For all discount hunters, we bring Panasonic NN-SN65KW microwave Black Friday deal 2021. One of the most powerful appliances you can have for home use.
Equipped with the patented inverter technology, the Panasonic microwave is a mid-priced yet powerful appliance. Compared to the similar-tier microwaves, the performance-oriented Panasonic offers more preset and is one of the faster and even heating appliances.
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Panasonic NN-SN65KW Microwave Black Friday Deal 2021
We reviewed Toshiba EC042A5C-SS convection microwave last time and wanted to try a microwave with almost similar capacity but with no convection mode and got our hands on Panasonic NN-SN65KW with 1200 watts. We tried all its features and here’s the review with the pros and cons of the microwave.
Panasonic, with a considerably sleek and compact profile, has a spacious interior having 1.2 cubic ft. capacity and can house 13.4 inches turntable plate. The exterior dimensions are 12 h x 21 w x 16 d, and the interior measures 10 h x 14 w x 14 d.
The boxy-looking Panasonic microwave has a push-open button for the door that works effortlessly and smoothly as opposed to other push-open doors. The control panel on the right side is intuitive, with a digital clock and easy to press buttons. With its rubber feet, the Panasonic microwave doesn’t slide on the countertop and stays in place.
Specs and Features
It’s a powerful microwave for home with 1200 watts and 11 power levels to up or down the heating strength to cook the food as required by the recipe. The microwave’s genius sensor capability is its highlight. Panasonic, known for its inverter technology microwaves, aims to produce evenly heated food. Along with that, the microwave has turbo defrost, reheating coffee/milk, 3 level popcorn, keep warm feature, quick 30 seconds button.
The word “compromise” is a curse when it comes to the appliance’s performance, especially when you have high expectations from the microwave. It’s a mid-range microwave but with the same core components used in larger models of the same brand. So, its operating efficiency is commendable.
Compared with the same-tier microwaves having similar capacity, Panasonic is a powerful machine with 1200 watts. We found it to reheat faster than others, and due to the high power, you have to remain very cautious to use only microwave-safe bowls; otherwise, the bowl would get extremely hotter than the content inside it and may result in cracking the bowl.
The high-end models of Panasonic use more advanced Cyclone Inverter technology in which the waves, instead of travelling in straight lines, move in a three-dimensional circular direction, and the microwaves hit more on the food, resulting in even heating.
Panasonic NN-SN65KW is a mid-range microwave with simple inverter technology, not as impressive as a Cyclone inverter, but produces even heating from center to the edge and regulates temperature constantly instead of on/off system to get the desired temperature.
In the Panasonic inverter turbo defrosting option, we have to enter the weight of the meat, and the microwave itself sets the defrosting time. When we first tried defrosting in the microwave, the result was poor as the meat had started cooking. But in the second batch, we removed the top wrapper and the liquid from the meat during the defrosting process. The wrapper traps in the moisture, and the meat starts cooking by the build-up steam due to the wrapper. Similarly, the hot juice from the meat starts the cooking process from the bottom and edges. The second batch was evenly defrosted, so you will have to follow the instructions precisely to see the magic of the inverter microwave.
Sensor Cook/Reheating Coffee/Milk
Panasonic sensor cook and reheat function takes the guesswork of setting time and power level out and automatically selects the time for cooking. We tried it with oatmeal. After selecting the category for oatmeal, we pressed the start button. As everyone has a different preference for food doneness, Panasonic allows us to add or subtract time from the auto-cook setting by pressing the more/less button. It increases or decreases the time by 10 seconds. We decreased 20 seconds from the oatmeal setting and found it perfect for our preference. The downside is that the microwave is dimly lit, and hard to see the food’s cooking progress.
In all our sensor cooking/reheating and warming milk or coffee tests, Panasonic microwave showed extremely satisfying results with no food burning, undercooking, or spillages.
30 Seconds Button
The 30 seconds button is similar to the “more” button, but instead of a 10 seconds increment, it increases the time by 30 seconds every time you press it..
The Panasonic popcorn option is different from other models, and we found it to be more effective and precise. It has three levels, and we have to press the popcorn button until the desired size or weight appears on display.
We tried an 85 grams popcorn packet and pressed the button twice; the result was amazing and instant. It pops the popcorn faster without burning them or leaving too many unpopped kernels.
We have seen the “keep warm” feature in various microwaves. The tricky thing is keeping the food warm without changing food consistency by overheating. We kept our soup warm by using the “keep warm” function, and surprisingly the soup remained hot without changing its consistency and thickness.
Comparison With Alternate Option – Toshiba EC042A5C – SS
If you want to contemplate any alternative option, you can have a look at Toshiba EC042A5C-SS. It’s a convection microwave with 1000 watts and 1.5 cubic ft. interior capacity. The interior is slightly roomier than the Panasonic NN-SN65KW microwave. It is a classy stainless steel microwave, befitting for any kitchen.
The main difference between these two models is convection mode and inverter technology. With its convection mode, Toshiba can bake and roast too, offering versatility in cooking, whereas Panasonic has inverter technology for even cooking.
As a 1000 watts microwave, Toshiba isn’t as powerful as Panasonic, so the cooking/reheating time differs, and Panasonic gets the brownie points in this regard by cooking and reheating faster.
Another difference is that the Panasonic model has a push-button for opening the door, and Toshiba has a classic pull-open handle.
Both the microwaves are unique and function well, and any of them can be your next replacement or upgrade for the best microwave