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I received this microwave as a gift two years ago. I had to make some adjustments on the cooking time as most recipies are for 700-900W units. Other than that, it has...Read complete review
I received this microwave as a gift two years ago. I had to make some adjustments on the cooking time as most recipies are for 700-900W units. Other than that, it has served me well until yesterday when I was heating a cup of water for tea and spaks flew out the back of it. Today, it is recycled material but after reading reviews on most other brands, I will replace it with the same make/model.
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We purchased this microwave oven because a microwave we have had for eleven years died. It was another brand and we could not purchase another like unit because that model is no longer available....Read complete review
We purchased this microwave oven because a microwave we have had for eleven years died. It was another brand and we could not purchase another like unit because that model is no longer available. So we started searching for a similar size, our counter is small between the fridge and a cupboard. We wanted a similar wattage and made the rounds of the stores in the third largest city in the state of Illinois. We thought after all of that effort we had found a good replacement. We are disappointed. It met the size and wattage requirement and had a 'new' Inverter technology which we were told would be great for us. It doesn't even pop popcorn worth a darn. With our old unit we hit "Popcorn' and chose 'Regular' or 'Snack' size and it did a beautiful job. We understood that it used "Sensor" technology. This Panasonic has three different ounce sizes to choose from, none of which exactly fit "Orville's snack size, and I can't get a descent popped bag. I've tried modifing the time using the plus and minus capability but to no good results. My wife is very unhappy that it is hard to see what is going on in the oven while heating something because the light in the oven is on the side near the front and would be much better placed near the rear so it would light what is rotating on the table and not glare in your eyes. She is really unhappy that when you open the door to check on something being heated the light does not stay on and you are not able to see to stir your soup or if it is boiling over. And if it has, you can't see very well to clean up the mess. We sure miss our old microwave!
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Great quality for price range.
By Loving new gadgets
About Me Avid Cook
Comments about Panasonic Black 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven:
We use it on a daily basis for cooking oatmeal, heating up liquids, reheating foods, and defrosting. I really love the new technology this has and that's why I chose this model. Plus the size and power are excellent for a family of 4. As I stated above, the light is only on during cooking and not when door is open. I have a very bright kitchen so this isn't an issue. However EVERY single time you push to open the door the entire microwave moves back and that is a pain. So I feel like it's a tug of war as I push to open, it moves back, I remove or place item in, close door and move it back evenly on my counter. I wish that when they designed it they would've placed some type of suction at bottom so to not be able to move ALL the time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Empty Nester
from Lancaster, PA, USA3
Comments about Panasonic White 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven:
Great microwave, I haven't had any problems with it and it gets used daily, I've never used the defroster so I can't comment on that but for heating and cooking foods, it works great.
from Auburn, AL
Very good reliable microwave so far. Test is performance over time. Everything worked out of the box.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Bellevue, NE
One major drawback. The interior light doesn't come on when the door is opened. Tech Support says it's an "Energy Saving Feature". How about LED lights, they're effecient. This is very inconvenient. You can't see what's going on with the door open or closed. This is my forth microwave, the third Panasonic. All the previous ones lights came on when the door opened.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Angie B
from Morro Bay, CA
good looking and not too expensive for what you get! Inverter makes the best microwave for defrosting, and it cooks things perfectly. Even faster than my last microwave.
Just what I Expected
from West Fargo, ND
This microwave for the price was just what I had expected and is better than my GE that I used to own and was almost twice the price. It is bigger and 1quiter than my previous microwave oven for a much lower cost.
True multi-level cook/heat/defrost
from Chicago, IL
I particularly like the small footprint and true 'level' cooking rather than the stop-and-start fake leveling most microwaves use. It really does make a difference in how uniformly things are cooked/heated and it cooks a lot faster. The new technology it uses makes the outer casing smaller (smaller footprint) without sacrificing inside space.Noise level is about the same, perhaps a little quieter than previous models I've owned.My one wish...my previous microwave was truly one-touch. Press a number between 1 and 5 and it started for that number of minutes without having to press Start. I miss that. Otherwise, this lives up to my expectations and preferences.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Stopped working right after warranty expired
Do not waste your money on this microwave. Mine stopped working a few months after the warranty expired! The cost to repair it would be about 60% of my original purchase price. My previous microwave (a different brand) worked for 12 years. I expect better from Panasonic.
We are very happy with our Microwave!
By Sandi ...just me
from chicago Il
About Me Casual Cook
I dont like to be confused or get too many contraptions on a product. This is simple and yet does alot of functions.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Flimsy door and latch.
from Austin, TX, USA
Have had this product for a year and a half. Door very loose and doesn't always seem to be latched. Recently operation would sometimes stop after a few seconds. Now will not work at all. Chose Panasonic for reputation of good products. Very dissaponted.
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