Panasonic Stainless Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology

Editor rating

4.1/5 on August 17, 2016

User's rating

2,387 reviews

PROS

  • Inverter Technology
  • Compact
  • Inexpensive
  • Durable
  • Stainless steel
  • 950 Watts of High Power; One-Touch Auto Cook and Reheat for automatic cooking settings and even Keep Warm feature
  • Quiet operation - no annoying loud operating sound
  • Easy to use interface

CONS

  • Protection plan is extra

VERDICT

This is a great medium-sized microwave that seems to keep everyone who bought it happy. It's easy to use, has great features, is quiet, and sleek looking. You probably don't need a protection plan, but if you want it, you'll have to shell out about $15 extra for a 2-year protection plan.

With this microwave’s sleek stainless-steel front and silver wrap, this 950-watt microwave oven by Panasonic gives your kitchen a stylish, updated look, and is a convenient addition to any contemporary kitchen. The 0.8-cubic-foot unit with its 11-1/4-inch turntable perfectly cooks and evenly heats anything from breakfast foods and after-school snacks to dinnertime meals and appetizers when entertaining. Ideal for individuals or small families, the compact unit provides quick and easy meal preparation–without taking up excess space on the counter.

Featuring: Inverter Technology

Moving Beyond Just “Heating Things Up”

Still just using your microwave oven to make popcorn or warm up yesterday’s soup? If so, we probably know why. Most microwaves just have one temperature setting–High. Conventional microwave ovens might have a low-power setting, but this is achieved by “pulsing” the high-power setting on and off rather than by emitting a steady stream of low-powered energy.

Panasonic’s trailblazing Inverter technology delivers true, variable microwave power, which means even temperatures and consistent textures throughout the food being cooked. The consistent delivery of microwave energy allows delicate foods to simmer without the edges and surfaces overcooking, so foods have the look and taste you expect–without the wait.

The Inverter microwave oven takes microwave cooking to a whole new level. You’ll experience delicious food that better retains its color, nutrients, and flavor and that’s easier and faster to prepare. Oh, and you can still make great popcorn.

Single, Compact Power Supply

Furthermore, the Inverter power unit is smaller and lighter than conventional microwave circuitry (aka the heavy, enclosed side of the microwave), which allows for more interior space to fit that favorite casserole dish, without increasing the oven’s overall exterior dimensions. Weighing just 21 pounds, the oven’s roomy interior measures 13-7/8 inches long by 12-3/8 inches wide by 8-1/8 high, while its compact exterior measures 15-9/16 inches long by 19-3/16 inches wide by 11 inches high.

Additional Features:

Inverter Turbo Defrost

Defrost foods even faster than with the previous Panasonic Auto Defrost. Panasonic Inverter Defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the inverter continuous-power delivery feature.

Auto Cook

The oven’s one-touch buttons take the guesswork out of cooking by automatically adjusting power levels and calculating cooking times for various food types like pasta, frozen entrees, potatoes, vegetables, and beverages.

Auto Reheat

Reheat one to two servings of precooked room-temperature or refrigerator-temperature foods without setting power and time.

Quick Minute

The one-touch button allows you to automatically set the time in increments of one minute.

Keep Warm Feature

A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps food temperatures at a constant level–without overcooking. So, foods like stew, gravy, and desserts remain warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes after cooking.

Pop-Out Dial

With a spin of the dial, the easy-to-use pop-out dial is a departure from the standard keypad found on most microwave ovens. Use it to set the time and/or weight.

Clock/Timer

Convenient time-of-day clock and count-down timer (up to 1 hour and 30 minutes).

Child-Safety Lock

For safety, the child lock prevents electronic operation (door still opens). Press Start three times to lock (“Child” will be displayed); press Stop/Reset three times to cancel.

Other Highlights

The oven also provides an easy-to-clean interior, 10 power levels, three cooking stages, more/less control, a popcorn button, and delay start.

Make Mealtime Marvelous

Create all your favorite recipes, quickly and easily, with Panasonic’s Inverter microwave oven.

  • Eggs
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Casseroles
  • Fish/seafood
  • Meats
  • Pasta/grains/cereals
  • Poultry
  • Sauces
  • Vegetable side dishes
  • Pies
  • Desserts & breads