I bought this microwave a couple of months ago to replace our old one that had finally died. I loved overall look of this one and was hopeful that the "inverter" technology would be an asset. What I've found is that the inverter is great for boiling water faster, but for cooking, we constantly have to reduce the power level to get even cooking. For example, when cooking bacon, it is impossible to crisp the fat without burning the lean unless we reduce the power to no more than 80%. Two other features of this microwave are extremely annoying. One is the mirror surface on the "buttons", which makes is impossible to read the buttons unless you have the microwave at eye level (which it was in the store display, so I didn't notice)--but since ours is on a countertop, that means a lot of bending down to be sure we hit the right buttons. The other problem is the turntable: If you place an object a little off-center on the glass plate turntable, the plate quickly comes off track, makes clunking noises, and stops rotating. The problem is the rotating piece underneath the plate only has one prong instead of three and the glass plate does not have deep indentations on the underside, so it's easy for the glass plate to slip. Bad design, Panasonic. The microwave looks cool and I've tried to just get used to the annoying features, but I like it less every day.
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