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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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I would buy this product again.
from Albuquerque, NM
About Me Avid Cook
Comments about Panasonic White 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This microwave was ...
from Honolulu, Hi
This microwave was inexpensive. I've had it about 8 months now and everything is ok. I use this microwave everyday and is easy to use.
from Sunapee, NH
About Me Gourmet Cook
Comments about Panasonic Black 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven:
Another very reliable product from Panasonic... good features, intuitive controls, simple design.
Service and delivery comments:
PHENOMENAL SERVICE ! The price was right, delivery came even quicker than expected, in perfect condition, and the entire experience with Paul & ABT was terrific. Although I tried to shop "locally", no one could offer comparable price and service, and yet here I was still able to buy from a family-owned business. Without a doubt, I will do business again with ABT.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Seems OK so far
We have only had this microwave for a couple of weeks. So far, it seems fine. After our experience with our last microwave, and reading so many review by others, I have more or less come to consider them disposable. I wouldn't pay a ton of money for one. My main gripe with this one, and I knew it going in, is the lack of an inside light when the door is opened. But the reason I miss it surprised me - I can't clean the inside well without a flashlight!! I really do miss the light. Otherwise it works OK.
Great quality for price range.
By Loving new gadgets
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.
By Empty Nester
from Lancaster, PA, USA3
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.
(2 of 2 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.
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