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.
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 Genius Prestige NN-SD681S
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.
Detailed prompts Display offers instructions to guide you through the cooking process.
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.
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.
I very quickly solved the door latch problem with a squirt of WD-40. True, it shouldn't have arisen, but this is otherwise the best of four or five microwaves I've owned over the years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Bend, OR
Difficult to use
Hard To See Display
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Viv the Walker and Gourmet
from Huntington Beach, CAlifornia
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Scary after 1 year and a half......
As Hard As Can Be Inclu
Including Our Over 6 Ft M
We Had To Slam The Door
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.