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JennAir vs GE Profile Microwave/Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

January 24th, 2013 | 3 min. read

By Chris Wurlitzer

Jenn-Air vs GE Profile Microwave/Wall Ovens

GE Profile

Thomas Edison founded the Edison General Electric Company in 1890. During that time there was one major competitor to his company. In 1892 the Thomas Edison Company merged with The Thomson-Houston Company to form The General Electric Company. Several of their early business offerings are still part of GE today, including lighting, transportation, industrial products, power transmission, and medical equipment. They are also involved with airplane engines as well as being a financing company. The first GE Appliances (electric fans) were produced at the Ft. Wayne electric works as early as the 1890s, while a full line of heating and cooking devices were developed in 1907. Profile is the upscale appliance version of GE.


Jenn-Air manufactures luxury kitchen appliances known for their sophistication, innovative technology and exceptional performance. The original Jenn-Air Products Company was founded by Louis J. Jenn in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1947. They later changed their name to Jenn-Air. In 1961 Jenn-Air invented its most well known product to date, the down draft cooktop. However, Jenn-Air has been repositioned by its parent Whirlpool with a 300 million dollar investment specifically in wall ovens and professional cooking. Let's see if the investment actually paid off.

Microwave/Wall Ovens

Wall oven microwave combinations can be a great way to save space and still have some great features. Many wall oven microwave combos can have a convection oven in the microwave. This can act as a second oven for a lot of recipes. While you can’t bake a cake in these microwaves, they are great for cooking other dishes such as chicken breasts and roasting vegetables.

Jenn-Air vs GE Profile

jennair wall oven microwave combo JMW3430WS


ge profile wall oven microwave combo PT970SRSS

Jenn-Air JMW3430WS

  • Jenn-Air® Culinary Center - The Jenn-Air® Culinary Center customizes each cooking cycle based on a variety of your preferences to create your perfect meal. No other brand provides full color pictures of foods, doneness levels and pan types, and the Culinary Center also provides menu-specific cooking tips for optimal results.
  • V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System - The V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System provides unbeatable performance with innovative cooking features and technology that combine to help you achieve consistently ideal results.
  • 7-Inch Full-Color Touch-Anywhere LCD Display - This luxury double wall oven’s stylish LCD control panel features dynamic touch-screen technology, which allows you to navigate effortlessly through settings like temperature and cooking time.
  • Convection & Microwave Combination Cooking - Combining a convection element and fan for even heat distribution with microwave energy, this cooking mode maximizes the microwave oven’s power and precision—allowing you to achieve beautifully cooked results at microwave speed for a variety of dishes.
  • No Preheat - This convenient no preheat mode allows you to instantly bake on a single rack without having to wait for the oven to preheat.
  • 1.4 Cu. Ft. Microwave Capacity - The microwave oven’s spacious interior accommodates a variety of dish and cookware sizes.
  • Speed-Cook - The Speed-Cook feature combines the speed of microwaving with the precision of convection cooking and broiling. It helps you achieve oven-quality results, up to three times faster than conventional cooking methods.
  • 4.5 Cu. Ft. Oven Capacity - Ideal for entertaining, the wall oven offers generous capacity to cook multiple dishes at once.
  • Auto Convection Conversion - This convenient feature automatically converts conventional cook time and/or temperature from any recipe to the appropriate convection settings, taking the guesswork out of convection cooking for consistent, effortless results.

GE Profile PT970SRSS

  • ConfigurationDouble Oven
  • Cooking TechnologyMicrowave/Convection
  • Cooking SystemPrecise Air Convection System, Lower
    Flat Back Convection (Lower). Turntable - Microwave

  • Oven Cleaning TypeSelf-Clean Lower
  • Temperature Management SystemTrueTemp™ System Lower
  • Cleaning TimeVariable with Delay Clean Option Lower
  • Oven Cooking ModesConvection Bake (Lower), Convection Roast (Lower), Thermal Bake / Thermal Roast (Lower)
  • Self-Clean Oven Door LockAutomatic (Lower)
  • Control TypeSmartSet (Lower), Electronic Microwave Touch Controls
  • Oven Features6-Pass Broil Element, 8-Pass Bake Element. Closed Door Broiling


Both are very decent ovens, but there are some differences.

Jenn-Air is actually a speed oven and not just a convection microwave like the GE Profile. They feature a microwave element, a convection element and fan, as well as a broiling element. This allows for a better cooking experience. You can combine all three of these technologies in their speed cooking mode for much faster cooking.

If we look at the wall oven section of these units we will also notice some differences between the two brands. The GE and Jenn-Air have similar capacity at 4.5 cubic foot. Jenn-Air, however, has dual fan convection so it will spread more heat and cook more evenly than a single convection oven.

jennair wall oven dual convection

The controls are also a huge difference. Jenn-Air has the Culinary Center, which are the most simple, intuitive controls in the industry. It is preprogrammed to the most popular dishes and recipes. 

As I said both products and companies are good, but with the recent 300 million dollar investment specifically in this oven (and pro ranges) Jenn-Air is a better and more updated product.

Additional Resources

For more information about wall ovens, read the Yale Wall Oven Buying Guide with features and specifications of all the major wall ovens. Over 15,000 people have read a Yale Guide.


Chris Wurlitzer works as an Appliance Sales Associate with Yale Appliance + Lighting. Chris enjoys helping people and is a father of four.

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