The Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF is part of the microwave oven
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven
models like the Inverter NN-H965BF 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 Inverter NN-H965BF
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.
Purchased the Panasonic NN-H965BF in December 2008 and it has been trouble free until it died last night (electronics failure). I find that life span acceptable for a low cost appliance. It has performed well and was easy to use. No problems with the latch that other reviewers reported. Given that a repair will likely be cost prohibitive, I will be buying another of the same model...I was actually surprised that the model number hasn't changed after all these years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from los angeles ca
Great microwave until the door latch broke
Door Latch Broken
I really liked this microwave! But the door latch is broken and it would cost too much to fix it. Other reviewers have noted the same problem. It's not worth fixing because it will happen again. It's such a waste of money and materials.