Design flaw will prevent operation after a few years.
S. McGeady, Amazon
2 December 2014
Summary: This review is (again) moot, as the models of microwaves changes so quickly, but I'll record it here for posterity. This appliance has a significant design defect: the internal flange that holds the safety switches for the door closure is too thin, and bends every times the door is closed.
Summary: I ordered the microwave and a trim kit from amazon and installed it in my cabinet. That was a breeze. Microwaved a cup of water to test it - hooray, we're done. A short time later, went to actually use the microwave for cooking. Press start, it waits about a second, then stops.
Summary: This Panasonic product started out good but quickly degraded into a product that needs serious production review. A month and a half after purchase the interior cabinet light started to flicker when the door was opened.
Summary: I'm genuinely stymied as to what microwave to buy. I thought the Panasonic, reviewed here, would be a great choice based on the overall Amazon ranking and Consumer Reports' rating but within a month of receiving the unit (purchased via Amazon.com) I noticed that the enamel coating on the interior...
Summary: I had its little brother, the NN-SD697S (1.2 cu ft) CONs: ~~> The knob is a hassle. I thought I'd like setting cook time with a knob, but it's not as quick or easy as tapping a keypad. This microwave has no numeric keypad. Setting cook time is the main event.