This is a very reasonably priced wall oven for those who are looking for a good quality unit. The sleek metallic design and touch controls look very trendy, and it has interesting extra features, such as self-cleaning options or a Sabbath mode. A thing to keep in mind is that it doesn’t have a convection fan.
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Pro Great value for money
With a price tag below $900, this oven offers excellent conventional cooking performance. It can easily do well on all the regular oven-cooking tasks. Additionally, it has several useful extra features usually found in premium ovens, such as self-cleaning features or programmable timers.
Pro Perfect for basic cooking
The oven has all the basic modes that most people need: it has a regular baking mode, a broiling mode, a bread-proofing mode, and a warming mode.
Pro Good for cooking with big cookware
This oven has a large 5 cubic feet cooking cavity which you can use with two independent cooking racks. The six possible rack positions will help accommodating cookware with various shapes and sizes.
Pro Can be locked, for safety
The control panel can be locked to prevent accidental enabling or accidental setting changes.
Pro Program cooking time
The oven has a built-in delay bake option, which allows you to program the oven to start cooking at a pre-programmed time.
Pro Has a Sabbath mode
The oven comes with a Sabbath mode, so that it can be used while complying with kosher cooking practices.
Pro Two cleaning cycles
The oven has two cleaning cycles: a steam cycle, for cleaning small spills and light dirt, and a pyrolytic cycle, which is more intense and removes even burned-up grease.
Pro Broiler preheats quickly
The broiler takes only 4 minutes to preheat, an impressive result that outperforms even some premium ovens.
Pro Versatile broiling
The powerful nine level broiler can be set to various temperatures based on your needs.
Pro Has multiple color options
The GE JT3000SFSS can be bought in 4 different colors: white, black, slate, and stainless steel.
Pro No hard-to-clean, exposed heating element
Contrarily to what happens with some other ovens, here there’s no exposed heating element at the bottom, which really facilitates cleaning everything.
Pro Easy to monitor the cooking process, due to interior lighting
The oven comes with interior lights, which help monitoring the food while it's being cooked.
Pro Can clean itself while you're away
The cleaning cycles can be programmed to start with a delay, so the oven can clean itself while you’re not at home.
Con Lacks convection fans
As it doesn't have convection fans, this oven can't perform convection baking.
Con Slow cavity preheating
It takes more than 13 minutes to get the oven up to the 350 degrees Fahrenheit mark, which is slower than several of its competitors.
Con Plastic control panel cover feels cheap
The touch control panel is covered in plastic, which feels a lot cheaper than if it were covered in glass, which is what is usually used in premium ovens.