When we got it into our labs, the first thing we noticed was its pleasantly anonymous appearance. Its stainless design is easy on the eyes, and its broad appeal will blend in with the rest of your kitchen. It can bake food of course, but you’ll have to do some tweaking if you want that food evenly browned. A fast broiler preheat balances out a slower standard bake preheat. There's no convection.
Now that the GE's sale price has dipped below $1,000, we'd say it's a worthy competitor to the Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS—a wall oven with a similar appearance that also did well in our tests.
Fits right in
The JT3000SFSS is neither boring nor unpleasant to look at. Instead, it's the kind of design that should blend in cohesively with whatever kitchen aesthetic you already have. The exterior won’t clash with other stainless appliances, and a large window makes checking the progress of your baking food easy. A sleek, curved handle catches the eye, but the electronic oven controls hide amidst a grey panel.
Inside the cavity you’ll find glossy black walls, a 10-pass baking element, and an 8-pass broiler. You’ll also find two standard racks, which can stay in the oven for cleaning during self-clean cycles. What you won’t find, unfortunately, is any sort of convection fan.
At least the JT3000SFSS still has all the key bake modes. There’s standard Bake, Broil (Hi/Lo), Warm, and Proof—not to mention both steam and pyrolytic self-clean cycles.
Without convection, we always hope the standard bake mode can cook evenly. Unfortunately, the JT3000SFSS didn't quite make the grade.
Testing started off slowly: The cavity needed almost 13 minutes to heat up to 350°F. We tried baking both cakes and a tray of cookies, and found that the oven caused more browning on the right side of the cavity, so you may want to turn your food halfway through baking to compensate. Other ovens we've tested haven't had this problem.
We were, however, impressed by the speed of the broiler’s preheat, which took just under 4 and a half minutes to get scorching hot for steak tips or French onion soup.
For one year from the date of purchase, free of charge, GE will replace any parts that prove defective due to faulty materials or workmanship. This includes labor and in-home service to install replacement parts.
The JT3000SFSS is a mixed bag for sure. It looks nice enough, has two self-clean options, and the cost is reasonable. But it also lacks convection—a feature that might address the inconsistent heat distribution we saw throughout the cavity.
If you’re seeking something flashy or downright excellent, you might want to look elsewhere—and maybe increase your budget too. But if you are getting a package of GE appliances, this wall oven will do the trick—especially since it is now more affordable than ever.
Meet the testers
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Kori began her journalism career as a teenage fashion blogger and has enjoyed covering a wide variety of topics ever since. In her spare time, she’s an amateur poet, avid reader, and gluten-free cake baker extraordinaire.See all of Kori Perten's reviews
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