Microwaves with inverter technology are like upgraded versions of conventional microwaves. They are more advanced, convenient, and powerful. Conventional microwave ovens use ‘pulsed’ delivery. Inverter technology microwaves use ‘linear power’ delivery which is more effective and faster. This means that it delivers a continuous wave of energy and cooks your food perfectly. Check out our reviews here on Panasonic Microwave with Inverter Technology.
What is the Best Panasonic Microwave to buy in 2014?
Panasonic NN-SN651B Genius 1.2 cuft 1200 Watt Sensor Microwave with Inverter Technology
Utilizing 1200 watts of high power, it effectively cooks, heats, and defrosts any food. It features buttons such as Sensor Cook, Sensor Reheat for automatic cooking settings, Inverter Turbo Defrost for efficient defrosting, Popcorn so you can have a bowl of them during movies, and a Keep Warm feature that keeps the food in the oven nice and warm for you to enjoy later. The door is designed with a small indentation on the upper left corner so it can be opened smoothly. The oven measures 15 13/16″ (D) x 20 11/16″ (W) x 12 1/4″ (H) and weighs roughly 25.3 lbs.
The Child-Safety Lock feature was never mentioned in the description of this unit so it might not have that feature. This is the only microwave among the three that uses a keypad. If you don’t fancy using a dial to set the timer, this would be the one for you.
Panasonic NN-SD372S 0.8 cuft 950-Watt Microwave with Inverter Technology
This unit measures 15-9/16 inches long by 19-3/16 inches wide by 11 inches high. The interior of the unit measures 13-7/8 inches long by 12-3/8 inches wide by 8-1/8 high. Microwaves with inverter technology have roomy interiors because the inverter power unit is smaller and lighter compared to the conventional microwave power unit. The Auto Cook button automatically adjusts power levels and estimate cooking times for different types of food. You can reheat your food with the Auto Reheat button without setting the power and time. The Keep Warm feature will keep your food warm without overcooking for up to 30 minutes after cooking. Instead of a keypad, this unit uses a dial to set the time and weight. The child-safety lock can be activated by pressing the Start button three times. The word “Child” will be displayed. The door can still be opened but the microwave cannot be operated until the child-safety lock is cancelled by pressing the Start button three times again.
This unit is the smallest of the three, though not by much. If you don’t have much space on your countertop and you need every little space you can spare, then take this one. This 950-watt unit may not be as powerful so it is less suitable for any ‘heavy duties’ compared to the other two.
Panasonic NN-SD797S Genius “Prestige” 1.6 cuft 1250-Watt Sensor Microwave with Inverter Technology
The Menu Action Screen on this unit scrolls step-by-step instruction across the display to assist you. The words displayed are available in three languages: English, Spanish, or French. The unit also has Sensor Cook and Sensor Reheat buttons. The sensor measures the amount of steam produced while the food is cooking, then it signals the microprocessor to calculate the appropriate power level and time needed to cook the food to perfection. A dial is used instead of a keypad. This unit features child-safety lock, Keep Warm feature, and Inverter Turbo Defrost. The interior measures 18-1/2 inches long by 16-7/16 inches wide by 9 inches high and the exterior measures 19-7/16 inches long by 21-7/8 inches wide by 12 inches high.
This unit takes up a little extra space compared to the other two. This 1250-watt unit has the most power. If you’re a chef at home, this would be the best for you.
Choosing the Best Panasonic Microwave with Inverter Technology
The three microwaves above have very similar features. They have similar features such as: 10 available power levels, Keep Warm, Inverter Turbo Defrost, Popcorn, Quick Minute (allows you to set or add cooking time), and Timer/Clock (Time-of-day clock and countdown timer). The obvious differences between the three are their sizes, Child-Lock Safety feature, and keypad or dial. So these three things should be taken into consideration before you decide on a purchase. Do you need an oven with a big interior? Do you have enough space on your countertop? Would you prefer the Child-Lock Safety Feature? Do you prefer to use the keypad or dial? Thanks for reading our reviews, we hope we have been of help.