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Panasonic NN-SF550M
 
Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: This Panasonic 1.0 cubic-foot 1000-watt has
  • touchpad controls.
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Type: Midsized countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic NN-SF550M

The Panasonic NN-SF550M is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the NN-SF550M 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 NN-SF550M
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.0
info Watts 1000
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Panasonic NN-SF550M
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I like it
5/21/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Can't see inside
No Light
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
Easy to use, haven't had problems with doors like other reviewer. Looks very nice.<br />Only con is that you can see inside while cooking so not able to tell about milk or other spills.<br />Also, no light while open. Honestly for less that $150 this has lasted us for over 2 years, using everyday a few times, so I consider it a great deal.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do not waste your money
1/29/2012
Pros
Minute button
Cons
Quality
Unreliable
Best Uses
Leftovers
Comment:
Seemed made cheap from the start. Door button was weak. felt like it wasn't built to last.<br />Heating a cup of coffee went from 1:20 to 1:45 to 2:30 plus. After only 2 years the outside got hot and smelled like burnt electronics and the food we were heating was ice cold. Our 1st microwave was a freebie from a grocery store and after 15 years we needed a bigger one and the next one lasted six years and now this one only lasted twoI have never had a microvave that lasted so short a time. It seems to be a prevailing condition from reading all of the other reviews in the sight. Perhaps Consumer Reports should look into why this is happening.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
This sucks.
1/14/2012
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Comment:
This is a huge dissapoinment, poor design for the door to close and start. It will not start unless you slam the door several times before it starts. This has been this way since buying it. We even had it serviced and the hooks on the door replaced it worked okay for about a week and started doing the same thing. Poor engineering. Panasonic said it was out of warranty. It is a peice of junk.
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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