Conclusion: Bought 1st one and it quit working after 18 months. Since I had purchased trim kit, bought another and it died after 3 months. Fortunately under warranty but have to ship it back as there are no factory dealers here. If it weren't for the expensive trim kit, I would switch to another brand!
Pros: Convenient, Easy to use, good looking
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, unreliable
Conclusion: I had the same problem many other users had. The door interlock failed in 20 months. It cooks and functions just fine, but the door interlock design is simply amateurish. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL - or any other Panasonic model with the same type of interlock.
Conclusion: I bought this microwave two years ago because I had a previous Panasonic microwave/convection oven I used for 25 years and never had a problem with it until the control pad went out and couldn't be replaced. I wanted a similar microwave oven but they are no longer made, so I settled for this one.
Cons: Expensive, Did not meet expectations, Poor documentation, Poor quality
Summary: I read the other reviews about H-97 and H-98 fatal error codes. Just a tiny per cent, I assured my self. Nothing to worry about. After all, it's a Panasonic. It won't happen to me. Except that it did, after 15 months.
Summary: we ordered one of these about 2 years ago and it worked fine for about a year then actually blew up. i was cooking with it and sparks started flying everywhere. i liked the size of the microwave and since it was out of warranty i ordered another one like it thinking it was just a lemon.
Nice microwave lasts 4 months, jury still out on repair
25 September 2013
Summary: Bought this product, although pricey for a microwave i decided to go with quality. After 4 months it pops,goes dead,nothing.. although panasonic was helpful, they give me a place to take it 75 miles away. Explained im sick they said its the closest place. Thats not my fault noone is closer.
Summary: Another victim of the dreaded H98 error code (inverter or magnetron failure). The magnetron comes with a five year warranty but we went over five years this past October. I guess I'm luckier than most in that it lasted this long. As far as the machine itself, what can I say?