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.
After owning this microwave for a couple of years and light use, only my wife and I, the door would not latch sometimes, now recently it is impossible to get it to latch and I now have to buy a new one. It certainly won't be another Panasonic.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Early Riser
from West Jordan, Utah
In a Pinch Purchase
Easy To Install
Hard To See Display
I had to buy a microwave early in the morning to replace my Sharp that died before work. Found this at a DIY store near my home right as they opened. It wasn't the cheapest, nor the most expensive. Works better than expected for a spontaneous purchase.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By DB in Chicago
from Chicago, IL
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Do not buy Panasonic. Door latch breaks.
I am shocked that Consumer Reports is recommending this Panasonic microwave. i just signed up with Consumer Reports to read microwave reviews. I currently own a Panasonic inverter microwave. It is 7 years old. I have used it for 3 years. (It was in the condo I bought.) The door stopped latching. The microwave operates fine, but I now realize this door problem goes back to 2007. Shame on Panasonic. And shame on Consumer Reports for recommending a product that has no shelf life.