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Microwave ovens

Panasonic Inverter NN-SD797[S]
 
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$233.96 - $307.93
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Summary: This Panasonic 1.6 cubic-foot 1250-watt has
  • a sensor
  • combo controls.
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Community icon17 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic Inverter NN-SD797[S]

The Panasonic Inverter NN-SD797[S] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the Inverter NN-SD797[S] 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-SD797[S]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.6
info Watts 1250
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Panasonic Inverter NN-SD797[S]
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1.0
great until the door lock broke
11/13/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
This has been a great microwave.... until the door latch mechanism stopped working. we slam the door, lift it and do all kinds of things to keep it working. It's not working anymore and too expensive to fix.<br /><br />I don't want to buy another Panasonic at this time.
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)
 
3.0
Door latch broke after 5 years
3/24/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Unstable Tray
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Comment:
This oven replaced another brand that lasted 16 years. We bought an extended warranty for a total of 5 years. At 5-1/2 years the door latch has broken and I can see from other comments that this is a common problem with this oven.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Door is the Weak Link
1/20/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Cons
Weak Door Latch
Best Uses
Quick Meals
Comment:
We owned this microwave oven for three years and enjoyed using it to cook meals from scratch. However, around the 3-year mark, the door latch failed, and we could no longer operate the oven. A quick review of user comments on this site and others showed that we weren't alone with this problem. Our previous microwave lasted 15 years, so this is very disappointing. We don't live anywhere near an authorized Panasonic Service Center, so we've junked this microwave and bought another brand. Our fingers are crossed that it will hold up.
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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