Panasonic NN-H965BF Genius 2.2 cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave w/Inverter Technology,Black
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- Luxury-Full size 2.2 cuft capacity and 1250 Watts of High Cooking Power, Genius One-Touch Sensor Cook and Reheat that eliminates guesswork by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting times
- Panasonic's own Inverter Technology perfects the art of cooking that consistently delivers microwave eneregy for even cooking without burnt edges and overcooking. This technology is even used for Inverter Turbo Defrost for even and faster defrosting of food
- 5 Button Keypad with Flat Panel buttons for easy programming, 6-digit Expanded display panel for easy viewing, 10 Power Levels and 5 Stage Cooking, 16 1/2" Turntable
- Please note that the upper left-corner of the door has a small indentation to allow the door to open smoothly and is completed at the factory
- Measures: 23 7/8" (W) x 19 7/16" (D) x 14" (H), 35.3 lbs, Black
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Panasonic NN-H965 2.2-Cubic-Foot 1250-Watt Inverter Microwave Oven
The Genius Countertop Microwave Oven
Available in black or white, this 1250-watt microwave oven by Panasonic makes a stylish and convenient addition to any contemporary kitchen. The 2.2-cubic-foot unit with its 16-1/2-inch turntable perfectly cooks and evenly heats anything from breakfast foods and after-school snacks to dinnertime meals and appetizers when entertaining. Ideal for busy professionals and on-the-go families, the microwave oven provides quick and easy meal preparation while nicely accommodating surrounding decor.
Moving Beyond Just "Heating Things Up"
Many people just use their microwaves for making popcorn or warming up soup because most microwaves just have one temperature setting--high. Conventional microwave ovens might have a low-power setting, but this is achieved by "pulsing" the high-power setting on and off rather than by emitting a steady stream of low-powered energy.
Panasonic's trailblazing Inverter technology delivers true, variable microwave power, which means even temperatures and consistent textures throughout the food being cooked. The consistent delivery of microwave energy allows delicate foods to simmer without the edges and surfaces overcooking, so foods have the look and taste you expect--without the wait.
The Inverter microwave oven perfects the art of cooking, taking microwave cooking to a whole new level. You'll experience delicious food that better retains its color, nutrients, and flavor and that's easier and faster to prepare. Oh, and you can still make great popcorn.
Single, Compact Power Supply
Furthermore, the Inverter power unit is smaller and lighter than conventional microwave circuitry (aka the heavy, enclosed side of the microwave), which allows for more interior space to fit that favorite casserole dish, without increasing the oven's overall exterior dimensions. Weighing just 35-2/7 pounds, the oven's roomy interior measures 18-1/2 inches long by 18-7/16 inches wide by 10-15/16 inches high, while its compact exterior measures 19-7/16 inches long by 23-7/8 inches wide by 14 inches high.
One-Touch Genius Sensor Cook and Reheat
With the touch of Panasonic's Sensor Cooking button, the microwave takes the guesswork out of creating a great meal, by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting time.
The sensor measures the amount of steam produced during cooking, and signals the microprocessor to calculate the remaining cooking time at the appropriate power level automatically.
Inverter Turbo Defrost
Panasonic evolved the Turbo Defrost feature, which allows you to defrost foods even faster than previous Panasonic Auto Defrost.
Panasonic Inverter Turbo Defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the inverter continuous-power delivery method.
Menu Action Screen (multi-lingual)
The Menu Action Screen is like having a chef to assist you in the kitchen. It scrolls step-by-step cooking instructions across the display, in a choice of English, Spanish, or French.
Keep Warm Feature
A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps food temperatures at a constant level--without overcooking. So, foods like stew, gravy, and desserts remain warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes after cooking.
Time-of-day clock and versatile timer provide exceptional convenience.
The one-touch button allows you to set or add cooking time in 1-minute increments up to 10 minutes.
The function key simplifies the programming of 10 useful, non-cooking functions. Just press the function key and the menu action screen will display easy-to-follow steps to complete the function.
For safety, the oven's child safety lock prevents electronic operation (door still opens).
Make Mealtime Marvelous
Create all your favorite recipes, quickly and easily, with Panasonic's Inverter microwave oven.
- Vegetable side dishes
- Desserts & breads
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Panasonic & The Culinary Institute of America Get Things Cooking
Panasonic Inverter microwave ovens have been named the microwave-cooking method of choice by the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Panasonic and the CIA have teamed up to develop a series of healthy and delicious recipes created especially for the Panasonic Inverter microwave oven.
Free Online Recipes
The Master Chefs Microwave Recipes Made Easy cookbook includes preparation tips and professional techniques that will have you cooking like a pro with your Panasonic microwave oven in no time.
Choose from a variety of mouthwatering recipes--from goat cheese and red onion quesadillas to corn chowder with chilies and Monterey Jack to Mediterranean vegetable frittatas. Bon appetite!
Panasonic 2.2-Cubic-Foot Inverter Microwave Ovens
|Size/Power||Oven Capacity||2.2 cubic feet|
|Turntable Diameter||16-1/2 inches|
|Design||Housing||Black||White||Stainless-Steel Front with Silver Wrap||Stainless-Steel Front and Wrap||Stainless-Steel Front with Silver Wrap|
|Control Panel||5 Button with Flat Panel||Full Tactile Button||Solid Dial with Buttons||"Flashing Blue" Ring Dial with Button Panel||Electrostatic Touch Dial with Button Panel|
|Display Panel||6-Digit Expanded Display||4-Digit Display||"Blue" 6-Digit Expanded Display||6-Digit Expanded Display|
|Performance / Features||Sensor Cook/Reheat||Yes|
|Power Settings||10 Levels|
|Specifications||Cavity Dimensions (LxWxH inches)||18-1/2 x 18-7/16 x 10-15/16|
|Unit Dimensions (LxWxH inches)||19-7/16 x 23-7/8 x 14|
|Trim Kits (optional)||27" Model||N/A||NN-TK922SS|
This gigantic microwave oven services the family that is constantly eating on the run but has gourmet tastes that go beyond packaged frozen dinners. It is true that the oven takes up a great deal of counter space (measurements are 23-7/8 by 14 by 19-7/16 inches) but much of that space can be attributed to the large interior capacity of 2.2 cubic feet, which can fit an entire meal. The oven operates on a powerful 1,250 watts for quicker cooking and defrosting and has a sleek black exterior that looks well in most kitchens.
Most home chefs will find new and innovative features on this microwave that blow away the offerings on their previous models. To figure out the best way to cook a particular food, cooks can access step-by-step instructions on the Menu Action screen. The multi-lingual screen displays information in English, Spanish, or French on how to perform a function. Panasonic's One-Touch Sensor Cooking feature takes the guesswork out of microwave cooking by calculating cooking and reheating times automatically based on the amount of steam released. As part of Panasonic's Inverter Technology, the oven also incorporates a linear power control for even heat distribution so frozen macaroni and cheese doesn't get hot around the perimeter and remain cold in the center during cooking and frozen chicken breasts don't cook around the edges during defrosting. Another major innovation in microwave technology is a warming and simmering feature that delivers low-temperature heat to keep food such as pies, casseroles, or gravy warm without overcooking them. For cooks who are looking for a shortcut but don't want to sacrifice gourmet cooking, this microwave is an excellent option. This luxury microwave oven is covered by Panasonic under a one-year limited warranty while the Magnetron tube has an extended warranty of up to five years. --Cristina Vaamonde
Top Customer Reviews
It's quiet. It looks GREAT. It beeps to let you know when it's time to turn something over you are defrosting, but won't shut off and wait for you to turn it. (Turning is optional.) It's clear from a bar indicator what power level you have set and is operating, which makes it easy to tell from a distance.
More on defrosting: My last micro only allowed up to 2.4 lbs in the display, so for that chicken block I was eternally re-defrosting. Not this baby. Bring on your big freezer items, as long as they aren't too tall. Up to 6 lbs can be entered in the display.
That "ENJOY YOUR MEAL" message that moves across the display when the cooking cycle ends is a nice touch.
8/02/2010- It's still doing the job and looking great.
9/26/2013- Had a problem with the turntable dolly getting stuck in a spot where paint had come off. It was in the path of the wheels. That caused one of them to flatten. Instead of ordering a new dolly from Panasonic I tossed the old one. The turntable balances easily on the rotating spindle underneath it without a dolly. Just center the food and it balances. If I had it to do it over again I would have tossed the dolly from the outset, to reduce wear and simplify cleaning. I filled the spot with acrylic paint about a year ago, and it's holding up fine. Outside the unit still looks beautiful.
We've had this microwave for a couple of months now, so I can't comment on its long-term reliability.
Mostly, it's been fine. It meets my primary requirement for a microwave, which is that you can put food into it, press 3 0 START, and it cooks for 30 seconds at full power. (It's amazing how many microwaves fail that test, requiring some other key before the time. Easy enough if you know how to use it, but not for visitors.)
It can do relatively complex sequences like:
- Wait 5 minutes (to line up completion time with other foods)
- Cook 4 minutes
- Wait 20 seconds (to give me time to stir)
- Cook 3 minutes
- Wait 2 minutes (post-cook "let stand" time)
It'll prompt you through most operations, though ... the ... prompting ... is ... kind ... of ... tedious.
The Sensor Reheat feature seems to do a pretty good job of warming food up to a good serving temperature. It overwarms frozen corn dogs a little, but only a little.
I haven't used it much, but the Sensor Cook feature did a good job on baked potatoes.
It's going to sound picky, but my biggest complaint with this microwave is that its beeper isn't loud enough. It's a little chirp-chirp that you could easily miss if you're in the next room. It does repeat the chirp every few minutes until you open the door.
The child lock is too hard to use. My other child-lockable appliances have a button with a lock icon on it; if you hold the button for about 5 seconds it locks or unlocks the device. For this one, though, the sequence is Function, 5, 1 to lock and Function, 5, 2 to unlock. (I had to go check.) Too hard to remember, and if you don't know that it starts with "Function" you're just hosed.
There are a few features I don't use yet (and so at the moment they represent unnecessary complexity) - Popcorn, More/Less. "Quick Minute" doesn't seem like enough of a win to be worth a dedicated button - 1 0 0 START vs QM START? 6 0 START if you optimize a bit means QM only cuts out one keystroke. If you need three minutes, QM QM QM START is the same as 3 0 0 START.
I'd like a "hard pause" feature, where it would stop a cook sequence and beep, and then resume the cook sequence when I press "Start" after I stir the food.
[ July 2009 ]
Still happy with it, no problems.
[ October 2009 ]
At right about 3 years... just started smoking and shutting itself off. That's not good.
[ March 2012 ]
When the first one failed in 2009, rather than do the research to pick another one I decided to just buy another one of these. At about 2 1/2 years with that second one, it's still fine.
[ May 2014 ]
A year or so ago it started being finicky about how you closed the door - sometimes it wouldn't start, et cetera. I thought I'd need to get yet another one, but I pulled the cover off, repositioned latch assembly and the microswitches, and it's all better now. Not difficult, but not for the faint of heart.
In fact, I have only used my stove and oven twice since this purchase (for a large frozen pizza). The sensors are very accurate - oatmeal is perfect. With two frozen dinners, I had to add additional time, but everything else has cooked, reheated or thawed as expected.
Earlier reviews mentioned resetting the clock and a loud beep. Panasonic must have listened to their customers as neither problem appears to be present on this model.
With 1250 watts, it does reheat more quickly than older models so I would suggest reducing the time until you get used to your new microwave.
UPDATE - 10/21/2008 - In December it will be two years - still perfect!