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.
This is the 2nd one I have had. Thanks to insurance I got a new one after 1 1/2 yrs. the first one died. Now the 2nd one is a lemon cause the turn table isn't working but no other complaints with it. Works great for all uses. Really happy with it overall. Will get the 3rd today cause still under store warranty. Only probs. I have is with the places they send you for the warranty work if needed.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mom of two
from Flagstaff, AZ
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice while it lasted
This microwave is nice... It is large though and very noisy while in use. The door has always made a lot of noise while closing. At first it was sometimes difficult to close the door. Now closing the door ... SLAM!!! After two years of daily use, when I open the door the turntable starts moving. This seems to be a common complaint which is somehow tagged to the door switch being bad. I really wasn't planning on having to replace a microwave every two or so years. So I need to decide... Do I chase food, buy a new microwave or take this one apart
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Gardener Guy
from Bremerton, WA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Door latch broken
We use this microwave primarily for reheating meals and defrosting. The unit is powerful, has simple controls and it heats evenly. However, the door latch broke after one and one-half years. We were able to make it work for awhile by closing the door REALLY firmly, but the latch finally gave out. I would not recommend this Panasonic because of that issue.