Microwaves are a convenient appliance that most everyone takes for granted, until you need a new one! But not all microwaves are created equal. Here’s what you need to know about the Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology model to see if this microwave could be in your future.
Comparatively speaking, this Panasonic microwave model is well priced. Other models of this .8 cu. ft. capacity range anywhere from $89 to $399, depending on the features you’re looking for.
The Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W model runs an average of about $140 (hopefully less if you can catch it on sale), and is just right for individual or small family use.
Even though it’s a small appliance, it’s one that will probably get used a lot. Know what you need before making your selection.
If you’re low on counter space, another reason to consider this Panasonic product is its size. With dimensions of 19.2×14.8×11 and a weight of around 21 lbs, “bulky” is not part of the product description at all.
The Panasonic fits well in small spaces, without skimping on functionality or style. The stainless design gives it a modern look and can flow evenly with the overall look of your kitchen space and other appliances.
So it’s priced well and looks good, but what about function? Let’s talk about what the Panasonic NN-SD372S can do.
Panasonic is one of only a few brands that is using Turbo Inverter technology. Most microwave ovens only have one cooking setting, even when programmed to cook at a lower power level.
When you select 50% cooking power, what you’re really getting is 100% of the power interjected at various levels throughout the heating time. This can lead to unevenly warmed foods and can have undesired results like “hot spots” within a plate of leftovers or burned edges.
With Turbo Inverter technology, the Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W cooks with a consistent degree of heat at whatever setting you choose.
This is big news if you’re using your microwave for:
- heating leftovers
- steaming vegetables
- melting chocolate or cheeses
Beyond that, the Turbo Inverter technology is also designed to actually COOK foods, not just reheat them. Having that option for your microwave means that you can use it to prepare soups, eggs, even pasta!
Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W Best Features
Okay, let’s review:
- The price is affordable
- The design is modern and sleek
- The dimensions and weight make it a good fit for a small space and/or group of people
- The Turbo Inverter technology makes it stand out from the competition
But you should also know the following:
- The 950W makes it a great choice for iffy power outlets that might typically give you problems with models of a higher wattage
- It operates quietly
The disappointments for some in this model could be the fact that there is a cooking dial that is turned instead of push buttons on certain features.
If that’s the main complaint, it looks like the Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W microwave is a great value and certainly one worth considering.
Be sure to check out our other small appliance reviews and happy cooking!