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Panasonic Inverter NN-H965BF microwave oven

 
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$169.99 - $180.00
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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:
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
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
Do not buy Panasonic. Door latch breaks.
3/29/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Defrosting
Quick Meals
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Latch Problems
3/27/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Heats Evenly
Powerful
Simple Controls
Cons
Door Latch Flawed
Noisy
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Quick Meals
Comment:
I purchased this model in Jan. 2010. In March 2015, it died, which is disappointing because I would expect appliances like these to last longer.<br /><br />I loved the Sensor Reheat function and the physical buttons to activate it. The oven always cooked my food evenly and quickly.<br /><br />The door latch really is as bad as most owners are reporting. Within two years, we had to start slamming the door multiple times to get it to latch and thus be able to use it. By spritzing some WD-40 into the latch, I was able to improve the problem.<br /><br />I'd like to try a different brand this time around, but I don't see any overwhelmingly positive user reviews. I stopped trusting CR ratings a while ago. The owners' opinions are much more accurate.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
very poorly designed door handle latch
3/8/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Very poorly designed door latch. Broke after 16 months.<br />I repaired it after watching a 5 minute UTUBE demo. Unfortunately the latch will malfunction again in a few months. Cheap plastic!
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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