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Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
 
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$169.99 - $246.99
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Summary: This Panasonic 2.2 cubic-foot 1250-watt has
  • a sensor
  • combo controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF

The Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the Inverter NN-H965BF are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
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About This Brand

This maker offers a wide range of products in the midlevel to high-end categories and is known for its Inverter technology. A number of Panasonic countertop models are also built-ins and convert with a kit you can purchase. The company sells a number of models with the Turbo Convection feature. Models range in price from $110 to $700.

Features & Specs - Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.2
info Watts 1250
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
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1.0
Bad design - Craters after one year
10/7/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Large turntable
Powerful
Spacious
Cons
Confusing Display
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Purchased this unit to replace an existing microwave in a newly purchased home. The microwave worked great for about six months, then started having problems with the door latch. Unit would not turn on unless the door was closed firmly. After a year, firmly turned to slamming just to get the thing to start. A few months after the warranty expired, it failed totally. A good unit otherwise, but very noisy. I was very disappointed with this microwave. I have little faith in Panasonic products after this experience and I would not waste my money on another Panasonic microwave.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Died in five years.
9/17/2014
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Afraid my original Panasonic microwave was going to die, I bought this as it's successor.<br />Five years later, almost to the month, the magnetron died.<br />Took out the now 31 year old Panasonic that was in storage for those five years and it works flawlessly replacing the newer Panasonic.<br />The push to open door (on this model) gets stuck and is loud to close.<br />This model is LOUD when running compared to my now 31 year old Panasonic.<br />I'd rather pay for quality up front and have it last like my first Panasonic microwave than to have to buy a CHEAP one every five years.<br />They don't make them like they used to so I'll probably never buy a Panasonic microwave again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
NOT Recommended
9/14/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Door Latch Failed
Best Uses
Comment:
This would have gotten a very good rating--we've had it for about three years. Unfortunately, about a year ago the door latch started getting finicky, requiring re-opening and closing. This increased over time, until now it won't ever close properly. Nothing wrong with the microwave itself--but it can't be turned on.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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