1.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology™ - Black - NN-SN651B


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  • Patented Inverter Technology delivers a seamless stream of cooking power even at low settings for precise cooking that preserves that flavor and texture of your favorite foods.
  • 1200 Watts of High Power with a 1.2 cubic foot capacity
  • 12 Preset Auto Cook Menu Items, 13.5" turntable; Delay Start and Timer; More/Less Control; Quick Minute, Popcorn Key
  • Membrane keypad and 5 menu buttons for easy programming, 10 Power Levels; push-button door release
  • Exterior dimensions: 20-11/16 " L x 15-13/16" W x 12-1/4" H
  • Complies with 2016 DOE Energy Conservation Standards
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Microwaving Has Evolved

Unlike traditional microwaves that rely on pulse-on, pulse-off cooking at lower temperatures, patented Inverter Technology generates a steady stream of power at all temperature settings. The result? Consistent, evenly prepared food — edges to center — across a wider range of cooking techniques. This delivery of microwave energy allows delicate foods to simmer without overcooking, so foods have the look and taste you expect, without the wait. Most important, everyone enjoys delicious food that's easier and faster to prepare, and better retains its color, texture and nutrients.

1200 Watt high power enables quicker cooking times in a full-size 1.2 cubic feet interior. The precision touch-button control panel and four-digit green display provide a sleek, high-end look and a practically effortless cooking experience. And twelve preset menu options for everyday meals, side dishes, vegetables and more maximize everyday cooking convenience. Choose between stylish white or black door and exterior countertop models. Each is designed to complement any décor and provide a minimal footprint on countertops.

Better Cooking with Inverter Technology

Patented Inverter Technology delivers a seamless stream of cooking power even at low settings. With the continuous, linear output of Inverter, not only will your food be easily and quickly prepared, you can confidently cook, and even poach, braise and steam foods to perfection. Just as important, the essential vitamins and nutrients you expect in all your meals will be retained.

Great Cooking, No Guesswork

With one-touch sensor cook and reheat, Panasonic takes the guesswork out of creating great meals by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking, defrosting and reheating times. The sensor measures the amount of steam naturally produced during cooking and signals the oven's advanced microprocessor to automatically calculate the remaining cooking time at any power level for optimum results.

Sensor Inverter Turbo Defrost

The microwave oven is also designed with Turbo Defrost to help prepare food more efficiently than any Panasonic microwave before it. This advanced feature utilizes a microwave sequencing system based on Inverter's continuous-power delivery method to thaw foods more evenly and quickly.

Sleek Controls

A sleek, touch-button control panel and four-digit display provide a high-end look. And nine preset menu options provide automatic convenience for hot cereals and omelets, frozen after-school snacks, vegetables, frozen entrees, pasta, potatoes and more. Controls and sensors automatically set power levels, monitor and cooking time and when done, keep foods warm until ready to serve.

Keep Warm Feature

Keeps foods like vegetables, soups, hors d'oeuvres, gravies, sauces and desserts warm and delicious in the oven until they're ready to serve. The microwave delivers a pulsing, automatic stream of low microwave power to maintain constant temperature levels in foods without overcooking.

More Conveniences

More everyday advantages include a quick-minute timer that lets you set cooking and reheating times in single-minute intervals, or add another minute when needed. And a handy delay start feature and bright, time-of-day clock and versatile timer provide additional convenience. For safety, a child safety lock is also included to keep young hands from operating the oven.

Maximum Interior, Minimal Footprint

The smart, compact design of the Inverter power unit devotes less space to electronics and controls and far more interior capacity. These smaller, more efficient energy and control units are also up to eight pounds lighter than conventional microwave components. All of which adds up to less weight and a minimal exterior footprint when placed on a counter.

Interactive Menu Screen

A helpful Menu Action Screen scrolls step-by-step cooking instructions for a full range of appetizers, main courses, side dishes, soups, sauces, casseroles, desserts and more across the display in your choice of English or Spanish. It's almost like having a professional chef to assist you in the kitchen.

What's in the Box

Panasonic NN-SN651B 1.2 cubic feet Microwave Oven.

13.5 inch diameter glass turntable.

Operating manual and quick-start guide in English and Spanish. 

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Model Number
    • Installation
    • Oven Capacity
    • Cooking Power
    • Power Supply
    • Color
    • Control Panel
    • Display Panel
    • Door Window
    • Door Release
    • Oven Interior
    • Power Level
    • Cooking Time
    • Kitchen Timer
    • Standing Time
    • Delay Start
    • Clock
    • Child Lock
    • Stage Cooking
  • MENU
    • Sensor Cook
    • Sensor Reheat
    • Auto Cook / Reheat
    • More / Less Control
    • Inverter Turbo Defrost
    • Keep Warm Button
    • Popcorn Button
    • Quick Minute
    • Turntable Diameter
    • Cavity Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Unit Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight lbs
    • Power Source
    • Power Consumption
    • Cooking Power
    • Safety Standard
    • 27" Model Number
    • 30" Model Number
    • UPC 885170045118


Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by This microwave works just fine. No problems with it thus far. Fairly quiet unit. Ease of operation. August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Microwave We've only owned this product for about a month, but at this point we are very happy with it. July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Value We chose Panasonic because of its Inverter Technology, and this model for its price and familiar look. The controlling panel seemed less intimidating to switch over from our old one, over ten years old from another company. This new one is smaller and lighter with the same interior space. It is more powerful and yet quieter during the operation. The door opens and closes very smoothly and quieter. We also like softer and shorter beeps better than the older one’s piercing longer beeps. If it had a silencer setting, we would like it better. Also no light when the door is opened is more desirable. Over all we are very satisfied with it. June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Smart Microwave Oven The auto sensing feature and the inverter technology both work well and as advertised, for more precise and even cooking. The quick minutes control is very handy, gets me started with fewer button presses. I would like to have had the ability to add to cooking time on the fly, as a previously owned product allowed. However this is less important to me than the aforementioned features of this one. April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mine has a light Even though I haven't used it much I just wanted to say mine has a light that works while running and with the door open. When I bought it I bought it thinking there was not going to be a light when the door was open due to reviews. But I got such a good deal(nearly 70% off) I could live without it. Got it home plugged it in and to my surprise the light comes on when I open the door. My guess is they changed this with model NN-SN651B. Guessing the NN-SN651 doesn't have the light on when door is open. So if you want this feature make sure you get model NN-SN651B. March 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Counter-top unit with big box features This is my second one of these. Exact same model. After 5 or 6 years the old one quit. For the price I easily got my money's worth. The one main irritation with the old unit - a door latch with too much latching effort - was corrected. Like butter now. The inverter technology and button selection features allow the family to cook just about anything with ease. There is a lot of microwave power and we regularly use the power reduction button to slow down the cooking on some things or use the food selection options. I've always had great experience with Panasonic products. Hopefully the life of this unit will meet or exceed the last one. March 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gets the job done, just not very exciting I purchased this microwave online and wish I had seen it in person first. The overall look is rather dated and I really miss having an interior light, which my old microwave had. I also wish that the timer could be utilized independently, even while you are cooking something else. It's one or the other. I think this unit would be fine for an office kitchen, but for home use, it's pretty bare bones. March 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Why no light when it's open? And more... The light only comes on when the microwave is cooking. Why no light when the door is open? How is one to see to clean out spots and spills? Speaking of the door, it takes an extra push to get it open all the way. I suppose this is a safety measure so the door doesn't swing shut too easily, but with all the microwaves I've owned since they were invented, this door is the only one that's bothersome. And furthermore, the plastic film covering the controls panel is so thin that a dull fingernail cuts right through it. Mine came with a couple of bubbles I was trying to work out, and now it's all scratched up. And lastly, why would Panasonic ship a microwave with the turntable wheels-circle-thingy loose inside, rattling around? Wouldn't they think to tape it down? I almost feel like I got a returned unit, since the power cord was tied in a knot rather than bound with a twist-tie, as is fairly standard. February 12, 2016
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