Provides 2- and 3-stage cooking at 6 different power levels. Grab-and-go handles are stylish and versatile. Stainless steel front ensures the microwave oven will maintain its appearance for an extended period of time. Easily accommodates dinner plates, large casserole dishes, glass bowls, coffee mugs, and other common kitchenware.
Timer doesn't always work properly. Beeps multiple times when food is done, which may be annoying to some users.
Equipped with Inverter Technology that delivers a constant stream of cooking power. Compact design makes the microwave a great choice in kitchens of all sizes. Boasts auto-adjustment capabilities for fast, evenly cooked meals every time. Turbo Defrost ensures you won't have to wait long to thaw frozen foods.
Door is flimsy. Error codes sometimes can be tough to resolve.
Offers 1,250 watts of power for fast cooking. Only weighs about 8 pounds. Touch-button control panel and 4-digit display provide a sleek, modern look. 1-touch sensor cook and reheat offer added convenience. Quick-minute timer lets you set cooking and reheating times in single-minute intervals.
Large microwave takes up lots of counter space. Controls can be difficult to use.
Inverter Technology ensures delicate foods simmer without overcooking. Takes up minimal space on a kitchen countertop. Delivers 1,250 watts of cooking power. Includes a chrome dial and 9 menu buttons that are easy to use. Upper-left corner of door has a small indentation to allow the door to open smoothly.
More expensive than comparable Panasonic microwaves. Door button sometimes stops working over time.
Comes with 14 preset cook menu items. Membrane keypad takes the guesswork out of using the microwave. Includes 10 power levels so you can heat various foods and beverages as much or as little as you choose. Features a 16.5-inch turntable that offers plenty of space.
Doesn't always heat up food evenly. Button design leaves much to be desired.
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Panasonic makes a line of countertop microwave ovens that include their patented Inverter Technology, which generates “a seamless stream of power and delivers consistent, evenly prepared food without overcooking.” Some models include their advanced Inverter Turbo Defrost, which speeds up defrosting time. Some models include a built-in automatic sensor that adjusts power and cooking times based on different foods and other features such as preset menu items, quick-minute timer, delay start, and child safety locks. Panasonic microwaves tend to be geared toward commercial kitchens and cost $200 to $300.
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