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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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Comments about Panasonic 1.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:
Panasonic inverter technology is amazing
Service and delivery comments:
arrived on time undamaged
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Hurray for Inverter Technology
from United States
like the continuous, proportional power capability of the inverter technology employed in this design. really makes melting butter and chocolate a lot less "dramatic" than in duty-cycle controlled power systems. I think the user controls could be easier to use. I'll soon get use to them, but at the moment I'm missing some of the one-touch functions of my old microwave oven.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
By Office Cook
from New York, NY
This microwave has great features. It's easy to use. The additional height over other models helps with coffee cups and such.
from Blue Mounds, Wi
Best microwave out there. Awesome! Everything cooks evenly and it is so easy to use. This is the absolute best microwave that I have ever owned.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Paul Smith
I mostly reheat prepared food and this oven is the best I've ever used. One button and things come out perfectly every time. Cons: No illumination when door opens, only when cooking.
from Shelby, NC, USA
Does not have an inside light which would make it nicer. Also, it only comes in stainless which is always harder to clean dirty fingerprints from. Functions seems to work well, although I think the technology surpasses my needs. Seems a little difficult to figure out which setting is best.
best microwave I've had
from nw, nc
Wasn't too sure i'd like the dial, but i love it! It is so easy to use and timing is more accurate. Other reviews said it was loud, but only minimally so. Inside does not steam up like my last oven. The size is perfect and it looks really nice. I would definitely recomend this microwave to others!
inverter technology controls heating and stops meat pops
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Hackettstown, NJ, USA
Once I got the hang of the many features of this microwave I began to appreciate it more. I like the way the dial functions in conjunction with the Timer or the Power Level setting/Timing.
Key pad malfunction after 2 yrs.
from St Paul
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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