The Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997[S] is part of the microwave oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven
models like the Prestige NN-SD997[S] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.
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 Prestige NN-SD997[S]
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Watts This is the manufacturer's figure of the microwave power output. In general, the more watts an oven offers, the greater its cooking power-and the faster your food will be cooked. That said, differences in claimed wattage of 100 watts or less are unlikely to result in significant differences in performance.
Convection mode A few microwaves include a convection oven feature, which has a heating element and a fan that distributes heat. In convection mode, you can set the oven temperature as you would in a traditional oven to bake or roast items.
Sensor Controls the cooking and reheating time automatically. It shuts off an oven when it determines (usually by sensing steam) that food is hot enough.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless-steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
The first Panasonic Microwave lasted 20 years +. The second only 7 years, after two replacements under warranty. The third one, less than a month old, has a misalignment problem of the door. Returned to the store, opened three additional boxes, all with the same problem. Waiting for Panasonic to resolve the issue, still waiting...
My company has bought quite a few of these from [...]. We are a vending company and provide microwaves to our larger accounts. We have had 4 of these fail in some way, 3 of which failed in the last 2 months. One failed after only a month of use, the others failed in less than 6 months or less. They look good and work well out of the box, then quickly go down hill. May work for a home or light use situation, but if you have a choice, go with another brand.