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Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$203.36
Summary: This Panasonic 2.2 cubic-foot 1250-watt has
  • a sensor
  • combo controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF

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.


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:
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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
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 2.2
info Watts 1250
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF
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1.0
Worked well for 11 months....
8/29/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Poor Durability
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Comment:
Bought Panasonic due to inverter technology and ignored negative reviews about tendency of Panasonics to simply stop working within a year. Well, this is exactly what happened to me - great performance for nearly a year then nothing. Not worth shipping to fix - what a shame! My previous microwave (Kenmore) lasted over 20 years before it found a new home with students. Shop carefully fellow CRers....
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Unreliable door fails after just a few years
8/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Popcorn
Quick Meals
Comment:
I came today to CR to find recommendations for a replacement microwave - because the door has failed on my current unit.<br /><br />To my surprise!, the unit I have is a top-Recommended unit.<br /><br />I purchased my unit in 2012; and here, just 3 years later, the door fails to register as being closed -and so the unit won't operate.<br /><br />When it started to fail, I went online to research the issue - and found many other folks complaining about that same thing (even here on CR).<br /><br />My previous unit lasted 17 years. This unit only lasted 3.<br /><br />Can't recommend this unit - unless you don't mind replacing it in just a few years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Door is a weakness
8/3/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Simple Display
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Frozen Food
Leftovers
Comment:
When this microwave was brand new, it was wonderful. It looked good, cooked well and evenly. I could even defrost meat without hot spots. My issue is (like so many other past owners) the door. Several months ago, I'd close the door but it wouldn't register as closed so it wouldn't work. I limped along for quite a while closing it repeatedly until it started, but now it's reached the point where it doesn't work at all. Still beautiful, but now useless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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