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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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Best Little Microwave
from Seattle, WA, USA
Comments about Panasonic White 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven:
My old microwave went bust, I new I need a good unit with inverter technology for a good price. When I ordered my microwave online the unit I had ordered wasn't available in the color I wanted but it was available in white, so I went ahead with it and I have not been disappointed yet. The inverter makes cooking even on the inside as well as the outside. I use it a lot to defrost frozen hamburger meat and pork chops and it works every time. So far I have had no complaints and it has been quite dependable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Quality product replacement
from Sisters, Oregon
I purchased this item to replace a 13 year old Panasonic microwave, a step above this model, that quit working but was in excellent condition. In all those years the model hadn't changed much so I was happy to purchase another microwave in hopes I will get as good of a lifetime. The only thing I have noticed as different, the light doesn't go on when door is opened, only when pushing the start button. At least the bulb will last longer, which is good since I found out with my older microwave, you have to take it to a repair shop to have it replaced!!!
adequate, but not very intuitive
from New York, NY
Missing little things, like;light does not go on when you open the door, when done with a use - it does not display "done" making it easy to leave something in it,would rather have a handle instead of a push button to open the door, need to keep manual near it for referancing( my previous microwave scrolled instructions on display). Not sure if the inverter technology saves anything, poor documentation.
Very Good Microwave
Great microwave! Cooks well and I like the option to cook popcorn based on the size of the bag. That means you'll get a perfectly popped bag every time. The only down side is the microwave doesn't list the shortcut button menu on the unit. You have to go into the manual in order to cook a potato for instance. This might not seem important but you'd be surprised. Who wants to take chances when warming a cup of coffee or a muffin? Those food items need exact timers to ensure they won't be too hot when they finish reheating. Nobody wants to keep checking the manual to remember the timers for those items when you're rushing out to work.
from Los Angeles, CA, USA
I love my new Panasonic microwave. We finally had to replace our old Panasonic microwave which lasted more than 20 years! Our new microwave is good-looking, strong and fast. Everything you could ever want from your microwave.
I would avoid buying this.
By Panasonic fan
from East Bay of San Francisco, CA
About Me Casual Cook
This unit is reasonably meeting my expectation. But it last only 2 years. In the last few months, touching pads are not reliable. Sometimes they work, more times they would not work. And finally it quit working. Only the counter still counts for a few seconds, and the light inside still shine. My earlier old microwave ovens last much longer--about 4-5 years long.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Long Island, New York
The push bottom that opens the microwave seems to have the plastic coating all roughed up. I don't know if it is a packaging coating or the plastic coating that is permanent but it makes a brand new item look old. I had to carry the thing upstairs and I cant deal with having to mail it back so I am going to keep it even though the front face of it looks terrible. Oh well.
I always buy Panasonic ...
I always buy Panasonic when in need. Had to shop online to buy this time
Works as expected. It's a ...
Works as expected. It's a microwave, for goodness sake.
Over the years I have purchased three of this same model. I just like it a lot. It is small, powerful and easy to use. Shipping from Panasonic was amazingly fast.
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