Summary: After many hours of researching and reading reviews, I settled on a Panasonic with Inverter Technology. It is the best microwave that I have ever used. After several months of use I must say that I am thrilled. This microwave does so much more than a regular microwave and it is a breeze to use. Yes, you need read the instruction Manual as it is different, but it is so much better! My favorite feature is the way it defrosts meat without cooking it.
Pros: Exceeded expectations, does more than a basic microwave
Awesome microwave, beware of refurbished unit packaging.
R. Weitzel "Bobcat", Amazon
1 June 2014
Summary: I purchased a refurbished model, since no new ones where available. The blemishes on the product were small and didn't effect operation of the unit. Amazon's refurb supplier packaging was terrible. I noticed that all four feet had worn through the bottom of shipping box. When I removed item from box and set it on the counter it was unlevel. One of the feet and bottom of unit was bent/ smashed.
Peeling off after 5 months; Panasonic support does not recognize this model number;
25 May 2014
Summary: Pros: - looks great when new out of box - futuristic looking glowing dial interface - heats food and drinks well Cons: - futuristic glowing interface is a bit tricky to enter heat times of more than 10 seconds, but less than 1 minute - microwave barrier film on the inside of the door became wavy and started to de-laminate after 5 months of light use, please find the picture attached - the film is the Heat/Vapor Barrier Film and must be maintained intact for safety,...
Summary: Large enough to cook casserole dishes, but doesn't take up too much room on the counter. I personally love the styling and design of the microwave, but more importantly the features that it has. It does heat food more evenly and the sensor reheat works really well. I've read some reviews about the dial not working great and when I figured out how to use it I'm not sure if others were using it correctly or not because I don't have any problems with it.
Summary: Love it except I have a problem getting the time up by using the touch dial. I usually just go up using the minute button. Touch dial seems to work better for my husband. Love the inverter, warmer, etc. got my best price on Amazon with free delivery and had it in 3 days. The large size is fantastic. Only other negative is that silver really shows fingerprints, but even with negatives I would buy it again.
Summary: In Dec. of 2012 I purchased this microwave from Amazon. I did not like the blue dial, but otherwise it seemed fine. on occasion the unit would not start until the door was re-closed. In Jan. of 2014 it would not operate without slamming the door, sometimes several times. also the door light will not go off after removing the food. In Jan. of 2014 I contacted Panasonic by both Email and phone and got the same response.