Model # NN-SD681S

Internet #203464854

Panasonic 1.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel with Sensor Cooking

Discontinued Panasonic

1.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel with Sensor Cooking

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Product Overview

Panasonic 1.2 cu. ft. 1200W Microwave Oven, with Blue LCD, features Inverter Technology and Genius Sensor Cooking. Inverter technology perfects the art of cooking with microwave ovens, delivering delicious flavor, excellent color, as well as superb shape and texture in the foods you cook. Inverter turbo defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the inverter continuous-power delivery feature to defrost foods faster. It also has inverter melt & soften technology to make this task quick and easy. Genius sensor cooking takes the guesswork out of microwave cooking by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting. In addition, this microwave oven has an easy-to-use pop-out dial and button panel which is a departure from the standard keypad found on most microwave ovens. This microwave can be placed on a countertop or built in (trim kit with built-in installation instructions sold separately).

  • 1.2 cu. ft. capacity is perfect for family sized meals
  • 1200 watts of cooking power and 10 power levels offers a variety of cooking levels for your preference
  • Pop-out dial with button panel controls and blue 4-digit plus icon LCD display make this microwave easy to use
  • One-touch sensor cooking automatically sets power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting time with the touch of a button
  • Inverter melt & soften technology offers 4 categories of gentle even heat for softening butter or melting chocolate
  • Inverter technology delivers delicious flavor, excellent color, superb shape and texture
  • 13.5-inch automatic, removable, revolving turntable
  • Interior lighting provides illumination of your food so you can easily see exaclty when a meal is done
  • Conveniently choose from countertop design or built in option (trim kit with built-in installation instructions sold separately)
  • Microwave comes with a 1 year parts and labor warranty, plus a 5 year parts magnetron tube warranty

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Assembled Depth (in.)
15.81 in
Assembled Height (in.)
12.25 in
Assembled Width (in.)
20.69 in
Capacity of Microwave (cu. ft.)
Capacity of Microwave (cu. ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Turntable Diameter
13.5 in


Appliance Type
Countertop Microwave
Stainless Steel and Silver
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Door Swing/Style
Right to Left Swing
Microwave Door Release
Push Button
Microwave Features
Clock,Interior Light,Optional Built-In Trim Kit,Timer,Turntable
Microwave Settings
Defrost,Sensor Cook
Microwave Size
Number of One-Touch Settings
Number of Power Levels
Oven Settings
Defrost,Sensor Cook
Product Weight (lb.)
Wattage (watts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year parts and labor, 5 year parts magnetron tube
Safety Listing

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Customer Reviews

1.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel with Sensor Cooking is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice mincrowave Although we are still learning how to use this appliance, we do like it very much. It looks great, too, in our kitchen
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs Improvement! I was so impressed when I researched Inverter Technology by Panasonic. I knew of the personal negatives I would have with this model when I ordered it, but I would like to think that Panasonic can improve upon these. I ordered this one for our RV because when my home microwave dies, I would love the have the largest Panasonic model with features I am used to. Guess I am spoiled by the features on my current home microwave. CONS: My personal negatives are as follows: 1) When the food is done, there are 5 beeps, not a constant intermittent beep until you open the door. Left my coffee, etc. in the microwave until I finally remembered it was in there. 2) Cannot change the power level when food is cooking. 3) Cannot set the cooking time to exact time. Uses intervals of 5 seconds on the dial - not a fan of the dial. 4) Cannot use the timer feature while the microwave is in use. 5) Only available in stainless steel which shows smudges terribly. 5) No butter melt feature. 6) Cannot adjust the sound or LED brightness. PROS: 1) Cooks food uniformly - no burnt edges. 2) Defrosts food uniformly. 3) Sensor Feature is great once you use it often enough. 4) Love the blue LED display 5) Love the Keep Warm feature. Have not used long enough to comment on durability. One can only hope.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Quality Thought I'd spend a little extra and get a few bells and whistles. It did a decent job, but couldn't hold up to extremely light use. Less than 3 years later (1 of those years unused while out of the country) with it's primary job to make occasional microwave popcorn it sits dead on the countertop. sigh. To be fair, I did find some of the features to be useful. I'm just disappointed that it didn't last as long as the old cheap college microwaves that I've owned in the past.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal Replacement When my old Panasonic microwave failed, I went on the website and to search for a replacement. A customer service rep. (Jessica) came on and asked if she could help me. I told her the model that I wanted to replace and my current needs and she was able to suggest a very suitable replacement and I received it and am very happy with it. The price was reasonable and the shipping was fast.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Microwave for it's size First , I have a light inside my microwave. Don't know why others don't? Too bad you can't get a bigger microwave with all the bells and whistles. Small kitchen perhaps? I have a small house with a small kitchen. So, I am not able to get a large/normal size microwave. This is by far the best microwave around for its size. I had a Panasonic microwave prior to this one that lasted 10 yrs. My husband broke it or it would still be working I am sure. Very glad to see Panasonic is still such a great company. My favorite for a lot of things. I always check to see if I can get what I want in the panasonic brand before any others. I have had this microwave for a couple of years and still looks and works like new. And it is used a few times a day. Thank You! Panasonic.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We purchased NN-SD681S for my 75 yo mom. Because she is a bit of a technophobe, we tested the unit in our kitchen. After more than a month of daily use, we were very happy with this oven. It very powerful and also compact - and was a perfect fit for the cutout in my mom's kitchen. Mom installed the oven in Dec 2011 and she loves it! The display is bright blue and easy for her to read. The stainless steel is brushed steel so it does not show fingerprints or smudges. The dial is more intuitive than the key pad. The reheat works beautifully - perfectly and automatically reheating leftovers without cold or overcooked spots. Best microwave we've ever used.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I researched and used a Consumer magazine to study testing results such as reliability and cooking evenness. Absolutely thrilled at the results of how easily I can adjust the power level and time. Very spacious interior. Love the dials and blue LED display. Very stylish and great addition to the kitchen. This is the best microwave I have purchased by far.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited life of 1 yr. 3 weeks This is a great microwave, but it only lasted 1 year 3 weeks. It has all the features I needed and was easy to operate. Perhaps one should consider the extended warranty because it is really a nice microwave.
Date published: 2017-06-03
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