Excerpt: Bought this microwave about 3.5 years ago and loved the flat bed technology and also the inverter heating where food seems to be cooked and heated more evenly. However, last night the dreaded H97 Error occurred on the screen and after research that is the end of life for the microwave. Seems to be a very common occurrence with Panasonic. Don't think I will be buying another one.
Excerpt: Getting the dreaded H98 error which means that either the magnetron or inverter board is dead. This oven used to lose cooking efficiency as it heated up while cooking.
I'll be looking for a conventional microwave i.e. not inverter or flatbed. I don't think the technology is as reliable as claimed based on all the negative reviews for microwave ovens with this technology.
Excerpt: I recently bought this product and can highly recommend it. The flat-bed technology is a meaningful innovation and a game-changer. It is great for fitting in larger dishes and oblong dishes and the cooking is very even. With a flat bed and no glass tray and ring, spills are easy to clean and placing dishes in and out is also much easier. It makes life easier.
Excerpt: Purchased this in leiu of smaller one, more than happy with the extra cost, it is a great performing MWO that I would be happy to recommend, not to mention the FREE TUPPERWARE which was an added bonus.