Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TLDW81 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The good, the inverteror power feature. Cooks more evenly.
The bad, powerlevel is selected by holding down the touchpad until it scrolls down to the selected power level. This takes longer especially if you have to start over because you missed your target, and in my opionion (which means nothing because I'm only a consumer) causes unneccessary wear to the touchpad.
The ugly, the powerlevel began to scroll on its own. (Sometimes in the middle of the night, the beeping sound waking up everyone in the house) Now the touchpad is dead and the microwave inoperable in any mode. Less than 18 months old. Normal everyday use.
Panasonic is following the path of other classic brands by cheaping out on their previous quality and disappointing consumers.
September 5, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Murfreesboro Great for 14 months then the latch broke, no wty on latch?
never buy again without an extended wty. Why would a latch only last 14 months when the claim is a a unit lasts 10 years?
February 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TwoCats Great microwave!
We LOVE this microwave. We ordered it online and held our breath. We never buy anything without seeing it in person. It's been far better than anything I've ever seen! Lots of features, not an annoying sound in it, and an easy way to change microwave power.
If you are wary of ordering this online having never seen it in person, know that you will not be disappointed. It's not terribly expensive but great value.
October 30, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sjn12 Don't bother with Home Depot Microwaves
I bought this in mid March 2011- day one the error sign popped up H97 H 98- I played with it-- it started working- it was slow for a powerful microwave but I was so glad to finally get one after a defect with a door in another one from online had to be sent back- the month before- WARNING do not buy this in AR unless you are glued to return dates or can drive your microwave to northern AR (where only a certified panasonic dealer works) or ship it out of state at your expense- they're giant and heavy- you won't read this in the fine print- wish I never bought it- thought the store thats at my door step would replace it- 10 days after 3 month warranty it just stopped- boom no slow - just stopped working like on a timer- do yourself a favor and buy elsewhere unless you like hassle or waiting- also check to see if the brand you buy is fixable at the store if you bought it online- little use- boom didn't work. A major headache - as panasonic is very limited on repair places also something they don't tell you- cost more to ship it-than rebuy it- + they want you to call about it as they don't like to correspond with you by email except to get you to call them. My fourth microwave in the same amount of years- I wonder if they buy seconds?
August 16, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasedwiththought Don't buy this one-received as gift
Received as a gift, so have had to wait some length of time to feel "safe" providing feedback and avoid hurting givers feelings. This is junk as a product. The door latch quit working about 8 months into use-, had to press very hard over latch to get door to close and work. It has had numerous issues. My husband can fix about anything, and has patched, worried, and tried to make this work. We have our older microwave from a bargain store that is still working in my office, does much better, cheaper purchase price, and going strong. Panasonic is usually a good "safe bet" but they missed on this one.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melinda Love this microwave
Love the microwave, but had to order online because store didn't carry it. It is a pretty big footprint in the kitchen, but all my dishes fit so that's what I was looking for. I bought this one to replace an older model Panasonic almost identical.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mandy This microwave is wonderful.
This microwave has all the features that I wanted and it came in the color I wanted (white).
December 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donna The microwave is great!
The item is just as described online and arrived right when it was promised.
February 14, 2012