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2.2 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ 1250 Watts/ Auto Defrost-Reheat/ Child Lock/ LED Display/ Stainless Steel Finish
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Panasonic Genius Prestige Inverter NN-SD997S Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven, Model NNSD997SS

Panasonic NN-SD997S offers convenience and quality on your countertop!

If you are looking for a great microwave that is both sleek and easy to use, the Panasonic NN-SD997S is the perfect solution. Featuring inverter technology that allows you to defrost foods at lightning speeds. A great new feature helps you keep your food warm, right until the moment you are ready to eat. With pulsing technology, low microwave power keeps the food temp at the optimum temperature. The stainless steel fingerprint resisting finish will help you keep your microwave looking good as new!

Panasonic Good Housekeeping Seal

Genius Prestige Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven with Inverter Turbo Defrost™ and One-Touch Genius Sensor Cook & Reheat, Stainless

The NNSD997S microwave oven features 1250W of high power output, and is not only stylish, but easy-to-operate for quick and easy cooking. Elegant and attractive, the pop-out dial with blue LED ring is a departure from the standard keypad found on most microwave ovens. The fingerprint resistant finish helps reduce the amount of unsightly smudging, so your microwave will look its best even when you're preparing some of your messiest recipes.

Key Features:

  • Defrost™, allows you to defrost foods even faster than previous Panasonic Auto Defrost.
  • A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps food temperature at a constant level-without overcooking.
  • Stainless Fingerprint Resistant finish on the front of our Genius Prestige Microwave Ovens helps reduce the amount of unsightly smudging normally found on stainless appliances.
  • With one touch of a single key, the Genius Sensor adjusts power levels and calculates cooking time automatically for various foods.

Features:

Inverter Turbo Defrost Adds a Little Cooking Boost
Panasonic has succeeded in evolving Turbo Defrost™, which allows you to defrost foods even faster than previous Panasonic Auto Defrost. Panasonic Inverter Turbo Defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the Inverter low-power delivery feature. It was developed on the basis of what scientists call "Chaos Theory." This design makes it possible to distribute microwave energy with the most appropriate combination of regularity and irregularity.

Keep Food Warm Until You're Ready to Eat
A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps the temperature of your food at a constant level without overcooking. Our improved keep-warm menu now includes five items, so food like stew, gravy and desserts can stay warm in the oven until you are ready to serve.

Multi-Lingual Menu Action Screen with Function Key
The Menu Action Screen is like having a gourmet chef to assist you in the kitchen. It scrolls step-by-step cooking instructions across the display in a choice of English, Spanish, or French. Our Function Key simplifies the programming of 10 useful, non-cooking functions. Just press the Function Key and the Menu Action Screen will display easy-to-follow steps to complete the desired function.

Reheating and Cooking Made Simple
One-Touch Genius Sensor Cook and Reheat adjusts power levels and calculates cooking times automatically, making reheating and cooking a variety of foods easier than ever.

Make More Room on Your Countertop
The Prestige Countertop Microwave Oven can also be installed in the wall using an optional matching trim kit accessory.

Sleek Control Panel with Blue LED Display
The silver button control panel, illuminated neon blue spin dial and generous 6-digit expanded LED display provide a high-end look and an effortless navigation experience in the kitchen.

Specifications
Type Luxury-Full Size
Installation Counter Top or Built-in
Oven Capacity2.2 Cu. Ft.
Output Power1250W
Sensor Yes
Color Stainless
Door Window Reflective Mirror Finish
Display Panel "Blue" 6-digit Enpanded Display
Door Front Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Exterior Wrap Stainless Steel
Door Release Push Button
Control Panel "Flashing Blue" Ring Dial with Button Panel
Multi-Lingual Menu Action Screen Yes
Menu Category Sensor (18 categories)
Auto Cook Sensor Cook
Auto Cook Menu - Oatmeal Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Breakfast Sausage Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Omelet Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Soup Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Frozen Entrees Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Frozen Pizza (single) Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Frozen Pocket SandwichYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Potatoes Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Fresh VegetablesYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Canned VegetablesYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Frozen VegetablesYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - White Rice Yes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Brown RiceYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Frozen DinnersYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Ground MeatYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - Fish FilletsYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - PastaYes (sensor)
Auto Cook Menu - StewYes (sensor)
Keep Warm Yes
Popcorn Yes
Auto Reheat Yes (sensor)
Inverter Turbo Defrost Yes
Power Level 10 levels
Multi-Stage Cooking 5 stages
Quick Minute Yes
More/Less Control Yes
Delay Start Yes
Timer Yes
Cook-A-Round Automatic Turntable Revolving and Removable
Turntable Diameter 16-1/2"
Oven Interior Epoxy
Power Requirements 120V, 60Hz, 12.7A
1460W, AC only
Approximate Dimensions (H x W x D)
Oven Dimensions10-15/16" x 18-7/16" x 18-1/2"
Outside Dimensions14" x 23-7/8" x 19-7/16"
Approximate Weight
Net 36.8 lbs
Shipping41.9 lbs
Warranty Information
Manufacturer Warranty
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1 Year Limited Warranty

Features and specificaions are subject to change without notice.

TypeCountertop
Capacity (cu. ft.)2.2
Cooking Power (watts)1250
Height (inches)14
Width (inches)24
Depth (inches)19.44
Number of Power Levels10
ConvectionNo
Sensor CookingYes
Interior LightYes
Quick MinuteYes
TimerYes
TurntableYes
Child LockYes
Viewing WindowYes
  

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Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • Good power output (29)
  • Easy to clean (24)
  • Heats evenly (22)
  • Simple display (22)

Cons

  • Unstable tray (3)

Best Uses

  • Leftovers (30)
  • Frozen food (25)
  • Quick meals (22)
  • Thawing (17)
  • Popcorn (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cook (13), Casual cook (12), Gourmet chef (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Smart and Classy Microwave Oven!

I bought this oven to be part of a complete kitchen renovation. I was after something large, easy-to-use, and capable of being built into a cabinet. All of these qualities are present in...Read complete review

I bought this oven to be part of a complete kitchen renovation. I was after something large, easy-to-use, and capable of being built into a cabinet. All of these qualities are present in this unit. I did buy the Panasonic kit to enhance the installation, and have posted a photo of the installed unit with the kit.

I was surprised at the power of the unit, and learned very quickly that Sensor reheating takes all the guesswork out of re-heating leftovers. In the same vein, the defrost cycle is very efficient...defrosting frozen meat quickly without cooking it.

All-in-all, this Panasonic microwave has been a great experience.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I liked my GE better

I formerly had a GE micro and loved it. After 17 years, I had to retire it and only this micro fit the built in space. The GE had a rack which I...Read complete review

I formerly had a GE micro and loved it. After 17 years, I had to retire it and only this micro fit the built in space. The GE had a rack which I loved and without the round turntable, much more capacity. Also more stable. I don't like the timer dial on this micro and the read- out is difficult to see unless at the right angle. This micro is attractive but the trim kit sticks out from the cabinet 1" all the way around. Not flush, so more surfaces to clean. Once the trim kit is on, there are nooks and crannies everywhere that will be a cleaning nightmare. Ladies, get out the Q tips. This is not an appliance that you will be able to just wipe down. I don't think I would have purchased this if I could have gotten something else that fit the space.

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5.0

Great, affordable microwave

By Mamared

from Skokie, IL

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Install
  • Heats Evenly
  • Powerful
  • Simple Controls
  • Simple Display

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Frozen Food
    • Leftovers
    • Popcorn
    • Quick Meals

    Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

    Attractive, easy to use, powerful, affordable microwave oven.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Freaking genius in a metal box

    By Mike Rowave

    from River Forest, IL

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Clean
    • Heats Evenly
    • Powerful
    • Simple Controls
    • Simple Display
    • Small Children Can Use It

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Defrosting
      • Popcorn
      • Quick Meals

      Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

      So happy with this little fella. It's pretty, powerful, shiny; has a large capacity and simple to use. I would get two more of them just because they look so good, but my wife would probably kill me.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Hate this microwave.

      By Kate

      from Belleville , Il

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Powerful
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Leftovers

      Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

      The door has always been difficult to close due to the door latch design since the day we bought it. Eventually, it got to the point that you needed to slam it closed 3-4 times to get it to latch properly and run. I give up. It's going in the trash. This is the shortest lived microwave we've ever owned. Very disappointed in this product.

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      • Personal

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Has one fatal flaw - beware

      By David in Schaumburg

      from Schaumburg

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful
      • Simple Controls
      • Simple Display

      Cons

      • Heats Unevenly
      • Interior light is too dim
      • Raised turntable
      • Turntable always on
      • Unstable Tray

      Best Uses

      • Defrosting
      • Frozen Food
      • Leftovers
      • Popcorn

      Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

      I replaced a Sears Kenmore microwave of similar power and capacity. The Kenmore was damaged by lightning or I'd still have it. I bought this one because it was large, had the right power and similar controls. I was prepared to really like this appliance. I liked the inverter power control. I liked the way it looked. It had good reviews. I have to say that I've been disappointed. The microwave oven has some missing features and it has one really fatal flaw that, had I been aware of it, I would not have purchased this oven.
      1. The fatal flaw is that you can't see inside of the oven when it is cooking. Period. The tiny useless light is so dim that unless your kitchen is in complete darkness you can't see inside. You will over cook, boil over and burn more things than you ever imagined you would because you can't see inside of the oven.
      2. My old oven used a rotating device to evenly distribute the microwave energy inside of the oven. When you need to cook in a large rectangular dish you can turn off the rotating tray and the oven still cooks evenly. This oven lacks that feature, using instead the cheap cardboard window for the microwaves that the lowest quality ovens use. It is totally dependent on the rotating tray to evenly heat the food. This reduces the useful capacity of the oven significantly.
      3. You can't turn off the tray. If you want to cook in a rectangular dish the tray is just going to go back and forth while trying to rotate. Your food is going to cook unevenly. Be warned.
      4. The tray is not as stable as it should be. It is large but the supporting ring is small. The tray tips easily. If it had been recessed into the bottom as was my old one, then this would not be an issue but it isn't.
      In the end I'm very disappointed in this "top of the line" Panasonic product. If you are a casual cook or only use a microwave to reheat things then this oven will be ok. If you cook a lot then you'll be very disappointed in this oven.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By IGay

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install
      • Heats Evenly
      • Powerful
      • Simple Controls
      • Simple Display

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Defrosting
        • Frozen Food
        • Leftovers
        • Popcorn
        • Quick Meals

        Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

        GVreat Product. Comfortable to use.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easy to use, easy to learn the features

        By Wreckah

        from Illinois

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Install
        • Heats Evenly
        • Simple Controls
        • Simple Display

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Defrosting
          • Frozen Food
          • Leftovers
          • Popcorn
          • Quick Meals

          Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

          Not built like my old Litton that I gave up after 30 years. My last Panasonic was very similar to this and only lasted about 7 years. This seems to be a better unit than competitors' units of similar size.

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          • Personal

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I liked my GE better

          By carol

          from Illinois

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Powerful
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Hard To See Display
          • Unstable Tray

          Best Uses

          • Frozen Food
          • Leftovers
          • Popcorn

          Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

          I formerly had a GE micro and loved it. After 17 years, I had to retire it and only this micro fit the built in space. The GE had a rack which I loved and without the round turntable, much more capacity. Also more stable. I don't like the timer dial on this micro and the read- out is difficult to see unless at the right angle. This micro is attractive but the trim kit sticks out from the cabinet 1" all the way around. Not flush, so more surfaces to clean. Once the trim kit is on, there are nooks and crannies everywhere that will be a cleaning nightmare. Ladies, get out the Q tips. This is not an appliance that you will be able to just wipe down. I don't think I would have purchased this if I could have gotten something else that fit the space.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Stylish wave with simplified controls

          By GMS Chicago

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Gourmet Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Powerful
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Cook time choice limited

          Best Uses

          • Defrosting
          • Leftovers

          Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

          I use the wave for 3 main functions: defrosting, reheating and cooking fresh vegetables. All of the features work well. However, because there is no key pad, cooking times selections are limited. After the first 10 seconds, you get multiples of five and then multiples of 15 seconds. I can live with that based on the way it has performed so far. I bought this to replace a previous model, same brand that lasted for 9 years.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was quick and free. Can't ask for more than that.

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Fantastic Microwave with all the bells

          By mortpen60

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install
          • Heats Evenly
          • Powerful
          • Simple Controls
          • Simple Display

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Defrosting
            • Frozen Food
            • Leftovers
            • Popcorn
            • Quick Meals

            Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

            Excellent product, [...]

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Panasonic microwave

            By Publishing Co.

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:

            It's a beautiful, sleek stainless steel microwave that's easy to use. Let's see how long it holds up. :)

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