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Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD681S Microwave oven

 
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$178.99 - $212.20
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Summary: This Panasonic 1.2 cubic-foot 1200-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
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Community icon14 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Midsized countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD681S

The Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD681S is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the Genius Prestige NN-SD681S 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 Genius Prestige NN-SD681S
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.2
info Watts 1200
info Detailed prompts No
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD681S
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1.0
Don't buy
2/16/2015
Pros
Cons
Difficult to use
Hard To See Display
Heats Unevenly
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought the Genius Sensor 1250W NN-SN744S. To cook a frozen pot pie I pushed the sensor cook button and got a 1. I then had to get my reading glasses, refer to the menu inside the door, find frozen entree was number 5, push the sensor cook button 4 more times to get a 5, close the door and then push start. With 2 minutes to go the machine beeped twice for some reason, supposedly when it detects steam. I looked in and the entree was boiling over. And you can't turn off the annoying beeps.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Scary after 1 year and a half......
8/10/2014
Pros
Cons
As Hard As Can Be Inclu
Including Our Over 6 Ft M
Unreliable
We Had To Slam The Door
Best Uses
Comment:
This Panasonic Microwave became very difficult to start after 1 year and a half. We had to slam the door as hard as we could, including our 6 ft. men! If we didn't slam the door, the microwave wouldn't start. Terrible machine after we spent all that money!! Maybe you should test microwave ovens for more than 1 year. We are very disappointed in Panasonic and will not buy another microwave from them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Too much trouble
7/7/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Comment:
Too many people have had the same problem. Microwave will not start due to door latch problems. If we slammed the door it would usually start to work. We have owned this for about 18 months and I can not live with it anymore
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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