Panasonic NE-1025F Review

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Updated August 15, 2022
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Looking for a microwave that your grandparents can get to use without any significant hassles? The Panasonic NE-1025 stainless steel commercial microwave oven is probably the best microwave for seniors that you might ever come across. All they’ll have to do to get it to work is turn the dial timer to set the amount of time they’ll want the oven to heat their food, and that’s about it.

The Panasonic NE doesn’t come packed with any other special features, as it’s been designed to do one thing and do it well. Get ahead with the rest of this review to find out what else you can expect from this commercial microwave oven.

Why We Like It – Panasonic NE-1025F

The Panasonic NE-1025F microwave doesn’t come with as many fancy features as most modern microwaves do today. It’s got many positive customer reviews praising how easy it is to use, and with up to a 1000 Watt power output capacity, the microwave is powerful enough to cook a wide variety of meals.

  • Easy to Use Dial timer
  • Powerful 1000 Watt capacity
  • Bolt-down Anti Theft measure
  • No added features

Power & Performance

With a power output of about 1000 Watts, the Panasonic NE-1025 is a relatively powerful microwave. This means it’ll be able to handle heavy-duty meals and get them prepared just a bit faster than the 950 Watt Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave. With an interior capacity of about 0.8 cubic feet, similar to the Panasonic microwave and oven, you’ll be limited to warming smaller portions of food. Yet, this isn’t something that you’ll have to worry about if your grandparents tend to eat smaller portions of food anyway. With that said, if you are looking for a smaller unit, you might like the Toshiba EM925A-SS microwave oven.


The simple, perhaps outdated design of the Panasonic NE-1025 is meant not to be visually appealing but to put all the components together to allow for a longer period of use. In simpler terms, the microwave is built to last. Like the Samsung – 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range microwave, it comes with a 1-year warranty, covering both parts and labor.

Ease of Use

There’s probably no other microwave that can get as easy to use as the Panasonic NE-1025. The stainless steel commercial microwave opts for a grab-and-go door handle just like the Nostalgia Microwave, and a 6-minute electronic dial timer that counts down in 15-second increments. This allows for modifications to the cooking time even after it starts, which you can’t do with most modern microwaves.

Added Features & Versatility

To give you an idea of how long you need to prepare a wide range of different foods, the NE-1025F Panasonic microwave comes with a detailed breakdown of how long the timer needs to depend on which food you’re trying to cook, and this helps eliminate any guessing. A better upgrade is the Commercial Chef CHM009 Microwave Oven which features a child safety lock that allows you to deactivate its touch key panel and prevent unauthorized use.


Unlike modern microwaves that dispense energy from multiple sides within the microwave, the NE-1025 relies on a bottom energy feed system. This is efficient because energy travels a smaller distance to get to the food; also, as an anti-theft measure, the NE-1025F 0.8 cu ft capacity microwave sports a “bolt-down” feature that allows you to fix it firmly on the countertop or surface where it’s been placed so that it remains completely stationary and unmovable.

Panasonic NE-1025F Wrap Up

The Panasonic 1000-watt commercial microwave oven is not only a fit for seniors, but it’s also great for anyone who needs a microwave that warms food. All you need to do is turn the timer to the required amount of time you need to have your food warmed up, and once it’s done, it will auto reset back to its original position.

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