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Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997[S] microwave oven

 
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$233.95 - $257.52
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Summary: This Panasonic 2.2 cubic-foot 1250-watt has
  • a sensor
  • auto-defrost
  • dial/button controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997[S]

The Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997[S] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the Prestige NN-SD997[S] 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 Prestige NN-SD997[S]
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 Yes
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User Reviews - Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997[S]
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1.0
door latch mechanism failed after 1 year
3/14/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
in all fairness, this was an excellent microwave until the door latch mechanism stopped functioning. When you opened the door after cooking was done, the microwave would turn on again while the door was still open. This seems to be a common issue - non only in this specific model but also in other Panasonic models as well as other brands employing the same door latch mechanism (i.e. the open door push button mechanism which is supposed to also serve as an interlock to the microwave turntable motor, the fan and the magnetron).<br /><br />Bottom line - the microwave lasted about 12 months. Now I am on a hunt for a replacement unit which uses a pull handle to open the door.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk
2/6/2015
Pros
Cons
Life Span 5 Years
Best Uses
Comment:
The prior comments about planned obsolesence are bang on. My unit was manufactured in April 2010 and no longer works as of February 2015. I also remember a time when microwave ovens did not break down. Now I'm trying to find a better microwave that will fit into the existing trim kit in an effort to be environmental and save a bit of $$$.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
do not buy!!!
2/10/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Comment:
this unit broke down2 months after warranty, and after researching the H97 failure code it displayed, it seems this is a common problem.<br /><br />not worth the money!!
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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