Panasonic Genius Prestige NN-SD681S microwave oven

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Summary: This Panasonic 1.2 cubic-foot 1200-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
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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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Tanked after 15 Months
Best Uses
Door stop
Does not work: Error code H97 displays 3 months after 1 year warranty expires. Means inverter or magnetron is broken. Very light use. Very bad choice. And I trusted the CR review.
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)
Excellent Machine!
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Best Uses
Frozen Food
Quick Meals
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Don't buy
Difficult to use
Hard To See Display
Heats Unevenly
Best Uses
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.
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