Summary: If I had it to do again, I'd look for a microwave with the same number-pad controls my 1995 Sears Kenmore microwave had. It was dirty inside but still worked fine. "Time-3-3-0-Power-8-0-Start". Simple and obvious.
Summary: I wanted to try this microwave oven out for a few weeks before posting a review and I am completely satisfied and impressed with the new cooking technology! It's far more powerful than my old unit that I owned for over 20 years, so I have to dial back on cooking time.
Summary: My opinion only and only mine: - the finger dial thing in the middle that some people complain about hard to control: no merit - get use to it like anything new, period: it took me a whopping 40 seconds to play with it and "master" it.
Summary: The microwave replaced a 20+ year old top-of-the-line Litton that was built-in. With the same space I gained about 30% more inside space to cook. So far we are very pleased. It cooks fresh and frozen vegetables perfectly with the sensor settings.
Summary: So far so good, it has worked a month with every day use. The one thing I don't like is the electrostatic dial, it's more a gimmick than it is useful. I'd rather just press numerical buttons than hunt around for the exact time I need.
Summary: After a month of use I'm pleased with this microwave. My wife is a little annoyed by the circular touchpad but I've grown to like it. She uses the quick minute button and is happy. We both like the sensor reheat feature, it works most of the time quite well.
Summary: Door latch design is extremely defective. Mine stopped working after a year. Took the cover off and bent the latching mechanism to make it work, but this fix only lasted a few weeks before the problem came back. Do not buy Panasonic.
Summary: The unit operates well. The only dislike is the dial time selection interface. It is modeled after an iPod dial but it is cumbersome to select a specific time. If you need 40-50 seconds, it is fine. You get close. If you need 45 seconds exactly, it is much more difficult.
Summary: This replaced a far more expensive GE Monogram microwave. It looks great and matches the other stainless finished products in the kitchen. It has been working flawlessly. The "re-heat" sensor option works like a charm and has made the process of re-heating an item very easy.