Panasonic NN-SD372S Review

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Updated August 15, 2022
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Ease of use, simple design, and the use of inverter technology sum up what the stainless steel Panasonic NN-SD372S countertop microwave oven is essentially about, and this standout features secure it a spot among the best microwave for seniors that you can buy. The 0.8 cu ft countertop microwave does not have that much space to it, so it’s best used by a small family or even an individual living by themselves.

Is it the best compact microwave around? Well, there are microwaves that have an even smaller interior capacity, so the answer to that is no. Despite that, it still has a lot to offer, so get on with this review to see what else it’s capable of doing for you.

Why We Like It – Panasonic NN-SD372S

The Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave is a dependable, easy-to-use microwave that’s got all the basic features that make it perfect for day-to-day functions, as well as a few addons that allow for a wider scope of operation.

  • Inverter turbo defrost technology for faster thawing
  • Child lock to prevent unauthorized use
  • Keep warm feature to maintain warmth of food throughout
  • Bland design

Power & Performance

The NN-SD372S Panasonic Microwave Oven has a power output of 950 Watts, which is similar to the Panasonic NE-1025F. That said, this wattage makes it only slightly more powerful than the Commercial Chef CHM009 Microwave Oven, and significantly more powerful than the Nostalgia Microwave. However, it’s not as powerful as the Panasonic NN-SN651B, which has 1200 watts of cooking power.

The difference in performance between these two microwaves might be negligible, but the general rule in regards to power output on microwaves is that the higher the wattage, the faster it is in preparing your meals. The NN-SD372S microwave also relies on inverter microwave technology to whip up a meal, and in doing so, the meals come out more evenly cooked compared to a conventional microwave. If any of these high-powered devices concern you about safety, you might want to read our article on why microwaves are dangerous.


Most Panasonic microwave ovens for countertops tend to last up to 10 years of use with good and proper maintenance, and the same rings true for the Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave. It comes with a 1 year warranty that should be able to see you through the first year of use without any major problems, and it’s got a stainless steel body that’s pretty easy to clean.

Ease of Use

The Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave makes using it very simple to do, as it comes with a genius sensor that takes care of the power levels and time required to cook your favorite meal. All you have to do is put your meal inside the microwave, indicate what it is from its one-touch auto cook options, and let it get to work. You won’t be able to do the same on the Top Rotary Commercial Microwave Oven, though its two mechanical knobs make it a lot easier to use than the Panasonic microwave oven NN SD372S. If you want a  microwave oven that can broil, roast, slow cook, or even bake your favorite meals, try the Sharp Over-the-Range Convection Microwave.

Added Features & Versatility

Defrosting your meat, frozen fruits, or vegetables will take almost half as much time on the Panasonic stainless steel microwave thanks to its inverter turbo defrost feature, that only needs the weight of the food you’re putting into it to get to work. You won’t get the turbo to defrost feature on the Toshiba EM925A5A, but on the other hand, it’s also got a mute function that’s also missing on the Panasonic microwave. They both do have a child lock feature, and 10 cooking power levels, but that’s about as far as their similarities go.


The Panasonic microwave is a reliable, well-built kitchen appliance that offers most of the conveniences that people look for when shopping around for a microwave, plus a few other extra features that most people find very handy. It’s got a keep warm feature for example that keeps your food warm for about 30 minutes after the microwave is done cooking it, and since it also relies on Panasonic inverter technology to work, you’ll always be able to enjoy well-cooked food with no hotspots.

Panasonic NN-SD372S Wrap Up

At 950 Watts, the Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave isn’t really a high-power microwave, but the fact that it relies on inverter technology makes it work a lot better than a number of high-power microwaves.

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