Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S, 2.2cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven

Posted in Panasonic Microwave Reviews | Posted on Mar 5, 2012

Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S MicrowaveMake more use out of your time by welcoming the Panasonic Prestige 1250-Watt Sensor Microwave Oven into your kitchen. Thanks to a range of technologically-advanced features, you can maximize time and efficiency, while ensuring that your foods come out warmed to perfection. The Inverter Technology keeps foods cooking at a consistent temperature, while the Turbo Defrost defrosts foods thoroughly. Even the Genius Sensor cook/reheat works perfectly so that you get foods that are cooked evenly with no hot spots. The Panasonic Prestige is big, there’s no doubt about that, so you’ll want to have the counter space to designate to it. Fortunately, the large design isn’t cumbersome, so you can still enjoy a streamlined look in your modern-day kitchen.

Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S, 2.2cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven Specifications:

Average Price: $175.00
Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 23.9 x 14 inches; 41.9 pounds
Power: 1250-watts
Capacity: 2-1/5 Cubic Feet
Features: One-Touch Genius Sensor cook/reheat, Advanced Inverter Technology, Inverter Turbo Defrost, keep-warm menu
Includes: 16-1/2 turntable

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What’s So Great About the Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S, 2.2cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven?

Technology: The Panasonic Prestige has plenty of technology built into it, leaving you with more options in the kitchen than ever. This technology is sensitive, so it can sense the proper cook time for ingredients. Advanced Inverter Technology delivers consistent microwave energy so that foods are cooked at an even temperature instead of having foods that are cold in the center and hot on the outside. Even delicate foods can simmer without the edges and surface becoming overheated. The Inverter Turbo Defrost thoroughly defrosts foods in no time, while the one-touch Genius Sensor cook/reheat adjusts power levels automatically.

Sturdy: The Panasonic Prestige may cost more than other microwaves, but it’s certainly well-built and a worthwhile investment. The housing is durable and has the option to be built-in or sit on the countertop. Instead of having a delicate touchpad, the display panel features a turn knob and pop-out push buttons. With this setup, you won’t have to worry about the keypad malfunctioning. Even the rotating tray and mechanism are sturdy so that you can get the perfect rotation on all sizes of foods. You can also enjoy a large design that is perfect for whole chickens or bowls of stew, as there is adequate height and width.

Intuitive: If you’re tired of scrolling through display menus or guessing how long your food needs to cook, you’ll love what the Panasonic Prestige has to offer the modern cook. Improve your efficacy around the kitchen with this appliance that has technology that really works. Thanks to the Inverter Technology, you won’t find any hot spots in your food, and you can even reheat a plate of food that contains meat and veggies and still have it come out perfectly warmed. The sensor technology prevents foods from overheating or burning, and basically all buttons are intuitive so that you can press them and go without the fuss.

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What’s Not So Great About the Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S, 2.2cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven?

No Beep Reminders: If you’re someone who seems to forget that something was left in the microwave, you’ll miss hearing the reminder beeps on this appliance. Many other microwaves beep every few minutes to remind you that something is in there. Yet this Panasonic only gives you five beeps right after the food is done cooking and that’s it. What’s interesting is that this very feature is thought to be a safety addition, as the manufacturer wants you to stay nearby the microwave when cooking. Ironically, the intuitive nature makes it easier to forget about what you place in the microwave, so make it a habit to stick near the appliance when cooking.

Turn Knob Limitations: Many users enjoy the convenience of the turn knob. It’s more dependable than a keypad and you don’t have to manually enter in the time you need. The drawback is that it’s nearly impossible to get to exact temperatures when you’re dealing with seconds. For example, if a package of frozen vegetables says to heat for 4 minutes and 15 seconds, you won’t be able to do so with the knob. This inconvenience may seem small, but for the technology and cost of this appliance, you would expect it to handle all time settings.

Opaque Window: Characteristic of many Panasonic microwave ovens, the Prestige features an opaque viewing window. This makes it difficult to check on foods to see how they’re coming along and makes people inclined to open the microwave door mid-cycle, which is a fire hazard. As with the no beeping reminders, many believe this to be a safety feature, since there is a lot of power built into the Panasonic Prestige and it needs a dark coated window to block out radiation. Nevertheless, it’s frustrating not to be able to peak in and see how the food is cooking. This is where you really have to trust the intuitive nature of the appliance.

Is the Panasonic Prestige NN-SD997S, 2.2cuft 1250 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven a Great Purchase?

Intuitive, powerful and easy to operate, the Panasonic Prestige is an excellent purchase for today’s family. It’s large and capable of cooking full meals instead of being limited to heating and reheating foods. There are a few limitations with the microwave such as that it doesn’t beep to remind you that food is in it and the viewing window is dark. However, these limitations are a small price to pay for the overall convenience and perceptiveness of this appliance that is sturdily built and will last for years. And since there aren’t any fancy buttons or digital touch panels, you don’t have to worry about these features breaking in a few short years. The Panasonic Prestige is dependable, consistent and powerful, making every meal more enjoyable to prepare.

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