I purchased this microwave in early 2011 and within a year (but just barely within the warranty period) the door latch mechanism started acting up and the microwave wouldn’t work reliably (due to safety overrides). It was repaired under warranty and less than 7 months later, is doing exactly the same thing. I’m considering getting rid of it for a more reliable unit. When it does work, it’s great. Heats food evenly and very quickly (very powerful unit), and the other features are adequate. The knob on the front takes some getting used to, but works well.
Overall i’m very happy with it, here’s my two cents-likes: the interior volume is large and there’s plenty of lighting when the door is open. The front surface is easy to clean. The product has a quality feel to it; i don’t feel short changed or cheated, my heart didn’t sink when i opened the package. The product comes with a protective blue tinted plastic that covers the top and the sides, i kept it on and it looks nice as is (and it doesn’t block the side vent), this eliminated the periodic cleaning of stainless steel surfaces which can be hard to clean. Dislikes: lots of selection buttons. I prefer more dial knobs because i understand knobs better, personal preference. Currently i use only one button (the power level button), that’s it, rest of the buttons are decorations. When power goes out, you need to reset the clock, minor annoyance but a backup memory or battery for the clock would be nice.
I bought this microwave because of the features it has, and the looks of it was an added bonus for me which is what really sold it off. I had to next day this because i wanted it before thanksgiving. I would like to say, i’ve used it three times now and i absolutely love this microwave. It makes popcorn great, and cooks my food perfectly unlike my older type of microwave. I decided to try the sensor cooking on frozen chicken nuggets to see how well they did. It cooked it at 50% power for about three minutes which is about the time it says on the package. Once they were done i bit into one and i was amazed at how well they tasted, didn’t even taste microwaved at all. As for the popcorn settings, you can push the button multiple times to match how many oz’s your package is. This microwave is really easy to use. I was able to fully use it in less than five minutes. If you’re looking for a nice microwave for your kitchen and can afford this then i would highly suggest this.
Really good microwave that was shocking light compared to my old one. My wife had a problem adjusting to the differences in the keys though so even though i think it is a better microwave than our old ge model, i will downstream this to my kids & buy a new one exactly like our old one. This is more a reflection on our lack of flexibility than a problem with this microwave. Say it is the best microwave they’ve ever had. So it is us & not the microwave.
- Good microwave
- Really Love This Microwave!
- great microwave – but the door latch spring holder broke pretty quick
Panasonic NN-SD797S Genius “Prestige” 1.6 cuft 1250-Watt Sensor Microwave with Inverter Technology & Blue Readout, Stainless Steel
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- Family size 1.6 cuft capacity and 1250 Watts of High Cooking Power, Genius One-Touch Sensor Cook and Reheat that eliminates guesswork by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting times
- Panasonic’s own Inverter Technology perfects the art of cooking that consistently delivers microwave eneregy for even cooking without burnt edges and overcooking. This technology is even used for Inverter Turbo Defrost for even and faster defrosting of food
- Silver Button control panel with a iluminated neon blue spin dial and a 6-digit backlit display, 15″ Turntable, Mirror finish door, Menu-Action Screen with Multi-Lingual programming, Mirror Door
- Please note that the upper left-corner of the door has a small indentation to allow the door to open smoothly and is completed at the factory
- Outside HxWxD ( ” ) 11 15/16″ x 21 7/8″ x 19 15/16″; Interior HxWxD ( ” ) 9″ x 16 7/16″ x 18 1/2″, 31.1 lbs, All Stainless Steel exterior
Updateit lasted 6 years before having trouble which isn’t bad considering it gets used multiple times a day. We now have to slam the door several times for it to function. This was to replace an older model that ended up with a crack in it’s door (leaking radiation) and i didn’t pay attention to product dimension. As it turns out, it will only leave you with 4-5 inches of counter space in front of it. It is an excellent microwave but it is large. We are now planning to install it over our wall oven to get the counter space back. What i have found that is absolutely amazing is that it defrosts steak, ground beef and chicken without cooking it. This seriously impressed me.
Spent lots of time researching. This model panasonic prestige nn-sd797s, has a beautiful blue lcd display that is easy to read at any angle. The interior light comes on when cooking and when open the door. The dial timer is easy to use even though i had a touch pad for 12 yrs. The popcorn auto select is too short for my popcorn. I use the ‘quick minuite’ for each tablespoon of corn i want to pop. Unit is very attractive visually. Defrost works much better than my 12 yr. Whats not to like unless it quits in under 10 yr. ?keep all these electronics on quality surge protecters. I even use ups for my freezer (12 yrs) & fridge (12 yrs. Keeps errant lightning & line surges from entering the housejust because you specify a model # in your search does not mean the search won’t include stuff you don’t want. Verify that the model is exactly what you specified.
Its very large, so be forewarned. But it looks classy, has a very solid feel to it, as though it will not break over time. It has a lot of room to cook things, has awesome features like delayed cook, sensor-cook (theres a chart that shows how long to cook 18 various and common food items), keep-warm function, heat-up function, a nifty rotary dial to dial in seconds and minutes that moves progressively faster the quicker you turn it, etc. The microwave has a beautiful glowing blue led setup so it can always be seen. Also, it shipped relatively quickly and came packaged nicely in the oem box.
. When your built-in microwave goes bad. Buy something like this — after checking the measurements of the opening, of course — stick the microwave in there, and then frame out the opening to hide the edges. A microwave is a microwave is a microwave — and the computing power of the control chips is so extensive that it can do far, far more than i need it to do (heat water for tea, make cream of wheat cereal, and warm up leftovers). I don’t really like the read-out on this, but since i use a w/chair and am effectively 4-foot tall, and it’s atop the real over, i don’t mess with it, and so it doesn’t bother me. I use the one on the roll-about cart, which is a different brand, which needs no rating here, right?.
This is a very nice microwave. However, the engineer(s) who designed the holder for the door latch spring should go back to engineering school. We had the microwave a little over 6 weeks and one morning we noticed it wouldn’t close properly. Since it’s installed as a built-in, i wasn’t looking forward to tearing it out and sending it back to amazon. My wife astutely noticed that the problem came from the two hook prongs in the door that engaged when the door was closed. The two prongs move as a single unit and had no spring tension. A quick look about on the internet revealed that this wasn’t an uncommon problem with microwave doors. The latch spring inside the door comes undone and/or whatever holds the spring in place breaks, thus causing the latch to have no spring tension and not engage when the microwave door is closed. A little careful prying around the seal on the inside of the door with a very thin blade screwdriver revealed what we suspected – the latch spring was intact, but where it was held in place below the one piece latch had fallen off or broke. The only remnant i could find was a very tiny, tiny chunk of plastic that had somehow broken off.
We must have got lucky (some reviews indicated quality control issues; as did just about every brand we looked into, go figure foreign made, i. The orient), have had this for a few weeks now and it runs good. 90% of the time we just set the time and go, sometimes when reheating we use a lower power setting so as not to re-cook, just warm up left-overs. I concur the popcorn button isn’t right, but i was already used to using the timer instead. My old panasonic we gave away after 15+ years of service. Easy to use, the knob is really nice, don’t have to punch a bunch of buttons and reset, just t-u-r-n the knob.
The good:i absolutely love this microwave. It looks good, its interior is very big, and i feel it will last a very long time. I just need to keep feeding it new fuses as needed. Where panasonic went wrong:based on my own experience and the reviews of others, this microwave lasts for about a year and a half, which is how long it takes for the main fuse to blow. Panasonic has designed this product to have a lifespan equivalent to that of the fuse. This is made very clear by the fact that they used tamper-resistant torx screws on the housing of the microwave, which must be removed to access the main fuse. Your average customer isn’t going to have tamper-resistant torx bits to remove these screws which goes to show that panasonic doesn’t want its average customer to change the fuse when it blows. Car manufacturers trust their customers to change fuses in their car, why cant we be trusted to simply change a fuse in our microwave?conclusion:if you own tamper-resistant torx bits and are an entry level do-it-yourselfer, i would absolutely recommend purchasing this microwave. It should last a very long time. If you don’t own tamper-resistant torx bits and don’t want to be bothered with changing fuses, the price is very high for something that will only last the average customer a year and a half.
My new microwave arrived in 3 separate boxes, which allowed great shipping protection. When i took my new microwave out of it’s packaging, the microwave unit had a protective plastic coating, which just peels off. This coating really protects the unit from scratches, great idea. The door window on the microwave has a mirror face, looks really awesome, one of the nice features i liked when reviewing this unit. The blue display looks really nice and is very clear to the eye. Has nice features like “sensor cook” and “quick minute” with the option to add “minute plus”. Like most new microwaves, it does have the “popcorn” feature. I liked this unit because it had the “blue dial” so i could simply dial in my commands, like “minutes” and “power level”. This unit has a beautiful “stainless steel” finish and looks very nice. The microwave is very easy to use and has all the features one would need on an every day microwave.
I’ve only had this microwave for a few days but thought i’d write up some initial impressions. First, this unit is a good bit larger than the 21 year old samsung it replaces but actually weighs less, which was a bit of a surprise. That lends a feel of cheapness to it though it certainly makes shipping it easier. The dial is easy to use and the display is very bright, if not too much so. The oven does work more quickly than the old samsung (2 minutes to heat a burrito vs. The stainless steel is attractive though again it’s a bit incongruent that something made with stainless steel weighs to little. My only real complaint is that the feet are slick and when combined with the low weight you end up moving the oven around every time you push the open door button or close the door. The sliding around is a minor annoyance though and i’ve got some ideas to try and combat the movement. So overall first impressions are that it’s a good microwave in an attractive package but a bit too freely moved on the countertop.
I bought this panasonic prestige microwave with a little hesitation because others complained that the digital display was so difficult to read. I also was afraid that it was going to be too large for the space i had. I’m happy to say that it seems to be a little smaller than the measurements would indicate, so it is just right. It has a sleek, modern look to it and is very easy to operate. The autosensor controls work perfectly-better than if i manually select a period of time that i used in my old microwave. This oven is very powerful and food is cooked faster than what i was used to, but still, with no rubbery edges. The defrost cycles are also right on, without partially cooking the food as it defrostsi’m also happy to say that i can read the digital display from an angle, any height, and even from 15 feet away. The blue lights seem to do the trick and look very cool. The fit and finish of this oven are very good, with all seams meeting,without gaps, as was with the case with my old magic chef. The ventilation system is very good, without excess moisture building up inside.
I bought this panasonic nn-sd7975 genius microwave with inverter (power level technology) to replace an old sharp that still worked, but was beginning to rust in the cavity. The panasonic has been in daily use for the past six weeks, and the cooking sensors really do work without any problems. I also bought a microwave plate cover and 13″ spatter screen cloth for avoiding food spatters while cooking, and use one or the other every time i use the microwave oven. The cooking sensors even work with the plate cover which has a 1″ hole for venting steam on the top. This panasonic really is a “genius”– i cooked fresh egg omelets and raw (not microwave) bacon several times during the first few days after it arrived, and they both turned out tender and fully edible. The instruction book is clearly written, but you must read it carefully when you first start using the panasonic to get the full benefits the inverter offers for reduced power levels, which come into play automatically for some tasks, but can also be set manually. The microwave i received was manufactured in january 2013 according to the sticker inside the door frame, and the negative things others complained about in comments prior to that date seem to have been corrected.
I purchased this microwave for my legally blind 91 year old mother. She is able to read the display just fine. As to how it cooks, i’m impressed. It has about double the power of the old one that it replaced, so cooking times need to be adjusted accordingly, an issue to be aware of when buying it for an elderly person, as i did. The only niggle that i have with it, is when it is placed at counter height, one must bend over to see the display when entering settings. I would have preferred a protruding angled one to allow reading it from an upright position. Panasonic prestige nn-sd797s, 1. 6cuft 1250 watt sensor microwave oven, stainless steel.
I bought this microwave for two reasons. The first was my previous experience with the brand. The second was the total stainless steel exterior, except for the window. My first panasonic microwave lasted over a decade. This one was in for repair in less than 6 months. The strange noise that it was making was repaired at no charge under warranty, but after the same period of time it began and still is making the noise. Reheating a cold cup of coffee or tea takes longer than the second one that has been sitting on the counter for the exact same amount of time. The ensor cooking is not as accurate as my old one, either.
This microwave replaced a larger kenmore elite that died after 4 years of use. It works well, it is spacious for its footprint (it fits all our large plates and corningware except for our largest lasagna dish) and it is easy to clean. The knob used to dial the time is novel and takes a bit to get used to, but in the end we like it. It’s much faster than punching time after you get used to it because the dial accelerates as you turn it in increments of 1, 5, 10 and more seconds the more you turn. Dialing 15 minutes is very fast. The display is very functional. Cooking time can be programmed in sequence using different power settings and time for different phases of cooking, which was not expected, and it works well. We didn’t find a use for that. Defrost is stellar, it definitely works the best of any microwave we’ve had, and seldom cooks/burns the edges of the item unless the wrong weight is dialed in. We found that it works best by adding.