Best Panasonic Microwaves in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 31, 2019
Looking for a microwave oven for your kitchen? Why not consider buying one from a wide range produced by Panasonic? Renowned for producing top-notch electric appliances, Panasonic offers you a great selection of models, among which you can choose the model that will be worth a buy! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

As many as 29 programs allow precisely selecting an optimal one for the recipe and ingredients at hand. And a junior menu will come in handy to quickly make an appetizing breakfast for your kid.

CONS

In the convection mode, the operation is pretty noisy.

OUR VERDICT

Fitted with numerous preprogrammed cooking modes and a large turntable, this high-capacity microwave will make family cooking a lot easier. Thanks to the convection technology and combination settings, you'll be able to cook family-sized meals and substantial dinners fast and without a hassle.

detailed parameters
Conrol

Electronic controls with an LCD display

Power

1000 W (Grill - 1300 W)

Features

5 power settings, Inverter technology, Convection oven: 100°C - 220°C

Turntable Diameter

34 cm

Capacity

27 litres 

Auto Cook Options

29 auto programmes

Inner Surface

Stainless steel 

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The enamelled steel interior is practical and easy to maintain. Besides, it is resistant to scratches. Made of tempered glass, the turntable can be safely cleaned in a dishwasher. 

CONS

It will take you some time to get the hang of the controls.

OUR VERDICT

The Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ is a great choice for those who like to have a good meal and impress their guests with some exquisite dishes, yet, don't like to spend much time and effort on cooking. Whatever your tastes and food preferences, this oven with a grill will have you covered.

detailed parameters
Conrol

Electronic controls with an LCD display and a dial

Power

1000 W (Grill - 1000 W)

Features

6 power settings, Inverter technology

Turntable Diameter

28.5 cm

Capacity

23 litres

Auto Cook Options

13 auto programmes

Inner Surface

Enameled steel

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The Aqua Clean programme is specifically designed to filter out unpleasant smells after cooking seafood or fish. Moreover, this function will save you the need to buy expensive detergents to keep the oven perfectly clean.

CONS

Some users find the built-in lights not bright enough.

OUR VERDICT

Whether you've already been following healthy lifestyle principles for a while or just plan to take this path, this microwave oven from Panasonic will cater to your needs. Featuring a well thought-out range of cooking programmes including fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, it will prove to you that healthy food can be tasty and versatile.

detailed parameters
Conrol

Electronic controls with an LCD display and a dial

Power

1000 W

Features

6 power settings, Inverter technology

Turntable Diameter

28.5 cm

Capacity

23 litres

Auto Cook Options

10 auto programmes

Inner Surface

Enameled steel

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The touch control panel paired with an LCD display will help you choose the necessary program and set an optimal power in mere seconds. The text in mild green is easily visible, yet, won't annoy you under poor light conditions.

CONS

A relatively small number of programmes.

OUR VERDICT

Fitted with a set of basic functions and programmes, this model will best suit those who use a microwave predominantly for heating up precooked foods, defrosting, and cooking some simple and quick meals. Besides, the fairly compact dimensions make it a real find for smaller kitchens.

detailed parameters
Conrol

Electronic controls with an LCD display

Power

800 W

Features

5 power settings

Turntable Diameter

25.5 cm

Capacity

20 litres

Auto Cook Options

9 auto programmes

Inner Surface

Enameled steel

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to a pull-down door design, the unit is a space-saving option for space-limited countertops. Besides, such a design is more durable and the door won't get flimsy over time.

CONS

The door and control panel are prone to fingerprints. 

OUR VERDICT

Featuring a flatbed design and packed with a cooking tray and a wire rack, this innovative model from Panasonic greatly expands the cooking capabilities from what you've got used to finding in a microwave. Add to this branded convection and combi cooking options, and you'll have a decent alternative to a standard oven.

detailed parameters
Conrol

Electronic controls with an LCD display and a dial

Power

1000 W (Grill - 1300 W)

Features

6 power settings, Inverter technology, Convection oven: 100°C - 220°C

Turntable Diameter

FlatBed™ design

Capacity

23 litres 

Auto Cook Options

16 auto programmes

Inner Surface

Stainless steel 

Warranty

1 year

Panasonic NN-CT57JMBPQ

Family Cooking Made Easy

Cooking for yourself and cooking for a family are not the same things. If you have a family of 3 or 4, cooking will take much more time and effort, especially if you have kids. Most of us think in advance what they are going to cook for family dinner and often either pick the easiest recipes to minimize time or even go to frozen meals from the store. This is where the Panasonic NN-CT57JMBPQ microwave will come into play. Not only will it save you time and effort, but it will also help you greatly diversify your family menu.

Right off the bat, it’s a generously sized model that comes fitted with a large 34cm turntable and offers 27 litres of inner capacity. So, it will easily accommodate larger cooking pans and big-diameter pizzas to treat the whole family. Besides, you’ll have a choice of as many as 29 cooking programmes including a number of automated modes with preset power and time settings, vegetable and rice programmes as well as settings for defrosting foods, heating meals and liquids, etc. All barbecue lovers will appreciate the grill function that will let you cook succulent meats and fleshy veg with an appetizing crust similar to that you’d normally get on the open fire. A unique Junior menu option will help you cook healthy and tasty bites for your little ones. Fruit purees, baked pasta, vegetable fries, and crispy snacks will meet the tastes of the pickiest little eaters. In other words, you just need to select the necessary setting to meet the task at hand and let the microwave do the rest.

To maximize the cooking efficiency and minimize cooking times, this Panasonic microwave has several technological solutions. The inverter technology maintains consistent power level throughout the whole cooking session. Hence, your foods will be cooked in a more gentle and efficient way. The fan-assisted convection technology, at the same time, will evenly distribute the heat and eliminate the risk of burned tops and raw bottoms. To add even more, the model enables combining different functions at a time for optimal energy consumption.

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Cleverly Designed

Exceptional functionality and excellent cooking performance aside, another merit of this model from Panasonic is its clever design. At a glance, it looks pretty much like any regular microwave. So, what’s so special about it, you wonder? The secret is in the fan location. While in an ordinary convection oven, the fan is placed on the back, thus, making the back panel extrude, in the slimline design from Panasonic, the fan is mounted at the top next to the heating elements, reducing the overall oven size. So, the appliance will take 20% less countertop space, still providing a lot of cooking space inside. In addition, a brush stainless steel finish and sleek touch controls give the appliance a contemporary look that will easily blend with any modern kitchen design.

All things considered, the Panasonic Slimline is a highly functional full-fledged microwave ideal for family use and will cater to the needs of families with small kiddies.

Panasonic NN-CT57JMBPQ Combination Microwave Oven in the use

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Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ

For Gourmet Eaters and Lazy Cooks

Are you a hearty host always welcoming guests in your house and treating them with some exquisite delights? And, at the same time, you are kind of a lazy cook who is not eager to spend hours in the kitchen? Want to be able to quickly knock up appetizing snacks and full-scale meals when guests are around the corner or simply make your daily menus more versatile? If so, the Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ microwave is for you.

Packing 1000 watts of power and fitted with inverter technology, this model gives you really high and efficient cooking performance. It heats up quickly, consistently maintains an optimal power, and ensures fast and even cooking for all sorts of dishes. Whether you roast a whole chicken, bake a delicate mousse, or warm up some baby food, it will be cooked and heated to perfection, with no hot or cold spots or burning. In addition, the appliance has a 1000-watt grilling element that will let you brown the top of foods or get a crispy crust on pizzas, steaks, cheesy pasta, etc.

The number of adjustable settings available add versatility to your cooking options and let you easily customize the cooking process to get the desired results. Thus, you can choose from 6 power settings, 3 grill power levels, 3 combination settings, and a bunch of 13 auto-cook programs for maximum cooking flexibility and the touch-of-a-button convenience. Defrosting, reheating or cooking a meal from scratch, this model has a programme or setting for everything. In addition, an integrated timer allows delaying the start or setting the cooking time under the recipe at hand.

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Easy to use and Easy to Maintain

Offering well-thought functionality for no-fuss cooking, this Panasonic microwave doesn’t trail behind when it comes to user convenience too. A comprehensive control panel provides intuitive controls. All the buttons and numbers are accordingly marked to cut down fiddling a lot when adjusting the settings. Meanwhile, all markings are comprehensible and straightforward, so, you’ll never go wrong with the settings. A rack stand included in the set will help you achieve better grilling results and get a uniform brown crust, especially when cooking pizza, lasagna or French fries.

More than that, the microwave features an enameled steel interior, which is resistant to scratches as well as being practical and easy to maintain. Even sticky and oily residues and splashes on the interior can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Further on, made of tempered glass, the turntable is solid and durable and can be safely cleaned in a dishwasher.

To wrap things up, though not overwhelmed with functions and options, the Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ is a powerful full-fledged microwave that provides enough capabilities for multi-stage cooking and creating some complex dishes as well as cooking a simple everyday meal.

Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ Inverter Microwave Oven with Grill in the use

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Panasonic NN-SD27HSBPQ

Healthy Foods Cooked With Taste

Many people consider that healthy diets are very difficult to follow. To a certain extent, they are right since fast-food, store-bought pre-cooked treats, and frozen meals are not allowed due to high fat and sugar content. On the other hand, though, there is nothing special in healthy cooking, especially if you have the right cooking appliances. And the Panasonic Solo microwave is one of such appliances perfectly fit for healthy cooking and more.

First off, the model features 10 automatic programmes, including fresh, frozen, and even canned veggies that can be cooked with no to little oil and fit any slimming diet or healthy menu. You will just have to set the weight of ingredients and let the unit do the rest for you. Six power levels and a built-in timer allow customizing the microwave operation to your individual needs and the recipe at hand as well as giving you the freedom to experiment with different recipes or create your own food combinations. Besides, the power levels are adjusted depending on the size of the portion to save energy and avoid overcooked or overheated meals.

Again, this model is one of those Panasonic microwaves with the inverter technology that ensures the appliance uses 1000 watts of power in the maximum efficient and right way. Instead of turning the maximum power on and off while cooking, the unit ensures consistent cooking power during a whole cooking session. Not only does it ensure more even and faster cooking but also it enables cooking in a more gentle way. To put it simply, without powerful blasts of heat, but rather using milder heat and even heat distribution, all nutrients, vitamins, and natural flavours are retained in your food.

As far as the microwave design is concerned, the model is suitable for both single-serve meals and bulk home cooking. A 28cm turntable can accommodate pretty large pans and plates while 23-litre capacity is large enough to cook in larger portions.

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A Smart Cleaning Option

Microwave cleaning is one of the least favourite cleaning tasks for all homemakers. Nobody likes scratching and scrubbing interior surfaces to take off scorched splashes, sticky oil stains, and burned food remnants. Besides, it often happens that after cooking some dishes or ingredients, unpleasant smells continue to linger inside an oven for pretty long. The Panasonic Solo offers a smart and easy solution for both problems. The model has an Aqua Clean option. To ease the cleaning and get rid of foul odours inside the oven, place a cup of water with some lemon juice inside and press the Aqua Clean button. Boiling water will produce steam that will not only deodorise the microwave interior but also soften the dirt and release the stains on the interior surfaces so that you’ll be able to clean them with a mere damp cloth afterwards without the need of chemical detergents.

To conclude, powerful and functional, the Panasonic Solo microwave will find its place in any home kitchen and cater to different cooking needs. Whether you've been already following healthy lifestyle principles for a while or just plan to take this path, it will have you covered as well.

Panasonic NN-SD27HSBPQ Solo Inverter Microwave Oven in the use

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Panasonic NN-E28JMMBPQ

Focused on Basic Kitchen Needs

In our everyday life, most often, we cook pretty simple and humble dishes to cut down the time we spend in the kitchen and cut corners with complex recipes. In a related move, we use a microwave predominantly for heating and defrosting or accomplishing some very basic tasks like melting chocolate, popping up popcorn kernels, whipping up mug cakes, or tossing a quick homemade pizza for a family movie night. If it sounds like you, the Panasonic NN-E28JMMBPQ microwave will definitely catch your fancy.

This model was designed with basic kitchen needs in mind and is not overloaded with many bells and whistles. On the other hand, it still has everything you expect from a quality microwave and you can’t help but like the fairly affordable unit price that will fit even a stringent budget. Featuring 800 watts of power, it is not the most powerful model out there. However, this power is more than enough for simple cooking tasks. Besides, the appliance will consume less energy and, as a result, won’t impact your electricity bills too much. Meanwhile, 5 variable power settings allow adjusting the optimal power level for different tasks.

To help you out with cooking and take any guesswork out of the whole process, this model has 9 automatic programmes. The 3 auto defrosting modes include bread to make some fresh bagels and pitas for lunch, and meat items and meat joints to quickly thaw steak, minced meat, larger chops, chicken wings and legs, ect. Auto reheating programmes will be of great use for all takeaway fans. Your curry, pasta or Chinese food will be warmed up to perfection. And if you want to go for something healthier, 3 auto cook modes for jacket potatoes, fresh vegetables, and fish will help you diversify your menu with delicious and healthy meals.

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A Real Find for Smaller Kitchens

When it comes to the appliance design, this model will fit literally any contemporary kitchen style, be it moderate and streamlined high-tech or more exquisite and chic modern classics. Silver colour exterior with minimalistic touch controls and a mirrored glass door looks very sleek and elegant. Besides, featuring a push door opener and no extruding control dials, this microwave is both suitable for countertop use and can be built into a kitchen cabinet flush with overall kitchen facades.

What’s more, the Panasonic NN-E28JMMBPQ has much more compact dimensions and smaller footprint than other models in the range that makes it a perfect fit for space-limited kitchens, cramped countertops, studios, offices, and even dorm rooms. With that said, it has a decent capacity of 20 L and accommodates a 25.5 cm flat table matching for bulk cooking.

All in all, if you need a no-frills microwave with basic functionality and powerful operation that will take minimum space in your kitchen and fit common cooking needs, the NN-E28JMMBPQ is by far the best Panasonic microwave to go for.

Panasonic NN-E28JMMBPQ Solo Microwave Oven in the use

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Panasonic NN-DF386BBPQ

Microwave Cooking Redesigned

It seems we know everything about microwaves and there is not so much that can impress us in this staple kitchen appliances, except for sophisticated modern designs and elaborate controls. However, Panasonic managed to make a step forward and offers an innovative model that stands out not only among other models in the range but also among many contemporary models from other brands. The manufacturer combined their branded cooking technologies with a different design idea to produce a microwave that can easily replace a standard oven. See for yourself.

The Panasonic Inverter technology specific for many Panasonic microwaves ensures precise and consistent heating along with efficient energy consumption. The convection technology is also included to speed up cooking and ensure even heat distribution for better cooking results without hot and cold spots. Besides, a combination cooking option allows combining different functions and settings to further expedite cooking and save energy without compromising the quality of cooking results.

The model provides a number of preset programmes activated at the touch of a button. Thus, the auto-cook settings such as chilled and frozen meals, rice, pasta, fresh and frozen veggies are meant for the most common tasks. Meanwhile, 7 sensor modes will help you cook a whole variety of meals including new dishes taking any guesswork out of the whole process. Thanks to built-in sensors, the oven will automatically set the cooking time. And, of course, all grilled food fans will like a high-power grilling function.

Yet, what really sets this Panasonic microwave apart from the rivals and makes it an alternative to an ordinary oven is a new FlatBed design. Instead of a habitual turntable inside, it has a flat surface on the bottom, thus, increasing the cooking space by 30%. This model can easily accommodate bigger casserole dishes and rectangular baking pans that will never fit into any traditional microwave. Hence, home bakers have the space for an experiment.

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Thought out to the Last Detail

Fitted with features and technologies, this model comes packed in the design thought out to the last detail. Thus, despite a larger interior space and 23L capacity suitable for family cooking, the unit is much more compact from the outside as compared to many other traditional models and will take about 20% less countertop space. In addition, unlike traditional models with a regular side opening door, this models has a drop-down door that is more durable in the long run and again, take less space on busy and cramped countertops. Black surfaces are less prone to staining, the fluoric coated cavity is a breeze to clean, and matte control keys resist fingerprints. In addition, the package contains a wire rack to be used with a grilling element and an enamelled tray for conventional oven use.

To sum it all up, with this model, Panasonic introduces a completely new approach to microwave cooking. This oven can efficiently replace a conventional oven and will come in handy in smaller kitchens, RVs, caravans, summer houses, and studio apartments.

Panasonic NN-DF386BBPQ 3-in-1 Combination Microwave Oven in the use

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What Is a Microwave Oven?

The market offers plenty of appliances to help with our household chores. And a microwave oven is one of them. Functional and easy to use, it will help reheat/defrost food and even let you prepare some quick meals.

Some models come with multiple modes and options that will allow you to drastically reduce the time of your cooking and make it completely effortless. You won’t have to stand over the hot stove anymore. Defrost your products first if necessary, put all the products into the oven, select the mode, and the machine will cook a dish for you. Meanwhile, you can take care of other tasks while you wait for it to cook. It is a perfect option for those who don’t enjoy cooking at home or simply have no time for it. The huge advantage of such cooking is that your food will not only taste great but also keep all the nutrients. Plus, there is also a huge selection of built-in microwaves on the market, and such devices will become a perfect addition for those who are limited in space. Also, an over-the-range microwave might be a good solution.

There are plenty of manufacturers on the market that produce microwaves. But one of the most famous giants of the electronics industry is the Japanese corporation Panasonic. What makes Panasonic microwaves so popular is that they usually come as combi that can perform much more functions than simply heating and defrosting food, most of them fall in a mid-price range and they all can boast of high quality and durability. That's the reason why Panasonic microwave ovens, as well as most other products, hold a special spot on the market.

So if you want to enjoy delicious healthy home-cooked meals without putting in too much effort, you should definitely think about purchasing a microwave.

What Features to Compare

When buying a microwave, there are some things you should keep in mind. Try to decide in advance what features you expect to see in your microwave, this will make the process of comparing models much easier.

Functionality

Pretty much all microwave ovens come with an abundance of different functions, so they are suitable for different options. There are some models that allow you to just defrost and heat food. Such ovens are normally on the cheaper side. If you want to use a microwave for multiple purposes, you should definitely check some models that can offer you multiple cooking options. Another important feature that you need to take notice of is the capacity of the device. If you live alone or have a small family and you are not going to cook in it, you can choose a smaller one; an oven with the capacity around 1 cu.ft will be just enough for you. However, if you intend to serve a huge dinner for a large family on a daily basis, it would be more convenient to buy a microwave with a high number of different modes and a bigger capacity.

Next, don’t forget to pay attention to the wattage. The bigger the capacity of your microwave is, the higher the wattage. If you are looking for a powerful device where you can fit a lot of food and prepare it nicely, see that it be higher than 1000 Watts.

Usability

Now, let’s not forget about usability. If you want to choose a perfect microwave that will become a great help in the kitchen, take into consideration how fast and convenient it actually cooks food. To begin with, pay attention to the inner surface. Most of the models usually come with enameled surfaces, but microwaves with ceramic surfaces can be found as well. The difference between the two of them is that the enameled ones are easier to clean from all the greasy stains and splatters. The ceramic surfaces, on the other hand, guarantee you a long-lasting service. Moving on, let’s discuss the controls. Microwave ovens can come with a few different types of controls, such as a sensor, mechanical, and push-button. Nowadays most of the models come with sensor control with LED or LCD display. Even though it is not as reliable as mechanic control, it is still very convenient.

Features and Options

Last but not least, probably the most noticeable difference between the various models of microwaves is their special features. If you want to cook plenty of dishes, look for the microwave that will allow you to reheat and defrost food, plus will be able to automatically cook dishes for you. Such adjustments are definitely a worthy investment since they will ease your cooking process several times.

Did you know?

When the first microwave oven was invented, no one could actually think that they would ever become this popular. The creation of these appliances was caused by a “chocolate melting accident”. When the microwave oven was properly constructed, it was too big and bulky, moreover, it cost a fortune. That’s why these devices weren’t very popular until 1960. But even then they were mostly used in cafes and restaurants.

Nowadays a microwave is a common appliance in almost 90% of houses. People agree that these ovens are the most helpful devices that simplify household chores. Over the years there have been many myths and controversies surrounding these appliances, however, manufacturers still continue to work and improve them. Now microwaves are capable of not only reheating food leftovers but also preparing a meal from scratch. There are also a few other options of how you can use your microwave to make your life easier, and we would like to share them with you.

Baking

The internet is full of quick and easy recipes for delicious cakes and muffins. What is great, now you don’t have to use an oven and deal with a hot bulky baking tray to enjoy a piece of cake. Just put a mug with the ingredients in a microwave, and you will have a tasty dessert in about 10 minutes.

Easy Peeling

Everybody knows how annoying peeling corn or garlic can be. Just put a full head of garlic or a corn cob in a microwave for about 30 seconds, and the skin will peel off right away. Moreover, you can do the same thing with thin-skinned fruit or vegetables if you need to peel them as well.

No More Onion Tears

If you are tired of wiping away the streams of tears every time you cut an onion, microwaves can be a helping hand in this situation. All you need to do is cut off the tips of the onion and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Now you can forget about crying while cooking.

Make or Revive Stale Bread

When you want to treat yourself and enjoy some home-made bread, the process of making it might take a lot of time. With the help of a microwave oven, you can make your dough rise in a few minutes. Moreover, if you are left with some stale bread, microwave it with a glass of water for 10 seconds, and it will become soft again.

Make Snacks

Want to enjoy some potato chips in the evening? Or maybe you crave some peanuts, but you don’t want to waste time roasting them? Your microwave oven can provide you with some tasty snacks with zero effort. Cut your potatoes in thin slices, cover them in oil and spices, distribute in a thin layer on a plate and microwave from 3 to 5 minutes until they become brown and crispy. If you want to roast some nuts, put them in your microwave in a single layer and cook for a couple of minutes, just don’t forget to rearrange and taste them once in a while.

Get All the Juice out of Citrus

Whenever you decide to treat yourself to some freshly squeezed juice, getting a lot of it from one lemon or orange might be challenging. If you don’t want to waste fruit and get every single drop of the juice in it, just microwave it for a few seconds.

As you can see, a microwave oven is a versatile multi-functional device, and we hope our tips will help you use your device for more purposes.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-31 12:46:16