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Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
 
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$169.99 - $377.85
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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:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Okay, broke 2 months after warranty end
7/31/2014
Pros
Easy To Install
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Hard To See Display
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
I bought a large capacity Panasonic microwave in 2004 and used it with no problems until 2013 when it died. Never had any problems except for that these are powerful and had to adjust my cooking power levels for some foods. Since I'd liked my previous one, I sought out this current model. The Consumer Reports rating also helped. I didn't have any problems until over a year later, 2 months after the warranty ended, when the stop/clear button stopped working. When I had problems after the warranty ended on my GE washer, they worked with me and offered compensation. Panasonic told me too bad and that they wouldn't do anything. I contacted the recommended repair shop and they told me to trash it cause the repair would cost more than a new microwave. I will never buy another Panasonic product again after this. Maybe I'll go GE since they've taken care of me before...I also added that the controls were hard to see because my husband is tall and he'd have to bend down to see the LCD screen. This didn't happen with our old one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
No recipe guide except for popcorn
7/10/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Cons
Confusing Display
Hard To See Display
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Popcorn
Comment:
If I had it to do all over again I would pick a different microwave, one that included such recipes as baked potatoes, rice, etc. My old one did and it was so easy to just choose what I wanted to cook and it auto cooked it, I didn't even have to tell it how many or how much. Wish I could take this one back.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Door latch problems
6/24/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
Soon after the warranty expired the door did not want to open. Then it would not latch, therfore the unit would not turn on. Finally the upper door latch broke off entirely.
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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