Summary: I bought this microwave yesterday as my old Panasonic died. It has all the old functions except turbo bake but I could live with that. The microwave function works just fine but using the grill or the convection oven, forget it. I have just tried to bake a cake in it on the convection setting and I only left it in for 25 minutes of the total time of 50 minutes as I could no longer stand the smell of burning!!! The cake was black on top and raw inside.
Summary: This has been a really useful addition to our new kitchen and have been very pleased with the results so far. We really like having the flexibility of using it as a Microwave or a Convection oven or even a combination of both!
Summary: I have had a Panasonic microwave for many years and was very happy with the performance. I gave my old microwave away to a friend after deciding to get a new microwave. I purchased this model in Nov 2013 (I chose this model since it is the same as my previous model but includes a convection oven). The first microwave delivered was returned since we noticed that the hard plastic on the inside of the door had started to melt.
Started to smoke as the door seal burnt and melted
P. Lees, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Our second of this model and a great microwave when it was working, but yesterday we were using it as normal when it started to smoke very badly. The metal casing had become very hot and part of the plastic seal on the inside of the door had burnt and melted onto the metal frame against which the door closes..
Summary: This is my third microwave of this type. The last one had button but the one before was just touch keypad. The buttons are better in my opinion. For reasons I cannot say my last one dropped one of its heating elements and I was concerned that it would cause the inside of the microwave to be "live" as the element was sitting on the metal. I cannot say why that happened but it was well used.
Two problems in five months. Poor repair service under warranty. Getting Refund.
M. Parkinson, Amazon
12 November 2014
Summary: Purchased after reading WHICH magazine review. Very disappointed. Getting refund.We have had two problems with this micro after just 5 months purchasing from Amazon and are seeking a full refund!1.The power just suddenly cut out!The first time a problem occured we ( perhaps foolishly ) looked into service repair under warrantly as getting a refund from the Amazon website did not seem possible ( more on this later..
Verges on trades descriptions as a 'convection' oven.
John Andrews, Amazon
22 October 2014
Summary: Sadly I cannot recommend this as it really isn't a convection oven at all. I had the previous larger model with the drop forward door and after decorating the kitchen fancied treating myself to a slimmer model, and thought it would be of the same caliber. How wrong I was. Simply, as others have said, this is a good microwave. It's quite a good grill BUT it's NOT a convection oven.
Summary: My first one which I bought end of December 2012 met all my cooking needs. I was very happy with it. I used a whole egg cooker (taken of the market several years ago) to boil a egg in it and it went bang - all my fault for using it. I was so pleased that I was able to purchase the same model again. I like the size of the microwave oven and I can cook all that I require for myself (or visitors).
Summary: Bought this to replace our previous Panasonic microwave, the similar to this without the combination, that finally stopped working after 7 years. All stainless model means it looks good inside and out and easy to clean. Very powerful so need to take care that you don't over cook stuff. Did develop a fault within 6 months so had to have it sent away for repair.