Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCamper66 Just bought another one !!!
I use my microwave for ALMOST ALL my cooking. Had one just like this that last 15+ years. Still works until it gets hot, (after heating four or five different dishes in rapid succession) then shuts off after about ten seconds. I still use it in the basement to heat up coffee and it works fine. But hey, I shut off after a few seconds or so too when used in rapid succession, now in my later years.
Never had a bit of trouble with this Panasonic unit. Sure, there are more (much more) expensive microwaves out there, but this one is high capacity (2.2 cu ft) and has 1250 watts of power which is (in many cases) much more than the more expensive ones and has all the features I will ever use.
Compare this one with others and you too will see it has much more features for a LOT less in price. I definitely would recommend this microwave to anyone.
June 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by johnc Better units available
On the 372 day of 365 day warranty the unit will not operate. No display, no response. Power outlet and power chord functioning properly. Yes, the hard to close door problem that others have experienced is there but I am living with that-it's the lack of functioning that is the bummer.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JQB45 Does what it says it will do.
I've only used the microwave a few times but have had no problems with it so far.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Philcoman Served us well for seven years
We don't usually use the advanced features -- we just cook with it, and for that it's been terrific. It's just recently started to give us problems, and we're considered buying the same model.
It's fairly large, which is good for family-sized food prep and perfect for our kitchen, but consider your counter space.
September 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by makakilo 2 Years 2 Months and Goodbye
I bought this microwave a little over 2 years ago. This morning the door would not latch. A quick inspection revealed the problem. The lcheap plastic door latch had failed in a couple of places. The upper latch was cracked and hanging by a thread. The assembly which holds the upper latch in place (also plastic) looks a little frayed. There were a couple of broken off bits of plastic around as well. The replacement part is only $5-$8 dollars but is 4 weeks away. (We live on an island.) So I will be out looking for a replacement tomorrow. The replacement won't be a Panasonic as it is too poorly made. Before I tore the MW door down I searched online and found many people discovered this problem as well.
May 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jcat613 Two years and it quit! Don't buy!
This microwave worked fine for two years and now it does nothing when programmed. There is a 5 year parts warranty which is a joke. A recording at Panasonic instructed me to UPS my microwave to Texas, at my own expense for repair. Shipping would cost more then purchasing a new microwave. Between having a product that quit, and lack of customer service, I'm done with Panasonic products!!
July 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PATOPP So far, so good
So far, so good. My only gripe now is the LCD read out is at such a poor quality, that it appears to always read "88:88" unless one gets exactly perpendicular, directly in front of the screen. This model is 50 watts lower than the previous version (older model of this same model) which I owned, but I can't tell a difference in power. That older model lasted just over 10 years, but something went hay-wire with the door switch, causing the microwave to run, even with the door open.
June 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotHappy Cheap Cheap Don't buy this........
I used to like Panasonic products but this microwave is built cheap. Door has always been hard to close and it appears this is a common issues with panasonic microwaves. Popcorn button always burns popcorn. Turntable is noisy. We have owns less than 2 years and this morning it quit working....nothing not even the clock will work. Assuming it has blown fuse but not worth fixing. This is my last Panasonic anything!
April 30, 2015