Summary: Hi all, This is just an initial review to provide information about this microwave's sensor cook feature, the "food number". SEE UPDATES BELOW When you open the microwave door, located just below the opening is a label explaining what the numbers stand for. It is easy to overlook. The operating manual does a poor job explaining the sensor cook feature and the only reference to the above label is in the "Oven Components Diagram" (pg 8), where it lists, "m) menu label".
Summary: I've had this microwave for a month and a half now. There's nothing special about it, but it works. It's larger than the cheap Emerson it replaced, and it's nice having the extra room inside. It's powerful so it cooks pretty quickly. My only minor complaints are that the light doesn't come on when you open the microwave and it has a push button to open the door instead of a handle.
Summary: After 4 months of multiple daily use, I am very pleased with this microwave; especially the "true" heat level settings - with the Magnatron Inverter - makes a huge difference in how foods are cooked - reheated, et al. Just two complaints that are more than livable - 1. the oven light does not stay on when door is opened; 2. the digital clock / display cannot be read at an angle - i.e.
Summary: Save your money and use it wisely on another brand. This microwave stopped working 9 months after I purchased it. Panasonic had me drop off the defective (dead as a door nail) microwave at an authorized repair facility which has not been able to repair it 3 weeks later. Calls to both the Repair Facility and Panasonic Customer Support number (which is answered in the Philippines) are a waste of time as neither can offer a date the unit will be ready nor will they offer a...
Summary: The 1300 Watt Panasonic microwave has the wrong dimensions listed in its specifications. It lists: Height: 15-15/16 inches; Length: 20-3/8 inches and Depth: 11-7/8 inches. It also lists its turntable (which rotates inside the oven) as 13-1/2 inches which is NOT possible with a depth of only 11-7/8 inches.
Summary: We liked this microwave for the 13 months it worked. It inexplicably fried itself 2 days ago--a month after the 1-year warranty expired. Disappointing, especially for Panasonic, and given the price. Appliances should last longer than a year. Look elsewhere, or pay extra for the extended warranty (ridiculous concept and extra hassle).
Summary: The controls were less flexible than my old Sharp. The roller mounted turntable was very easy to pull out the door when removing the dish. At 3 months, 2 weeks, I opened the door to stir a dish . When I tried to restart the microwave it went completely black. The estimate for repair is more than the cost of a new microwave.
Summary: Love it! would purchase again. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was that the light does not come on when you open the door. The light only comes on when the microwave is heating something. Super fast delivery by whichever company I ordered it from.