Panasonic - 1.3 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave - Stainless steel/black/silver

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Cook or reheat meals with this Panasonic microwave oven. This Panasonic microwave oven features an auto cook and reheat function, and you can choose from several language options for the menu display to increase accessibility.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    12.4 inches
  • Product Width
    20.4 inches
  • Product Depth
    16.6 inches
  • Microwave Type
  • Convection
  • Turntable Diameter
    12.4 inches
  • Microwave Controls
  • Sensor Cook
  • 1100 watts
  • Color Finish
    Stainless steel
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (899 out of 972)


1100W for powerful microwave cooking

Defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly.

Spacious 1.3 cu. ft. interior offers space for large dishes

So you can easily prepare meals for the whole family.

Included turntable ensures even heating

By rotating and turning food as it cooks, helping to deliver properly prepared, delicious dishes.

Sensor cook technology and sensor reheat

Determines when the food is ready and automatically adjusts the cooking time.

A variety of cooking programs to fit your needs

Popcorn, keep warm, pizza, vegetables, potato, 2 stage programming, meat, 7 automatic cooking functions, frozen vegetables, frozen entree and casserole.

Stainless steel/black/silver casing provides durability and style

The exterior offers an attractive complement to your existing kitchen décor.

Digital display

Offers a clear view of available settings.


Counts down a set amount of minutes to help you stay on track.

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great so far and quieter too!


    Just bought this today to replace my noisy malfunctioning LG microwave. Wow, what a difference. This Panasonic is so much quieter than the LG model and so far, has not tripped my circuit breaker like the LG model did. My Panasonic does the job it’s supposed to. The digital display is bright and easy to see. The control panel is easy to read too with white numbers and letters on a dark gray background. When cooking is done, beeps are pleasantly audible but not so loud they will wake the neighbors. The interior does not light up when you open the door. However, the interior is bright white and thus reflects the kitchen lights so everything inside is easily visible. The interior DOES light up during the cooking cycle. The microwave is slippery so when opening the door or pushing buttons on the control panel the microwave will slide backwards, depending on your surface. Lucky for me, I had a spare roll of shelf/drawer liner in the pantry (see photo) and cut some up to make four 3x3 inch pads for the four feet on the bottom of the microwave. Problem solved, no more sliding! BTW, the drawer liner is NOT the paper-thin type but the thicker rubbery padded type which is only a few bucks per roll at the local discount store, like Walmart in the kitchen supplies section. I’m taking my LG microwave to the recycle center after less than 18 months of use, it was that bad. I am happy with this Panasonic and can easily recommend it. This review is subject to change based on my future experience with the microwave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wish I Loved This Microwave

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Do you want lukewarm food with first degree burns? If so, this is the microwave for you! I had a Panasonic 1.6 cu ft, 1100 watt microwave for almost 10 years. It worked great and looked great, but unfortunately bit the dust in early June 2016. I spent hours researching a new microwave, including different brands and sizes. My wife and I wanted a smaller microwave for more counter space, and did like the dependability of Panasonic. The stainless steel exterior was also a plus. For those reasons, we went with this model. We have been using the microwave daily for the past 3 months, and I'm hoping it's close to being "broken in" because it heats food horribly compared to our previous microwave. One would think that this microwave would have no trouble heating food for the same amount of time or even faster given it's smaller size and similar wattage. However, we have to run the microwave for an extra 30 seconds to a minute for the same item we put in the old microwave. So by the time you actually have warm to hot food, your bowl/plate is so hot that you can get 1st degree burns (or at least it feels like it). I have to use a couple oven mitts to take the dish out of the microwave when its done. The reason I gave it 2 stars was because of the look and size, but it should cook food near perfect and it doesn't. I'm really not sure if there is a fault in the microwave or this is how it's supposed to be. For comparison, here are some cooking times for previous (P) and current (C) microwave: 1) Bowl of refried beans: P = 1m25s. C = 2m 2) Sweet Potato: P = 3m, rotate then 3m. C = 4m, rotate then 4m 3) 1 Cup of rice: P = 5m. C = 6m

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered this to supply a microwave for the new house. It is easy to use, works well, and looks good. It was also well packaged and arrived pretty quickly. All in all, I am satisfied with its performance. Also, It doesnt feel cheap and the button to open it doesn't stick. I also like that you can just press the buttons for the time that you want instead of having to hit a specific input time button or turn a dial or do some other form of annoying time wasting step. You just press 1-3-0 start for a minute 30. Exactly how it should be. I have been using it more and more, and it heats food quickly and evenly. I have had to adjust my microwave intuition (setting it for how much your food really needs) because it gets hot pretty quickly. Again, satisfied and would recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inverter Technology - NOT!

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As of this writing, Best Buy incorrectly describes this model as having Panasonic's Inverter technology. It does not. As this feature was the main reason for the purchase, I had to abide by the inconvenience of having to return it to the store for an exchange which was handled quickly. As a customer of this store for almost 20 years, I continue to be impressed by the quality of service. Otherwise, until I noticed (rather quickly) the obvious no-Inverter behavior of the oven, it did perform OK as a standard microwave oven. So, there's no reason I wouldn't recommend it to a friend if they asked me about it. Except I would suggest they get one with Inverter. A such, two stars is for Best Buy Web team's failure to pay attention to details. Let's see if it gets corrected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replaced 22 year old model

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After 22 years my old Panasonic microwave died so I decidedly to replace it with something similar in brand, size, and price. This one fit the bill and was on sale. It's lighter and seems a bit flimsier than the old one. I think I may need to put it on a mat or something since when I push the button to open the door the whole unit moves a bit. I was a bit thrown by the new controls. I liked being able to program in "chicken" and weight then start cooking. I wasn't sure about the "Sensor Cook" function which seems to turn everything over to a higher power with one push of the button. But the first time I cooked a chicken breast using it, the chicken was perfect. "Sensor Reheat" also did as advertised. I haven't tried "Sensor Defrost" yet but expect that will also work. So far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No 1-touch cook, possible carousel issue

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had this for about 3 months now and it seems to be working great, except the past week it's been making a funny noise. At first I thought that the glass dish wasn't sitting flat, but when I checked everything appeared fine. It only happens every now and then, so I'm not sure what it is yet. I've used defrost, popcorn (this button has burnt every bag of popcorn on every microwave I've ever used -why can't anyone get that right?), sensor cook and keep warm features. The reason I got this unit is because it was one of the few models that didn't start automatically when you touched a low number. My young son almost burnt the house down when he pressed "60" on the previous microwave I bought. He thought it would cook for 1 minute, but then he walked away and got distracted. He came back to a kitchen filled with black smoke and melted plastic toxic fumes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good microwave for the price

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not having a microwave in my house amounts to a crisis. And when the 1.6 cubic foot Kenmore, which we loved, went kaput on a snowy day before Christmas, with everyone home on break - well, we needed a replacement, and fast. Best Buy is 10 minutes away, and this unit was under $100. They had it in stock, and less than an hour later I was back home with it. It's good, not great - the defrost feature is problematic [it won't defrost anything on the 1 or 2 setting, so you have to use 3, which is too long (3:28) for small items, so you have to watch the unit and remove them before the cycle ends], and the unit does not have a light inside - but it's fairly easy to use and cooks just fine. If I had it to do over I probably would have spent more for a slightly larger unit, with an interior light, but this is a good buy for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working


    I bought this microwave,and it worked fine until the door started malfunctioning. There is no reason for the door, on a microwave, to malfunction within 2 months. If everything else fails, one would think at least the DOOR would work. Panasonic was zero help. Mind you, they advertise a 1 year warranty. They send you to the website, to decipher a bunch of nonsense, before you find a phone number to call. Then they tell YOU, to take it to a repair shop and get it fixed out your own pocket. Yeah OK, I sat it out by the trash (where it belongs) the same day. Do not buy this product. A colossal waste of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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