has more controls than most microwaves. However, for simple microwaving, it has many of the same features as conventional microwaves: shortcuts like Popcorn and Defrost, plus an 'Auto-Cook' menu that includes options for reheating dinner plates, heating beverages, and cooking vegetables. However, it doesn't have a steam sensor that could make microwaving a bit more automatic. There's also no option to mute the controls.

You can use it as a broiler, air fryer, or convection oven, or you can combine functions: microwave and broil or microwave and convection bake. Combination cooking is meant to make cooking faster while also making your food crispy, unlike simple microwaving.

In The Box

  • Turntable
  • Turntable roller
  • Tall wire rack for broiler (11.2 cm)
  • Shorter wire rack for air frying (3.3 cm)
  • Air fryer tray
  • User manual

Inverter Technology
Advertised Microwave Output Power
1,050 W
Tested Heating Rate At 100% Power
721 W
Shallow Dish Heating Uniformity
Area Of Underheated Dinner Plate
Grayscale Range Dinner Plate
Area Of Underheated Turntable
Grayscale Range Turntable

All microwaves perform similarly when it comes to heating food in shallow dishes. The evenness of heating depends on factors like what you're warming up (liquidy foods heat more evenly), where you place it, and how much steam is in the microwave. You can read more about our investigations into microwave performance here.

Deep Dish Heating Uniformity
Min. Food Temperature (100% Power)
86 °F (30 °C)
Food Temperature Range (100% Power)
107 °F (59 °C)
Min. Food Temperature (50% Power)
89 °F (32 °C)
Food Temperature Range (50% Power)
93 °F (52 °C)

Microwaves all perform similarly for heating food in deeper containers as well. Evenness depends on what you're heating, your specific container, and where you place it. You can read more about our investigations into microwave performance here.