Summary: First of all, I love Panasonic products. This was to replace a 9 year old model that worked fine until I snapped the latch off with a bulky sweatshirt. There are two parts to this review. How it was shipped and the product itself. Purchased this from Amazon directly and with Prime shipping.
Summary: This gizmo requires a branched 120vac circuit because it pulls 14amps while running, Most household circuits running around the walls are 15amp plugins total & usually have 3-5 plugins, Without a branched circuit & plugging this thing in to the existing 15a circuit only leaves 1amp to run everything...
Summary: This is the third Panasonic microwave that we've owned. All three the same model and they have all lasted about the same amount of time, about two years. The inverter is the part that goes on them and It's almost as much money for the part as to replace the whole unit.
Changes from last model have improved this product some
Patti Harada, Amazon
18 January 2013
Summary: I wrote a review on the model that preceded this one. See way below. Improvements: 1) This item is heavier, so there is no longer an issue with sliding. 2) Along with heavier came larger, taller and roomier. Love it for that!
Summary: Nice, seemingly well built Microwave oven. The Inverter technology allows good modulation of the power instead of just cycling full power on and off. Very roomy cavity with lots of headroom. Very attractive & easy to clean.