Summary: If you're interested in the inverter tech angle, you may be disappointed. But if you don't expect to get artisanal omelets from a microwave, it's still a solid choice for a large, midprice countertop model.
Pros: The Panasonic NN-SD997S 's impressive internal capacity will feed a large family and the sensor functions generally deliver. Also, its high wattage yields quick results.
Cons: The inverter technology claims to make "delicate foods" like eggs and fish better than its non-inverter competition. It didn't.