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Panasonic NN-H765 1.6-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 1.6-cubic-foot unit with its 15-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.
(white model shown).
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 29-4/5 pounds, the oven's roomy interior measures 18-1/2 inches long by 16-7/16 inches wide by 10 inches high, while its compact exterior measures 19-7/16 inches long by 21-7/8 inches wide by 12 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.
The one-touch button allows you to set or add cooking time in 1-minute increments up to 10 minutes.
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 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 desired function.
For safety, the oven's child safety lock prevents electronic operation (door still opens).
The oven also provides 10 power levels, five cooking stages, more/less control, a popcorn button, and delay start.
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 1.6-Cubic-Foot Inverter Microwave Ovens
|Size/Power||Oven Capacity||1.6 cubic feet|
|Turntable Diameter||15 inches|
|Design||Housing||White||Black||Stainless-Steel Front with Silver Wrap||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 16-7/16 x 10||18-1/2 x 16-7/16 x 9|
|Unit Dimensions (LxWxH inches)||19-7/16 x 21-7/8 x 12|
|Trim Kits (optional)||27" Model|
Top Customer Reviews
Both ends of the reviews were taken into account and thus far, this Panasonic has performed flawlessly. The re-heat feature has been used on prime rib (slightly too done) a breakfast burrito (perfect) and three day old rice (also perfect) The full cook was used with an easy change to 50% power. Pretty sure it could be programmed to do this for me but I didn't take the time to look it up. The display is easy to read, the instructions are fairly intuitive and the written resources that are included help clear up any questions. I did not have any problems with the sound volume of the controls indicating food or timer was done and the overall sound while it was cooking did not seem, to me, to be too loud. I do have a wall in between my couch and the counter top in the kitchen where it sits.
It fits really well on the kitchen counter. Given an increase in space from 1.1 cu ft (last microwave) to 2.2 cu ft and an increase in features and usability, the price for this microwave is, in my opinion, worth it. However, I will keep the warranty and receipt handy. I have a file for that. The only thing I would add is go out and get some sort of rubberized/padded kitchen counter top mat to place underneath. This microwave is light enough that attempting to push buttons or open the door with the push latch results in pushing the microwave around the counter.
When I set the amount time to cook and hit start, the time starts counting down for about 2 seconds (the cooking mechanism doesn't even turn on) and then it just shuts off. In order to get the microwave to actually cook something, I have to put the item in, enter the desired time, hit start, then quickly bang it really hard once on the top and once on the side of the machine. (I learned this would work after taking my frustration out on the microwave.) At the same time this problem started, I also had problems with door. The light inside the microwave is not shutting off, as a sensor in the microwave does not detect that the door is closed. Slamming it shut makes no difference. It also trips the fuse sometimes when it's on. Now that I can get it to work by banging on the outside, I have realized that it is not cooking the food properly. I tried to cook popcorn the other day and entered 1 min. 30 sec. I left it on the entire time and it popped less than a dozen kernels. Someone else in my house tried to cook something on 50% power. Apparently it revered back to 100% power while cooking and the food caught on fire.
Normally I have nothing but great things to say about Panasonic products, but I am extremely disappointed with this microwave. When I called customer service to find repair facilities, I was informed that there was a $75 diagnostic fee just to find out what the problem is. I will be purchasing a new microwave, but I guarantee it will not be another Panasonic!
I upgraded from a mid-size 650-watt oven to this full-size 1250-watt oven. I have to remind myself sometimes that everything needs less time to cook. However, there are a lot of pre-programmed features in this unit that make it easier. For example, there is a sensor cook button that selects the time and power level for different kinds of foods depending on how many times you tap the button. Types of food include baked potatoes, frozen pizza, frozen entrees, fresh vegetables, frozen vegetables and omelettes. I made a baked potato last night that was cooked perfectly. There is also a separate popcorn button (you can select from 3 different bag sizes) that also worked perfectly. A More/Less button lets you add or subtract time to the sensor and popcorn settings.
There are a number of different functions you can select or turn on and off. Some of the functions include language (English, French or Spanish), a choice of pounds or kilos, child lock, reminder beep (I turned that off because unlike my old oven which beeped every minute, this one beeps every 15 seconds which was annoying) and menu action which when turned on guides you through each step of cooking. There is also a demo mode which is meant for retail displays but you can see how everything works without actually cooking anything.
Some other useful features are delayed start where you can use the timer to set the oven to start cooking at a later time and a keep warm setting if you won't be taking your food out of the oven immediately. A Quick Min button lets you select 1-9 minutes simply by tapping the button the appropriate number of times.
If you purchase this, I would suggest going through the owner's manual a couple of times. I went through it once before I used the oven. A couple of days later I went through it again and discovered that I had overlooked some shortcuts.
The only down side for me with this oven is losing some more counter space in a small kitchen. Keep that in mind if you don't already have a full-size oven.
UPDATE: It is now 2010 and I realized I have been using this oven for 3 1/2 years and I still love it! I do a lot of actual cooking in it too, not just reheating, popcorn, etc.