Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave Review

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Updated August 15, 2022
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The Panasonic Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven may be a pain to clean owing to the stainless steel design. Still, it can cook food thoroughly, efficiently, and by itself using sensors if need be. And if you’re looking for the best microwaves, shouldn’t its cooking abilities be at the top of your list?

Why We Like It – Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave

The Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave is a powerful, adjustable, and modern microwave that can cook or defrost almost anything you throw inside it. It’s fast, efficient, easy to use, and can prepare you a fantastic bowl of popcorn while you enjoy a movie night with that special someone. Although, compare a Samsung microwave with a Panasonic one before you buy.

  • Cooks Food Thoroughly
  • Sensor Cooking
  • Inverter Technology and Turbo Defrost
  • Can Only Be Cleaned With Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Popcorn is the Only Food Pre-set
  • Expensive


Just like the Panasonic NN-SN736B, the Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave boasts an impressive 1250 watts of power. But more importantly, the Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave can cook food thoroughly and evenly, with only a negligible amount of difference between each side of the cooked item. Speed doesn’t mean much if it’s not cooked correctly, right? For more models with similar power, check out our Samsung Black Stainless microwave review, Panasonic NN-SN966S review, and our Panasonic NN-SU696S review.


The Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave is, as you may have guessed, stainless steel. Most of the Panasonic microwaves, like the Panasonic Microwave Ovens Countertop, are. Be aware that stainless steel insists on only being cleaned with stainless steel cleaner, so that will be an extra expense. However, it is thinner and lighter, so you can devote more countertop space to something else if you need to. If you want a microwave with a guarantee, try the Magic Chef Microwave with a one-year warranty.

Ease of Use

First and foremost, unlike the Panasonic Microwave Oven, the Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave has a number pad instead of a dial for a more modern feel to it. Another modern unit is the Samsung 1.6 cu. ft. OTR microwave. It also has a preset for popcorn, milf/coffee, and a genius sensor cooking button to take the guesswork out of cooking. We would have preferred it came with another food option, like a baked potato, instead of coffee.

Advanced Features/Versatility

One of the pluses of the Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave is its inclusion of inverter technology. Using this, the microwave can deliver a seamless stream of power to cook food evenly and defrost food. Using the turbo defrost button on the interface, you can defrost food by entering the correct weight of the item. This is pretty much how all defrosters work.


To be honest, this is probably one of the best and most powerful microwaves on the market right now, but you will be paying quite a bit for it. But one positive feature is, because of the thinner outside, more space can be devoted to the inside. This means you can prepare much more food, perhaps food for your entire family, in just one instance instead of two or three!

Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave Wrap Up

There is one thing holding the Panasonic Stainless Steel Microwave back, and that is its hefty price tag. We also would have liked another food option other than popcorn, but we’re not going to dwell on that. But if you do decide to bite the bullet and purchase one, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy your evenly cooked, or safely defrosted, dinner!

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