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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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Excellent Quality and performance.
Comments about Panasonic 1.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:
Detail on the front of the machine could have been darker or somehow more easy to read. "
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sensor technology, I like simple.
from San Jose, CA, USA
I did my homework and am very pleased with the product. I like tht I only have to push one button and it figures it out, just like my clothes washer and dryer. The simpler the better for me. As with any stainless steel product fingerprints are an issue but it does look good next to my stainless steel refrigerator.
Perfect with one caveat
I love this microwave--sleek look and great performance. Knob vs buttons is super quick and easy. If the folks at Panasonic are reading this, design could be improved if the push pad was the same texture as the knob--it would be aesthetically pleasing but most important would eliminate fingerprints that are so annoying with stainless. Overall, though, very happy with this purchase!!
Good unit, great features
from Massachusetts, USA
Recently purchased this microwave. Still getting used to it, but it does have some great features, especially the rewarm feature. However, the writing detail on the front of the machine could have been darker or somehow more easy to read.
from Anacortes, WA
About Me Can't Cook
Nice unit. Second one purchased primarily because of the rotary time or temp setting dial and reliability of the brand
Excellent in every way. Easy to use and precise cooking experience.
from San Francisco, CA, USA
I bought this Panasonic microwave with hopes that it won't disappoint me and so far, it has exceeded my expectations. I've had it for less than a month though and it may be too soon to make a conclusion about its performance but so far, I'm satisfied with my purchase. The microwave heats up really fast to my surprise. I'll say, it's a combination of fancy and class for that price. I'm glad I made this purchase.
He's cute, fits in my space. Hard to find a little one with plenty of power. My last Panasonic lasted 10 years. It still runs, but it rusted because we are at the beach.
from Bayville, NJ
Old microwave died. We don't know how we lived before microwave ovens. I like a really powerful microwave and these Panasonics fit the bill. It has many programs including several defrost options. Great for reheating anything, steaming vegetables, popcorn. We use this many times per day from heating frozen burritos to parboiling vegetables, etc. Only complaint is no light when you open door.
Higher end consumer microwave
from Berkeley, CA, USA
The genius prestige line of Panasonic microwaves is the higher end of the Pansonic Inverter home line. The technology seems little changed since I bought my previous Panasonic five years ago (the power unit burned out), but this model improves the ease of use and the look of the front panel. I use the multicook feature to cook at different power settings for different lengths of time in one setting, and now you can actually tell which power setting is in operation at each stage. (Turns out I was using it completely backwards for five years). The all-stainless front is way more attractive. Mostly, I love the dial, which is smaller and feels a little flimsier than my older model, but so long as it holds up the small changes are all pluses.
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