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Why read GE microwave oven reviews in advance of a purchase?

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One reason to read GE microwave reviews in advance of a purchase is to gain confidence in purchasing a quality product that is unlikely to break down. Reading expert opinions on microwaves and other customer experiences helps to determine which GE models offer the best quality product.

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People who have purchased a GE product and had issues report their negative experiences on seller websites or customer complaint websites to try to prevent others from purchasing that same model. Reading these negative reviews may alert a prospective consumer regarding potential problems. For example, Consumer Affairs has many negative consumer reviews of various GE microwaves. However, individual consumer reviews may be subject to negative bias, because people unsatisfied with a product may be more likely to post reviews than satisfied people.

Therefore, reading expert opinions by professionals who run tests on microwaves at places like Consumer Reports or CNET can help individuals identify reliable GE microwaves. For example, as of February 2015, Consumer Search considers the GE JES2051SNSS the best countertop microwave and the GE Profile PVM9179SFSS the best over-the-range microwave. In January 2014, Consumer Reports rated the GE JVM3160RFSS, GE JVM195SFSS and the GE Profile PVM9215SFSS as the only three GE models to make its recommended list. Models that are rated highly by professional reviewers also have generally positive reviews on seller sites like Amazon and Home Depot.

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