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We purchased NN-SD681S ...
We purchased NN-SD681S for my 75 yo mom. Because she is a bit of a technophobe, we tested the unit in our kitchen. After more than a month of daily use, we were...Read complete review
We purchased NN-SD681S for my 75 yo mom. Because she is a bit of a technophobe, we tested the unit in our kitchen. After more than a month of daily use, we were very happy with this oven. It very powerful and also compact - and was a perfect fit for the cutout in my mom's kitchen. Mom installed the oven in Dec 2011 and she loves it! The display is bright blue and easy for her to read. The stainless steel is brushed steel so it does not show fingerprints or smudges. The dial is more intuitive than the key pad. The reheat works beautifully - perfectly and automatically reheating leftovers without cold or overcooked spots. Best microwave we've ever used.
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The jury is still out
So here is the thing: The oven looks great, has plenty of room, is SO much lighter than the 19 year old model this replaced, and is fairly quiet. I especially like...Read complete review
So here is the thing: The oven looks great, has plenty of room, is SO much lighter than the 19 year old model this replaced, and is fairly quiet. I especially like the fact that the interior light is only on when the oven is in use - not when the door is open. This is good because I find it helpful to leave the door open after use to air out steam and odors. And, unlike our previous oven, now the light won't stay on! BUT - Two things:First, when I used the oven to re-heat half an acorn squash in a glass pan covered with plastic wrap, the butter in the center of the squash just would not melt. Not after several minutes of microwaving....the squash became hot, though there were cold spots, but the butter took more than several minutes to melt. This made no sense. Second, I am not so sure this oven doesn't draw more power than advertised. We have the oven plugged into a power strip for safety reasons. Our old oven was also in the power strip. The old oven never once tripped the power strip. However, this oven has done so several times already.... Obviously this is troubling but it hasn't happened the last few times we used it. I'm hoping it was just an aberration....but like I said, the jury is still out on this one.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Key pad malfunction after 2 yrs.
from St Paul
Comments about Panasonic 1.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:
My 2nd Panasonic after 6 yrs. Never again will I buy Panasonic. They look substantial, with all the bells and whistles. They break down after short times of use. Key pad shuts off and can't reset. I was really impressed when compared to other products initially but now very disappointed that fails so completely. Key pad should last many, many years. Failing after 2 yrs is unforgivable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Good little oven
from Seattle area, WA
This is a solid little oven. Have used it many times for a variety of things and it performed well. My son finds it user friendly and less intimidating than the full size appliances. It would be nicer if you could have more flexibility on temperature settings.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This a a great micrwave!
from Rhode Island
This is the most efficent microwave I've ever owned! The controls are intuitive, and the inverter sensor is a great feature...no guessing on coking or defrosting.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
One of a Kind
Footprint is acceptable -- not too big. Display is very readable. Stainless front with stainless buttons matches stainless appliances and granite nicely. Works well. No problem with buying it on line and having it shipped. I didn't find a better looking microwave, and I shopped for two months with money no object.
Nice looking microwave!
We have had this microwave for a few months now. we like it very much. Its a nice looking unit. and heats food fast. Panasonic is the only brand I buy for microwaves. never had a problem, and they last a long time .
from Aurora, IL
About Me Avid Cook
Second Panasonic Microwave so we enjoyed the first one
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from San Diego, CA
I just recently got my kitchen remodeled, and my countertop space got slightly smaller. I needed a smaller microwave, and this one stood out when I was shopping for one. The reviews were good too. I haven't used all the features yet, but so far no issues. I have been using the Panasonic microwave for the last 10+ years, and the features work basically the same. I love how it looks in my kitchen (both the size and the overall look).
from Mount Prospect, Il
About Me Casual Cook
I use this microwave to mostly reheat cooked food and defrost meat. I haven't had any complaints yet. The knob gets a little getting used to but i like it now after i used it for a day.
from Westchester, New York
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was prompt despite being told the item was on backorder. However, the oven was shipped directly in its own box. So, when the carrier (or the shipper, I cannot tell) used the cut out handles on the box, the person's fingers pushed into the sides of the microwave and created indentations on the left and right sides of the oven. So, that had to be returned. ABT was very helpful about the exchange and made it as easy as possible. The second oven was placed in a shipping box. As soon as I opened it I realized that this time the oven would be okay because no one had the chance to lift the box using the cut out openings on the sides. Not ABT's fault - the manufacturer of the box produced a poorly designed carton that could not but cause damage when the cut out handles were used.
(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
This microwave heats faster and more evenly than my old one. I like the feature of light only coming on when cooking. The unit is several pounds lighter than my old one, and easier to move for cleaning.
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