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The jury is still out
from Westchester, New York
About Me Avid Cook
Comments about Panasonic 1.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven:
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.
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Worth The Wait
from Chicago, IL
About Me Casual Cook
Beautiful light silver design. Deep blue display. Easy to use control knob (the latest trend). Takes up slightly less counter space for the same power level. Product was back ordered, but worth the wait.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Powerhouse microwave for everyday use
from Annapolis, MD
So far,so good. Have owned the microwave for about a month. Powerful unit for the size. Doesn't take up a lot of counter space. This microwave is a replacement for a Cuisinart microwave that failed after being factory repaired two times while under warranty. This unit does a much better job. Heats faster. Would prefer all stainless steel cabinet but still looks nice. I purchased an extended warranty in case it dies prematurely. BTW, ABT Electronics is an excellent company to deal with, both service wise and price wise.
from brooklyn ny
This works perfectly for what I use it for - defrosting & re-heating. The only minus is that it's so lightweight (they keep getting lighter every year) that the microwave moves every time I depress the button to open/close it.
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Stylish microwave works great
from Seattle, WA
This microwave works as good as it looks. I wasn't sure about the dial operation, but after using it, I feel it's a superior way of controlling a microwave. I love the blue LEDs, and the stainless steel front. Keep in mind the sides are silver, and match the stainless steel front very closely, but they are not stainless steel. Only the front is.
What a value!
By Love to cook
from New York
Use the product mainly to heat up leftovers, but now I find that if I heat them up, I can keep them warmwith this microwave until we are ready to eat. It is a great value since many stores wanted much more for the same make and model. Abt had the best price with the item being in stock. [@] has a slightly better price but wanted me to wait 2 months to get the product. I don't find any down side with this product
I have always been afraid that ordering online wouldresult in shipping damage or delays in getting the product. Not so with Abt. Delivery was prompt and no damage at all. I would order from them again.
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