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Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
 
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$159.96 - $283.10
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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:
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Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Door and Door Latch are a MAJOR Problem
10/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Comment:
The door needs a handle. Over time it becomes misaligned with latches and is difficult to close or the push release for the door fails. All of these make the machine inoperable. Thank God for Costco...I've had three and all returned. That's why I'm back on CR. To find a replacement.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Good short short term - not long term
10/26/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Work great for all purposes. Heats fast, good power and good options for defrosting and <br />heating evenly and quickly.<br />Started having problems with the latch after about two years and it progressively got worse. Couldn't find anyone to fix it so I tore into it myself. Extremely bad design on the inside for the latch support. I was able to get it working again but after a couple of months it was back to it's old tricks again. Finally I'd had it and off to the dump it went. <br />Won't buy another as I see many other comments about similar problem.<br />Minor details could have made this a great RELIABLE oven.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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